The International Certificate in Corporate Finance (ICCF)

Columbia Business School

Columbia Business School

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Who should attend

The program is open to all! There is no selection or conditions to fulfill. However, like any Columbia Business School program, it is demanding and will require you to invest some time and efforts.

Beyond the designation-we are believers that “You will only get as much as you put in” to the program.

About the course

The International Certificate in Corporate Finance (ICCF) is rapidly becoming the benchmark certification in the field of corporate finance.

Since 2014, more than 3,000 current and aspiring financial professionals have pursued the ICCF certification.

ICCF provides a baseline set of knowledge for students, employees and employers in the three key areas of Corporate Finance:

FinanciaThe International Certificate in Corporate Finance (ICCF) is rapidly becoming the benchmark certification in the field of corporate finance.

Since 2014, more than 3,000 current and aspiring financial professionals have pursued the ICCF certification.

ICCF provides a baseline set of knowledge for students, employees and employers in the three key areas of Corporate Finance:

  • Financial Analysis
  • Corporate Valuation
  • Investment & Funding Decisions

Program Benefits

Acquire job-ready corporate finance skills in a 100% online format, fully compatible with your work-life needs. And get certified by the prestigious Columbia Business School to stand out in today’s changing job market.

In-demand Skills

Boost your career with a baseline set of knowledge in key areas of corporate finance.

  • Financial analysis
  • Financial modeling
  • Intrinsic and extrinsic valuation techniques
  • Market sizing
  • Investment funding
  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • IPOs & LBOs
  • Corporate governance

Reputation

Get certified by one of the most prestigious business schools in the world.

  • Ivy League business school
  • Taught by world-class faculty from CBS, conducting advanced research in the corporate finance field
  • Officially approved certificate in corporate finance delivered by CBS

Enjoyable Learning

Learn in an engaging and enjoyable virtual environment.

  • 100% online program with state of the art virtual campus, live sessions and real-life case studies
  • 24/7 student support by exchanging with teaching assistants and fellow students
  • Work-life compatible. Get certified in only 4 months, 3 – 5 hours a week

Network

Develop and strengthen your professional network in corporate finance.

  • Join FFI Alumni community: more than 6000 like-minded professionals from 40+ countries
  • Join CBS Executive Education community
  • Take part in school events

Courses

Course 1: Financial Analysis

The goal of Financial Analysis is to diagnose the past in order to understand the present and try to predict the future. The learning objective of this course is to provide students with a clear, simple and effective methodology, enabling them to successfully complete financial analyses independently.

  • Week 1: Margins analysis
  • Week 2: Investment analysis
  • Week 3: Analysis of financing
  • Week 4: Analysis of profitability
  • Weeks 4, 5 and 6: Case study

Course 2: Corporate Valuation

This course presents the main methods and approaches in corporate valuation. You will learn the nuances of these methods and approaches, and develop an understanding for how they are applied to real-world situations.

  • Week 1: Overview of the different methodologies
  • Week 2: Multiples
  • Week 3: Discounting free cash-flow
  • Week 4: Further thoughts
  • Weeks 4, 5 and 6: Case study

Course 3: Investment and Funding Decisions

With a clear vision of a company’s financial health and of its valuation, we are now equipped to make financial decisions.

This course presents the main concepts and operational tools in this domain, in order to make sound decisions or to give the proper advice: should this investment be made? How should it be funded?

  • Week 1: Investment decision
  • Week 2: Conceptual grounds to the investment decision
  • Week 3: How to choose a financial structure
  • Week 4: The implementation of the funding policy
  • Weeks 4, 5 and 6: Case study

Experts

Shivaram Rajgopal

Shiva Rajgopal is the Kester and Byrnes Professor of Accounting and Auditing at Columbia Business School. He has also been a faculty member at the Duke University, Emory University and the University of Washington. Professor Rajgopal’s research interests span financial reporting, earnings quality...

Daniel Wolfenzon

Daniel Wolfenzon is the Stefan H. Robock Professor of Finance and Economics at Columbia Business School. He received a Masters and a PhD in economics from Harvard University and holds a BS in economics and a BS in mechanical engineering from MIT. Professor Wolfenzon previously taught at the Unive...

Charles Jones

Charles M. Jones is the Robert W. Lear Professor of Finance and Economics and the Senior Vice Dean at Columbia Business School, where he has been on the faculty since 1997.  Professor Jones studies the structure of securities markets, liquidity, and trading costs, and he is particularly noted for...

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