Financial Management and Analysis, Advanced Certificate

Students may begin this 12-credit certificate in the fall, spring or summer terms. The required courses and suggested enrollment sequence are as follows:

FSMA 6010Quantitative Methods in Finance3
MGMT 6016Financial Management3
FSMA 6020Investment Analysis3
FSMA 7015Strategies of Financial Management3
Total Credits12

Course Materials Fee

Graduate Studies will provide access to required financial data for the Quantitative Methods in Finance course via a Thomson Reuters Eikon web application. A course materials fee for this access will be charged at the time of registration. The fee will be posted in the course information provided in the Term Guide.

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Analyze an organization's financial statements, and assess their value by making an adequate projection of its future earnings or expenses.
  • Assess the performance of investments in both tangible and financial assets.
  • Evaluate risk in portfolio decisions, project potential losses, and determine how to limit potential losses and volatility using diversification, hedging, and other investment decisions.
  • Develop financial management mechanisms that minimize financial risk.
  • Understand how new regulations, policies, and political and economic trends may impact the investments they are monitoring.
  • Perform budget, cost, and credit analysis.
  • Formulate strategic and long-term business plans.
  • Understand and consider the ethical implications of financial decision making processes.