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Become a more effective leader, manager or supervisor through practical, skill-based learning in the Certificate Program in Leadership and Management. Grounded in the practical aspects of day-to-day management, the curriculum develops knowledge and skills useful to a position of influence, even if you are not in a formal management role. Courses in how to build managerial excellence equip you to better understand the latest principles, strategic concepts, philosophies and advanced applications in management and leadership. The curriculum is overseen by an advisory board of business and education leaders and approved by the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business, ensuring your education is relevant and up to date. The certificate prepares you to take on higher-level job responsibilities, improves your current managerial performance, helps you develop a big-picture view of management and enables you to communicate more effectively.

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Required CoursesWe recommend starting with Effective Leadership and Management: Understanding and Influencing the Dynamics of Organizations BUS ADM X498.4.
Course Number Course Title Units / CEUs Delivery Options Status
BUS ADM X498.4 Effective Leadership and Management: Understanding and Influencing the Dynamics of Organizations 2 Classroom Not Available
BUS ADM X451.3 Business Negotiating 2 Classroom Not Available
BUS ADM X499.3 Leadership, Influence and Power in Organizations 2 Classroom Available
BUS ADM X411.9 Managing Change and Ambiguity in the Workplace 1 Classroom Available
BUS ADM X498.9 Organizational Communication Strategies for Managers 2 Classroom Available
ElectivesYou may choose any UC Berkeley Extension course offered in Business and Management to be taken for elective credit, but you must first check with the department for approval.
Course Number Course Title Units / CEUs Delivery Options Status
BUS ADM X443.8 Action Planning and Management for a New Business Venture 2 Classroom Available
BUS ADM X404.7 Business Communication: Writing and Speaking 2 Classroom Available
BUS ADM X412.5 Corporate Financial Management 2 Classroom Available
BUS ADM X406.6 Essentials of Business 2 Online, Classroom Available
BUS ADM X475.4 Essentials of Management 2 Classroom Available
BUS ADM X460.1 Introduction to Marketing 2 Online, Classroom Available
BUS ADM X499.7 Leadership for Entrepreneurs 1 Not Available
BUS ADM X454.8 Making Power Moves: Women and Leadership 2 Classroom Available
BUS ADM X499.2 Mediation and Conflict Resolution 2 Classroom Available
BUS ADM X474.1 Moving on Up: Women and Leadership 2 Not Available
BUS ADM X490.1 Organization and Management 2 Online, Classroom Available
BUS ADM X491.2 Organization Development and Change 2 Classroom Available
BUS ADM X474.8 Power and Influence: Women and Leadership 2 Not Available
BUS ADM X493.9 Talent Management and Workforce Development 2 Classroom Available
COMPSCI X404.4 Technology Leadership 2 Classroom Available

Course availability is subject to change. Courses offered in both online and classroom environments are interchangeable; if both delivery options are available, you may choose either option.

To enroll, click on a course title above and choose a section. You may enroll in individual courses without registering for a certificate or program.

Prerequisites for Admission

There are no prerequisites for the Certificate Program in Leadership and Management, but a bachelor's degree is recommended.

Curriculum Requirements

The curriculum comprises 5 required courses and 4 units of electives (usually 2 courses) for a total of 13 semester units (195 hours of instruction). Candidates must pay a nonrefundable certificate registration fee.

You must take all courses for a letter grade. To receive the certificate, you must maintain an overall minimum 2.5 grade point average, with a grade of C or better in each course. A Certificate with Distinction will be awarded to those who complete the certificate with a GPA of 3.7 or higher. All coursework must be completed within five years of registering for the certificate. By taking two courses per term, you can complete the coursework within four semesters (one-and-a-half years).

How to Register

By registering, you declare your intention to complete the curriculum. To register online for the Certificate Program in Leadership and Management, complete these two steps:

  1. Submit the online registration, and complete your student account profile if you are a new student.
  2. Pay the nonrefundable registration fee through your shopping cart.

You may also send the mail-in registration form with your credit card information or personal check.

We recommend that you register for the Certificate Program in Leadership and Management before you begin your second course in the curriculum.

Estimated Cost

Each course is priced individually, and you pay the course fee at the time of enrollment. The certificate has an estimated total cost of $5,425 (not including course materials or registration fee). Course fees are subject to change.

Certificate and Award Request

Once you have completed the certificate coursework, notify UC Berkeley Extension that you have completed the curriculum and request your certificate. Send an email to or call (510) 642-4231. After your records have been reviewed, verified, and approved, your certificate will be sent to you in the mail. The review of your records is usually completed within six to eight weeks after you request the certificate.

Advisory Board

Chris Arnold
Senior Vice President, Wholesale Customer Analysis
Wells Fargo
Former Instructor
UC Berkeley Extension

Heather Bowker, M.S.
Executive Coach
Talent Management Consultant

Terri Lynn Cardona, M.S.
Vice President, Human Resources
Prometheus Real Estate Group

Mary DeShaw
Interim Director, Retirement Operations
University of California Office of the President

Kathy Duarte, M.B.A
Senior Director, Compensation, Benefits, HRIS

James Fitzgibbon, D.P.T., O.C.S.
Regional School Administrator
Kaiser Permanente School of Allied Health Sciences

Terry Hird, M.B.A.
Business Consultant
UC Berkeley Extension

Robert J. Koran, M.B.A.
Adjunct Professor of Management, School of Business and Professional Studies
University of San Francisco

Jennifer Selby Long, M.A.
Management Consultant
Principal, Founder
Selby Group

Tim McMahon, D.B.A.
Professor of Management, C. T. Bauer College of Business
University of Houston

Wai Poc, M.B.A.
Principal, Human Resources for RandD

Holly Schroth, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer
Haas School of Business
UC Berkeley

Glenn Tobe, M.A.
Management Consultant
The Tobe-Schnur Group
UC Berkeley Extension

Wai-Kin Wong, M.S.E.E.
Engineer Director, Network Management Technology Group
Cisco Systems

On-Site Training

UC Berkeley Extension offers customized programs tailored to your corporate training specifications and delivered where and when you choose. Designed to fit your needs, time frame and budget, our convenient on-site training aims to increase employee performance and retention without losing precious work time. Learn more.