• Graduate Certificate in Financial Analysis and Valuation

    The Graduate Certificate in Financial Analysis and Valuation offers advanced training for individuals dedicated to working in the world of finance.

    This program caters mostly to graduate students at USC pursuing masters and doctoral degrees in a variety of disciplines.

    We also welcome applicants from outside of USC.

    The certificate program is designed to offer exceptional students the training needed to successfully compete in rapidly developing global financial markets. Advanced coursework in the theories and practice of financial accounting, financial analysis, valuation, credit analysis, and financial instruments and markets expands their analytical capacities to better understand and develop strategic financial decisions. The program provides students with a competitive edge as they pursue a number of different career paths within the financial marketplace.

    Applicants who are new to analytics or seek to change careers should consider the MS degree in Finance program (HYPERLINK) which provides a more robust education and includes career services and scholarship opportunities.

    If you have questions after reviewing our website, email or call 213-740-3198.


Unit requirement: The program requires successful completion of one of the 15-unit modules listed below with a minimum GPA of at least 3.6 for all units applied to the certificate.

Note that GSBA 548: Corporate Finance is the prerequisite for many FBE courses listed below. ACCT-572 is taught in the spring semester only.


The Graduate Certificate in Financial Analysis and Valuation program is designed to enhance the individual's graduate-level education.

The program is open to current USC graduate students, USC alumni who have earned a graduate (master's or Ph.D.) degree in a related field, and individuals holding an MBA or related master's or Ph.D. degree from another institution.

Current USC Students

Only students currently enrolled in a Masters or Doctoral degree at USC are considered ‘current USC students.’ If you are an alumnus, even if recently graduated, you must follow the directions to apply as a non-USC student.

Non-USC Students

Interested applicants who are not active students in a USC Masters or Doctoral program should follow the application instructions below.

International Students Only




    Phone: 213-740-3198


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