IPED offers two certificate programs:
The Advanced Certificate in Emerging Markets & Country Risk Analysis
Since the ending of the cold war, private equity investments in emerging financial markets have become a very significant but volatile component of the capital flows into the developing world. Emerging fund managers must not only know the standard tools of financial analysis, but they must also be able to integrate these skills into a fairly sophisticated political and economic framework in order to minimize the difficult risks they face in investing in Asian, African, Latin American, and Eastern European markets. The curriculum for the Certificate in Emerging Markets and Country Risk Analysis is designed to provide present and future fund managers with such an integrated approach, combining financial, political, and economic analysis in order to better assess the financial opportunities in these markets.
The Certificate in Emerging Markets and Country Risk Analysis is earned by successfully completing POGA 6991 Political Risk Analysis and ECGA 5540 Emerging Markets with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (B) or better. Students who lack either two undergraduate courses or one graduate course in finance with grades of B or better, must also complete ECGA 5040 Strategic Financial Management with a grade of B or better.
As part of their 12 MA courses, IPED students may also fulfill the requirements for the Certificate. This certificate is also open to qualified visiting students from other universities as well as currently employed professionals. The required course work for this certificate is given only during the summer.
For additional information visit the Certificate's Website.
The Advanced Certificate in Financial Econometrics & Data Analysis
The manipulation and examination of large data sets is an important aspect of analysis in today's fast paced and volatile world of finance. The curriculum for the Certificate in Financial Econometrics and Data Analysis is designed to enhance your career prospects by giving you the analytical and computer programming skills needed to work with the large data sets commonly found in finance.
The Certificate in Financial Econometrics and Data Analysis is earned by having an appropriate background in finance and then by successfully completing ECGA 6910 Applied Econometrics (or ECGA 6950 Financial Econometrics) and CSGA 6950 Algorithms & Data Analysis with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (B) or better. ECGA 6910 Applied Econometrics will give you the analytical skills needed to see if statistically significant relationships exist in the data, while CSGA 6950 Algorithms & Data Analysis will give you the ability to manipulate large data sets. Both courses rely heavily on SAS programming methods. IPED students specializing in International Banking and Finance are deemed to have the appropriate background in finance needed to take this certificate.
IPED students who are specializing in International Banking and Finance may also fulfill the requirements for this Certificate as part oftheir 12 MA courses.ECGA 6910 Applied Econometrics is normally taken in the Fall of their first year of studies to satisfy their core requirement in quantitative methods, while CSGA 6950 Algorithms & Data Analysis may be taken in the Fall of their second year of studies as an elective toward their International Banking and Finance Specialization.