Gain the skills to keep up in the fast-paced world of corporate finance and financial analytics with our full-time certificates, which can lead to a diploma program. Learn how finance connects corporations to the economy and consumers, and how to use financial analytics to optimize business operations, transactions and corporate strategy. Put your skills to work with an internship at a leading company in San Francisco or Silicon Valley.
Explore the newest financial trends and technologies through our full-time certificates. You'll learn how to build tools for directors and boards to seize business opportunities and build profitable strategies.
Start studying today to gain the skills employers need.
"The program gives you the practical skills to be more effective at your job. You learn about the effective way, what's going to work in a real-world application."
—Josh Fiedler, Private Wealth Manager at Merrill Private Wealth Management
Professional Diploma Program in Corporate Financial Analytics
Take both Corporate Finance and Financial Analytics certificates, add specialization electives, and you'll be eligible for an internship and Optional Practical Training with the two-semester Professional Diploma Program in Corporate Financial Analytics!
Gain real-world experience and launch your career.
Receive a diploma upon completion and be eligible for an internship and OPT.
- Length: 2 semesters
- Format: Full time
- OPT Qualified: Yes
- Internship Option: Yes
- Award: Diploma
- Cost: $22,000, plus the price of individual electives
Visit extension.berkeley.edu to search our course catalog.
Start Working Through an Internship or OPT
"Be ready to work hard and have one of the best experiences of your life."
—Instructor John Gonzales
19% growth rate through 2026 for financial managers.
"Students share things about their countries and how business is conducted in different parts of the world."
—Instructor Patricia Muscatelli
If you successfully complete the Corporate Finance or Financial Analytics certificate—or both—you can start working through a three-month internship at a leading San Francisco or Silicon Valley company!
- Put your newfound skills to work
- Gain work experience
- Build connections
- Expand your network
You'll see firsthand how a U.S. business runs, giving you a competitive edge when you're ready to land a full-time position in Corporate Finance or Financial Analytics.
Optional Practical Training (OPT)
Optional Practical Training is an opportunity for those studying in the United States with an F-1 visa to apply their knowledge with practical work experience. If you successfully complete both the Corporate Finance and Financial Analytics certificates, you'll be eligible to apply for paid temporary work authorization in the U.S., also known as Optional Practical Training (OPT).
Imagine yourself analyzing financial data for a company. Interpreting various sources of data to build a financial strategy. Or applying financial decisions to ensure a company's global success.
With OPT, you can apply everything you've learned to real-world projects and gain valuable work experience.
Our graduates are working at top companies, including:
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UC Berkeley Extension
San Francisco Campus
160 Spear St., Floors 5, 6 and 7
San Francisco, CA 94105
Program Requirements for International Students
Online Information Session
This program is structured so that international students can fulfill their Visa requirements for full-time study, as well as have the opportunity to be eligible for internships and Optional Practical Training (OPT).
English Proficiency Requirements
International applicants must submit official evidence of English-language proficiency. Sometimes exceptions to this requirement are made. Please note that the submission of language proficiency scores or other forms of verification does not guarantee acceptance into the program. Scores must be from the past two years.
|English Language Test||Minimum Score for Full-Time Certificates|
|TEM-4 or TEM-8||70|
Don't meet these requirements? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about your options.
Because this is a cohort-based program and full-time attendance is required to maintain your visa status, you must attend all scheduled courses.
F-1 Visa Application and F-1 Transfer Process
If you are not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States, you must apply for an F-1 student visa to attend this program. Non-U.S. citizens with a visitor visa (B-1, B-2) or under the Visa Waiver Program are not permitted to engage in full-time study. Your acceptance packet includes the Certificate of Eligibility (I-20) verifying that you have been admitted for full-time study.
If you are an F-1 student at a different U.S. institution, you must complete the F-1 transfer process to attend this program. The transfer must be initiated by your current school.
About the School
UC Berkeley Extension is an academic department within UC Berkeley and is located just a few blocks away from the main campus. This department offers short-term programming for international students ... Read More