Khizar Sultan
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Business Administration Graduate
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Getting Started

We recommend that you start with Essentials of Business X406.6.


Online Availability

Courses in this certificate are offered online and in the classroom.


Duration of Study

Most students complete the curriculum in one-and-a-half to two years.


Estimated Cost


The Certificate Program in Business Administration provides a solid grounding in the principles of business and management. The curriculum gives you an overview of the key areas that are relevant to business leaders and decision-makers working in various organizations—from established enterprises to innovative startups. The courses are reviewed by a board of industry advisors and UC Berkeley Haas School of Business faculty.

  • Have been promoted, or want to be promoted, from an individual contributor role to a management or program-leadership role
  • Seek a preparatory business education for a career in the business world
  • Are considering investing in a full-time M.B.A. program
  • Manage a small or family business
  • Are considering any career transition


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. 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 $7,400 (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 (usually within two to three weeks), your certificate will be mailed to you.

Special Instructions for International Students

This certificate is approved for international students. International students must be officially accepted into UC Berkeley Extension’s Evening Certificate Programs before enrolling in any courses associated with this certificate. Apply now.


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

Lilly Chung
Lead Client Service Partner
West Region Chinese Services Leader

Xio Yan Zhu

Frank C. Schultz, Ph.D.
Lecturer, Economic Analysis and Policy and Management of Organizations Groups
Haas School of Business
UC Berkeley

Dan Siri
TMG Partners

Mike Frazier
Frazier Executive Consulting

John W Cleveland
Vice President, Global Compensation, Benefits, Mobility and Compliance

Arlen Burger, Ph.D.
Leadership Coaching

Larry Getman
VP Corporate Finance and M&A

Ahmet Alpdemir
Shimdi Venture Advisors

Hanz Kurdi
Elevation Coach & Trainer

Gregory Sinclair
Accounting Instructor
UC Berkeley Extension

Martin A Medeiros
Economics Instructor
UC Berkeley Extension