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Business Administration

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE || INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMA - The most effective leaders in business understand how their organizations function as a whole. Develop your managerial knowledge of proven practices and strategies in marketing, financial management, operations, negotiation, and business law.

This program is perfect for...

...anyone seeking to learn the basic principles and best practices from the key areas of business that are relevant to decision-makers and leaders at non-profit, private and public sector organizations of all sizes. This program provides critical insights needed for a successful career to those that have been, or aspire to be, promoted to a role in management.

What you'll learn...

A well-balanced blend of theory and practical knowledge around the essential principles and best practices of business management
A holistic understanding of the key components of any business
How to initiate, develop and execute a strategic business plan
Approaches for evaluating the operational and financial implications of decisions
Methods for communicating and leading change within an organization

You can enroll in 3 easy steps

OR    Enroll by phone - 805.893.4200 | Mon-Fri - 9am-5pm PST  


Required 3 Courses (12 Units) Units Fall Winter Spring Summer
ECON X455.2 - Business Strategy 4 UCSB   UCSB  
BUSAD X450.33 - Building and Leading High-Performance Teams 4 UCSB   UCSB  
ECON X435 - Principles of Financial Management 4   UCSB    
Marketing Elective (Minimum of 4 Units Required)          
BUSAD X409.11 - International Marketing 4 UCSB UCSB UCSB  
MGMNT X479 - Business and Personal Branding 4 UCSB UCSB UCSB  
Additional Elective (Minimum of 4 Units Required)          
BUSAD X432 - Negotiation and Influence Strategies 4 UCSB UCSB UCSB UCSB
TMP X450 - Introduction to Project Management 4 UCSB UCSB UCSB UCSB
BUSAD X408L - Business Law 4 UCSB   UCSB  

Ventura Online       UCSB UCSB        UCSB  / Ventura Blended        Ventura Downtown Santa Barbara

  • Certificate and Eligibility Requirements 
  • International Students need to apply to the International Diploma Program before enrolling in classes from this course schedule. 
  • All PaCE classes will be offered remotely through Summer 2021. Please check back in Summer '21 to confirm the mode of delivery of courses during Fall '21 and beyond.
  • How to Access Your Online Course: One business day after enrollment but no sooner than 2 weeks before the beginning of the course, you will receive an email with detailed instructions on how to access your online course. You don’t need to take any action until you receive that email. Please note that you will not be able to access your online course until all the steps highlighted in that email are complete.

Transfer credit available!

Have you previously earned academic or professional units at another institution? You can apply for transfer credit towards this certificate!

Transfer credit available for courses in:

Business Administration | International Business | Entrepreneurship & Innovation | Leadership | Management | Marketing


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3 Easy Steps to Request Certificate

1Log into your PaCE Student Account to verify that you have completed all Certificate requirements

2 Click here to request your certificate release

3 Check your email for a Certificate notification from, our official credential provider.

“These courses have given me insight into different situations I may experience in my professional career.”

-Delaney Archer