certificate

Finance

Learn core aspects of financial theory and practice. This certificate helps prepare students to meet the market demand for qualified financial professionals. This certificate can be completed online or in the classroom. 

This program is perfect for...

  • Working financial professionals who want to expand their current career prospects
  • Recent college graduates planning to pursue careers in the financial industry
  • Individuals looking for a career transition into a finance-related position
  • Students considering the CFA®, CMA®, and FP&A certifications

What you can learn.

  • Cultivate an improved understanding of corporate finance, financial forecasting, and capital structures
  • Gain expertise in areas such as investment analysis, portfolio management, and capital markets
  • Understand how banks and other financial institutions operate in a globalized world
  • Learn balance sheet and income statement analysis, ratio analysis, and cash flow analysis

About this program.

financial professional

This 9-course certificate program provides a comprehensive curriculum covering core aspects of financial theory and practice. It is designed to meet the market demand for qualified financial professionals and is suited specifically for individuals who want to expand their current career prospects in the filed or transition into a finance-related position. The program also provides foundation coursework for students considering the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®), Certified Management Accountant (CMA®), and Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) certifications.

Students may also tailor their electives to focus in the following disciplines: corporate finance, investment management and analysis, real estate finance, and credit analysis and management

The program is taught by industry experts who combine the latest in financial information with real world experience. Courses in this certificate program are offered both online and in the classroom. The program can be completed 100% online. 

What our students say about our certificates.

What this certificate has done for our students.

77%

feel the certificate helped them enhance their careers

1 in 2

received a salary increase after starting the certificate

50%

switched careers after completing the certificate program

81%

recommend the certificate program to others

Source: UCLA Extension Certificate Graduates Survey

Courses

Click below to view the required and elective courses, if applicable, for this program.

Required Courses
MGMT X 432.3
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
MGMT X 433.01
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
MGMT X 430.135
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
MGMT X 130A
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
MGMT X 130B
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Ethics Requirement
MGMT 833.380
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Electives

Students must complete four elective courses.

MGMT X 477.95
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
MGMT X 475.4
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
MGMT X 477.9
Typically Offered: Winter, Spring, Summer
MGMT X 460.923
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
MGMT X 460.983
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Summer
MGMT X 460.988
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring
MGMT X 433.02
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
MGMT X 433.03
Typically Offered: Winter
MGMT X 433.032
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
MGMT X 433.033
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
MGMT X 430.611
Typically Offered: Winter, Summer
MGMT X 430.612
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
MGMT X 430.613
Typically Offered: Spring
MGMT X 430.614
Typically Offered: Summer
MGMT X 430.616
Typically Offered: Fall
MGMT X 430.131
Typically Offered: Winter
MGMT X 430.132
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
MGMT X 430.136
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
MGMT X 430.137
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring
MGMT X 430.15
Typically Offered: Spring
MGMT X 430.326
Typically Offered: Winter
MGMT X 422
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
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Estimated Cost Breakdown

All courses in this program are paid for individually, unless otherwise noted. An application form is required to establish candidacy in this program. From the 'Apply Now' button, complete the online application and pay the application fee if applicable.

Application & Candidacy Fee

200.00

Estimated Program Tuition

7180.00

Estimated program textbook/materials

1620.00

*The Application & Candidacy Fee establishes your candidacy in the program for a period of time covering normal progress toward completion and may allow you to access a variety of program benefits.

**Federal Financial Aid Gainful Employment Disclosures

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges and universities to disclose certain information for any financial aid eligible program that, “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation”. This information includes program costs; occupations that the program prepares students to enter; occupational profiles; on time completion rate; and for the most recent award year: the number of students who have completed the program, the number of students who complete the program within the estimated duration, the job placement rate, and the median Title IV and private loan debt incurred by those who complete the program. For gainful employment information for this program, visit our Financial Aid page.

An internship in finance is an opportunity to gain practical experience with leading firms and companies covering a variety of finance and investment-related job functions for a minimum of 120 hours. 

Internships are available to current Finance Certificate students who have have completed a minimum of five courses from the program's curriculum.

Learn More

The Certificate in Finance is approved for international students (F-1 student visa).

International applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency by submitting test scores from either TOEFL, IELTS or iTEP. Some applicants may be exempt from this requirement if certain criteria are met. 

English language proficiency (minimum*):

  • TOEFL iBT: 87
  • IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall
  • iTEP Academic-Plus: 4.5 
*Admitted international students whose test scores are below 100 on TOEFL iBT, 7.0 on the IELTS Academic, or 5.1 on the iTEP Academic-Plus will be required to take 1-2 supplemental English as a Second Language courses.

 

Learn more:

Academic Requirements & English Language Proficiency

International Students: How to Apply

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