Business and Leadership
Certificate Program

Business and Leadership

Inspired leadership
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Isabel Barrios

"Management is about connecting with the people you’re trying to manage and coordinate, not just by the book, but to truly engage with them"
Isabel Barrios

Program Description

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Build the foundation of successful leadership. Our program builds on the huge body of science underlying the latest best practices for management. You will gain practical skills to handle the day-to-day aspects of running a business and study evidence-based methods to maximize company performance. Network with industry professionals who teach facilitation, negotiation, coaching, and how to help employees carry out a unified vision. Choose courses from four tracks: Business Essentials, Financial Analysis/Accounting, Management Development, and Marketing Business Development.

Business Administration certificate program objectives:

  • Understand how the American legal process can impact business
  • Communicate business needs effectively in person and in writing
  • Apply marketing principles and techniques to sell your products or services
  • Master the fundamentals of business finance
  • Navigate organizational change

Curriculum: Total Required: 8–12 courses/25 units. Take 5 core courses (14 units) and 3–7 elective credit courses (11 units). End with certificate of completion review.

Time Commitment: A full-time student can complete the certificate in 6–12 months.

Estimated Cost: $ 7,000

Cost for F1 Students: [Costs for F-1 students]

Courses

Curriculum: Total Required: 8–12 courses/25 units. Take 5 core courses (14 units) and 3–7 elective credit courses (11 units). End with certificate of completion review.

Required Courses

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Units: 3.0 BUSM.X405
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Units: 2.0 MKTG.X400
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Elective Courses: Business Essentials

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Units: 2.0 HRMT.X406
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Elective Courses: Financial Analysis/Accounting

Units: 2.0 BUSM.X401
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Spring Classroom
Units: 2.5 BUSM.X406
Fall Online
Spring Online
Units: 2.5 BUSM.X407
Summer Online
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Units: 4.0 ACCT.X409
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Elective Courses: Management Development

Units: 1.5 BUSM.X415
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Units: 2.0 BUSM.X404
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Units: 1.5 PPMT.X403
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Elective Courses: Marketing Business Developmen

Fall Classroom
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Units: 2.0 MKTG.X401
Winter Online
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Required Certificate Review

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Winter Online
Spring Online
Summer Online

Professional Development

Many courses qualify for credit for professional organizations.

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You are invited to declare candidacy in your certificate program as soon as possible so you can lock in the curriculum requirements and not be impacted by any subsequent program changes. Once you’ve declared, you have three years to complete the program.

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