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Welcome to Florida Institute of Finance College

MBV Program Overview

The Master of Business Valuation (MBV) is a fully on-line program designed to be completed in 18 months. FIFC’s MBV provides students with an educational experience enabling them to work as business valuation professionals in accounting firms, investment banks, registered investment advisory firms, brokerage firms, valuation firms, and other businesses similar in nature. This unique master’s degree program was developed with the student’s career in mind; the curriculum is the result of input from leading professionals and academics in valuation and financial analysis.

 

Upon successful completion of the first Semester (two terms) of the program, students will receive the credential of Business Certified Appraiser (BCA) from the International Society of Business Appraisers (ISBA), a U.S. Small Business Administration “qualified source” to conduct small business appraisals.* Further, upon the successful completion of the MBV program, FIFC MBV graduates meeting the standards of International Association of Certified Valuation Specialists (IACVS) credentialing will automatically be granted the International Certified Valuation Specialist with Advanced Studies in Financial Instruments (ICVS-A) credential without having to complete a separate comprehensive examination on valuation concepts.* In addition, the MBV prepares students to sit for the Level 1 Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Examination, and various business valuation and appraisal certifications, such as the Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), Certified Business Appraiser (CBA), and Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA).* 

 

Unlike the traditional model of enrolling in specific topic courses, of which parts are outdated or irrelevant to the needs of specialists, FIFC built a program that trains future valuation professionals from a practitioner’s point of view, without sacrificing the rigor of theoretical underpinnings, by integrating relevant portions of larger topics and simulating the workings of valuation firms. The use of current software and databases are part of the learning experience. By the end of the program, students will have successfully prepared a portfolio having four different financial analysis and valuation reports. Upon graduation, MBVs can present this portfolio of their professionally prepared analyses during interviews or use them as work product examples to garner consulting engagements.

 

Due to the nature of our curriculum, FIFC does not accept any transfer credits from other universities and colleges. The curriculum is established and there will be no course cancellations. Our program runs on a semester basis with no electives. In addition, there will be no course waivers.

 

MBV Program Educational Objectives and Outcomes

 

Objective 1: Students will have the technical expertise to conduct high-quality business valuations upon graduation.

Intended Outcome: Upon graduation, students will be immediately employable in these high- demand areas.

 

Objective 2: Students will be sufficiently trained to acquire certifications in the business valuation discipline.

Intended Outcome: Because the level of the first valuation report meets the organizational requirements, upon successful completion of the first Semester of the MBV program, students will receive the credential of Business Certified Appraiser (BCA) from the International Society of Business Appraisers (ISBA), a U.S. Small Business Administration “qualified source” to conduct small business appraisals.* The second semester will elevate the quality and complexity of the students’ ability to a master’s level and prepare the students to pursue more demanding certifications. Upon the successful completion of the MBV program, FIFC MBV graduates meeting the standards of International Association of Certified Valuation Specialists (IACVS) credentialing will automatically be granted the International Certified Valuation Specialist with Advanced Studies in Financial Instruments (ICVS-A) credential without having to complete a separate comprehensive examination on valuation concepts.*

 

  • Business  credentials are trademarks of their respective organizations. The specific requirements and fees associated with these designations are available through the issuing organizations. FIFC cannot guarantee passage of any of these exams and individual students should prepare independently before attempting the assessments.


MPM Program Overview

 

Project management is a burgeoning profession with an established body of knowledge. The Project Management Institute (PMI) is the organization that developed A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide), and compiled the standards, tools, and techniques for project managers to be effective and efficient. According to PMI’s Project Management Job Growth and Talent Gap 2017-2027 publication, across the globe there is a widening gap between employers’ need for skilled project management workers and the availability of professionals to fill those roles. This talent gap could result in a potential loss of $ 207.9 billion in GDP through 2027 for the 11 countries analyzed. 

 

FIFC’s Master of Project Management (MPM), a fully online program designed to be completed in 18 months, will provide college graduates in any discipline with an educational experience enabling them to work as professional project managers. FIFC’s MPM prepares graduates to attain the experience and meet the educational requirements to sit for PMI’s Project Management Professional (PMP) certification exam.*  As the complexity, dynamics, and global setting of organizations grow, the need for personnel with the knowledge, tools, and skills for managing projects increases. Project management is one of the emerging disciplines that can be applied across industries. The MPM targets working professionals who are currently managing projects, programs, and portfolios, but without sufficient grounding in the practice of project management. The program is intended for participants to combine their day-to-day experience with the academic courses. 

 

The MPM curriculum has been designed by “pracademics,” individuals having both academic and professional experience, with the goal of preparing graduates to immediately and competently work in the project management profession.  This applied program has three tracks – General, Construction Management, and Information Technology – and is centered around the progressive completion of a capstone report. In addition to completing the capstone report, students will take three foundational, four core, and three concentration/specialization courses to complete the program. The capstone project is intended to help students understand the big picture and build on the content mastered throughout the program.   

 

 MPM Program Educational Objectives and Outcomes

 

 Objective1: Students will have the technical expertise to initiate, plan, execute, monitor and control, and close projects. 

Intended Outcome:  Upon graduation, students will be able to apply the foundational and core skills of the project management profession in a real-world context. This proficiency will be demonstrated through the successful completion of a capstone project management report.  

 

 Objective 2: Students will be sufficiently trained to lead projects. 

Intended Outcome:  The Project Management Professional (PMP) credential awarded by the Project Management Institute (PMI) is an industry-accepted credential recognized globally.* Currently, over 500,000 certified project management professionals in 175 countries are managing complex projects. PMI requires individuals to attain a certain level of project management experience before being permitted to take the PMP exam.  Graduates will have the training necessary to obtain the experience required by PMI and the knowledge base necessary to then sit for the exam.  

  • Business credentials are trademarks of their respective organizations. The specific requirements and fees associated with these designations are available through the issuing organizations. FIFC cannot guarantee passage of any of these exams and individual students should prepare independently before attempting the assessments.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Mission, Vission and Core Values

Florida Institute of Finance College (FIFC) prepares students to directly enter rapidly expanding professions through applied education. FIFC targets professions related to business, technology, data, and analytics in need of qualified graduates with both technical skills and practical experience. FIFC’s online educational programs provide our students with the opportunity to develop the expertise required to make an immediate impact upon graduation.

 

Our curriculum was created based upon the needs of the professions and designed with the student in mind. In accomplishing its mission, FIFC will:

  • Use only faculty members with substantial knowledge and experience in their fields of expertise;

 

  • Offer timely and profession-designed graduate education that focuses on applied concepts and the skills required to succeed in the discipline of the student’s chosen degree;

 

  • Continually enhance its educational programs to meet the needs of both students and the professions;

 

  • Provide academic advising that puts the interests of students first, as they strive to achieve their goals of becoming practitioners and subject matter experts in their fields; and

 

  • Ensure the allocation of the resources necessary to fulfill this mission.

Why FIFC?

FIFC’s fully online distance learning approach prepares students to directly enter rapidly expanding professions through applied education. We do one thing, and we do it better than anyone else: We prepare students to excel in careers in need of qualified graduates with both technical skills and practical experience as business, technology, data, and analytics professionals.  FIFC combines on-demand lectures and materials with one-on-one student-instructor interactions.  FIFC’s courses and evolving curricula are developed and delivered by scholars, practitioners, and "pracademics" with vast domain knowledge.

 

    Our Contact Information

    Florida Institute of Finance College 20283 State Road 7, Suite 400 Boca Raton, Florida 33498 Phone: 561-440-2053 email : info@fifc.education