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Financial Analysis

Graduate Certificate

The graduate certificate in financial analysis will feature courses that introduce students to financial valuation and decision-making and its applications in capital markets and corporate finance; discuss equities investments in the context of managing investment portfolios; and explain the pricing and hedging of derivative securities. This program is affiliated with the master of science in finance.

Admission Requirements

The graduate certificate in financial analysis is only available to students in the master of science in finance program who will not be continuing within the master’s program. Transfers into the program must be accompanied by a recommendation for award of certificate. No outside admissions will be considered. Applicants must satisfy the University admission requirements as stated in Graduate General Regulation 1.3 in the SFU Calendar. For more information, contact Beedie School of Business.

Program Requirements

This program consists of course work for a minimum of 12 units. Course work may be substituted at the discretion of the academic director.

Students must complete

BUS 802 - Corporate Finance (3)

Discusses financial decision making under uncertainty. It examines financial economics in the context of corporate finance. Prerequisite: BUS 877 and BUS 878.

BUS 878 - Statistics for Financial Economics (3)

Provide students with a review of the fundamentals of random variables and statistics that they will be expected to know to be successful in the broader M.Sc. in Finance program. Covering topics such as regression, estimation, simulation and hypothesis testing, the course examples and exercises provide a foundation on which to build a greater understanding of economic analysis and forecasting.

Program Length

Students are expected to complete the requirements within one term.

Academic Requirements within the Graduate General Regulations

All graduate students must satisfy the academic requirements that are specified in the Graduate General Regulations, as well as the specific requirements for the program in which they are enrolled.