Business and Leadership

"The key, of course, is for business leaders to understand their skill gaps—and be willing to address them differently than they have in the past."

Rob BiedermanEntrepreneur, Dec. 6, 2017

Make a Difference

Every industry needs skillful leaders who can manage people effectively, inspire employees to maximize their performance, and ultimately to be the kind of company that makes a real difference. Fortunately, the pursuit of great leadership has generated a huge body of science underlying the latest best practices for management. Gain the latest practical skills to apply in any organization while learning from instructors who are professionals in diverse industry sectors. Whether you are interested in business law, marketing, cross-cultural negotiations, accounting principles or organizational behavior and coaching, you rely on a core set of business skills to get the job done. Our Business and Leadership certificate is designed to help subject area experts pick up the necessary skills to accomplish business goals that can be applied in any industry. You will learn evidence-based methods to maximize company performance. Students also learn how the American legal process can impact business, how to apply marketing principles to sell products and services and navigate organizational change. The Business and Leadership certificate program is ideal for:
•  Aspiring CFOs and MBAs
•  Business owners
•  Project managers
•  HR managers
•  Aspiring accountants and CPAs
•  Subject area experts requiring business skills

Pick up skills course by course or declare candidacy for a Business and Leadership certificate and add that UC credential on your resume. As an added benefit, our curriculum can help you complete prerequisites for MBA programs or prepare for the CPA exam.

Program Format

Courses are offered in classroom and online

Credit Required

Total units needed for certificate completion: 25 units—14 units of required courses and 11 units of elective credit

Program Duration

Most courses take between 4–10 weeks to complete. Certificate, if pursued full-time, can take between six months and one year

Approximate Program Cost

$ 7,000

(Program costs are higher for F-1 students.)