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 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.

Note: The Certificate Program in Business Administration will have new requirements effective Sept. 1, 2017. Introduction to Managerial Accounting and Basic Corporate Finance will replace current required courses Principles of Management Accounting and Corporate Financial Management, respectively. If you pay your certificate registration fee before Sept. 1, 2017, you will take Principles of Management Accounting and Corporate Financial Management. If you pay your certificate registration fee after Sept. 1, 2017, you must complete the new required courses. If you have questions or need further guidance, please call (510) 642-4231 or email the department at


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 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.

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

Mark Bettini, M.B.A.
Dagobah Systems Inc.

Christian Bogatu, Ph.D.
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

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