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Financial Analyst Certificate


Financial analyst is one of the most popular career paths in finance. A financial analyst makes recommendations to businesses and individuals based on market trends and financials of the firm. They also create financial models that can forecast business decisions gleaned from powerful informational platforms such as Bloomberg. According to Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of financial analysts needed is projected to grow 6 percent from 2018 to 2028 (bls.gov). Demand is further expected to grow as there is a rapid growth in the data analytics, and technology. Additionally, increasing innovations in financial products are further expected to lead growth in employment.

Any student seeking a business degree is eligible for a Transcripted Financial Analyst Certificate. This represents a multidisciplinary approach to demonstrate their focused study in this specific area of expertise and to increase employment opportunities. The following courses (and any applicable prerequisites) are required to obtain the transcripted certificate:

Required courses:

FINC 3338 Financial Statement Analysis

FINC 4331 Investments

FINC 4342 Financial Markets

FINC 4360 Introduction to Derivative Securities