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"I need to have more business knowledge because it is required for HR to have a seat at the executive table."

Tanvi Mahajani
Certificate Program in Business Administration

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.

Additional Details

Federal Financial Aid Available:
No

Prerequisites for Admission

There are no prerequisites for the Certificate Program in Business Administration.

Curriculum Requirements

The curriculum consists of 6 required courses and 1 elective course for a total of 15 semester units (225 hours of instruction). Candidates must pay a nonrefundable certificate registration fee.

All courses must be taken for a letter grade. 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 3.9 or higher (effective to those who register beginning Sept. 1, 2016). All coursework must be completed within five years of registering for the certificate. Most students take one-and-a-half to two years to complete the program.

How to Register

By registering, you declare your intention to complete the curriculum (domestic students only). To register online for the Certificate Program in Business Administration, 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. Please allow 3–5 business days for the registration to appear in your student account.

If you are an international student, you must apply to Evening Certificate Programs. Learn more.

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 $5,350 (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 extension-business@berkeley.edu 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.

Advising Services

Special Instructions for International Students

There are no admission requirements for international students who wish to complete a course or certificate online. You may register for any online course available for enrollment. Follow the registration and enrollment process for the online course you have selected.

If you are an international student who would like to study in the U.S. and require a student visa, you must apply and be officially accepted into UC Berkeley Extension's Evening Certificate Programs before enrolling in any courses associated with this certificate. Apply now.

Please review our International Student Policies for additional information.

Additional Information

Interested in Pursuing a Graduate Degree?
If you are interested in pursuing an M.B.A. or other graduate degree, contact the registrar of the graduate school to which you are applying to inquire about course transfer. We cannot guarantee that any courses will be accepted into another institution, including UC Berkeley.

Advisory Board

Mark Bettini, M.B.A.
Owner/President
Dagobah Systems Inc.

Christian Bogatu, Ph.D.
CEO
Kirsen Medical Technologies (KMT)

Johnny Cheng, B.S.
Senior Research Analyst
Comcast Spotlight

John Gonzales, Ph.D.
Visiting Professor, Haas School of Business
UC Berkeley

Aaron Marcus, M.F.A.
President and Principal Designer/Analyst
Aaron Marcus and Associates Inc. (AM+A)

Donald Morgan
Consultant

Phil O'Loane
Practice Leader, Business Development Group
The Permanente Medical Group