Certificate in Banking

College of Business Administration - CBA

This certificate program of the finance department is designed to provide practicing bank managers with advanced training in their fields. If you're an undergraduate or graduate degree-seeking student or a working professional who meets admission requirements but does not want to pursue a degree, this one could be right for you.

To apply for admission to this program, you should complete an application form and submit it to: College of Business Administration, Department of Finance, Attention: Lili Sasso, Coordinator, University Park-RB 208, Miami, Florida 33199. You may obtain the application form by mailing your request to that address or by downloading the form. You should use the code CT 8206 in the application form.

If you have specific questions about the program, contact Lili Sasso either by phone 305-348-2680, Fax 305-348-4245, or email sassol@fiu.edu.

Program of Study
It is highly recommended that you see a CBA advisor prior to enrolling in the Certificate in Banking. The core program consists of four undergraduate finance courses.

  • Financial Risk Management-Financial Engineering FIN 4486: A survey of financial instruments used for financial risk management, including forwards, futures, options, and swaps. Emphasis is on identification of financial risks and designing optimal risk management program. Prerequisites: FIN 3414 and FIN 4502.

  • Financial Markets and Institutions FIN 4303: Financial markets and the role of financial intermediaries in these markets. Emphasis will be upon the objectives and policies of financial intermediaries within the constraints of law and regulatory authorities. Prerequisite: FIN 3403 or equivalent.

  • Commercial Bank Management FIN 4324: The management of bank assets and liabilities; specialized banking functions; and the role of the commercial bank in financing business. Prerequisite: FIN 3403 or equivalent.

  • and

  • Credit Analysis and Loan Evaluation FIN 4345: Topics to include: introduction to commercial lending; secured lending; accounts receivable financing and factoring; inventory financing; introduction to lending vehicles; short term lending; domestic taxation; consolidations; forecasting and intermediate term cash flow lending; term loan agreements/covenants; subordinations and guarantees; foreign exchange; international transactions and leasing. Prerequisite: FIN 3403 or equivalent.

  • or

  • Global Private Banking FIN 4663: Provides the students with an understanding of the nature of the global private banking, its role in preserving, augmenting and protecting wealth and how it is shaped by a sometime-controversial need for confidentiality.

Delivery Format
Online *

* Please note that online courses may require a proctored midterm and/or final exam(s). Please review our Student Proctored Exam Instructions page for further information.


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