Business Administration

Acquire a solid foundation in basic business management and ensure your exposure to elements essential to your success as a manager in the public or private sector. Employers will highly value the knowledge and skills you'll obtain in finance, human resources, marketing, leadership, management, communication, and business analysis.

You’ll leave this program with the necessary tools to face the demands and challenges of today’s business environment competently and confidently.

Who Should Enroll

Newly appointed and prospective managers from sales, marketing, purchasing, finance, and human resources in either public or private industry will benefit from course work in this program.

Program Benefits

  • Develop or refine your management and leadership skills to enhance your current job performance, increase opportunities for advancement, and gain greater career flexibility
  • Understand basic financial theories and practices for improved bottom line management
  • Obtain an understanding of the various aspects of marketing
  • Learn techniques for basic business analysis and strategic planning
  • Explore the fundamentals of human resources management including recruitment, interviewing, appraisal, organizational analysis, and workforce diversity
  • Network with peers and other industry professionals
  • Gain an understanding of the Business Process Optimization framework and business improvement methodologies

Eligibility and Requirements

Apply to become a candidate for the program: A Declaration of Candidacy is required to establish candidacy in this program. Complete the application and pay the application and candidacy fee of $125 (non-refundable). Learn more about the benefits of becoming a candidate. Candidacy is not required to enroll into individual course in a program.

A candidate in the program is awarded a certificate upon the successful completion of six (6) required courses totaling 12.5 units, each with a letter grade of “C” or better. All requirements must be completed within five (5) years after the student enrolls in their first course. To receive the Certified Digital Certificate after the completing all the program requirements, students must submit the Request for Certificate to initiate the certificate audit process. Students not pursuing the certificate are welcome to take as many individual courses as they wish.

Transfer Credit

Students who complete the Business Administration Certificate Program may be eligible to transfer credits into University of the Pacific – Benerd College’s Master of Arts in Leadership (Organizational Innovation and Change Concentration).

Approximate Cost $3,895
Format Online
Duration 9-18 months
Total Credits 12.5
WIOA Approved Program

Enroll & pay for classes at your own pace.

Complete all 6 classes to earn your certificate.

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Call: (949) 824-5414
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Course Schedule

Course schedules are subject to change. Individual courses may be taken without enrolling in the full program.

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