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Finance Certificate in Investment Management

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.

As developed and emerging economies evolve and demand ever-growing capital investment while an aging global population seeks to invest and grow wealth to meet future needs, professionals who understand and are well equipped to address the goals and needs of investors will be in demand and play a vital role in the global financial industry. This established field in the area of finance will continue to evolve and expand, attracting talented professionals from various disciplines and backgrounds.

The Certificate in Investment Management is designed to provide you with core skills and competencies critical to the institutional investment decision-making process. For example, you will learn how investment managers and other industry players allocate assets to meet the goals and needs of investors. You will establish core knowledge of capital markets instruments and learn how changing market conditions affect investment portfolios. During the program, your courses are led by practitioners with investment management experience who focus on practical skills and use experiential learning and specific case studies to immediately put these tools into practice.

This demanding certificate program is designed primarily for individuals seeking core knowledge in investment management. Early-career professionals will find this to be a valuable credential to possess as they seek a role in this emerging area of finance. 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

  • Familiarity with investment management industry participants
  • An understanding of the investment goals and needs of different types of investors
  • Knowledge of the standards of professionalism and ethical conduct in the investment industry
  • Fluency with the fundamentals of capital market instruments
  • The ability to interpret how changes in market conditions impact capital market instruments and participants

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

FOUNDATIONAL COURSES

All Courses Required

Debt and Equity Markets

Gain an introduction to US financial markets, which will provide you with the foundation needed for the study of finance.

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

Ethics and Governance

The course will offer a broad discussion of corporate boardroom considerations, ethics in the workplace, and the issue of corporate sustainability.

2020 Fall
1 section

Fixed-Income Securities

Acquire an introduction to domestic and international debt markets, including treasuries and agencies, municipals, and asset-backed securities.

0 sections

Derivatives

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

2020 Fall
1 section

Equity Analysis

This course provides a framework for understanding the fundamentals of equity research from buy-side and sell-side perspectives.

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