Global Business & Finance Institute


Gbfi is committed to achieving student success by offering experiential learning opportunities in financial services which supplement existing academic programs.  Programs are delivered by Gbfi staff, WPU professors and members of the business community and encompass individual workshops, international training programs and certificate programs. With the support from the Financial Center, the university's state-of-the-art simulated trading floor, students are given a unique opportunity to learn using industry standard software and data feeds.

  • Microsoft Excel Certification - Learn how to use Microsoft excel for the business world with exercises and videos from LinkedIn through WPU. Once the certification test is passed, a certification for that level of the course will be provided.
  • Credit Analyst Training Program - The course will provide a rigorous and hands-on exposure to the world of commercial credit as practiced in commercial banking.  This will involve both a macro overview of the issue of bank credit and a hands-on learning of how to analyze, evaluate and understand a borrower’s (commercial) credit needs and how the bank could meet those needs. 
  • Executive Lecture Series - Gbfi invites distinguished speakers from industry, government organizations and academia to provide insights into relevant issues. 
  • Financial Lab Training - Gbfi staff offers both workshops and individual training on software housed on the university trading floor. Areas of training include Excel, Bloomberg Professional, Thomson Datastream, Morningstar, and other platforms.

  • Private Equity Workshop - A two-day workshop where students will be exposed to private company valuation and financial analysis. Students will create a financial model, comparable company analysis and discounted cash flow analysis. In addition, students will gain a perspective into fundamental business analysis and drivers of value as well as relevant risks.