Taught by an instructor with decades of experience in lending and credit asset management, this Professional Certificate program equips analysts with the skills they need to advance in the credit risk management field.
Find out if you are destined for a career in credit risk analysis with our introductory pricing. Take the first step to a Professional Certificate from the New York Institute of Finance for only $149. Access the first module from Course 1 for free and get introduced to risk management and credit principles. If you decide to advance through the subsequent courses the price will gradually increase by small increments leading you to the final mastery exam and a full Certificate. The total cost for the Professional Certificate is $1,549. Our introductory pricing allows students a low-risk, low-cost way to consider whether Credit Risk is the right career path before deciding to progress.
In this professional certificate program, you will gain a solid grounding in credit risk fundamentals with the tools and techniques required to perform a credit analysis utilizing analytical tools to project future performance.
This professional certificate is comprised of 4 courses and a final examination:
Risk Management and Credit Principles
Cash Flow Analysis
Projections and Structuring
Companies use debt for many purposes, including funding for fixed assets, working capital, growth, and investments. The purpose of this professional certificate is to analyze corporate borrowers across broad industry groups to determine whether they are creditworthy and financially stable. In doing so, you’ll gain a deep understanding of the importance of stable and consistent cash flows. To drive concepts home, you will learn how to prepare financial projections and make recommendations about possible financing structures based on financial condition, performance and projections. You will also learn how to structure new debt facilities or funding arrangements based on assessment of risks, projections and outlook.
The final course in the program will be the Professional Certification Exam.
Those participants who pass the examination will receive a Credit and Credit Risk Analysis Professional Certificate from the New York Institute of Finance (NYIF). An NYIF certificate is a valuable addition to your credentials, proving that you have acquired the work-ready skills that employers value.
Free Preview! Access the first module from Course 1 for free. For full course access, upgrade to a verified certificate.
NOTE: Completing all 4 parts and then taking the Professional Certificate Examination is MANDATORY to achieve both the NYIF Certificate of Mastery and the edX Professional Certificate in Credit and Credit Risk Analysis. A verified learner must pass all courses in the program with a minimum grade of 70% to earn a Professional Certificate for Credit and Credit Risk Analysis.
Courses under this program: Course 1: Risk Management and Credit Principles
Get introduced to risk management, credit principles, and business risk as they relate to a borrower.
Course 2: Ratio Analysis
Get introduced to the various ratios used for corporate financial analysis and learn how to customize them to assess the creditworthiness of a company.
Course 3: Cash Flow Analysis
Learn the importance of a stable and consistent cash flow.
Course 4: Projections and Structuring
Learn how to prepare financial projections and structure new debt or loans.
Course 5: Credit and Credit Risk Analysis Professional Certificate Examination
Complete the required exam to earn your professional certificate in Credit and Credit Risk Analysis from the New York Institute of Finance.
This course is Part 1 of the Credit and Credit Risk Analysis Professional Certificate program from the New York Institute of Finance. The course begins with an introduction to risk management and credit principles. You will review and understand credit risk, credit exposure, and the goals of credit analysis. You will learn about the purpose of debt, debt forms, and the difference between financing from debt vs. equity.
In this course, you will gain a deeper understanding of the principles of credit risks, including exposure, default, default probability, expected loss, and loss given default. Important concepts will be covered that will help you to effectively assess business and industry risks, company business models, market competition, and the impact of risks on company performance. You'll examine how companies measure and mitigate these risks.
Lastly, you'll review the roles of credit-rating agencies and the usefulness of market-related metrics, such as share prices and credit spreads. At the end of the course, you'll complete a hands-on risk analysis assessment.
Free Preview! Access Module 1 for free. For full course access, upgrade to a verified certificate.
This course is Part 2 of the Credit and Credit Risk Analysis Professional Certificate program from the New York Institute of Finance. In this course, you willlearn how to review and analyze financial metrics and ratios that are used to assess borrowers performance and profitability. You will look at a few companies' business models, revenue generation, asset-conversion cycle, and asset quality and asset productivity.
You'll also review and analyze financial metrics and ratios that assess borrower liquidity, working capital and working investment, and short-term funding.
Lastly, you'll learn how to analyze leverage and capital structure of a company and understand the borrower's off-balance-sheet risks, the risk of organization structure and the risks of management strategy.
This course is Part 4 of the Credit and Credit Risk Analysis Professional Certificate program from the New York Institute of Finance. In the first part of this course, you'll focus on Projections. You'll begin with a review of warning signs in financial statements and industry trends that signal financial deterioration. You'll review methodologies and approaches to performing financial projections and learn how to prepare financial projections of income statements, balance sheets, and cash flows.
In this course, you'll analyze and assess capital structures, debt capacity, and debt amortization. Learn how to make recommendations about possible financing structures based on financial condition, performance, and projections. This course will also cover how to sensitize projects for several scenarios.
In the second part of this course, you'll learn about structuring and touch on documentation. You'll review, analyze, and understand capital structure and financing needs for the company (borrower). You'll learn how to make risk decisions about existing and new credit exposure and recommend new-debt financing based on financial projections and borrower's objectives and needs. You'll also learn how to structure new debt facilities or funding arrangements based on assessment of risks, projections, and outlook. Lastly, the course will finish with a quick look at the principles of loan-portfolio management.
Ready to earn a professional certificate and stand out in your field?
If you've gained a clear, comprehensive understanding of the courses, your next step is to complete the Credit and Credit Risk Analysis Professional Certificate Examination from the New York Institute of Finance.
The exam comprises 35 questions, timed at one hour. To qualify for the certificate, learners must receive a grade of at least 70% or higher.
Prerequisite for this exam:
Earn a Verified Certificate in all parts of the Credit and Credit Risk Analysis program from NYIF: