Certificate in Corporate Finance


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 Certificate in Corporate Financial Management 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 learn the latest in project analysis techniques. Participants will also enhance their capability to assess the desirability of investment projects and to value investment projects, corporate assets and company acquisitions.

Program Details

  • Format: Mondays | On-Campus or Live Virtual
  • Dates: Feb. 5 - Mar. 25, 2024
  • Time: 7:00pm - 9:30pm EST
  • Hours: 17.5 Hours / 1.75 CEUs
  • Sessions: 7
  • Location: Boca Raton Campus or Live Virtual
  • Fee: $1,200.00


Program Outline:

  • The language of financial concepts
  • Increase your understanding of current financial tools, techniques and practices
  • Sharpen skills in assessing the financial strength of an organization and its competitors
  • Strengthen the quality of communications with senior financial professionals
  • How to evaluate financial statements, and identify assumptions and limitations in a company’s financial statements (Case Study)
  • How to identify the strengths and weaknesses which affect financial performance and reported profitability
  • The capability to assess the desirability and value of investment projects, corporate assets and company acquisitions
  • Manage the impact of key drivers affecting a company's stock price
  • Reading annual reports: reading and understanding financial statements...SEC requirements...forms and meanings of the Auditor's Opinion...the importance of footnotes in financial statements
  • Define and evaluate the appropriateness of a company’s capital structure
  • Better understand cash flow and cash flow forecasting
  • Know the importance of EBITDA, EBIT and Free Cash Flow
  • Gain an understanding of NPV and IRR analysis
  • Learn what is the weighted average cost of capital and capital structure
  • Learn how financing mix (capital structure) impact capital costs
  • Learn about the capital asset pricing model, beta and the equity risk premium

Instructional Method

  • Seminar-style, instructor-led program
  • Traditional, live classroom instruction
  • Includes a combination of lectures, interactive discussions, and a combination of case studies and practical reading materials




Contact Us

Robert Munoz
Program Coordinator

phone: (561) 297-2571
map: Bldg. 103, SF 129