General Business Studies Certificate is a 36-unit program offered by the Department of Business, Management, and Legal Programs and is intended for individuals whose unique personal interest or profession requires them to take a series of courses in various fields within the discipline of management. Students must complete 36 units of coursework within the academic disciplines of Management. All courses must be numbered X 1-199 or X 400-499. In addition, students must successfully complete one of the designated ethics courses at any time during the program. To earn this certificate, students making progress toward, or who have previously satisfied the requirements of, another UCLA Extension certificate must complete a minimum of 20 units beyond that which satisfies the other program. 

All courses to be applied toward this certificate must be taken for a letter grade. Students must complete and pass the curricular requirements of the program and earn an overall 2.5 GPA or better to achieve certificate award.

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Estimated Cost
Application & Candidacy Fee: $200.00*
Estimated Program Tuition: $7,200.00
Estimated Program Textbook/Materials: $1,000.00
Estimated Total Cost: $8,400.00

Costs are approximate and subject to change without notice. 

*This program is open admission. The Application & Candidacy fee establishes your candidacy in the certificate for a period of time covering normal progress toward completion and allows you to access a variety of program benefits.

Internship Available: No

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Certificate in General Business Studies


Minimum Required

1 Course(s)

Students must complete one ethics course from the following list.

Minimum Required

Students must complete 36 units within the academic discipline of Management (MGMT). Courses must be numbered X 1-199 or X 400-499.