General Business Studies with Concentration in Entrepreneurship

This multicourse certificate teaches advertising, marketing, promotion, and a range of management principles that are essential to any existing or prospective entrepreneur. This certificate can be completed online or in the classroom. We recommend you speak with one of our student advisors before beginning this program. 

This program is perfect for...

  • Individuals whose profession requires them to take courses in management with a focus on entrepreneurship
  • People with an interest in entrepreneurship
  • Those looking for a career transition
  • Budding strategists

What you can learn.

  • Study a broad range of business and entrepreneurship electives
  • Understand methods for developing key business-management skills
  • Examine important entrepreneurial practices
  • Learn how to build a foundation for a developing business

Program Curriculum:

The General Business Studies with Concentration in Entrepreneurship program curriculum is a total of 36 units, consisting of:

  • 16 units of required coursework focused in entrepreneurship
  • One required ethics course or seminar
  • Additional 20 units of elective coursework in the business management discipline (MGMT X 1-199 and 400-499)*

Courses are typically four units each, but can vary. An average student may take a total of nine courses, plus one required ethics course/seminar, to complete this program.

*Some elective courses may not be available for open enrollment and can only be taken with instructor approval, such as internships, accelerated courses and some advanced courses. Please consult with a student advisor for more information.

This certificate is approved for international students to study full time in the U.S. on an F-1 visa.

International students must meet English language proficiency requirements for admission into the program.

While most certificate programs begin each quarter, some have limited intakes for students studying on F-1 visa. Find this program on the Browse Certificate Programs page to confirm entry quarters before applying.

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Student Advising

Before enrolling, connect with a student advisor who’ll help customize your course of study and address all needs, interests, and goals.

To prepare for your appointment, consider the following:

  • What’s your expectation of this certificate program?
  • Are you looking to learn the basics of business essentials -OR- more specialized/advanced business management topics?
  • For your concentration, do you want intro level courses, or should we know about prior academic & career experience? 

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Click below to view the required and elective courses, if applicable, for this program.

Entrepreneurship Requirement

Students must complete four (4) Entrepreneurship courses from the following list.

MGMT X 497.610
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
MGMT X 497.611
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
MGMT X 497.612
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring
MGMT X 497.613
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
MGMT X 497.614
Typically Offered: Winter
MGMT X 497.615
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
MGMT X 497.52
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring
Ethics Requirement
Students must complete one ethics course from the following list.
MGMT 859.50
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
MGMT 891.02
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Electives - Business Management

Complete 20 units (typically 5 courses) from courses numbered MGMT X 1-199 or X 400-499 in the business management discipline. You may take additional entrepreneurship and small business management courses or select from courses in:

Accounting, Taxation & Internal Audit

Finance & Investments

Entrepreneurship & Small Business

Human Resources Management

International Trade & Commerce

Leadership & Management

Marketing, Advertising & PR

Project Management and Technical Management

Real Estate

Need Help?
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with an Academic Advisor. 

Drop-In Advising Hour
This informal Zoom session is a platform for current and new program students to connect and ask questions to program staff. Drop in for 10 minutes or stay for the hour. Have questions about the certificate or courses, bring them with you!

Every first and third Wednesday of the month, 11am-12pm PT.

Email bamcertificate@uclaextension.edu for the meeting link.

Estimated Cost Breakdown

All courses in this program are paid for individually, unless otherwise noted. An application form is required to establish candidacy in this program. From the 'Apply Now' button, complete the online application and pay the application fee if applicable.

Application & Candidacy Fee


Estimated Program Tuition


Estimated program textbook/materials


*The Application & Candidacy Fee establishes your candidacy in the program for a period of time covering normal progress toward completion and may allow you to access a variety of program benefits.

**Federal Financial Aid Gainful Employment Disclosures

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges and universities to disclose certain information for any financial aid eligible program that, “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation”. This information includes program costs; occupations that the program prepares students to enter; occupational profiles; on time completion rate; and for the most recent award year: the number of students who have completed the program, the number of students who complete the program within the estimated duration, the job placement rate, and the median Title IV and private loan debt incurred by those who complete the program. For gainful employment information for this program, visit our Financial Aid page.

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