Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis

Along with learning the latest best practices for analyzing trends, building forecasts and creating financial models, this course will prepare you for AFP’s new Certified Corporate FP&A Professional™ credential exam.

Are you a corporate financial professional who

  • is interested in increasing your skills and knowledge required to perform competently in today’s complex finance environment?
  • gathers qualitative and quantitative information affecting the financial performance of your organization?
  • communicates strategic plans, with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders?
  • is interested in earning the Certified Corporate FP&A Professional credential?

Corporate finance professionals are increasingly being called upon to play a critical role in their organization’s decision-making process and long-term growth. As the amount of data available keeps growing, the ability to connect meaningful financial data to business growth and present it to all stakeholders becomes even more important.

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Course Fees & Schedule

Fee for AFP members is $2095, and $2195 for non-members. An additional discount of $100 will be given to any Villanova University current student or alumni!

Registration includes the AFP Financial Planning & Analysis Learning Sysem™, which is designed to provide a framework of business planning, budgeting and forecasting principles and global standards of practice. This all-in-one educational program covers the five knowledge domains that are outlined in the FP&A Certification Test Specifications.

This program combines printed books, case studies and learning assessment tools to provide comprehensived and flexible training to FP&A professionals worldwide.

Parking Fees, if applicable, are not included.

Special pricing for corporate on-site programs - contact Continuing Studies at 610.519.4310 for more information oh how Villanova can bring the AFP Financial Planning & Analysis Learning System to your organization.

Registration, Billing/Payments and Cancellation Policy


2016 Course Dates

Summer 2016 - Tentative - May 2016

Please contact the Program Administrator, Brooke Norris for more information at:
Phone: 610-519-4310


FP&A Learning System

About the Program

Prepare to pass the Certified Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis Professional (FP&A) exam with the AFP Financial Planning and Analysis Learning System™. This interactive review program combines printed books and online testing tools to provide comprehensive and flexible training to FP&A candidates worldwide. It teaches and reinforces the five knowledge domains outlined in the FP&A Certification Test Specifications in a flexible, Instructor-led format:

  • Reading materials provide the framework for your successful FP&A exam preparation, available in print or e-reader format.
  • Online study tools, optimized for mobile devices, will help you develop a personalized study plan, test your comprehension of the FP&A knowledge domains, track your progress and finalize your FP&A exam preparations.
  • Prepare to pass the FP&A certification exam and arm yourself with critical tools and knowledge to excel in your finance career.

The instructor-led course combines the AFP FP&A Learning System with the leadership of a qualified instructor. Instructor-led course benefits include:

  • Participate in a structured course that provides discipline in an adult learning environment on Villanova's campus. 
  • Have the opportunity to interact and network with your peers.

Course Curriculum includes:

The five knowledge domains are:

Part I: Financial Acumen - Gathering, Interpreting, Understanding, and Communicating Business and Financial Information

  • Domain A - Gathering and interpreting information 
  • Domain B - Understanding Financial Concepts and Communicating/ Coordinating Work with Other Professional
Part II: Financial Analysis – Building and Interpreting Financial Projections
  • Domain A - Analyzing Information
  • Domain BBuilding Financial Projections
  • Domain C - Using Technology/Software

Financial Planning & Analysis Certification Exam

Eligibility Requirements to take the FP&A Exam

To register for the exam, you must meet the degree and experience requirements. If you do not meet the either requirement (still working on your degree), you may take the exam and will have five years to meet the eligibility requirements before you will be awarded the credential. 

For information on testing windows and registering to take the FP&A Exam go here


First Financial Planning & Analysis Class
Congratulations to the students completing our first Financial Planning & Analysis Class!
Association for Financial Professionals

Lucy Haines - Financial Planning & Analysis


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