2021-2022 Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog

Official Certificate Program in Commercial Lending

Central Connecticut State University is offering a timely program designed for today's credit analysts and lenders. This graduate-level certificate is intended for business and commercial lending professionals of all levels. Both experienced and inexperienced lenders will gain a comprehensive perspective through this program. The design of the certificate program is well-suited to financial institutions’ need for developing employees who are skilled in the technical aspects of business and commercial lending and have a well-rounded knowledge of how financial institutions work. In the commercial lending specialization courses, students will learn the analytical skills and decision-making techniques to recognize opportunities for successful commercial lending.


Admission requirements are pending approval of Faculty Senate:

Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education (or the international equivalent) with an overall undergraduate GPA of at least 2.70 or higher. No GMAT is required. Applicants with a GPA between 2.40 and 2.69 may be considered for conditional admission.


OCP Requirements (12 credits)

Core Required Courses (9 Credits)

FIN 531Corporate Finance


FIN 540/AC 544Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation


FIN 560Commercial Lending


3 Credits of Advisor Approved Electives

FIN 550Money, Capital Markets and Banking


FIN 590Finance Seminar


Total Credit Hours: 12