The Certificate in Finance for IR (CFIR) courses are taught by Professors of Economics. Finance courses are shared with students in the Masters of Science in Financial Analysis program (MSFA) and with students in the full-time Masters of Arts in Investor Relations (MAIR) program. The shared program structure enables students the opportunity to learn with, and from, one another throughout the program. CIR, MAIR and MSFA students develop collegial and professional networks that continue well beyond the program.
To obtain the Certificate in Finance for IR, students complete the following four courses:
* Financial Markets
* Corporate Finance
* Equity Valuation
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the pre-requisites for the CFIR Program?
Pre-requisite for the CFIR program includes Financial Accounting, Macroeconomics, Statistics and Algebra.
How do I apply for the Certificate Programs?
You will need to submit your resume, statement of purpose and transcripts from any university level programs along with your application and a $55 application fee. You may download the application here. Please contact the Admissions team email@example.com if you have any questions.
When and where are classes held?
All classes meet during Monday through Saturday in San Francisco, CA on the University of San Francisco’s main campus or at the School of Management campus in downtown San Francisco.
How many courses do I take at a time?
Typically Certificate students will take one class at a time. Classes are offered in the Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters and each course is offered twice a year.
Fall Semesters: Financial Markets, Corporate Finance, Equity Valuation, Fixed Income
Spring Semester: Financial Markets, Corporate Finance, Equity Valuation, Fixed Income
How long does it take to finish this Certificate?
It can take between one year and three years to complete this Certificate. The maximum time allowed is three years.
The Course descriptions are listed below: