The Certificate Program in Business Administration introduces the fundamental concepts and practices of business to develop a broad-based, practical understanding of its context, purpose and underlying functional areas: accounting, economics, finance, marketing and management. Whether you're a new business manager or a professional seeking a career transition with greater business responsibility, this certificate employs materials and techniques that are consistent with modern principles and best practices, providing knowledge and skills that you can use immediately. You also get the advantage of a curriculum that is overseen by an advisory board of business and education leaders; approved by the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business; and taught by working professionals with many years of practical business experience.
This certificate is ideal if you wish to change careers, enhance your existing career in business or demonstrate a commitment to professional development.
International students in the Certificate Program in Business Administration must have a bachelor's degree.
The curriculum consists of 6 required courses and 1 elective course for a total of 15 semester units (225 hours of instruction).
This certificate can be completed in nine months to one year.
The table contains the required courses for the Certificate Program in Business Administration, as well as the terms they are typically available for enrollment.
|Required Courses||Course #||Units||Fall||Spring||Summer|
|Principles of Management Accounting||X421.5||3||♦||♦||♦|
|Essentials of Business||X406.6||2||♦||♦||♦|
|Applied Economics for Business (Formerly Essentials of Economics)||X402.8||2||♦||♦||♦|
|Corporate Financial Management (Formerly Fundamentals of Finance)||X412.5||2||♦||♦||♦|
|Introduction to Marketing||X460.1||2||♦||♦||♦|
|Organization and Management||X490.1||2||♦||♦||♦|
|Business Communication: Writing and Speaking||X404.7||2||♦||♦||♦|
|Essentials of Management||X475.4||2||♦||♦||♦|
|Fundamentals of Risk Management||X436.5||2||♦||♦|
|Introduction to Macroeconomics||X3||3||♦||♦||♦|
|Introduction to Microeconomics||X2||3||♦||♦||♦|
Course availability is subject to change. We recommend that you start the certificate curriculum with Essentials of Business X406.6.
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Aaron D. Anderson, M.S., M.A., Ph.D.
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Mark Bettini, M.B.A.
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Christian Bogatu, Ph.D.
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Johnny Cheng, B.S.
Senior Research Analyst
John Gonzales, Ph.D.
Visiting Professor, Haas School of Business
Aaron Marcus, M.F.A.
President and Principal Designer/Analyst
Aaron Marcus and Associates, Inc. (AM+A)
Practice Leader, Business Development Group
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