To earn the Certificate in the Foundations of Finance, a student must complete five courses in the Master of Science in Financial Analysis program:
- Financial Markets
- Corporate Finance
- Fixed Income
- Equity Valuation
- Advanced Financial Statement Analysis
Courses in the Certificate are taken for a letter grade and can be used for academic units towards the MS in Financial Analysis program. The Certificate is designed for individuals seeking the knowledge necessary to understand how to value the standard asset classes of stocks, bonds and derivatives. For more information, please contact admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 422-2221.
What are the pre-requisites for the Certificate Programs?
An applicant must have an undergraduate degree as well as foundation courses in financial accounting, microeconomics and macroeconomics, and probability and statistics to qualify for entry into this Certificate program.
When and where are classes held?
All classes meet at the University of San Francisco School of Management’s downtown San Francisco campus (101 Howard Street). Courses generally meet once a week for four hours on weekdays. Students have the option of taking courses in the Hybrid Online/Live MSFA program with live class sessions that meet once a month. Completing the Certificate may take longer using classes in the Hybrid MSFA program due to scheduling.
How many courses do I take at a time?
Courses in this certificate are offered throughout the year. Most students will take one or two classes at a time and can complete the program in one year or less. We do not accept international students into the certificate programs due to visa regulations.
How do I apply for the Certificate Programs?
You need to submit your resume, statement of purpose and transcripts from any university level programs.