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General Business Studies with Concentration in Finance

Learn the corporate finance, financial analysis, and banking skills required for a career in the business world. We recommend you speak with one of our student advisors before beginning this program. This certificate can be completed online or in the classroom.

This program is perfect for...

  • Those whose jobs or interests lead them to seek certification in financial management topics
  • Professionals whose organizations require them to take courses in management and finance
  • Working professionals in banking and finance looking for advanced certification
  • People interested in how corporations are financed in a global economy

What you can learn.

  • Understand how banks and other financial institutions operate in a globalized world
  • Examine the methods and sources of financing for corporations
  • Study the mechanics of financial statement analysis
  • Learn advanced corporate finance topics

What our students say about our certificates.

What our certificates have done for our students.

85%

feel a certificate helped them enhance their careers

1 in 4

received a salary increase after starting a certificate program

50%

switched careers after completing a certificate program

85%

recommend a certificate program to others

Source: UCLA Extension Certificate Graduates Survey

Program Curriculum:

The General Business Studies with Concentration in Finance program curriculum is a total of 36 units, consisting of:

  • 16 units of required coursework focused in finance
  • One required ethics seminar
  • Additional 20 units of elective coursework in the business management discipline (MGMT X 1-199 and 400-499)*

Courses are typically four units each, but can vary. An average student may take a total of nine courses, plus one required ethics seminar, to complete this program.

*Some elective courses may not be available for open enrollment and can only be taken with instructor approval, such as internships, accelerated courses and some advanced courses. Please consult with a student advisor for more information.
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Student Advising

Before enrolling, connect with a student advisor who’ll help customize your course of study and address all needs, interests, and goals.

To prepare for your appointment, consider the following:

  • What’s your expectation of this certificate program?
  • Are you looking to learn the basics of business essentials -OR- more specialized/advanced business management topics?
  • For your concentration, do you want intro level courses, or should we know about prior academic & career experience? 

Contact us: 310-206-7247 or fmpcertificate@uclaextension.edu

Courses

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

Finance Requirement

Complete 4 courses (16 units) from courses numbered MGMT X 1-199 or X 400-499 in Finance.

Ethics Requirement
MGMT 891.02
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Electives - Business Management

Complete 20 units (typically 5 courses) from courses numbered MGMT X 1-199 or X 400-499 in the business management discipline. You may take additional finance courses or select from courses in:

Accounting, Taxation & Internal Audit

Finance & Investments

Entrepreneurship & Small Business

Human Resources Management

International Trade & Commerce

Leadership & Management

Marketing, Advertising & PR

Project Management and Technical Management

Real Estate

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

7200.00

Estimated program textbook/materials

1000.00

*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.

The Certificate in General Business Studies with Concentration 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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