Gain the skills to keep up in the fast-paced world of corporate finance and financial analytics with our full-time Immersives and Professional 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 immersives, which can lead to a full diploma. 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 Immersives, add a Capstone Portfolio course and three 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!

You've mastered the skills, now it's time to put them to work. Combine two Immersives and focused electives to be eligible for an internship and OPT. 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

Specialization Electives

Art & Design

  • User Research for UX
  • Visual Design Principles
  • Introduction to UX Design
  • AutoCAD

Behavioral Health Sciences

  • Counseling and Psychotherapy as a Career Option
  • Psychology of Personality
  • Introduction to Counseling Techniques in the Treatment of Substance Use Disorders
  • Abnormal Psychology

Business & Management

  • Mediation and Conflict Resolution
  • Managing Change and Ambiguity in the Workplace
  • Investments in Personal Financial Planning: General Principles and Methods
  • Behavioral Finance

Education

  • Idiomatic English and Oral Communication Skills for ESL
  • Cross-Cultural Communication

Environmental, Tech and Environmental Management

  • Javascript and jQuery: An Introduction
  • Management in the Construction Industry

Humanities

  • Writing Skills Workshop

Sciences, Mathematics & Biotechnology

  • Immunology
  • Genetics
  • Biochemistry
  • Quantitative Analysis: Applications in Clinical Chemistry

Fall 2019 Cohort

  • Dates: September 4–December 12, 2019
  • Application Due: July 22, 2019

Spring 2020 Cohort

  • Dates: January 15–May 15, 2020
  • Application Due: November 18, 2019

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

Industry Growth
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

Internships

If you successfully complete the Corporate Finance or Financial Analytics Immersive—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 Immersives, 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:

  • Salesforce
  • Adobe
  • SAP
  • Apple
  • IBM
  • Google
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Intuit
  • Macy's

Your Classroom

Berkeley: Located just a few blocks away from the UC Berkeley campus.

UC Berkeley Extension
Golden Bear Center
1995 University Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94704

San Francisco: Located in the bustling downtown area.

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 Professional Diploma Program
TOEFL 79
IELTS 6.5
Cambridge Advanced 176

Don't meet these requirements? Apply to our 6-week summer English program (July–August) to raise your English-language proficiency.

To be eligible, you must meet the following English-language requirements:

  • 74–78 TOEFL
  • 6 IELTS

Learn more by emailing summerimmersive@berkeley.edu.

PDP Program Requirement

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 PDP. 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 (PDP is full time). Your PDP 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 PDP. The transfer must be initiated by your current school.

Program taught in:
English

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Last updated July 3, 2019
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Sep 4, 2019
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22,000 USD
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July 22, 2019
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