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Discover a wide range of finance classes in Los Angeles that will equip you with the knowledge and skills to excel in the business world. From introductory courses to advanced topics, you'll gain valuable insights and strategies to make informed financial decisions.

3 classes in-person in Los Angeles have spots left, and 12 classes live online are available.

Financial Modeling Bootcamp

NYC Career Centers - Virtually Online

Master the art of financial modeling, corporate finance, and accounting principles with this intensive course. Build a comprehensive Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) model and gain advanced Excel skills to create accurate financial models quickly. Prepare for investment banking and financial analyst interviews with a financial model to showcase your skills.

Friday Jan 5th, 10am–5pm Eastern Time

 (3 sessions)


3 sessions

Investment Bootcamp

Santa Monica College @ 1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA

Retirement Plans--Mutual Fund – Annuities: Whether you’re a beginning or an experienced investor, here’s a practical way to evaluate and judge investment choices. Find out about the mechanics and potential return on mutual funds, annuities, stocks, bonds, and real estates.  Discover tax strategies that allow you to keep more of what you earn.   Learn the secrets of the money-management principles used by successful investors...

Tuesday Jan 23rd, 6:30–9pm Pacific Time

Retirement Planning Today

East Los Angeles College @ 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Los Angeles, CA

Due to recent and ongoing tax law changes, an uncertain future for Social Security and the shift toward employee-directed retirement plans, the need for sound financial strategies has never been greater.  In straightforward language, this class explains time-tested strategies that help you to make informed financial decisions. Whether your objective is to build a nest egg, protect your assets or preserve your lifestyle throughout retirement,...

Saturday Mar 9th, 9–11am Pacific Time

 (2 sessions)


2 sessions

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AMA's Finance Workshop for Non-Financial Executives

American Management Association

Enhance your financial acumen and make more informed business decisions with AMA's comprehensive program that covers all the principles of corporate finance. Learn how to interpret financial statements, analyze financial ratios, and understand the workings of financial markets to increase shareholder value. This workshop is designed for non-financial executives seeking to gain a complete financial education.

Monday Jan 29th, 10am–6pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)


4 sessions

Wise Finances (Virtual 6-Week Workshop)

Silvia Gonzalez @ Live Online

Transform your relationship with money and develop a richer, healthier attitude towards your finances in this unique workshop that combines financial literacy with mindful practices. Discover how to create a budget, incorporate mindful routines, and heal your relationship with money on a deeper level. Don't miss out on this opportunity to rediscover a new and empowered approach to your finances.

Saturday Jan 13th, 10am–12pm Eastern Time

 (6 sessions)


6 sessions

Virtual Wise Finances Workshop – Routine

Silvia Gonzalez @ Live Online

Learn how to implement routines, cultivate stability, and reduce financial fear and anxiety in this unique workshop. Discover the power of mindfulness in managing your finances and healing your relationship with money on a deeper level. Don't miss out on this transformative experience!

Sunday Jan 28th, 10am–12pm Eastern Time

Virtual Wise Finances Workshop – Debt

Silvia Gonzalez @ Live Online

Learn how to understand and manage your debt, create a budget, explore debt relief strategies, increase your income, and practice mindfulness to ease your financial stress in this transformative workshop.

Sunday Jan 7th, 10am–12pm Eastern Time

Virtual Wise Finances Workshop – Financial Planning

Silvia Gonzalez @ Live Online

Transform your relationship with money and gain financial peace of mind with Wise Finances. Learn how to incorporate mindfulness into your finances, set short-term and long-term goals, create a financial plan, and design a budget for success. Join us for a transformative workshop that addresses both the mechanics of finances and the person behind them.

Sunday Dec 17th, 10am–12pm Eastern Time

Virtual Wise Finances Workshop – Rebuilding Credit

Silvia Gonzalez @ Live Online

Transform Your Relationship with Money and Rebuild Your Credit with the Wise Finances Workshop at Silvia Gonzalez. Discover mindful practices, FICO score components, credit report strategies, and budgeting techniques to achieve financial success. Take the first step towards a healthier financial future.

Sunday Feb 4th, 10am–12pm Eastern Time

Virtual Wise Finances Workshop - FICO Score

Silvia Gonzalez @ Live Online

Discover the power of your FICO score and how it can guide your financial journey. Learn why it matters, who uses it, and how to improve it. Uncover the secrets to financial success and find peace of mind in this transformative workshop.

Sunday Jan 14th, 10am–12pm Eastern Time

Virtual Wise Finances Workshop – Divorcing Financially

Silvia Gonzalez @ Live Online

Discover the key to achieving a peaceful divorce with the Virtual Wise Finances Workshop at Silvia Gonzalez. Learn how to detach financially from your partner, create a budget, and effectively communicate with your partner and lawyers. Gain the tools needed for a smooth transition and save on legal expenses.

Sunday Dec 10th, 10am–12pm Eastern Time

Financial Modeling Bootcamp

NYIM Training - Virtually Online

Master the advanced Excel, financial modeling, corporate finance, and accounting skills you need to succeed as a financial analyst. Build a financial model to value a public company and learn industry best practices from experienced professionals. Prepare for a successful career in finance at NYIM Training.

