Investor relations professionals
are the pivotal link between their organization and the outside world. They are a key corporate resource, disseminating information
to shareholders, financial professionals, and potential investors about their company's competencies, competitive advantages,
strengths, weaknesses, strategies, vision and mission – the objective being to ensure that the company will be accurately
valued in the marketplace.
This certificate program was developed in collaboration with the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI), the recognized
authority in investor relations. Courses in this program are based on the Standards of Practice for Investor Relations, which contains information that the Institute has determined
investor relations professionals need to know and understand.
Who Should Attend
Entry-level and experienced communications professionals, corporate, financial and investment personnel, private company owners
who are considering going public, and individuals from other fields will benefit from this program.
A certificate is awarded upon completion of six required courses each with a grade of "C" or above for a total of 165
hours of instruction. Please apply for certificate candidacy by the end of your third
After you have completed all requirements, you may request to receive your official certificate by completing the
Request for Certificate Form and returning it to our offices as noted on the form. All requirements must be completed
within five (5) years after the student enrolls in his/her first course.
On-site Training Available
Our Corporate Training specialists can deliver this program or customize one that fits your organization’s specific needs. Visit Corporate Training or call (949) 824-1847 for information.
English Proficiency Requirement
All certificate programs at UC Irvine Extension (classroom and online formats) require
professional-level English language proficiency in listening and note-taking, reading
comprehension and vocabulary, written expression, and oral presentation.