A certificate program in finance will be of particular interest to financial professionals seeking to update their skills or acquire a new expertise, as well as to graduate students in the School of Business who wish to leverage their advanced degrees by stacking a complementary credential in their skills inventory.
The Certificate in Professional Investment Analysis prepares individuals for rewarding career progression in the fields of securities analysis and investment management.
The program of study develops the ethical framework and analytical skills to interpret financial statements, evaluate investment products, navigate the capital markets, and assist clients in the management of investment portfolios. In developing these competencies, the Professional Investment Analysis certificate incorporates the Level I and Level II curriculum of the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) Program administered by CFA Institute, where NJCU is an affiliated university. Students are encouraged to pursue the globally recognized CFA credential along with their certificate.
Courses taken for this certificate program can be applied to the M.S. in Finance degree should you decide to further your education.