ACP International Finance


Learn the foundations of international finance and the history and structure of international financial markets. You will discover the basic forces behind international investment flows and gain an understanding of the financial management techniques used by multinational firms. Determine the functions of foreign exchange spot trading, forward and derivatives transactions, and learn alternative financing and payment methods.


  • Prepare for a career in corporate financial planning and analysis in a multinational company
  • Learn to develop practical financial spreadsheet models
  • Understand balance sheet and profit loss statements
  • Develop tactics to improve financial management processes
  • Gain a competitive edge in the global job market with an internship in a U.S. company

Certificate Requirements

In order to earn the International Finance Certificate, students must complete all the courses listed below with a grade “C” or better in each course.

All certificate programs at UC Irvine Extension require professional-level English language proficiency in listening and note-taking, reading comprehension and vocabulary, written expression, and oral presentation. International students who do not meet certificate program admissions requirements are invited to enroll in one of our English Language Programs.

Admission Requirements

As an optional last course and for an additional fee, you have the opportunity to apply academic theory and gain practical experience in a variety of businesses and industries for up to three months. A research project provides additional training. Also included in the internship are the Resume Development and Interviewing Skills workshops.
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Juste D. Houessou“Through the ACP in International Finance, I strengthened my financial knowledge and broadened my horizons. Moreover, when I came back to my home country, the ACP certificate was a great asset in obtaining an internship at a management & IT consulting firm in Paris.”
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Program Cost

Tuition for applications received by March 31, 2015:
  • Certificate: $7,500 (Approximate total cost: $12,300 USD, excludes airfare)
  • Internship: $2,100
Tuition effective April 1, 2015:
  • Certificate: $7,900
  • Internship: $2,400


Apr 4 - Jun 26
Apr 3 - Jun 24
Sept 19 - Dec 15
Sept 18 - Dec 10


Campus PhotoIntroduction to an ACP
Gain an overview of the American higher-educational system and acquire the academic skills to ensure your success in an ACP.

Professional Communications Seminar (PCS)

Understand American business culture, sharpen your communication and presentation skills, learn professional etiquette, and improve your business English.


  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Financial Mathematics Primer
  • Financial Modeling Primer
  • Survey of International Finance Markets
  • International Finance: Techniques and Operations
  • Financial Analysis Primer
  • Risk Management in the Multinational Firm