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Finance Certificate in Credit Risk Management

Diploma Description

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Risk is a fact of life in an uncertain world, and credit risk has played a central role in recent economic recessions, especially during the 2008 financial crisis and the more recent 2020 COVID-19 pandemic crisis. As large and small enterprises in the public and private sector grapple with the financial consequences of periodic economic downturns, the skills needed to evaluate, manage, and mitigate credit risk to ensure the efficient flow of capital from lenders to borrowers are as vital as ever for professionals seeking to gain an edge in the financial industry.

The Certificate in Credit Risk Management is designed to provide you with key tools and insights to identify and manage credit risk among private and public entities in global markets. You will learn critical skills such as how to evaluate borrowers using financial ratios, assess the strength and quality of cash flows, and identify and mitigate credit issues. Throughout the program, you will be taught by credit risk professionals who will provide hands-on, experiential learning opportunities to apply your newly developed skills in real-world situations.

This rigorous certificate program is designed primarily for individuals seeking core knowledge in credit risk management. Early-career professionals will find this to be a valuable credential to possess as they target a role requiring these skills within private firms such as banks, insurance companies, finance companies, rating agencies, advisory firms, as well as public entities. 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 key financial ratios used to analyze credit risk
  • The ability to apply credit risk management tools and techniques to assess creditworthiness
  • An understanding of the role of a financial risk manager

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

Credit Analysis

Learn to evaluate and to explain repayment of an asset-based, revolving credit, term, or commercial mortgage loan.

2020 Fall
1 section

Financial Statement Analysis

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

2020 Fall
2 sections

ELECTIVES

Complete 2

Bankruptcy

This course—designed for bankers, workout specialists, lawyers, and other business personnel—examines corporate Chapter 11 bankruptcies.

2020 Fall
1 section

Advanced Financial Statement Analysis

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

2020 Fall
1 section

Corporate Finance

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

2020 Fall
4 sections

Financial Modeling

Improve your ability to analyze business problems, and translate that analysis into financial models that are more flexible, reliable, and useful.

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