All programs are available for corporate on-site training.
Particularly during challenging economic times, financial acumen is expected at every organizational level and even non-finance professionals are expected to understand and contribute to a company’s financial policy. Participants who enroll in Florida Atlantic University’s Finance certification programs will increase their understanding of current financial techniques and practices, sharpen their skills in assessing the financial strength of their organization and its competitors, and be eligible to earn the industry's leading Finance designations.
The Certified Financial Planner Certification Program (CFP ®) at Florida Atlantic University is an intensive collection of courses, accredited by the CFP Board, which delivers skill building in those areas critical to financial planning. The program consists of seven required courses : Fundamentals of Financial Planning, Insurance Planning, Income Tax Planning, Investment Planning, Retirement Planning, Estate Planning, Financial Plan Development Capstone, as well as an optional, but suggested, CFP® Exam Preparation course.
The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA ®) designation is the globally recognized standard for establishing professional credibility within the field of financial analysis. If you are a finance or investment professional, the CFA® credential will solidify your position as a competent and credible member of the finance profession, increase your marketability and salary potential, and certify your skills. Florida Atlantic University is proud to offer comprehensive instructor-led preparation programs for the CFA Level I and Level II exams, in partnership with the CFA South Florida Society .
The Certified Internal Auditor (CIA ®) designation is the only globally accepted certification for internal auditors and remains the standard by which individuals demonstrate their competency and professionalism in the internal auditing field. Florida Atlantic University is proud to offer a comprehensive CIA® preparatory, instructor-led program based on the IIA’s CIA Learning System, in partnership with the IIA and its Palm Beach County Chapter.
Designed using a refreshing practical approach, Florida Atlantic University’s Certificate in Corporate Finance will provide strategic knowledge for those professionals who hold financial responsibility within an organization, as well as educate those with operational or other responsibilities who need an immediate understanding of financial concepts and the ability to apply financial concepts and best practices.
Cost accounting is used to effectively control operations, particularly when senior management is tracking every dollar! Florida Atlantic University’s Certificate in Financial and Cost Accounting provides participants with all the tools and information to put the best practices of cost accounting to work and educates the non-accountant with the foundations of accounting theory, cost accounting, and best practices.
Florida Atlantic University’s Certificate in Managerial Accounting program provides a deeper understanding of financial and managerial accounting, with a focus on the corporate environment. Topics covered include understanding the accounting for corporations, inventories and cost of sales, with a primer on internal controls, accounting for current and long term liabilities, managerial accounting concepts, cost allocation & performance measurement, the budgeting process, and cost - volume profit analysis
Florida Atlantic University’s Certificate in Investment Management program provides participants with a deeper understanding of the language of investing, investment styles, investment analysis, portfolio management, diversification and market strategies.
Family Office Institute (FOI)
The only live Chartered Family Office Specialist (CFOSTM) and Certificate in Financial Due Diligence (CFDDTM) programs in South Florida, these review programs have prepared family office practitioners, hedge fund managers, private equity advisors, and other professional groups worldwide to learn best practices in managing family offices and similar structures
Florida Atlantic University’s Financial Analyst Program will equip students with cutting edge skills in financial analysis and equity research through the creation of quality, independent equity research reports. This educational challenge builds relevant, worldwide fundamental investment knowledge to educate, train and develop the next generation of financial analysts.
In today's uncertain economy, financial planning has become increasingly important. With an overwhelming number of options for saving and investing, managing your finances can be difficult. Creating a financial plan helps you see the big picture and set long and short-term life goals, a crucial step in mapping out your financial future. Florida Atlantic University’s Financial and Estate Planning in Retirement program will help you plan for your financial well-being and give you peace of mind.
Certified Financial Planner
"The [FAU] Certififed Financial Planner program and the instructors are excellent. It was my key to passing the CFP ® certification exam."
-- Charlie Fischer, CFP®