I'm located in Japan, where I work as an industrial engineering team leader for Boeing. I enrolled in the online certificate program because I wished to build investment management skills that I could use immediately and better position myself for a career change into financial services. I fully recommend the program, especially for those who wish to build new practical skills while testing the waters for an investment-related career or the MS degree. The program pushed my quantitative cognitive abilities to the limits, the educators were fantastic, and the online medium for learning was surprisingly effective. Recently, I was accepted into the Harvard MBA program, and I believe the certificate experience gives me a distinct advantage over other MBA students in my situation.