Professional Studies Certificate

This program provides essential background and skills needed to succeed in an expanding and demanding field. Focused on learning and understanding the fundamentals of finance, the curriculum includes five required courses—financial accounting, macroeconomics, management principles, investments, and business ethics—and one elective. Students will learn to employ tools such as economic research, complex formulas, financial statements, and financial instruments, all of which are fundamental to the field.

Quick Facts




Total Tuition

(Fall & Spring Semester Courses Only)

Core Courses

Complete all of the following courses:

ADAC 1081 Financial Accounting
ADEC 1132 Macro Economics
ADFN 3041 Principles of Financial Management
ADFN 1045 Investments: Stocks, Bonds, and Securities 
ADBM 4300 Business Ethics


Completed 1 of the following courses:

ADEC 1131 Micro Economics
ADAC XXXX Federal Taxation
ADAC 3500 Audit


Application Information


Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. 

Please mail application materials to:
Boston College
Woods College of Advancing Studies Admissions Office
St. Mary's Hall South
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467


Regular Decision
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Online Application

Start Your Application

*Current Woods College degree students interested in adding a certificate to their plan of study should not use the online application. Declare your certificate here.

Academic Transcripts

Submit one of the following:

  • Official high school degree
  • Official GED
  • Official college/university transcript

Personal Statement

To be uploaded to your online Application Form.

In 500-750 words, describe your academic and professional goals, any experience relevant to this program, and your future plans, expectations, and aspirations.

Application Fee

Application fee: $45

  • Check or money order payable to Boston College.
  • Please do not send cash.




Contact Claudia Pouravelis at with questions.