• Application Deadline
  • 4 months


You explore the time value of money, capital budgeting, measurements of business performance and other financial concepts. You also examine mergers and acquisitions, risk management and financial restructuring. To make strong financial decisions that you can apply internationally, you study trade finance, the unique challenges of international financial management and the international monetary system. This rigorous Finance certificate at University of California, Berkeley is ideal preparation for an M.B.A. program, a career in the financial world or a future managing your own company.

Whether you're thinking about starting your own business, looking to move up in your company, or want to build your knowledge of global business and economic issues, you become more competitive in the global marketplace with an IDP certificate.

The programme is part of the International Diploma Programs of UC Berkeley Extension.

The programs offer a variety of undergraduate or graduate level courses. Current undergraduate students and recently graduated students are eligible to apply.


WASC accredited

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 4 months
    • Duration description
      Add another certificate and/or an internship for a 8- or 12-month experience.
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Required Courses

  • Financial Accounting: A User's Perspective
  • Basic Corporate Finance
  • Intermediate Corporate Finance
  • Investment Portfolio Management
  • International Finance
  • Business Valuation
  • Applied Corporate Finance (capstone course)

The program does not offer a degree, nevertheless you can select courses of an undergraduate or graduate level.


Fourth year university students and above, including working professionals.


Learn from instructors who are experts in their fields, bringing the coursework to life through real-world examples.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • Prerequisites: Three years of an undergraduate degree completed; previous study in economics, accounting or finance.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13600 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13600 USD for the full programme and a duration of 4 months.
  • National

    13600 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13600 USD for the full programme and a duration of 4 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Berkeley

  • 1750 - 2820 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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