Learn from Haas Professor James Webb, Ph.D., in our Introduction to Financial Accounting course starting Nov. 27.
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Getting Started

We recommend that you start with Introduction to Financial Accounting UGBA XB102A.


Online Availability

This certificate can be completed completely online.


Duration of Study

Most students complete the curriculum in two years.


Estimated Cost


Our Accounting certificate is ranked #2 by Accounting Degree Review, an independent resource for current and prospective accounting and finance students. Read more.

As new Certified Public Accountant (CPA) educational requirements and updated International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) come to the fore, the need for additional expertise to implement global standards is crucial. Gain a current, thorough understanding of accounting principles, reporting practices and regulatory requirements. Benefit from a curriculum that is overseen by an advisory board of business and education leaders and approved by UC Berkeley Haas School of Business. 

Note: Effective Sept. 1, 2017, Introduction to Financial Accounting and Introduction to Managerial Accounting are now required courses. If you have questions or need further guidance, please call (510) 642-4231 or email the department at extension-business@berkeley.edu.