"In class I engaged with middle- to high-level managers."

Daniel Levie

Certificate Program in Leadership and Management

Become a more effective leader, manager or supervisor through practical, skill-based learning. 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. Better understand the latest principles, strategic concepts, philosophies and advanced applications in management and leadership.


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 of Distinction will be awarded to those who complete the certificate with a GPA of 4.0 or higher (effective to those who register beginning July 1, 2017). All coursework must be completed within five years. 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. Please allow 3–5 business days for the registration to appear in your student account.

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 $6,320 (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 (usually within two to three weeks), your certificate will be mailed to you.


Advisory Board

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

Elie Asmar
CEO, Co-Founder Interpro Inc.
UC Berkeley Extension Honored Instructor

Swadesh Bhattarai
Senior DBA at Salesforce.com
Program Graduate

Danielle Harlan
Founder and CEO, Rules for Alphas

Nancy Hayes
Co-Founder, MoolaHoop

Han Kim
Vice President, Global Business Development and Strategic Partnerships
Samsung SDS

Jennifer Selby Long
President, Selby Group, LLC Management Consultants

Don Proctor
Senior Vice President, Cisco Systems

Nika Newcomb Quirk
Instructor Representative, International Diploma Program