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Finance Certificate in Corporate Finance

Diploma Description

We are now accepting applications for the Fall 2020 semester. To earn a certificate, students must declare their candidacy. To do so, please use the button above.

For all companies, from startups to major multinationals, corporate financial management is a key ingredient to success. Firms that effectively manage assets and liabilities to meet corporate objectives in an uncertain and ever-changing economic environment often gain a competitive edge over those that don’t. Core knowledge of corporate finance is vital for entrepreneurs, early-career professionals who are targeting a more strategic role within their firm, and those who seek to advise large or small companies within the financial industry.

The Certificate in Corporate Finance is designed to provide you with critical skills and insights into the corporate financial decision-making process. You will learn to analyze and interpret financial statements and gain an understanding of key corporate financial functions, such as liquidity, working capital, and financing decisions. You will apply techniques such as discounted cash flow and weighted average cost of capital metrics to value businesses and projects. Instructors with years of hands-on corporate finance experience will guide you in your course work and provide relevant case studies with which you can immediately apply your new skills to solve real-world problems.

This demanding certificate program is structured to deliver the key corporate finance tools you will find invaluable as you launch your career in this new strategic direction. The Certificate consists of two required foundational courses and two electives, and it is expected to take up to two semesters to complete.

For questions about the program, please contact sps.finance@nyu.edu.

Must be completed within

1 year

You'll Walk Away With

  • Knowledge of the nature and role of a corporation and its financial management decision-making process
  • The ability to interpret financial statements to perform financial forecasting and reporting
  • An understanding of corporate financial functions, including cash, liquidity, and working capital management, as well as capital structure decisions
  • The skills to apply techniques such as DCF (discounted cash flow) and WACC (weighted cost of capital) to value a business enterprise or proposed investment

Program Curriculum

COURSES THAT GIVE YOU THE SKILLS AND TRAINING YOU NEED TO START YOUR NEW CAREER

Program Curriculum

COURSES THAT PROVIDE FOUNDATIONAL INFORMATION IN THE FIELD WITH OPTIONS TO SPECIALIZE IN AN AREA RELEVANT TO YOUR NEEDS

FOUNDATION

All Courses Required

Corporate Finance

Gain an understanding of the intricacies of how corporations finance themselves.

2020 Fall
4 sections

Corporate Valuation

Examine the fundamental methods employed in valuing a business, primarily using the discounted cash flow (DCF) method.

2020 Fall
1 section

ELECTIVES

Complete 2

Financial Statement Analysis

Examine the accounting framework used to analyze and interpret financial statements.

2020 Fall
2 sections

Advanced Financial Statement Analysis

Gain a comprehensive understanding of financial statements and their use by finance professionals.

2020 Fall
1 section

Derivatives

Gain an overview of the derivatives markets and an introduction to the four basic types of derivatives.

2020 Fall
1 section

Mergers and Acquisitions

Learn the basis for decision-making applications in mergers, acquisitions, and restructuring.

2020 Fall
1 section

General Admission Requirements

For those who have completed some college Completion of 32 credits with at least 2 years work experience OR 60 credits with no work experience required