Careers Career Paths New York Institute of Finance Share PINTEREST Email Print Jeannette Rische / EyeEm / Getty Images Career Paths Finance Careers Technology Careers Sports Careers Sales Project Management Professional Writer Music Careers Media Legal Careers US Military Careers Government Careers Fiction Writing Careers Entertainment Careers Criminology Careers Book Publishing Aviation Animal Careers Advertising Learn More By Mark Kolakowski Mark Kolakowski Mark Kolakowski is a business consultant, freelance writer, and business school lecturer. He has been an investor and market watcher for 40 years. Learn about our Editorial Process Updated on 06/25/19 The New York Institute of Finance (NYIF) is a leading source for continuing education opportunities in finance. Its principal categories of offerings include: Classroom courses in banking and financial services (both day and evening sessions)Special programs that are designed to enhance specific skills, such as in financial analysisExam preparation classes, most notably for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Financial Risk Manager (FRM) and Chartered Market Technician designationsSelf-study eLearning coursesRecorded virtual courses Founded in 1922 as an educational arm of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), serving working professionals in the securities industry, today the NYIF is a division of Pearson, a major educational publisher and information services company which owns the Financial Times and is part owner of The Economist. A major selling point for its courses is that most instructors are drawn from the ranks of financial executives and other leading practitioners in their fields. Course Categories Among the chief categories of courses offered by the New York Institute of Finance are: Accounting and taxAlternative investmentsExam prep (CFA, CMT, FRM)Core financial conceptsCorporate finance (treasury, etc.)Credit riskDerivativesFinancial modeling (such as predictive models)Fixed incomeForeign exchangeInvestment and portfolio managementMergers and acquisitionsOperations, regulation, and complianceProfessional skills (job searching, leadership, presentations, writing, negotiating, critical thinking, entrepreneurship, financial math, etc.)Project finance (budgeting, capital budgeting, valuation, acquisition finance)Risk managementSpecial programs (business law, insurance, financial planning, branch banking, etc.)Structured productsTechnical analysisTradingWealth management (trusts, estates, portfolio risk, asset allocation, etc.) Some courses are available in Spanish. Also, the NYIF, like many of its leading competitors, will structure customized courses for companies and other groups. Professional Certificate Programs After completing four core courses and two electives in the span of three years, one can earn what the New York Institute of Finance calls a "professional certificate" in one of these areas: CreditFinanceDerivatives and risk managementPortfolio managementWealth management There also various professional certificates that can be earned strictly online. In addition to the areas covered above, these include: Bank branch managementBanking risk and regulationCapital marketsCommunication and creativityCorporate financeCorporate treasuryNon-profit managementSustainable managementHuman resources managementManagement and leadershipOperations and complianceProject management Accreditation Among the professional organizations that sanction NYIF courses for continuing professional education (CPE) credit are: The CFA InstituteThe National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) and the National Registry of CPE SponsorsThe CFP BoardMarket Technicians AssociationThe Institute of Certified Bankers (ICB)The Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS)Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore (ICPAS)Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) InternationalProject Management Institute (PMI)International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) Partners The New York Institute of Finance has partnerships with these organizations to supplement their own educational resources: Market Technicians Association (MTA)Security Traders Association of New York (STANY)Security Traders Association (STA) UniversityThe Options Institute at CBOE (Chicago Board Options Exchange) Locations In addition to its headquarters in midtown Manhattan (54th Street and Avenue of the Americas), the New York Institute of Finance also offers courses in these locations: Lower Manhattan (Securities Training Corporation - STC at Battery Place)Stamford, Connecticut (University of Connecticut School of Business)Chicago (Securities Training Corporation - STC)San Francisco (Securities Training Corporation - STC)St. Petersburg, Florida (Eckerd College Continuing Education Center)Toronto (G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education)London The institute also maintains offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore.