Finance | The American University of Iraq Sulaimani


PDI’s Finance Certificate Program is designed to provide participants with a broad understanding of financial management, financial institutions and investment strategies. The Finance Certificate Program includes advanced study and application in budgeting and control procedures, international finance, portfolio theory, risk management and working capital management.

Business leaders with the ability to apply accounting and financial concepts in decision making are in great demand. Managerial decisions, as well as timely analyses of investment alternatives, require input from financially educated professionals.

The Finance Certificate Program prepares managers for successful interaction in four possible areas:

  • Corporate finance 
  • Investment/portfolio management
  • Finance markets/banking
  • International finance 

PDI’s Finance Certificate Program helps students prepare for internationally recognized certification exams organizations such as the Institute of Chartered Accountants, the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education and the Global Academy of Finance and Management.


Prerequisites for Admission

AUIS Certificate Programs are open to:

Students who have completed their bachelor’s degree with a score of 65 or higher.

There is no minimal TOEFL score requirement, although all classes are held in English. All students without an internationally recognized English language competency score will be required to take a short English language placement test with a minimal score of level 3 required.

Students with bachelor's degree of 65 or higher and with two or more years of work experience may enroll in individual courses independently of the certificate program.

Students who take AUIS Certificate courses and meet the AUIS MBA admissions requirements may transfer credits for these courses to the MBA program. Students who do not meet the AUIS MBA admissions requirements at the time of enrolling for certificate courses cannot transfer course credits to the MBA program.

Please note that enrollment is limited and admittance to a course depends on the number of available seats and timeliness of application and tuition payment.

All Certificate courses are held in classes with AUIS MBA students who have both work experience and a minimum TOEFL iBT score of 70.

Tuition Policy

Tuition payments must be made no later than two weeks prior to the start date of each course.

Course tuition payment must be received to reserve a seat in the each course. 

Tuition payments may be transferred to other courses, but are not refundable.


If you are ready to complete the Certificate Program Application Form, please download the attachment and submit it to the PDI office.

Keep in mind that space is limited and attendance to a course depends on the number of available seats, timelines of application and tuition payment.

If you have any questions regarding the AUIS Certificate program or application process, please email [email protected], call +964 (0) 770 875 5069 or visit the Professional Development Institute office in the Administration Building on AUIS campus.

To see the course information (fees, schedule, etc...) please visit the PDI Calendar.