About CFI™

Corporate Finance Institute® (CFI) is a global institution with over 500,000 students worldwide taking our training to advance their careers. The curriculum is designed to be applicable at an international level and does not focus on a specific region. You can read more about CFI here.

CFI is accredited by the Better Business Bureau® (BBB) - a private, nonprofit organization that has been advancing marketplace trust for over 100 years. To maintain accreditation standards, CFI follows the BBB Standards in accordance with the BBB Standards for Trust.

CFI is also a recognized continuing education provider by the CPA Institutions in Canada and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) in the US for CPE credits.

CFI certificate holders are expected to adhere to the highest level of professional and ethical standards.

Earning a CFI certificate demonstrates mastery of a broad range of corporate finance, financial modeling, and valuation skills that will set you apart from the competition at any stage in your career.

How do our programs help our students' careers?

Since 2016, CFI’s programs and certifications have been delivered to over 600,000 individuals at top universities, investment banks, accounting firms, and operating companies around the world. CFI™ courses are taught by professional wall street trainers, who have been teaching classes for new hires at global investment banks for over twenty years. The skills you learn will be applicable at an international level, regardless of your location. 

The modern financial analyst requires a well-rounded skill set that takes time to acquire. Some of the skills are developed in university, some are developed on the job, and some of the skills come from experience and developing a strong business intuition. At CFI, we combine all three skill sets — theory, application, and intuition — into a condensed, self-paced program that can be taken anytime, anywhere. 

You can read how the FMVA® program helped our students in their careers here.

How do CFI programs differ from other finance certifications?

Similar to other finance certifications, the CFI's certification programs are finance designations; however, unlike others, it is a single-level certification that can be completed entirely online! Other curriculum are heavily focused on portfolio management, mostly theoretical, and don’t use applications such as Excel. 
CFI course topics range from how to build a financial model to advanced valuation techniques and sensitivity analysis, all using practical applications in Excel. 

You may compare the top finance certifications here as well. 

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