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Financial Analysis and Planning Graduate Certificate

Program Description

The Financial Analysis and Planning Graduate Certificate is designed for students interested in acquiring theoretical and practical financial knowledge and skills consistent with 21st century organizational needs and financial industry careers. The certificate program satisfies the need for learning about professional career opportunities for future success in financial certification exams such as CFA exam or CFP exam or a terminal degree in Finance.

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Program Requirements

Five Courses are required for the certificate from the following primarily FIR list (students should consider CFP Board's course requirements for eligibility to sit for the national CFP exam, or alternatively courses that prepares them for the international CFA exam):

Real Estate

  • FIR 6310 - Real Estate Law (Real Estate)
  • FIR 6320 - Real Estate Finance (Real Estate)
  • FIR 6340 - Real Estate Appraisal (Real Estate)
  • FIR 6350 - Real Estate Investment (Real Estate)
  • FIR 7301 - Contemp Rles Thry/Prac (Real Estate)
  • FIR 7302 - Rl Estate Dvlpmt & Sustainblty (Real Estate)
  • FIR 7310 - Sustainable Real Estate (Real Estate)
  • FIR 7320 - Financing Real Est Trans (Real Estate)
  • FIR 7350 - Real Est Invest Analys (Real Estate)

Banking/Trading/Fintech

  • FIR 6710 - Commercial Banking (Banking)
  • FIR 6720 - Mgmt Financl Institutns (Banking)
  • FIR 7724 - Micro-Structure Theory (Trading)
  • FIR 7725 - Eqty Mkts:Trad/Struct (Fintech, Big Data AI, Trading, SAS)
  • FIR 7840 - Quantitative Finan App (Fintech, Big Data AI, Python)

CFP national exam

  • FIR 6011 - Retirement and Estate Planning (CFP national exam required; Financial Planning)
  • FIR 6610 - Cases Managerial Fin (Corporate Finance; CFP national exam Capstone; Financial Planning)
  • FIR 6620 - Cases in Financial Planning (CFP national exam Capstone; Financial Planning; Corporate Finance)
  • FIR 6870 - Risk Management (CFP national exam required; Financial Planning)
  • FIR 6810 - Prop & Lbility Insur (CFP national exam)
  • FIR 6820 - Life & Health Insurance (CFP national exam)
  • FIR 7155 - Global Financial Mgmt (Core course, Corporate Finance, CFA exam, CFP exam)
  • FIR 7173 - Financial Analys/Certification (CFA exam; Financial Analysis, CFP exam)
  • FIR 7410 - Invst Thry Portfol Mgmt (CFA Exam; Financial Analysis; Bloomberg Certificate, CFP exam)

CFA exam

  • FIR 6331 - Stock Portfolio Mgmt (TVA Real Money Portfolio, CFA exam; Financial Analysis)
  • FIR 6721 – Fixed Income and Derivative (CFA exam; Financial Analysis; Memphis Fixed Income Industry)
  • FIR 6730 - Financial Analysis/Certification (CFA exam; Financial Analysis)
  • FIR 7155 - Global Financial Mgmt (Core course, Corporate Finance, CFA exam)
  • FIR 7173 - Financial Analys/Certification (CFA exam; Financial Analysis)
  • FIR 7410 - Invst Thry Portfol Mgmt (CFA Exam; Financial Analysis; Bloomberg Certificate)
  • FIR 7721 - Financial Derivatives (CFA exam; Memphis Fixed Income Industry)
  • FIR 6770 - Security Analysis/Port Mgmt (Not offered frequently; TVA Real Money Portfolio, CFA exam)
  • FIR 6550 - International Finance (International; Corporate Finance; CFA exam)
  • FIR 7911 - Internship in FIR (Financial Analysis; Financial Planning; Corporate Finance)
  • FIR 7810 - Adv Financial Mgmt (Corporate Finance)

Other

  • FIR 7070 - Financial Conc/Business (Not offered frequently)
  • FIR 7160 - Executive Financial Mgmt
  • FIR 7170 - Multinational Financial Mgmt
  • FIR 7171 - Intl Financial Markets
  • FIR 7648 - Entrepreneurial Finance
  • FIR 7710 - Sem Investment Thry
  • FIR 7910 - Problems In Fir
  • FIR 7996 – Thesis
  • FIR 8170 - Intl Financial Mgmt (Academic Research)
  • FIR 8410 - Invst Thry Portfol Mgmt (Academic Research; CFA exam; Financial Analysis)
  • FIR 8710 - Sem Investment Thry (Academic Research; CFA exam; Financial Analysis)
  • FIR 8721 - Financial Derivatives (Academic Research; CFA exam; Financial Analysis)
  • FIR 8724 - Microstructure Theory (Academic Research; Trading)
  • FIR 8725 - Financial Mkts: Trad/Struct (Academic Research; Fintech; Trading)
  • FIR 8810 - Adv Financial Mgmt (Academic Research; Corporate Finance)
  • FIR 8820 - Thry/Prac Finan Mgmt (Academic Research; Corporate Finance)
  • FIR 8840 - Quantitative Finan App (Academic Research; Fintech)
  • FIR 8850 - Seminar In Finance (Academic Research)
  • FIR 8910 - Problems In Finance (Academic Research)

Students consider sitting for the national CFP exam should take undergraduate ACCT 3510 – Federal Income Tax as a prerequisite for taking the required five graduate courses.  Consult the Graduate Catalog for up-to-date information regarding this program.

Admission Requirements

  1. Same as College and University requirements
  2. The certificate program in Financial Analysis and Planning may be pursued concurrently with other graduate programs at the University of Memphis. To be approved for the program, students currently admitted to a graduate program at this University must complete an application form and submit it and a current graduate transcript to the Department of Finance, Insurance and Real Estate for review.
  3. Non-degree seeking graduate students may also pursue this certificate program of study. To be approved for the program, these students must submit evidence of this non-degree-seeking graduate student status, along with the completed application form, to the Department of Finance, Insurance and Real Estate for review.
  4. Admission to this certificate program is not an implied acceptance into any master's degree program in the Fogelman College of Business and Economics.

Graduation Requirements

  1. To obtain the certificate, a student must complete five courses recommended for preparing CFA or CFP exam with an average grade of 3.0 (B) or higher, for a total of 15 credits.
  2. In the semester of graduation, the student must submit an Intent to Graduate form to the Graduate School and a Graduate Certificate Candidacy form to the College Director of Graduate Studies by the deadline specified by the Graduate School.

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Program Advisors

Dr. Allen Carrior, Masters Program Advisor Program Advisor
Dr. Allen Carrion
Email | 901.678.5930
 
 
 

Dr. Allison Potter, Masters Program Advisor Program Advisor
Dr. Allison Potter
Email | 901.678.5925