Certified Credit Analyst | LSU Department of Finance

Credit Analyst Education Program


    Registration Deadline:

    In class:
    September 12 & 13, 2019
    October 17 & 18, 2019
    November 7 & 8, 2019
    January 16 & 17, 2020
    February 6 & 7, 2020
    March 5 & 6, 2020

    Testing at Home Institution:
    December 2019
    April 2020

    Graduation at LSU:
    TBD in May 2020

    $5,350 per attendee

    Program qualifies for IWTP funds

    Business Education Complex
    LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business

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    The challenges facing the banking industry are numerous and the need for trained personnel has never been greater, particularly the need for credit analysts who understand the banking industry.

    The Department of Finance in LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business in partnership with the Louisiana Bankers Association is responding to the needs of industry with the LBA/Ourso Credit Analyst Education Program which provides education and training for new hires or experienced bankers who are transitioning into commercial lending.

    The Curriculum 

    The program uses curriculum provided by the American Bankers Association for the ABA Certificate in Business and Commercial Lending which focuses on financial statement analysis and commercial lending. The course will familiarize lenders with both audited and unaudited statements and will fill any gaps in understanding of credit analysis and underwriting. At the successful completion of the program, attendees receive their ABA Certificate in Business and Commercial Lending. 

    The world-class faculty of LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business will lead the instruction with participation from experienced bankers to provide both the philosophy of banking and real-world application. Materials, in addition to those provided by the ABA, will be used for communications skills, sales strategies, critical thinking, collaboration, and other soft skills required for industry success. 

    Our Design Sets Us Apart 

    There are several programs available for credit analyst training based on a model of exposing participants to significant amounts of information over three days in a classroom. We believe there is a better way. 

    Our program is designed to educate credit analysts on fundamentals rather than to train them to perform tasks.

    • Attendees will be in the classroom for two days per month for six months with an education that focuses on the fundamental elements underlying the underwriting and lending processes, all the while networking with peers and participating in group projects.
    • Rather than rushing to the next topic, attendees will be given time back at their home institution to read more about the subject and work with senior bank personnel as mentors who will apply the material to real-life examples of the bank’s policies and procedures.
    • There will be out of class assignments and quizzes to ensure success at each step with personal advising as needed


    The registration deadline has passed for the 2019 program.

    For more information, contact Brian Andrews, CAEP program manager.