Official Certificate Program in Commercial Lending

Central to Analyzing Financials Effectively.

Today’s credit analysts and lenders achieve success through Central’s Official Certificate Program (OCP) in Commercial Lending. Experienced business and commercial lending professionals and those preparing to enter the profession will gain a comprehensive perspective through this graduate-level certificate.

This certificate program is designed to meet 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 specialized commercial lending courses, students learn the analytical skills and decision-making techniques to recognize opportunities for successful commercial lending.

Program Features

  • Starts every January and August
  • 12-credit program
  • Complete in 1 year
  • Classes offered evenings on-campus and online
  • Flexible course scheduling (evening, online, and accelerated)
  • Taught by faculty with years of financial services industry experience
  • AACSB accredited
  • No GMAT/GRE required

The Central School of Business is an accredited member of AACSB International- the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

- Barbara Ramirez-Kerecz, Second Vice President, Enterprise

Travelers has enjoyed a strong relationship with Central over the years, especially as it relates to the Travelers EDGE® scholars from Central. As a Central alumna, I can say with confidence that the scholars have the academic and professional capabilities to successfully launch their careers at Travelers, within the insurance and financial services industry or any industry of their choosing. Go, Blue Devils!

Barbara Ramirez-Kerecz
Second Vice President, Enterprise Diversity & Inclusion, Travelers

Did You Know?

Stackable Credits Offered – Use the 12 credits earned in this certificate program toward Central’s MBA with a career path track in finance.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Thinking Skills: Students will gather, analyze, and synthesize relevant data and information in order to solve problems and arrive at appropriate decisions. 
  2. Specialized Knowledge: Students will analyze the local and global impact of organizational decisions. 
  3. Leadership Skills:  Students will evaluate how leadership traits and behaviors affect key stakeholders