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

Credit Hours: 1 hrs

COM500 Communication & Research Techniques for Master’s Students

This one-credit course provides a basic introduction to Internet research, the APA Style and Publishing Manual, use of the College website, and the University Library.

ACC510 Financial Statement Analysis

Credit Hours: 3 hrs

ACC510 Financial Statement Analysis

This course introduces accounting tools applied in fundamental investment analysis. 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.

FIN520 Quantitative Analysis

Credit Hours: 3 hrs

FIN520 Quantitative Analysis

The course covers fundamental statistics and the 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.

FIN521 Economics & Derivatives

Credit Hours: 3 hrs

FIN521 Economics & Derivatives

The first half of the course introduces you to demand and supply, aggregate demand and aggregate supply, gross domestic product, fiscal and monetary policy, the banking system, consumer choice and indifference curves, cost of production, pure competition, monopoly, monopolistic completion, oligopoly, and the demand and supply of productive resources.

The second half looks at derivative markets, derivative pricing, and derivative trading and hedging strategies. The course looks at derivative pricing using Black-Scholes option pricing model, binary option pricing model, and cost-of-carry futures pricing. Derivative strategies include covered calls, protective spreads, and portfolio insurance.

FIN523: Debt Analysis -OR- FIN525: Equity Valuation

Credit Hours: 3 hrs

FIN523 Debt Analysis

An introduction to the analysis of debt investments. Debt topics cover 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.

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FIN525 Equity Valuation

An introduction to the valuation of equity investments. Topics cover applying the capital asset pricing model and estimating required return and beta for investments. Various methods of valuation including the dividend discount, free cash flow, residual income, and market based models are covered, as well as private company and startup valuation.

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

  • Tue
    21
    Oct
    2014
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    Dec
    2014

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    06
    Jan
    2015
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    02
    Mar
    2015

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    2015
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    May
    2015

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    26
    May
    2015
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    Jul
    2015

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    04
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    2015
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    Sep
    2015

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