Business Administration at UC Santa Cruz

Certificate - Business Administration - University of California, Santa Cruz - Silicon Valley Extension

Program Description

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

Program Highlights

Program level: 1-Year Post-Secondary Certificate

Length: 1 year undergraduate certificate including an optional internship

Application fee: $150.00 USD

Tuition: $15,350.00 USD/year

Cost of Living: $14,600.00 USD/year

Course Start Date: January 2022 / March 2022 / April 2022 / June 2022

Application Deadline: 2021-10-31 / 2022-02-15 / 2022-01-31 / 2022-03-31

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: 2-Year Undergraduate Diploma
  • Min GPA: 60.0%
  • English Proficiency Requirements:For direct admission, applicant must be from an English speaking country or meet either of the following English test scores:
    • Min TOEFL iBT: 70
    • Min IELTS overall: 6
    • Min Duolingo English Test Score: 95
    • Min PTE overall: 59
    This program does NOT offer conditional admission

Other fees:

  • Course Fee: $250 per year
  • Student Orientation Courses Fee: $375 one time fee
  • International Program Fee: $2,300 per year
  • International Student Orientation Student and Community Development Fee: $375 One-time Fee
  • Optional Practical Training Fee: $100 one time fee

* Note: Additional fees may apply
** All fees are subject to change without notice