The Certified Strategic Financial Analyst (CSFA) certification is ideal for those who require a deep insight into a fully integrated business administration framework. The CSFA course will appeal to individuals, executive managers and professional experts who are seeking a full insight into contemporary strategic theory and practice, which includes administrative management, strategic management, strategic marketing, performance management, strategic leadership, strategies for growth, and accounting & financial management. This is a FLAGSHIP professional qualification in Business Administration due to its innovative structure, mode of delivery, case studies, and innovative teaching techniques.
AFMA Certification can be obtained either by Direct Application (for those with experience and/or qualifications in the area); or by undertaking an AFMA approved Training Program.
Direct Application: Those applying direct for the CMA certification will need to demonstrate advanced knowledge and experience in (1) Strategic Management and Planning - establishing direction and scope of the organisation - in determining the purpose of the organisation, establishing objectives and formulating strategies to achieve the objectives; (2) Competitive strategy based upon customer perceptions and consequences of firms pursuing different competitive strategies; (3) Management and Financial Management - how to the achieve of superior performance by identifying and developing those firm’s resources providing a basis for competitive advantage; (4) Understating the fundamental principle of Budget and Budgetary Control Processes; (5) Strategic Analysis and Choice - Understanding the road map to success of Strategy Implementation; (6) Understanding the fundamental principles of Performance Measurement and Management Systems (PMMS) and (7) Understanding the fundamental principles of Strategic Marketing.
Training: For those wishing to undertake training to obtain certification, this course consists of two master levels parts (five executive lectures each): (1) strategic level and (2) accounting & financial management level. The CSFA professional qualification addresses strategy at all levels of organizations, as a system with a focus on management and strategy as practice at the coal face; and includes an appreciation of organisational purpose; insight into the use, application, impact and benefit of the management and strategic architecture, and hands on experience in all aspects of business administration. At the end of every level: (1) strategic and (2) accounting & financial management), a three hour exam will be conducted. Passing grade will be a combination of three hour exam (multiple choice questions), participation, case studies and coursework.
The Certified Strategic Financial Analyst (CSFA)TM Board Certification is awarded to individuals who have met our Requirements: