Finance, Certificate

Finance, Certificate


The 9-course certificate program provides a comprehensive curriculum covering core aspects of financial theory and practice. In addition to five foundation courses and four electives (to be selected from the fields of Corporate Finance Finance, Investment Management and Analysis, Credit Analysis and Management, and Real Estate Finance), students must also complete a one-day Business Ethics seminar.

This program is ideal for working financial professionals who want to expand their current career prospects, individuals who are looking for a career transition into a finance-related position, or recent college graduates who are planning to pursue careers in the financial industry or need specific course work in finance for pre-MBA requirements. 

The Finance Certificate at UCLA Extension UCLA Extension is relevant for individuals interested in the following career paths: corporate finance, financial analysis, international finance, investment management, security analysis, banking, credit management & analysis, and real estate finance. In addition, the program provides relevant coursework for students considering the CMA, FP&A, and CFA certifications.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure


    • Basic Managerial Finance 
    • Advanced Managerial Finance 
    • Money, Banking, and the Financial Markets 
    • Financial Statement Analysis 
    • Fundamentals of Investing 

          English Language Requirements

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          Academic Requirements

          • Create a student profile, apply to your certificate program, and pay the candidacy fee
          • Navigate to the International Student Certificate Program Application and submit when all pages are complete
          • Pay international student fees.  You will be prompted to pay the international student fee when you submit your completed application. You will pay the remaining international student fees via the links on the international student fee page.
          • Send required documents to the International Student Office

          Tuition Fee

          • International Applies to you

            7180 USD/full
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 7180 USD for the full programme and a duration of  .
          • National Applies to you

            7180 USD/full
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 7180 USD for the full programme and a duration of  .
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          Estimated Total Cost: $9,000

          Living costs for Los Angeles

          • 1520 - 2570 USD/month
            Living Costs

          The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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