Business Administration
Certificate Program

Business Administration

Inspired leadership

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certificate Description

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
  • Marketing Business Development.

Business Administration certificate program objectives

  • Explain how the American legal process can impact business
  • Apply supply chain operation principles and techniques to cost effectively create products or services that can be competitively sold in the global marketplace
  • Apply marketing principles and techniques to sell innovative and competitive products or services
  • Employ the fundamentals of business finance to provide insights and guidance to the business in a dynamic and changing business environment

Program Overview

Estimated Cost: Starting at $5,125. (You pay only for courses you enroll in.) | International Tuition Cost
Program Requirements: 7–10 courses (minimum 19 quarter units). Take 5 required courses (13 quarter units) and 2–5 elective courses (6 quarter units). End with certificate of completion review.
Minimum Hours of Instruction: 190 hours of instruction.
Estimated Duration: A full-time student can complete the certificate in 9–12 months.
Modality: You can complete this program fully online, in person, or choose a mix of course formats.
Special Programs: This program is approved for workforce and international students.
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Courses


1. Required Course(s):

Quarter Units: 3.0
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09-23-2024 to 12-02-2024
$745.00
BUSM.X409.(14)
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Quarter Units: 3.0
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06-24-2024 to 08-26-2024
$745.00
BUSM.X405.(14)
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Quarter Units: 2.0
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07-13-2024 to 08-03-2024
$710.00
HRMT.X401.(26)
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10-05-2024 to 10-26-2024
$710.00
HRMT.X401.(27)
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Quarter Units: 2.0
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06-25-2024 to 07-30-2024
$700.00
MKTG.X400.(27)
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08-27-2024 to 10-01-2024
$700.00
MKTG.X400.(28)
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Quarter Units: 3.0
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10-24-2024 to 12-12-2024
$750.00
SCMT.X406.(13)
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2. Electives: Business Essentials

Quarter Units: 1.5
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08-01-2024 to 08-29-2024
$700.00
BUSM.X416.(19)
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11-05-2024 to 12-03-2024
$700.00
BUSM.X416.(20)
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Quarter Units: 3.0
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Quarter Units: 3.0
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09-07-2024 to 10-26-2024
$880.00
BUSM.X400.(12)
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3. Electives: Financial Analysis/Accounting

Quarter Units: 1.0
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08-21-2024 to 09-11-2024
$600.00
BUSM.X403.(29)
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Quarter Units: 4.0
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4. Electives: Management Development

Quarter Units: 2.0
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06-26-2024 to 08-14-2024
$700.00
BUSM.X404.(14)
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Quarter Units: 1.5
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09-12-2024 to 10-10-2024
$650.00
HRMT.X400.(24)
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Quarter Units: 1.5
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5. Electives: Marketing Business Development

Quarter Units: 2.0
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Quarter Units: 2.0
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06-26-2024 to 08-21-2024
$700.00
MKTG.X406.(10)
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Quarter Units: 2.0
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6. Completion Review:

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Meet Our Instructors

Craig A Harrison
Professional Speaker, Trainer, Consultant, Coach, Expressions of Excellence
Dianne V Conry
Consultant, Kranz & Associates | Program Chair
Jill A Hosmer-Jolley
MBA Faculty: Human Capital, DEI, ESG, CSR, HR, OB, Service Learning; & more
Judy A Lacroix
Talent Management & Development | Leadership & Organization Development
Kris Hamner
Chief People Officer | CHRO | Consultant
Malkiat Singh Sandhu
College Instructor
Marc J. Friedman
Senior Consultant/Partner Affiliate McMillanDoolittle
Phu Pham
Business Lawyer | Instructor
Rajani R Shailender
Vice President, Business Unit Head, Tech Mahindra
Richard B Rondeau
Agile Coach/Program Manager Safeway
Sanjay Bhatia
Director of Program Management
Stephanie Evans-Wemusa
Director, DEI & Belonging, Mindbody | Advisor, UCSC Ext. HR Management
Stephen O Hyatt
Engineering Staff, Mattson Technology
Sue Coakley
Consulting Marketing Leader
Teresa R. Chapman
Chief People Officer, Santa Clara Family Health Plan

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Speak to a student services representative.

Call (408) 861-3860

Envelope extension@ucsc.edu

Professional Development

Continue your education in accredited master's degree programs

Transfer your Business Administration certificate units to NDNU

Completion of the UCSC Silicon Valley Extension Business Administration certificate program allows you to transfer up to nine UCSC SV quarter units (equal to six NDNU semester credits) toward two advanced programs at Notre Dame de Namur University.

