Financial Analysis Graduate Certificate

Help others make sound investment decisions.

Pursue the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) designation.

The CFA Institute is the organization that awards the CFA Charter, the global standard in investment management.

The Graduate Certificate in Financial Analysis will prepare students to pass the Level I CFA® Exam. This certificate will also provide a foundation for further study in preparation for the Level II and Level III CFA® Exams. 

Areas of study include: 

  • Ethical and Professional Standards 
  • Quantitative Methods 
  • Economics 
  • Financial Reporting and Analysis 
  • Corporate Finance 
  • Equity Investments 
  • Fixed Income 
  • Derivatives 
  • Alternative Investments 
  • Portfolio Management and Wealth Planning 

The certificate is ideally suited for people interested in pursuing or advancing a career in the financial services or corporate finance industries. Students are required to take a dedicated review course for the Level I CFA® Exam as part of the curriculum.


Career opportunities:  

  • Financial Analyst 
  • Portfolio Manager 
  • Credit Analyst 
  • Financial Advisor 
  • Research Analyst 
  • Risk Manager 
  • Consultant 
  • Chief Financial Officer


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Maximize your investment of time and money.
Missouri State's total costs are lower than most other universities in the state and well below the national average.

Financial aid and scholarships are available. In fact, Bears access more than $150 million in financial aid per year. 


Advance your skills with this accredited, flexible degree program. 
Enjoy a high level of academic excellence. Full-time faculty develop and teach the same curriculum online as taught on-campus. 

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Get ahead sooner.  
Earn your certificate in just 12-18 credit hours 

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