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UC San Diego Extension remains committed to helping you achieve your goals. In an effort to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we have transitioned all of our courses to an online or hybrid format. Online classes (asynchronous) will have pre-recorded lectures each week and guided assignments from the instructor. Hybrid classes are fully online with live (synchronous) virtual class meetings each week using the Zoom conferencing system.

Take Your Business Acumen to the Next Level


The Professional Certificate in Business Management provides strategic, up-to-date knowledge and highly sought after skills that you need to maintain a competitive edge. You will learn elements of finance, marketing, decision making, organizational management and have the ability to delve deeper into one of seven distinct specializations that allows you to customize your career track. Whether you want to enhance your leadership skills, learn important project management techniques, or gain a better understanding of data analytics, the Business Management certificate has options to address your educational needs.


In-Class & Online

*Online options vary by quarter and specialization.


Est. Cost


*Varies by course selection.



6 - 18 months

*Varies by student due to number courses taken per quarter.

Certificate Benefits

  • Gain valuable management and leadership skills to apply to your career immediately
  • Customize your business studies and choose specializations to match your career goals
  • Expand your network and meet other professionals, peers, and business leaders
  • Schedule classes to fit your lifestyle with online and evening course formats

Certificate Specializations


Each Business Management certificate student will select at least one specialization as part of the program. Specializations include:

  • Human Resources
  • Leadership and Management
  • Business Analytics
  • Digital Marketing
  • Accounting
  • Finance

Who Will Benefit


This certificate is especially suited for individuals who desire an understanding of business and management topics and would also like to gain a more in-depth knowledge in a particular area of business. Professionals in supervisory or general roles who desire formal documentation of management study and experienced mid-level managers who need to update their skills or obtain tools for dealing with new management challenges are ideal candidates for this certificate program.

International Students


International students who need a student visa to study full-time in the United States may apply to our Full-Time Business Management Program. For more information about UC San Diego Extension's international programs, please visit


EDC Preferred Provider


The San Diego Regional EDC's Advancing San Diego program is designed to address talent shortages in Business positions. Students of our program will be eligible for fully-funded internships at San Diego small companies. Learn more about the program by

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At a Glance


Number of courses: 6 courses
Total units: 19-21 Units
Estimated cost: $3,670-$5,600 (tuition only; textbooks not included)
Time to Complete: Can be completed in as few as six months*
Delivery: In-class and Online (online available for all required courses and specializations except for the Finance specialization, which can only be completed in-class)

*Please note that while the program can be completed in as little as six months to a year, enrolled certificate students have five years from the start of their first course to complete the program.


There will be a $95 fee upon acceptance into the program

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