With the UC Berkeley Extension Certificate Program in Finance, you gain in-depth knowledge and skills to advance your career—in less time and at less cost than a master's degree requires. The integrated curriculum features both financial theory and practical tools. First, build a strong foundation with courses in risk, financial analysis and modeling, and corporate finance. Then, choose a specialization for further study:
The curriculum is overseen by an advisory board of business and education leaders and approved by the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business, ensuring your education is relevant and up-to-date. Courses are taught by working professionals with many years of practical business experience.
Note: This professional certificate begins only in the fall.
This certificate is ideal if you want to build a solid, practical understanding of corporate finance and acquire focused skills in the specialization that best suits your career goals. You are prepared for career change or advancement, whether you plan to raise capital, invest funds, manage assets and generate returns or, if you are interested in capital markets, want to create, acquire or sell financial instruments used in global financial markets.
International students in the Certificate Program in Finance must have a bachelor's degree. We also recommend you have a solid academic foundation in the basic areas of finance.
The curriculum consists of 4 required core courses, 3 required specialization courses, and 1 elective course for a total of 15 semester units (225 hours of instruction).
This certificate can be completed in one year.
The table contains the required courses for the Certificate Program in Finance, as well as the terms they are typically available for enrollment.
|Required Courses||Course #||Units||Fall||Spring||Summer|
|Fundamentals of Risk Management||X436.5||2||♦||♦||♦|
|Corporate Financial Analysis and Modeling||X435.6||1||♦||♦|
|Intermediate Corporate Finance||X444.1||2||♦||♦||♦|
|Investment Management Specialization Courses||Course #||Units||Fall||Spring||Summer|
|Financial Securities Analysis||X425.5||2||♦||♦|
|Investment Portfolio Management||X431.2||2||♦|
|Options and Other Financial Derivatives||X435.1||2||♦||♦||♦|
|Capital Markets Specialization Courses||Course #||Units||Fall||Spring||Summer|
|Advanced Portfolio and Risk Management||X436.6||2||♦|
|Debt Markets and Fixed-Income Securities||X436.3||2||♦||♦|
|Approved Electives||Course #||Units||Fall||Spring||Summer|
|Advanced Topics in Corporate Financial Modeling||X410.7||2||♦||♦|
|Basic Corporate Finance||X430.1||2||♦||♦||♦|
|Investments in Personal Financial Planning: General Principles and Methods||X433.3||2||♦||♦||♦|
|Understanding Wealth Management||X414.3||2||♦||♦|
Course availability is subject to change. Begin by enrolling in Fundamentals of Risk Management X436.5. We recommend that you also complete the one-day workshop Basic Financial Mathematics and Financial Calculators during your first semester.
To contact Evening Certificate Programs office, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call (510) 642-2564 or fax (510) 643-0216.
Don Davis, M.B.A.
Corporate Finance Consultant
Account Vice President, Wealth Management
John Gonzales, Ph.D.
Haas School of Business
Kirk Knapp, M.B.A., CFP
Emerald Management Advisers
Jeff Shen, Ph.D.
Managing Director, Head of Asia Equity
Barclays Global Investors
MDSCO Financial Advisers
WSZE Training and Consulting
Vice President, Investment Advisory Brokerage Service
Chair, Finance Advisory Board