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certificate: Financial Analytics Certificate-Graduate

Degree: Post-Baccalaureate Certificate (CB) 2023-2024

Certificate Requirements (12 credits)

Students may earn the certificate in conjunction with a graduate degree or as a standalone certificate as a non-degree seeking student. Students apply for the certificate program through the Graduate School and must meet admission requirements. Please see the Graduate Certificate Programs page for more information. 

The graduate certificate in financial analytics will truly allow a UNF MBA student to distinguish him or herself by demonstrating the highest level of excellence in a series of boutique finance courses UNF has developed in the last few years and which are by now well-known in the business community. Not only would students complete these specialized courses, but they would also have to complete them at the highest standard of excellence (grade of A). These courses require an intensive work load and require an extremely high level of analysis. In addition to in-class assignments, students in the classes work directly with companies through the semester on assigned projects.

Students can obtain the certificate by taking the following four courses (12 credits) and earning an A in each one:

  • FIN6565 and 6566 Student Managed Investment Fund (OFG) (Fall and Spring) (6 credits)
  • FIN6545 Fixed Income Analysis (Spring only) (3 credits)
  • FIN6455 Financial Modeling (Fall only) (3 credits) *Admission to each course is subject to interview with instructor.

Students are able to obtain the graduate Financial Analytics Certificate only if they are admitted to the courses that require an interview, as indicated above. Moreover, students must obtain a GPA of 4.0 in the four courses to earn the certificate.

Graduate students need to complete at least one of the four courses above on the graduate level. However, if a student has previously taken FIN4560, FIN4561, FIN4453 or FIN4540 on the undergraduate level at UNF, they can count up to three of these courses towards the graduate certificate. Under no circumstances can a student earn both the undergraduate and the graduate Certificate of Financial Analytics

Suggested Sequence
FIN6565 - Student Managed Investment Fun I
FIN6455 Financial Modeling

FIN6566 Student Managed Investment Fund II
FIN6545 Fixed Income Analysis

Other combinations are possible, and students can obtain the certificate by taking the courses in non-consecutive sequences.

FIN6455 Financial Modeling (3 Credits)
FIN6545 Fixed Income Analysis (3 Credits)
FIN6565 Student Managed Invest Fund I (3 Credits)
FIN6566 Student Managed Invest Fund II (3 Credits)