LSU to Offer Certified Credit Analyst Program

November 7, 2018

BATON ROUGE – The LSU Department of Finance will offer a comprehensive Credit Analyst Certification Program beginning in January 2019. The course has been developed in cooperation with the Louisiana Bankers Association as a service to regional and community banks.

The course is recommended for credit analysts, management trainees, credit policy personnel, branch managers and others seeking an introductory education on credit analysis. Skills and knowledge developed through the course include credit best practices, financial statement analysis, cross-selling additional financial services and effective communication.

The course begins with a pre-session screening due in mid-January and ends with graduation in August. In between, there are six two-day classroom modules taught by E. J. Ourso College of Business faculty and industry experts. Course materials and robust discussions ensure that participants understand underlying issues and concepts rather than merely learning to perform tasks. To ensure a real-world perspective, students will work with a mentor from their home banks. Mentors will supervise assignments to be completed between class sessions.

The course is $5,350 and includes all materials and classroom modules to be held at the LSU Business Education Complex. The full course outline and registration form can be found online.

About the Department of Finance
The Department of Finance offers high-quality curricula to undergraduate and graduate students interested in careers in corporate finance, asset management, real estate, insurance, banking, financial planning and business law. The department boasts internationally renowned research faculty in several areas, including derivatives, asset management, banking and spatial econometrics. The department’s Securities Markets Analysis Research & Trading Lab utilizes the Bloomberg Professional service, the platform used by more than 300,000 leading business and financial professionals worldwide to make informed business decisions, and an extensive library of financial databases including the Wharton WRDS System. Additionally, the department encourages, supports and conducts research in real estate by housing the nationally renowned Real Estate Research Institute. For more information, visit or call 225-578-6291.

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Brian Andrews