Globalization, a growing economy, and our complex tax and regulatory environments are driving employment growth for business and financial operations occupations. The exponential use of big data and technological improvement show strong support for the 5 percent employment growth.

Interested in a demanding career in this field, but not sure which avenue to take? Read on:

Accountants and auditors
Prepare and examine financial records of clients and at nearly all companies and institutions. They strive to make financial records accurate and useful, producing reliable information so that managers, investors and other stakeholders can make informed decisions and that organizations can run efficiently.
Financial analysts
Evaluate investment opportunities when new businesses are established or existing ones expand. In addition, emerging markets throughout the world provide new investment opportunities, which require expertise in the geographic regions where those markets are located.
Financial planners and analysts
Reside at the intersection of accounting, economics and finance. Within the company, an FP&A professional will interpret the financial results of every business function, including sales, marketing, R&D, operations, customer service and administration.
Personal financial planners
Provide sound advice to clients on investments, insurance, mortgages, college savings, estate planning, taxes and retirement.

Ready to meet this employment demand? Get started today with a course or a certificate!

Programs

Our program curricula are designed to teach theory and practical skills to enable you to change careers or advance in your current position. Classes are offered in classroom and multiple online formats to meet the needs of working professionals. Most programs can be started at any time.

Our program curricula are designed to teach theory and practical skills to enable you to change careers or advance in your current position. Classes are offered in classroom and multiple online formats to meet the needs of working professionals.

Courses

Offered in myriad subject areas, classes give you the flexibility to gain a high-quality education and earn credits on your schedule. Choose from multiple formats to meet your needs. Enroll in just the course or courses that interest you—no application necessary.

Offered in myriad subject areas, classes give you the flexibility to gain a high-quality education and earn credits on your schedule. Choose from multiple formats to meet your needs.

Boot Camps

Hyper-focused, cohort-based education in high-demand areas such as cybersecurity, FinTech, coding and more. Complete in 24 weeks (part time) or 12 weeks (full time).

Full-Time Programs

Join a cohort of students for an in-person, semester-based, collaborative program. Learn from industry experts from the Bay Area and Silicon Valley through four courses in a 15-week semester.

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Events

Learn From Leading Practitioners

In our annual Personal Financial Planning Career Night, our esteemed panel talked about the personal financial planning field, industry trends, career paths and the choices they made in building their careers.

International Students Study Options

Students from different nationalities working together

Online Learning

Take online programs and courses from anywhere in the world! Receive a Berkeley-quality education from the comfort of your home—no visa or application required.

Visiting-Student Programs

Study abroad on a student visa for a semester or academic year with our full-time programs. You must apply and be admitted to one of our full-time programs to obtain a student visa.

Learn more about your visiting-student options.