Graduate Certificate in Financial Analysis
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Financial Analysis Graduate Certificate
Individuals with a strong financial analysis foundation can choose from a wide range of professional opportunities. With our Graduate Certificate in Financial Analysis, you can further strengthen your foundational understanding of the global financial analysis industry. Your coursework can address financial reporting, budget preparation, regulatory requirements, and financial data and information management. Earning your Graduate Certificate in Financial Analysis can equip you with the practical skills and theoretical knowledge you need to better advance your career.
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Graduate Certificate Availability
Learn on campus, online or a mix of both
At Keller, we've integrated on campus and online learning so you can attend any of our 90+ campus locations, take your graduate classes online or do a combination of both.
Study at Keller on campus, online or a mix of both
We give you the flexibility to attend classes at any of our 90+ campus locations, take all of your graduate courses online or even do a combination of both.
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Explore online learning
At Keller, we offer online graduate classes taught with the same focus on personal attention and academic rigor as classes taught on campus. And because courses are offered online, you can schedule working on your education around working on your career not the other way around.
On campus and online
For those students who need the flexibility of studying online to balance work, school and life, but also want a classroom experience, we offer a mix of both on campus and online learning. Take some courses online and some at a location convenient for you, whichever best fits your schedule.
Tuition, fees and expenses†
Financial Analysis Graduate Certificate1
- Total Required Credit Hours: 21
- Number of Standard Three-Semester-Credit Hour Courses: 7
- Tuition per Standard Three-Semester-Credit Hour Course: $2,298
- Textbook and Materials Expense2: $1,225
Note: Tuition for Canadian residents enrolled in U.S.-based programs delivered online is charged in Canadian dollars at rates shown.
† Effective beginning July 2012.
1 Availability varies by location.
2 At average estimated per-course expense for textbooks and materials of $175; average estimated per-course expense does not apply to exam-prep courses, the per-credit-hour cost for which includes textbook and materials expense.
Experience the real value of a graduate education
Not only will you be learning skills that could help you rise to the top of your field, you'll also be gaining a valuable credential that may affect your entire career. A graduate education could change your earning potential, ability to be promoted and more.
There are many scholarships and other financial aid options available for qualifying students that may help make your graduate education more affordable. Click one of the links below for more info.
Financial Analysis Graduate Certificate Requirements
Total program length varies based on the number of courses taken per 8-week session. That means that if you take 1 class per session, you could earn your graduate certificate in as few as 14 months.
Total credit hours: 21
Financial Analysis Graduate Certificate Coursework
Our graduate certificate coursework is designed so that you can earn the credentials and core competencies you need to move forward in your career. You can earn a standalone graduate certificate or you can transfer the qualifying credit hours toward earning a master's degree.
Click on a course name below for its full description.
Required certificate courses (21 credit hours)
- Managerial Accounting (ACCT505) - 3 credit hours
- Managerial Accounting focuses on developing, interpreting and applying accounting information for managerial decision-making. The course stresses using financial information within organizations for understanding and analyzing activities and operations. Students learn linkages between accounting information and management planning through cost analysis (including activity-based costing), operational and capital budgeting, and performance measurement. Prerequisite: ACCT504
- Federal Taxes and Management Decisions (ACCT553) - 3 credit hours
- This course deals with the need to recognize important tax consequences of common business transactions and how substantially different tax liabilities can result from nearly identical economic events. The course emphasizes practical results rather than technical compliance requirements to achieve those results. Prerequisite: ACCT505
- Accounting and Finance: Managerial Use and Analysis (ACCT504) - 3 credit hours
- This course introduces core accounting and finance concepts and tools needed by managers. Topics are presented from a user perspective and include transaction analysis; financial statement analysis and interpretation; financial ratio analysis; job-order costing; cost-volume-profit analysis; and operational, cash and capital budgeting. No prerequisite
- Managerial Finance (FIN515) - 3 credit hours
- Managerial Finance teaches students financial concepts and tools needed for effective business planning. Topics, discussed from a practitioner viewpoint, include formation of interest rates, income taxes, working capital management, cost of capital, financial forecasting, external sources of capital, capital structure, company valuation and bankruptcy. Prerequisite: ACCT505
- Advanced Managerial Finance (FIN516) - 3 credit hours
- This course addresses risk, return and the capital asset pricing model; dividend policy; financing flexibility; valuation of securities; derivatives and risk management; and capital structure with the Modigliani-Miller models. The course provides a comprehensive view of financial management with insight into securities analysis, mergers/acquisitions and financial/futures options. Prerequisite: FIN515
- Securities Analysis (FIN560) - 3 credit hours
- Securities Analysis develops analytical skills for personal or business investment activities. Security selection based on technical and fundamental analyses is stressed. Techniques for analyzing risk and return are covered for specific investment opportunities. Modern and traditional portfolio management techniques are discussed. Prerequisite: FIN515
- Mergers and Acquisitions (FIN561) - 3 credit hours
- This course addresses corporate recombinations and resource allocation. Topics include advanced capital budgeting techniques and valuation methods. Strategies, tactics and rationale for mergers, acquisitions, leveraged buyouts and restructuring are discussed. Prerequisite: FIN515
GET QUICK ANSWERS TO TOP QUESTIONS
What's the difference between a Master of Business Administration (MBA), a Specialized Master's Degree and a Graduate Certificate?
These offerings are all graduate-level areas of study, but the main differences are the coursework and required number of credits that you'll need to take. Depending on your career interests and goals, one area of study may be best for you. To find out more about our offerings, contact a member of our team.
What's a CPA and a CFE?
A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) are different roles within the accounting field. Students can focus their Master of Accounting & Financial Management program by choosing one of the two above emphases.
Do certain programs require more credit hours than others?
Yes, credit hour requirements do vary among degree programs because the course requirements vary among degree programs. Visit the graduate degree program page and click on the degree program that you're interested in to see specific coursework requirements.