Professional Ethics


Level 1

Approx 3h to complete

100% online and self-paced

Subscribe to get access to FMVA® and other programs

From $497/year

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Professional Ethics Course Overview

This Professional Ethics course aims to prepare you for what to do when you are faced with ethical dilemmas throughout your career. In this course, we will discuss why ethics matters within an organization, the key elements of business ethics, and what contributes to a strong ethical culture within the organization.

Then we will explore the moral principles of integrity that constitute professional conduct. Finally, we will walk through the ethical decision-making process and provide a few sources of ethical guidance. You will practice using the ethical decision-making framework to face real-life ethical dilemmas in case studies.

Professional Ethics Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain why ethics matter within an organization
  • Describe the elements of business ethics
  • Understanding the ethical culture of an organization
  • Apply professional ethics and the moral principles of integrity
  • Apply approaches to ethical decision making
  • Utilize sources of ethical guidance

Professional Ethics Is a Required Course of All CFI’s Certification Programs

From beginner to advanced, CFI's financial analyst training program will give you the skill you need to become a complete financial analyst.

This Professional Ethics course is one of the required courses to complete CFI’s training program and earn one of the designations:

  • Financial Modeling and Valuation Analyst (FMVA)®
  • Certified Banking and Credit Analyst (CBCA)®
  • Capital Markets and Securities Analyst (CMSA)®

Who Should Take This Professional Ethics Course?

This Professional Ethics Analysis course is perfect for any aspiring financial analysts working in investment banking, equity research, commercial lending, sales & trading, risk management, and other areas of finance and accounting.

Become a certified Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst (FMVA)®

Professional Ethics is part of the Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst (FMVA)® certification, which includes 30 courses.

Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst (FMVA)® Certification
  • Skills Learned Financial Modeling and Valuation, Sensitivity Analysis, Strategy
  • Career Prep Investment Banking and Equity Research, FP&A, Corporate Development

Path To Certification

Prerequisite Courses

7 courses from beginner to intermediate level.


Core Courses

11 courses from beginner to intermediate level.


Elective Courses

Take 3 out of 11 courses at an advanced level.


Get Certified

Submit your FMVA® checklist and order your certificate.


Join Our Community

Get access to the Global Corporate Finance Society.


How the Certification Works

FMVA® Financial Analyst Certification courses are offered 100% online, allowing you the flexibility to start the financial analyst program anytime and learn when it’s most convenient for you.

The program is a part of the All Access Subscription, which includes all programs and courses.

CFI courses are designed by instructors with over 21 years of financial analyst training experience.

Students must complete all core and elective courses (14 in total) and demonstrate mastery of the topics through successful completion of course materials, quizzes, and assessments.
Within 48 hours of program completion, your Blockchain Verified FMVA Certification will be emailed to you.

What Our Students Say

Good course!
It´s an useful course that may help you to choose the right way when you´re faced to an ethical dilemma.

Pablo Mussio

Raise Self Consciousness
A must course for all professionals and non-professionals as it helps in raising self-consciousness.

Muhammad Tahir Afridi

The course was well done. And I know you are required to present training on public companies, but I question just how many students will ever do any meaningful M&A work on public companies.

Doyle Patton

Highly recommend.
Highly recommend.

Francine Fabiola PETATO TEWO

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