Certificate in Financial Management – CFM

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The Certificate in Financial Management (CFM) is a graduate program designed to improve financial management skills.

With a strong focus on applying concepts to the day-to-day activities of companies and financial markets, the CFM greatly expands students’ understanding and vision of financial management processes, while also developing their skills in the areas of results orientation and problem solving, effectively preparing them to assume management positions.

Who should attend

The CFM is aimed at professionals with up to three years of experience who have proven functional knowledge of financial markets or the financial departments of companies who want to improve their skills in Financial Management, acquire the preparation required to solve financial problems at organizations, develop a critical sense of financial analysis, and accelerate their careers through the development of managerial skills.

Why should I choose Insper’s Graduate Program in Finance (CFM)?

Because the CFM was designed to develop professionals who become references in their organizations regardless of where they work.

Structured to ensure students make the most of their experience, the CFM covers subjects that range from the fundamentals of finance, such as economics and financial math, to an in-depth exploration of aspects related to managing financial processes, such as managing financial risks and valuing companies (see the program curriculum).

The faculty of the CFM program is formed by prominent professionals who have not only vast market experience, but are also equipped with the latest teaching and learning techniques.

The diversity of student knowledge and backgrounds also contributes to the richness of the learning process at Insper. CFM students are constantly encouraged to share their experiences and skills, drawing a parallel between the reality of their day-to-day activities with the content presented in the classroom in order to improve their ability to identify critical business issues supported by logical positions and arguments.

Total class time: 507 hours

Program Goals

  • Develop alternative financing and investment options
  • Evaluate and propose decisions on financial products and risk management
  • Develop and control financial targets that meet the predefined organizational objectives
  • Establish, implement and monitor effective financial-performance indicators to measure the risk or returns of the business

Faculty Committee of the Certificates Program


The Committee supports the Dean in the selection and development of Professors and in the development of academic programs (program curriculum and class plans).


The Committee is formed by Faculty Members selected for their record of contributions to the program, their performance in the classroom, their academic preparation and their ties with Insper.

The Committee composition is reviewed at the start of each year and the term of office of all members is 12 months.

Members in 2013

Prof. Alexandre Jorge Chaia

Master in business administration from the School of Economics, Business Administration and Accounting (FEA) of the University of São Paulo (USP), MBA from IBMEC-SP (today Insper) and bachelor’s degree in economics from the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ). Served as professor in the MBA, CFM and LL.M. programs at Insper. Previously served as head of the fixed-income and derivative desks at Banco Interunion (São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro), director at Risconsult (consulting firm specializing in financial risk management) and superintendent at Banco ABN AMRO Real. He currently serves as Partner-Director at SF Assessoria Empresarial (consulting firm specializing in financial risk management) and at Arpoador Investimentos.

Prof. Liao Yu Chieh

Received a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the Polytechnic School at the University of São Paulo (USP) and an MBA in Finance from Insper, and is also a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®). He currently serves as Head of Middle Office of the Treasury Department at Banco Votorantim. His professional experience includes products, pricing of treasury operations, development of managerial information and control systems, management of credit portfolios and controllership.

Prof. Adalto Barbaceia

Master of Business Administration in Finance and Econometric Models from the University of California (UCLA) and received a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the Polytechnic School at the University of São Paulo (USP). In addition to his professorships, he works as a consultant after a career of 21 years as an entrepreneur, having founded and managed Axioma Informática , where he developed software, training programs and consulting services for the financial market. He has executed projects for banks, pension funds and software houses, including Bradesco, Citibank, HSBC, Itaú, Petros, Philips Seguridade Social, Western Asset Management, Legg Mason, Brasilprev, Queiroz Galvão Engenharia and Sungard. He also worked at Banco Itaú developing models to support decisions involving investment and funding rates and derivative operations for the treasury department in the Financial Vice-Presidency. He is a doctor of Finance from the School of Economics and Business Administration (EAESP) at the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV).


corpo_guy-cliquet_02Guy Cliquet do Amaral Filho

Associate Dean Certificates Programs

Master of Mecatronic Engineering from the Polytechnic School at the University of São Paulo (USP) and received a bachelor’s degree from the Technological Institute of Aeronautics (ITA). He holds professional certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute (PMI). In addition to his professorships, his career includes 25 years of experience in senior management positions at companies such as Twill, American Tool Companies, Synchro and Braskem. His experience in Project Management includes initiatives in the areas of Management Systems, Automation, Manufacturing, Software Development and Education. He is a doctor of Organizational Behavior from Tulane University (New Orleans).



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