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Business Administration
Certificate Program

Business Administration

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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.

Courses


1. Required Course(s):

Quarter Units: 3.0
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04-06-2023 to 06-08-2023
$745.00

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BUSM.X409.(12)
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Quarter Units: 3.0
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01-19-2023 to 03-16-2023
$745.00
BUSM.X405.(11)
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Quarter Units: 2.0
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02-18-2023 to 03-11-2023
$710.00
HRMT.X401.(21)

04-29-2023 to 05-20-2023
$710.00
HRMT.X401.(22)
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Quarter Units: 2.0
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01-10-2023 to 02-14-2023
$700.00
MKTG.X400.(21)

04-11-2023 to 05-16-2023
$700.00
MKTG.X400.(22)
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Quarter Units: 3.0
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06-03-2023 to 07-01-2023
$750.00
SCMT.X406.(10)
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2. Electives: Business Essentials

Quarter Units: 1.5
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02-15-2023 to 03-15-2023
$700.00
BUSM.X416.(14)

05-10-2023 to 06-07-2023
$700.00
BUSM.X416.(15)
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Quarter Units: 3.0
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01-09-2023 to 03-20-2023
$775.00
BUSM.X402.(808)
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Quarter Units: 3.0
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04-01-2023 to 05-20-2023
$880.00
BUSM.X400.(9)
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3. Electives: Financial Analysis/Accounting

Quarter Units: 1.0
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01-23-2023 to 03-24-2023
$600.00
BUSM.X403.(823)

04-04-2023 to 04-25-2023
$600.00
BUSM.X403.(24)
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Quarter Units: 4.0
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4. Electives: Management Development

Quarter Units: 3.0
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Quarter Units: 2.0
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01-10-2023 to 02-28-2023
$700.00
BUSM.X404.(11)
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Quarter Units: 1.5
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04-07-2023 to 05-05-2023
$650.00
HRMT.X400.(20)
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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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01-13-2023 to 03-20-2023
$700.00
MKTG.X401.(811)

05-01-2023 to 06-26-2023
$700.00
MKTG.X401.(12)
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Quarter Units: 2.0
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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
Gail A Ferreira
Agile Transformation Leader and Enterprise Agile Coach
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
Ly-Huong T Pham
Educator, Business, and Technology Executive
Malkiat Singh Sandhu
College Instructor
Marc J. Friedman
Senior Consultant/Partner Affiliate McMillanDoolittle
Maria Filippou-Frye
Lead Clinical Scientist, Genentech
Rajani R Shailender
Vice President, Business Unit Head, Tech Mahindra
Reynold H Lewke
Startup CEO Coach and Recruiter | Career and Ironman Coach
Richard B Rondeau
Agile Coach/Program Manager Safeway
Sanjay Bhatia
Director of Program Management, Exabeam
Stephen O Hyatt
Engineering Staff, Mattson Technology

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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 prior to enrolling in the NDNU MBA Program.
  • Have received a grade of B or higher in each UCSC course being 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
Instructor, Business Administration Program
UCSC Silicon Valley Extension

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

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

Establish Candidacy

Establish candidacy in a certificate or specialization

Once you create your student account, you can establish candidacy in a certificate or specialization program any time during your studies.

The benefits of enrolling early
  • Lock in your certificate requirements.This means that even if program requirements change, the requirements to complete your certificate will remain the same for you
  • Receive program updates
  • Set your intention
  • It’s free

To complete a program, you must enroll in the certificate program before enrolling in the Certificate Completion Review.

You have five years to complete all necessary courses in a certificate program or three years to finish up a specialization program.

All the necessary units in a certificate must be completed within this 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, 2017, you would have to complete all of the required units in this certificate by Sept. 4, 2022.

Note:

Enrolling in a certificate program does not trigger the beginning of the five-year window. It begins the first day of the first course that applies to a certificate program. The Certificate Completion Review process does not have to occur within the five-year timeframe.

For more information: How do I get my certificate or specialization?

* Students participating in a special program, such as workforce, international, Personal Financial Planning, or curriculum partner programs (such as GreenFig or CLS by Barbri) may have a shorter completion requirement.

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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.