American University of Beirut

Financial Management Certificate


​The objective of this program is to introduce participants to the process of financial decision-making to serve various business objectives in different settings. The program enables participants to deal with financial decisions facing businesses, household savers, and institutional and individual investors. Participants cover the areas of financial management, financial reports, security analysis, and banking activities.​​

Course Description

  • CFIN 101 Principles of Finance 

This course is an introduction to the field of financial management, including the institutional framework of finance, the role of finance in the business firm, financial analysis, planning and control, working capital management, cash budgeting, and elements of capital budgeting.

  • CFIN 301 Financial Statements Analysis

This course focuses on the description and interpretation of reported and audited financial statements, limitations of company reports, analysis of financial ratios, examinations of professional practices regarding measurement and disclosure of financial information, and development of skills needed to read, analyze and evaluate financial statements. Prerequisite: CFIN 101.

  • CFIN 302 Investment Analysis

This course focuses on the description and analysis of the sources of investment information, various investment vehicles, operations of security markets, trading environment, security valuation models, investment objectives, and modern techniques of investing in securities. Prerequisite: CFIN 101.

  • CFIN 303 Commercial Banking

This course is an introduction to banking regulations, evolution of banking activities, description of banking accounts and lending practices, functions and operations of commercial banks, credit analysis, liquidity management, assets and liability management, profitability and adequacy measures. Prerequisite: CFIN 101.​​

​​​​​​To submit your full registration, ​​send all filled required documents to or pass by CEC Office. ​​​​​​​

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