Corporate Financial Analysis and Modeling

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"It's hard to fully express my dissatisfaction with the classes I took from the UC Berkeley Extension finance program (Corporate Financial Modeling and Analysis, Business Valuation). I was taking corporate finance classes because my boss suggested they might help round out my skills as a corporate strategy practitioner, so my goal was purely educational, not to meet a certification or achieve a prerequisite. I was only in it to learn. As such, I was highly disappointed.

I took classes at Berkeley Extension because I thought the Extension school would maintain a certain level of quality to protect the reputation of its brick and mortar institution. It did not. While training to deploy to Iraq years earlier, I had taken classes at American Military University, and those classes were atrocious (borderline fraudulent). I thought the Berkeley institution would be significantly better. It was not.

The Corporate Financial Modeling class was particularly bad. The "lecture" videos were literally some intern or research assistant reading boring slides word for word. He would butcher common finance terms like annuity, demonstrating that he had no knowledge of finance whatsoever. It...was...awful. The homework assignments came straight from the book and consisted only of reading the book. I literally would have learned just as much if I had read the book on my own without paying for the class. And the final project was so beyond the scope of the class that asking questions seemed futile because there were so many of them (I did ask some, and the replies from the professor were slow and generally uninsightful. But in general I just had to figure out how to do a valuation on my own). In sum, I came away feeling like I could have just read the textbook on my own and been equally enlightened, but without the annoyance of doing homework and taking a final exam.

So that's my Berkeley experience. I will never take a Berkeley class again (I hear Harvard's online courses are actually much better). Take my advice - if you're looking for corporate finance courses, look elsewhere. Or if you're just in it to learn, go buy a textbook and read it cover to cover, and save yourself the $950 per class.
" - 2019-03-16 10:45

"It's hard to fully express my dissatisfaction with the classes I took from the UC Berkeley Extension finance program (Corporate Financial Mo… read full review - 2019-03-16 10:45

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  • $645 (EDP 887208)


Catherine Pinkas, M.B.A., PMP, has been a project management professional for more than 15 years, managing projects in a variety of industries, including finance, construction, information technology, hospital management, business development and events management. She has led curriculum development and training for numerous companies, including Apple, Cisco Systems, Bank of America, Network Appliances, IBM and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Textbook(s) for this course: Financial Analysis with Microsoft Excel
Author: Timothy R. Mayes and To…

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  • Online course: Internet access required
  • Enroll anytime: You have 6 months to complete
  • $645 (EDP 887208)


Catherine Pinkas, M.B.A., PMP, has been a project management professional for more than 15 years, managing projects in a variety of industries, including finance, construction, information technology, hospital management, business development and events management. She has led curriculum development and training for numerous companies, including Apple, Cisco Systems, Bank of America, Network Appliances, IBM and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Textbook(s) for this course: Financial Analysis with Microsoft Excel
Author: Timothy R. Mayes and Todd M. Shank
Publisher: South-Western
Edition: 6th
Publication Year: 2011
ISBN: 1111826242



X435.6 (1 semester unit in Business Administration)

A requirement in the Certificate Program in Finance

This hands-on computer course provides the skills to apply the theories, concepts and tools covered in Basic Corporate Finance X430.1 and Intermediate Corporate Finance X444.1 to develop spreadsheet knowledge that you can use for effective financial analysis and decision making. Topics include developing spreadsheet skills for financial statement analysis and forecasting, stock and bond valuation, target capital structure estimation and capital budgeting. Note: The online section requires access to Microsoft Excel 2003 or later.
Prerequisites: Basic Corporate Finance X430.1, completion of or concurrent enrollment in Intermediate Corporate Finance X444.1 and basic proficiency with computer spreadsheets

Future-Term Courses and Enrollments

Courses are offered three terms per year: spring, summer, fall. Information about upcoming courses is available when enrollment opens each term.

  • Spring term: Enrollment opens in early December. Classes begin in January.
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  • Fall term: Enrollment opens in early July. Classes begin in August.

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San Francisco, Sat. Feb. 9, 1 pm, 5 meetings

Revised class schedule.

  • 5 meetings
  • Feb. 9 to March 9: Sat., 1-4 pm (no meeting Feb. 16); alsoFeb. 2: Sat., 2-5 pm(revised)
  • San Francisco: Room 812, UC Berkeley Extension Downtown Center, 425 Market St., 8th Floor (enter on Fremont St.)
  • $595 (EDP 316570)


Rajeev Sooreea, Ph.D., has several years of teaching and research experience at Pennsylvania State University. He has also worked for the vice president of investments at W. K. Kellogg Foundation in Michigan. Sooreea currently teaches international business and economics at Dominican University of California, and works as an economic consultant in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Noel Sithole
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Corporate Financial Analysis and Modeling

"It's hard to fully express my dissatisfaction with the classes I took from the UC Berkeley Extension finance program (Corporate Financial Modeling and Analysis, Business Valuation). I was taking corporate finance classes because my boss suggested they might help round out my skills as a corporate strategy practitioner, so my goal was purely educational, not to meet a certification or achieve a prerequisite. I was only in it to learn. As such, I was highly disappointed.

I took classes at Berkeley Extension because I thought the Extension school would maintain a certain level of quality to protect the reputation of its brick and mortar institution. It did not. While training to deploy to Iraq years earlier, I had taken classes at American Military University, and those classes were atrocious (borderline fraudulent). I thought the Berkeley institution would be significantly better. It was not.

The Corporate Financial Modeling class was particularly bad. The "lecture" videos were literally some intern or research assistant reading boring slides word for word. He would butcher common finance terms like annuity, demonstrating that he had no knowledge of finance whatsoever. It...was...awful. The homework assignments came straight from the book and consisted only of reading the book. I literally would have learned just as much if I had read the book on my own without paying for the class. And the final project was so beyond the scope of the class that asking questions seemed futile because there were so many of them (I did ask some, and the replies from the professor were slow and generally uninsightful. But in general I just had to figure out how to do a valuation on my own). In sum, I came away feeling like I could have just read the textbook on my own and been equally enlightened, but without the annoyance of doing homework and taking a final exam.

So that's my Berkeley experience. I will never take a Berkeley class again (I hear Harvard's online courses are actually much better). Take my advice - if you're looking for corporate finance courses, look elsewhere. Or if you're just in it to learn, go buy a textbook and read it cover to cover, and save yourself the $950 per class.
" - 2019-03-16 10:45

"It's hard to fully express my dissatisfaction with the classes I took from the UC Berkeley Extension finance program (Corporate Financial Mo… read full review - 2019-03-16 10:45

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