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FIFC MBV Graduate Catalog

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MBV Program Overview

Florida Institute of Finance College (FIFC) has one specialized master’s degree: Master of Business Valuation (MBV). This program is a fully on-line program and can be completed in anywhere from 12 to 24 months, depending upon a student’s self-determined pace. FIFC’s MBV provides students with an educational experience enabling them to work as business valuation consultants professionals in accounting firms, investment banks, RIAs, 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. In addition, the MBV prepares students for the Level 1 Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Examination, Bloomberg Certification, and various business valuation and appraisal certifications, such as the Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), Certified Business Appraiser (CBA), and Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA). * By the end of the program, students will have successfully prepared a portfolio having four different financial analysis and valuation reports.

 

 

Unlike the traditional model of enrolling in specific courses of which some are outdated or irrelevant to the needs of professionals, FIFC built a program that trains valuation professionals from a practitioner’s point of view, without sacrificing the rigor of theoretical underpinnings, by simulating the workings of valuation firms. The use of current software and databases are part of the learning experience. Upon graduation, FIFC MBVs possess a portfolio of their professionally prepared analyses which they can present during their interviews.

* Business valuation 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.

For more information about FIFC and the Masters in Business Valuation Degree, please access the MBV Graduate Catalog.