Are you a corporate finance executive, looking to brush up on your industry knowledge? A mid-level professional looking to boost your career and broaden your expertise? A student, looking for a way to stand out from the crowd? If any of these descriptions apply to you, our newest program, the International Certificate in Corporate Finance or ICCF@Columbia Business School may be for you.

Here are five reasons why:

1. Earn an Ivy League Credential in Just 17 Weeks

In less than five months you can earn a credential from one of the world’s top-ranked business schools. Columbia Business School distinguishes itself from its peers in many ways, including being a 13-time winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics. Columbia’s alumni include some of the most accomplished names in the history of finance, including David Dodd, Benjamin Graham, and Warren Buffett. Lastly, it is the only Ivy League School that is based in the international financial hub that is New York City.

2. Learn at Your Own Pace, Online

ICCF@Columbia Business School was designed for busy executives. The weekly instructional videos, faculty offices hours and assessments can all be completed at your own convenience. ICCF’s immersive learning platform includes over 110 instructional videos, weekly synchronous sessions with faculty, online forums, and tutoring. You can study on the way to work, at the office or at your home, on any device. You set the learning schedule that works for you.

3. Expand Your Professional Network

ICCF is more than just instructional videos and case studies. Launched in 2014, the ICCF community consists of more than 2,500 individuals from 40 countries. Being an ICCF participant means joining a global network of executives with a passion for finance. ICCF participants engage with one another, organize in-person meet-ups, discuss current events and industry trends and share professional and business opportunities.

4. Improve Your Corporate Finance Skills

By the end of the 17-week program, participants should at a minimum be able to conduct a financial analysis, assess a company’s financial outlook, perform a valuation analysis and ultimately be able to make thoughtful decisions on investments and funding options. The pedagogical approach of ICCF is built on both theory and practice as the instructional videos and practical case studies have been designed by real professionals working in the field. Whether it is refreshing your knowledge of the material or learning it for the first time, ICCF’s approach is comprehensive and step by step.

5. Have Fun While You Learn

Corporate finance can be a serious business and we deploy a rigorous instructional design model. On the other hand, our cohort-based model is designed to make ICCF a fun learning experience for all. Social learning is at the heart of ICCF and participants often engage in late-night debates in the online forums and organize social events with like-minded students. At the same time, our concise, highly produced videos and online classroom are designed to make the program as engaging as possible.

Visit our ICCF @ Columbia Business School program page for more information and registration details.