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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
- 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
Cost: $ 7,000 | International Tuition Cost
Required Credits: Total Required: 8–12 courses/25 units. Take 5 required courses (14 units) and 3–7 elective credit courses (11 units). End with certificate of completion review.
Duration: A full-time student can complete the certificate in 6–12 months.
|1. Required Courses|
|Business Law and Its Environment||3.0||Fall Classroom|
|Finance I, Fundamentals||3.0||Winter Classroom||Summer Classroom|
|Management and Organization, Principles||2.0||Fall Classroom||Spring Classroom|
|Microeconomics, Introduction||4.0||Fall Classroom||Spring Classroom|
|Principles of Marketing||2.0||Fall Classroom||Winter Classroom||Summer Classroom|
|2. Elective Courses: Business Essentials|
|Business and Professional Writing||2.0||Fall Classroom||Spring Classroom|
|Effective Negotiations: Principles, Strategies, and Techniques||1.5||Winter Classroom||Summer Classroom|
|Facilitation Skills||2.0||Fall Classroom||Winter Classroom|
|International Business and the Global Economy||3.0||Winter Online||Summer Online|
|Principles of Business Analysis||3.0||+ Fall Blended||+ Spring Blended|
|3. Elective Courses: Financial Analysis/Accounting|
|Business Economics||2.0||Fall Classroom|
|Business Statistics I||2.5||Fall Online|
|Business Statistics II||2.5||Summer Online|
|Finance for the Business Professional||1.0||Fall Classroom||Winter Online||Summer Classroom|
|Financial Statement Analysis||4.0||Winter Online||Summer Online|
|Introduction to Accounting I: Financial Accounting||4.0||Fall Online||Winter Classroom||Summer Classroom|
|Introduction to Accounting II: Managerial Accounting||4.0||Fall Classroom||Spring Classroom|
|4. Elective Courses: Management Development|
|21st Century Leadership||1.5||Winter Classroom||Summer Classroom|
|Applied Organizational Behavior and Coaching||3.0||Fall Classroom|
|Business Communications||2.0||Winter Classroom||Summer Classroom|
|Creating the Successful Team||1.5||Fall Classroom||Winter Online||Summer Online|
|Human Resource Management||1.5||Fall Classroom||Winter Classroom||Spring Classroom||Summer Classroom|
|Organizational Development and Change||2.0||Fall Classroom||Winter Classroom||Spring Classroom||Summer Classroom|
|5. Elective Courses: Marketing Business Development|
|Marketing Operations 2.0: Tactical Discipline to Strategic Vision||2.0||Fall Classroom|
|Power of Market Research||2.0||Winter Online|
|Product Management: Moving the Product to Market||2.0||Winter Classroom||Summer Classroom|
|6. Required Certificate Review|
|Business Administration Certificate Completion Fee||None||Fall Online||Winter Online||Spring Online||Summer Online|
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Recommended Course Sequence
Flexible course sequence
Courses may be taken in any order provided the prerequisites are met.
Please note the following: Two of the required courses for this certificate have been suspended and will need to be substituted.
The substitute for Microeconomics, Introduction (4 units) is Business Economics (2 units). You will need to take an additional 2 units to make up the remaining unit requirement for the Business Administration certificate.
The substitute for Management and Organization, Principles (2 units) is Applied Organizational Behavior and Coaching (3 units). You may use the extra unit toward the required unit requirement for the Business Administration certificate.
To receive your certificate
Upon completion of the course sequence you may request yourBusiness Administration Certificate Completion Review.
Many courses qualify for credit for professional organizations.
WENLEI "WENDY" SHAN, M.B.A., is a college business instructor and consultant with 17 years’ experience in client services, account management and multichannel optimization in the high tech industry. She focuses on driving higher employee performance via organizational leadership and management, as well as customer experience through the social media enablement of marketing and sales. Shan has taught business at De Anza and Mission colleges since 2012. Prior to her academic career, she worked for technology companies, including Intel, Equinox, and Amazon, bringing a deep understanding of business process outsourcing, enterprise on-premise solutions, and the migration to cloud solutions. In addition to an MBA from Arizona State University, she has a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University.
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