Program Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Technical Market Analysis program is for students that are interested in careers within the field of financial analytics. The certificate program is focused on preparing students for the Chartered Financial Technician (CFTe) and Chartered Market Technician (CMT) tests. In addition, students will strengthen skills and knowledge in order to find careers as traders, advisors, portfolio managers, and brokers. Courses will also teach topics such as stocks, bonds, derivatives, and commodities with the field of market analysis.

All of the courses may be completed entirely online. If a student would like to take traditional classes, Golden Gate University also provides campus-based courses on the San Francisco campus.

Students will be required to complete a minimum of 15 units in order to receive the certificate. The Required Courses within the program are Technical Analysis of Securities, Wyckoff Method I, Wyckoff Method II, Technical Analysis of Trading: Strategy & Implementation, and the choice of any other 300 to 400-level ECON or FI course. The program recommends that the student takes Behavioral Finance and Building Efficient Trading Systems.

The Graduate Certificate in Technical Market Analysis program at Golden Gate University was created by one of world’s leading instructors within the field of technical analysis, Professor Henry Pruden. Pruden has written various books and papers as well as provided many presentations around the world. Pruden, and other qualified instructors within the program, will provide students with hands-on experience in many topics such as modern investor psychology and behavioral finance.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission


    Must hold a bachelors degree or higher.

    School Overview

    With just four students, Golden Gate University began evening classes in 1901 in San Francisco. Today, it maintains three added campus locations, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles and Seattle, along with an online program fueled by “cutting edge course content” and “real world and real time” instructors that bring exdivertise to the classroom. This private nonprofit university targets undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs in “law, taxation, business and related professions.” Today, the university hosts thousands of online students across the globe in forty plus countries. Limited class sizes provide a “seminar-style” atmosphere with asynchronous discussions. Golden Gate offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in a myriad of disciplines. These degrees also are available for online students with the exception of Psychology, Law, and cohort programs.


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