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Business Administration

  • Average Cost
  • Global Accelerated Program
  • Format

    3 months

     Course Schedule


Today’s business environment practically changes overnight. The most successful companies are those whose employees have an understanding of finance and marketing, possess skills to build effective teams, and understand how to manage effectively. This program is designed for those individuals who have minimal business experience and wish to gain an understanding of the managerial functions, roles and skills necessary to succeed in this competitive business world.

In this 3-month program, you will be studying along-side students visiting UCI from around the world. This is an exclusive opportunity to collaborate with people from unique backgrounds and develop an understanding of international communication tactics.

Who Should Enroll

Newly appointed managers from sales, marketing, purchasing, finance, and human resources will benefit from the courses in this program. Participants will obtain a strong foundation in business functions, the tools for business analysis, and management functions.

Program Benefits

  • Prepare to enter an MBA program
  • Develop managerial skills
  • Build effective teams
  • Explore business and leadership models
  • Obtain a strong foundation in business functions and analysis

Required Courses

  • Essentials of Management
  • Communication in the Business Environment
  • Finance for the Non-Financial Business Person
  • Integrated Marketing Strategies for Today’s Business
  • Strategic Planning
  • Entrepreneurship

Course Schedule

  • Spring Quarter 2024: April 1 – June 14
    Application Deadline: March 1
  • Summer Quarter 2024: June 24 – September 6
    Application Deadline: May 24

All courses delivered on campus in Irvine, CA.

Online Application

Admission Requirements & Application Procedures

Candidates must submit their application by the deadline listed above to be considered for admission.

To apply for this program, please click the button above and complete the Online Application Form. Upon acceptance to the program, we will provide you with access to enrollment and payment information.

Certificate Requirements

To earn a digital certificate at UCI Division of Continuing Education, students must complete all required courses with a letter grade of “C” or better.

Career Readiness and Global Networking

  • DCE alumni networking and skill-development opportunities
  • Build a professional network with other students visiting from around the world
  • Expand your cultural awareness and learn communication customs across multiple markets

On-site Training Available

Our Corporate Training specialists can deliver this program or customize one that fits your organization’s specific needs. Visit Corporate Training or call (949) 824-1847 for information.

English Proficiency Requirement
All certificate programs at UCI Division of Continuing Education (classroom and online formats) require professional-level English language proficiency in listening and note-taking, reading comprehension and vocabulary, written expression, and oral presentation.