Auburn Bulletin 2023-2024

Forest Finance & Investment — Graduate Certificate

Graduate Certificate in Forest Finance & Investment Requirements

This Graduate Certificate will prepare students to be more knowledgeable in operating their forest business and forest finance and investment decision-making.  The program will stress critical thinking and problem-solving skills that are required by employers today and running a forest-based business.  The Forest Finance and Investment Certificate is designed to (1) provide graduate-level education for those seeking advanced positions in forest business, and (2) to place students in a position so that they can continue their graduate education.

The certificate requires 15 credits of course work completed of the list of the courses below.  Students with a Forestry Background will need to take FORY 7400, FORY 7650, FORY 7620, FINC 7640 and BUSI 7110.  Students without a forestry background will be required to take FORY 7320 Forest Growth, Silviculture and Management and any 4 of the other courses for their 15 credits.

FORY 7320Forest Growth, Silviculture, and Management3
FORY 7400Forest Valuation and Economics3
FORY 7650Forest Operations and Wood Supply Chain Management3
FORY 7620Forest Finance, Accounting and Taxation3
FINC 7640Advanced Investments3
BUSI 7110Financial Analysis3

FORY 7320 Forest Growth, Silviculture, and Management will be required of students that do not have a Forestry Background.