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Transferrable UCSC Silicon Valley courses
Requirements to transfer units to NDNU
  • Complete the identified Business Administration courses before enrolling in the NDNU MBA Program.
  • Have received a grade of B or higher in each UCSC course to be transferred.
  • Be in good academic standing.
  • Have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
  • Meet NDNU admission requirements.
   

Check with your professional association!

The credit you earn in many Business Administration certificate courses qualifies as credit within professional organizations.

Advisory Board

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REYNOLD LEWKE, M.S., M.B.A, LLB, a corporate attorney, litigator, author, and business advisor, runs his own strategic talent management consulting and executive search firm. He has worked with startups and global Fortune 100 companies integrating engineering, business, and legal perspectives. He offers actionable insights into issues ranging from domestic and international contracts to products liability, technology, human resources, and construction. Reynold, a certified personal trainer and Ironman coach with more than 22 Ironman distance races behind him, also offers career coaching services for professionals and fitness and personal training services. He has served as chair or co-chair of the Business Administration certificate program since 2020.

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DIANNE V. CONRY, M.S., CPA, is a consultant with Kranz & Associates and has more than 30 years of accounting experience both in public accounting and in private industry. She has been teaching with UCSC Silicon Valley Extension since 1996, served many years as chair of the former Accounting certificate program, and currently serves as co-chair of the Business Administration certificate program.

 

Certificate Program Advisory Committee

PHIL BROTHERTON, B.S.M.E, M.B.A
Principal, Phil Brotherton Consulting
Former Vice President of NetApp Cloud Group
Network Appliance

DIANNE V. CONRY, M.S., CPA
Consultant, Kranz & Associates
Co-Chair / Instructor, Business Administration Program
UCSC Silicon Valley Extension

CRAIG HARRISON, B.A
Professional Speaker, Trainer, Consultant, and Coach
Founder, Expressions of Excellence!™
Instructor, Business Administration Program
UCSC Silicon Valley Extension

LARRY O'CONNELL M.S., M.A., M.B.A
Former Instructor, Business Administration Program
UCSC Silicon Valley Extension

REYNOLD LEWKE, M.S., M.B.A, LLB,
Co-Chair, Business Administration Certificate Program
UCSC Silicon Valley Extension

MARCELA RODRIGUEZ-RYSBEKOV, B.S
Regional Sales Manager, Web Global Services Providers
Cisco Systems

WENLEI SHAN, M.B.A
Former Instructor, Business Administration Program
UCSC Silicon Valley Extension

BENJAMIN WANG, MD.
Co-founder and Chief Medical Officer
NeVap, Inc

Establish Candidacy

Who should establish candidacy?

  • People who are pursuing a certificate (and have enrolled in a course in the program).
  • People who want to lock in the current requirements of a certificate or specialization.
4 Simple Steps to a Certificate or Specialization
  1. Complete a course in your selected program.
  2. Establish candidacy. Click on the Establish Candidacy button on your program page.
  3. Take all required courses for certificate completion.
  4. Once your grades are posted on your final course, enroll in the certificate review fee.
A Benefit of Establishing Candidacy

Program requirements may change. Once you commit to a program by establish your candidacy, you will not have to change your plans to meet new requirements. They are locked in for you. Timeline: 4 years to get it done (or 3 for a specialization) You must complete all the necessary units in a certificate within a four-year window. The clock begins on the first day of your first course in the certificate program. For example, if you started a course on Sept. 5, 2023, you would have to finish by Sept. 4, 2027.

Note: Establishing candidacy does not trigger the beginning of the four-year window. It begins the first day of the first course in your chosen certificate program. The Certificate Completion Review process does not have to occur within the four-year timeframe.

Exceptions to the four-year requirement
  • If you Established candidacy prior to Jan. 1, 2024, you will have five years to complete a program.
  • Students participating in a special program, such as workforce, international, or our curriculum partner programs, such as the Legal Studies courses (CLS by Barbri) and sales and business courses (Ziplines Education) have shorter completion requirements.

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Grade Requirements

Please note that only letter grades of C or higher may be applied to a certificate, and in some programs, students may have more stringent requirements. Students in most employer- and government-sponsored payment programs, such as workforce development, as well as international students on F-1 visas, need to maintain a B average to meet their requirements. Personal Financial Planning students have additional grade requirements for individual courses to attain a certificate.

See Grading and Credits Policy for further information.