Financial Analysis Graduate Certificate

13 semester hours of credit (5 courses)

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The College offers a Financial Analysis Graduate Certificate for students who are interested in pursuing an advanced graduate-level approach to financial analysis.  The coursework is administered via a structured research-based environment. Classes last for 8 weeks each and meet 5 times per year.

Required Courses:

COM500: Communication & Research Techniques for Master’s Students

This three-week course introduces you to communication and research techniques that will contribute to your success in the Master of Science degree and certificate programs. Through three writing assignments, quizzes, and discussion questions, you gain knowledge of how to utilize the Internet and the University Library as effective research and reference tools for graduate courses, in addition to learning the use of APA formatting.

ACC510: Financial Statement Analysis

Accounting tools applied in fundamental investment analysis are covered in this course. You will be introduced to financial statement analysis covering accrual accounting, cash flow analysis, financial ratios, earnings per share, asset and liabilities analysis, and accounting disclosure through assignments, discussions, and a final project. This is a required, core course to earn the MS Finance degree.

FIN520: Quantitative Analysis

Through assignments, quizzes, and discussions, this course covers fundamental statistics and time value concepts related to investment analysis. Topics include compounding/discounting, investment returns, cost of capital, capital budgeting techniques, measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion, basic probability concepts, linear regression, correlation, and hypothesis testing.

FIN520: Quantitative Analysis

Through assignments, quizzes, and discussions, this course covers fundamental statistics and time value concepts related to investment analysis. Topics include compounding/discounting, investment returns, cost of capital, capital budgeting techniques, measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion, basic probability concepts, linear regression, correlation, and hypothesis testing.

You may choose

FIN523: Debt Analysis

An introduction to the analysis of debt investments, debt topics in this course cover the characteristics of debt securities, yield measures, fixed income security valuation, measurement of interest rate risk, and spot forward rates. Valuing bonds and mortgage-backed and asset-backed securities, and credit analysis are also covered through assignments, quizzes, and discussion questions.

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FIN525: Equity Valuation

An introduction to the valuation of equity investments, this course has assignments, quizzes, and discussion questions covering the topics of applying the capital asset pricing model, estimating required return and beta for investments, and valuing equity through the dividend discount, free cash flow, residual income, and market based models. Private company and startup valuation are also included in this course, which has a comprehensive company evaluation assignment due in the last weeks.

 

Pricing

1 Credit Hour Course

$400

3 Credit Hour Courses

$1200

Student Loans are available

The curriculum is based on a client-centered, problem-solving method using case studies to give you a hands-on approach to the material. The College’s highly qualified faculty is available via telephone or e-mail to support you in your studies.

Certificate Program Start Dates

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    06
    Jan
    2015
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    2015

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    2015

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