Friday Jan 5th, 10am–5pm Eastern Time

 (3 sessions)


3 sessions

Financial Forecasting

American Management Association

Enhance your financial analysis skills and gain the ability to develop accurate and robust forecasts in this hands-on seminar. Join industry professionals in mastering the key components of forecasting and learn how to interpret and appraise forecasts effectively, regardless of the source. Take this opportunity to strengthen your forecasting abilities and gain valuable insights into your company's future.

Tuesday Mar 5th, 11am–5pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)


4 sessions

Intro to Financial Accounting

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Learn how to analyze financial statements and reports in this hands-on course. Gain a better understanding of accounting concepts by examining the financial statements of well-known companies like Facebook, Amazon, and Apple. Develop the skills necessary to interpret financial metrics and ratios used by analysts.

Thursday Jan 11th, 10am–5pm Eastern Time


Financial Modeling Bootcamp

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Master the art of financial modeling in this intensive course that will take you from beginner to advanced Excel skills while teaching you essential finance and accounting concepts. Create a comprehensive financial model for a real company and gain the knowledge and skills needed for success in the world of finance.

Friday Jan 5th, 10am–5pm Eastern Time

 (3 sessions)


3 sessions

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Discover the Best Finance Classes in Los Angeles

Even though finance is a term most people are familiar with, they may not realize the steps involved in understanding it. Everyone has a bank account in which they deposit and withdraw money. Governments and large companies store money in large financial accounts. Finance is concerned with managing that money.

To learn about finance, you need to take into account several factors. Personal finances refer to how you manage your finances daily, and corporate finance refers to how businesses manage their finances daily. Finally, public finance refers to how governments manage revenues, expenditures, and debts. All three areas of finance include investing, budgeting, lending, saving, forecasting, borrowing, and studying money, which all contribute to each other. The world of finance is full of career opportunities, as every business needs money to run, so learning finance can help you find work in every industry worldwide.

Best Finance Classes & Schools in Los Angeles

In Los Angeles, students have many choices to learn about finance in person. One of those choices is Santa Monica College. Santa Monica College offers students a unique educational experience with vast resources. Classes offered through their community education program offer students a way to enhance their skills or careers. These fee-based classes make it easier for more community members to attend. Students interested in learning finance and how to invest can take the Investment Bootcamp. This three-hour course covers the mechanics and returns on mutual funds, annuities, stocks, real estate, and bonds. Students will also learn to evaluate and judge investment choices while learning different tax strategies to help keep what they earn. Students who choose to attend Santa Monica College must have a valid California ID to enroll in any in-person course. 

Another option students have is Los Angeles City College (LACC). LACC offers classes supporting the community as they offer for-credit and noncredit courses. The noncredit courses are for community members who wish to continue their education in different skills or enhance their careers. A main program that many financial professionals use is Quickbooks. QuickBooks manages the finance side of a business or personal finances. Those interested in pursuing a financial career might be interested in taking the QuickBooks Fundamentals 1 course. Students will learn the fundamentals of the program, from navigating the software to reconciling bank accounts. The course is one day and lasts eight hours. 

General Assembly offers an Intro to Finance course where students can learn to understand their finances. The course covers how to build financial plans and provides tips to help individuals understand their personal finances. No prior financial knowledge is required for this course. 

PACE Business Development Center offers a How to Finance Your Business course for students interested in starting their small businesses. Students will learn about programs and resources that the US Small Business Administration provides. Students will understand a loan application and how to use the credit to start a business. 

Los Angeles Industries That Use Finance

Since finance is important in all industries in some way or another, you have various options. You may choose a school or course that aligns with the industry in which you want to apply your financial skills. However, when it comes to finance, you may not know which industry you want to enter. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, between 2022 and 2023 around 3500 financial jobs were lost, making it a highly competitive market. In Los Angeles, several key industries could benefit from your skills in finances, including:

  • Aerospace: Financing in this industry refers to financing the purchase or creation of an aircraft.
  • Information Technology: When combining IT and finance, you typically create new technology for the financial industry. However, there are still financial jobs that deal with the financial data of IT companies. 
  • Entertainment: When looking at the entertainment industry and finance, you are typically looking at funding big entertainment projects. Being a major industry in the area, each project must be properly financed, so studios and individuals can continue to make money. 
  • Fashion: When looking at the financial side of fashion, typically, you are dealing with the business side, like product sales. However, this can also relate to buying from vendors. 

Finance Jobs & Salaries in Los Angeles

Each aspect of the financial world is different and will require different skills, which can be acquired through training. After deciding which industry to pursue with your financial skills, you may wonder what position you want to obtain. In Los Angeles, you can pursue various financial positions. These positions include:

  • Financial Analysts will analyze financial data and make recommendations based on that data. In LA, they make around $75,000 annually. 
  • Accountants ensure all documents are clear and accurate. Accountants must have strong mathematical skills and communicate their conclusions to various audiences. In LA, Accountants make around $70,000 per year. 
  • Personal Bankers work in banks and assist customers with opening accounts and obtaining loans. They make around $45,000 per year. 
  • Financial Advisors work with clients to assess and guide them toward their financial goals. They will help their clients establish healthy and obtainable financial plans. On average, in Los Angeles, they make around $85,000 annually. 
  • Risk Analysts assist companies wanting to expand or invest in new markets. On average, they make around $95,000 in the Los Angeles area.

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