Financial Analysis Certificate and Degree Programs in Duluth, GA

Nov 29, 2018

Research financial analysis certificate and degree programs in Duluth, GA, which currently has more than five schools offering programs. Read an overview of programs, admission info and program requirements for three schools within 25 miles of Duluth, GA, and decide which program is right for you.

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Duluth, GA, Financial Analysis Schools

Several schools in the Duluth area offer programs that include courses in financial analysis. This article looks at three Atlanta schools that are no more than 35 minutes from downtown Duluth and describes the programs they offer. It also includes a table of information about each institution, such as enrollment, tuition, graduation rates and student acceptance percentages. This table is presented in a way that makes it easy for prospective students to compare the schools. There is also a listing of a few more Duluth-area schools with relevant programs.

  • About 20 miles from downtown Duluth, Georgia Institute of Technology offers a certificate program in financial analysis for degree-seeking students only. It also offers bachelor's and master's degree programs in accounting that include courses in financial analysis.
  • Approximately 22 miles from the Duluth city center, Emory University also offers a bachelor's degree program with a concentration in accounting as well as a master's degree program in the area of accounting concentrating in financial analysis.
  • Oglethorpe University offers bachelor's degree programs that cover the topic of financial analysis. Degree programs are mostly in accounting with one program in finance. Oglethorpe is about 15 miles from downtown Duluth.

Comparison of Schools

When choosing a school, students need to be aware of many aspects about the institutions they are considering. This table presents pertinent information they can use to make a sound decision regarding their training.

Georgia Institute of Technology Emory University Oglethorpe University
School Type 4-year, public 4-year, private not-for-profit 4-year, private not-for-profit
Total Enrollment (fall 2017) 29,376* 14,263* 1,250*
Campus Setting Large city Large suburb Large suburb
Tuition and Fees (2017-18) $12,418 in-state; $33,014 out-of-state* $49,392* $36,680*
% of Beginning Undergraduates Receiving Any Form of Financial Aid (2016-2017) 76%* 58%* 99%*
Acceptance Rate 23% (fall 2017)* 22% (fall 2017)* 58% (fall 2014)*
Retention Rate (fall 2017) 97% full-time; 67% part-time* 93% full-time* 77% full-time*
Graduation Rate (Students began in fall 2011) 85%* 91%* 47%*

Source: *National Center for Education Statistics College Navigator.

Georgia Institute of Technology

Financial analysis programs at Georgia Institute of Technology are offered through the Ernest Scheller Jr. College of Business. It is located in Atlanta's business and high-tech community. The Advanced Technology Development Center where students may take advantage of entrepreneurial opportunities and the Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute are nearby.

Accounting Programs

Students may enroll in an accounting certificate program or a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree program concentrating in accounting. Both programs include financial analysis training. The certificate program is only available to degree-seeking students. It consists of two required courses: financial accounting and managerial accounting. Additionally, students must take four elective courses.

The bachelor's program takes four years to complete, and students must take general education, business administration core and concentration courses. Courses in this concentration may help students prepare for the Chartered Financial Analyst credential. Students will explore areas like international accounting, advanced managerial accounting, ethics, auditing, financial reporting and analysis and business taxation.

MBA Programs

Georgia Institute of Technology offers an MBA in accounting as either a full-time or evening program. Students may concentrate in financial reporting and analysis. Students investigate how financial analysis and reporting are used to illuminate the business environment, as well as business issues. The program teaches students to evaluate financial information and to use the information to make decisions regarding investments and various financial issues within the business.

Georgia Institute of Technology also offers an MBA in finance. Students use the school's high-tech trading floor to learn about current trading and financial analysis tools. They study how a business decides what projects to fund and how a business raises needed capital.

Emory University

Students who desire to study business at Emory University take classes at Goizueta Business School. The school is named after the former leader of Coca-Cola who increased the company's value throughout his 16-year tenure with the company.

Bachelor of Business Administration

Students enrolling in this degree program must choose one main area of focus. They take required core courses in the chosen area, along with four electives. Students interested in studying financial analysis may choose accounting as their area of focus with a concentration in financial accounting and analysis. The business school stipulates that students taking the financial accounting and analysis concentration must also take the finance area of focus. Required accounting courses include two courses in financial reporting. The required course for the finance area of focus is investments. A student must then choose two electives for accounting and three electives for finance.

Students in the financial accounting and analysis concentration may pursue careers in commercial lending, investment banking, financial analysis or corporate finance. Students gain a solid foundation in financial accounting and reporting. They also develop their conceptual thinking and analytical skills.

MBA Programs

The business school at Emory University offers 1-year and 2-year MBA programs. An MBA can be done in the area of accounting concentrating in financial analysis. Students learn how to minimize a business's financial risk by developing their skills to analyze financial data. Students pursuing the financial analysis concentration take electives that may include financial statement analysis, financial reporting, auditing and advanced financial accounting.

Oglethorpe University

Oglethorpe University was established in 1835 and is a member of the Annapolis Group (liberal arts institutions that are the most selective in America). Business programs are available through Division V: Business Administration and Economics.

Accounting Programs

Students may earn a Bachelor of Science in Accounting or a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. Both programs have the same core accounting course requirements. The programs differ in what courses students must take to fulfill the general education requirements. Students take courses in financial accounting, managerial accounting, managerial and cost accounting and accounting theory.

Other School Options

Students may find financial analysis courses and programs at Gwinnett Technical College, about 10.5 mi. (24 min.) from Duluth and Georgia State University, about 26.5 mi. (38 min.) from Duluth.

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