Program Requirements

Prerequisite courses

The following foundation courses (or their equivalents) are considered prerequisite courses for the Graduate Certificate in Financial Analysis program:

ACC 600 - Accounting Concepts for Managers (typical equivalent is ACC 201 and ACC 211)

ECO 600 - Fundamentals of Economics (typical equivalent is ECO 155 and ECO 165)

FIN 600 - Managerial Finance (typical equivalent is FIN 380 with a grade of B- or better)

QBA 600 - Statistical Methods in Business Research (typical equivalent is QBA 237 and QBA 337)

A student that has completed an undergraduate degree in finance or a related field will generally have satisfied most or all of the prerequisite course requirements.

Required courses (12 - 18 hrs)

Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Hours
FIN 7801 Advanced Financial Management 3 hrs
FIN 785 Investment Management 3 hrs
FIN 787 Seminar in Derivatives 3 hrs
FIN 6822 International Financial Management 0-3 hrs
FIN 6863 International Financial Statement Analysis 0-3 hrs
FIN 6994 Directed Study for CFA Level I Exam 3 hrs

1 If the student has already taken FIN 390 and FIN 480, QBA 775 must be taken in place of FIN 780.

2 Can be waived if the student achieved a grade of B- or higher in FIN 582.

3 Can be waived if the student has a grade of B- or higher in FIN 586 or ACC 504/604.

4 If the student has already taken FIN 599, then they must substitute FIN 796 in place of FIN 699. FIN 796 must include completion of an independent study project in consultation with the Graduate Certificate in Financial Analysis Program Director.

GPA requirement

a 3.0 GPA or higher is required in the student's 12-18 hour certificate plan of study.