The Graduate Certificate in Financial Analysis and Valuation program is designed to enhance the individual's graduate education through a concentrated curriculum in financial accounting, financial analysis, valuation, credit analysis, and financial instruments and markets.
To qualify for admission to the program, individuals must have completed basic graduate-level (post-baccalaureate) courses in microeconomics, macroeconomics, and corporate finance comparable to the first-year MBA curriculum while earning a minimum graduate GPA for those courses (combined) of 3.5.
Prospective students may apply to begin the programs in the fall, spring or summer term. Applications are submitted online at http://gradadm.usc.edu/. A complete application includes the online application form, responses to several essay and additional information questions, letters of recommendation and transcripts from any institutions attended since the applicant last applied to USC. (The application fee is not required of current USC students and USC alumni. Letters of recommendation are not required of current USC MBA students and USC MBA alumni.)
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The program requires successful completion of 15 units. Students select one of the following options. Some courses are offered for either 1.5 units or 3 units in a given semester. Individuals who elect to take a 1.5-unit class must make up the other 1.5 units with a course selection from the same option. Earning the certificate requires a combined GPA of at least 3.6 for all courses applied to the certificate.