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Technology Management

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE || INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMA - As the technology revolution continues to power the global economy forward, there are boundless opportunities for students to leverage strategic business fundamentals to help organizations navigate through a rapidly evolving technological landscape or even launch their own new ventures.

This program is perfect for...

...undergraduates with upper-division standing who wish to gain an understanding of the wide range of concepts and principles that are key to organizational success through the various stages of start-up, growth, and continued operations of technology-driven businesses.

What you'll learn...

Essential management theories, models and tools in strategy, finance, accounting, commercialization, marketing, and sales
Management of financial growth within marketing and operations
Planning and evaluation of financial performance including capital budgeting methods and techniques
Leadership strategies for managing team performance and conflict resolution
First-hand accounts of organizational successes and failures from professionals with experience launching new businesses and running existing enterprises
How to develop and implement recruitment and talent management strategies that align with organizational goals


Have upper-division standing to begin the program (at least 95 units/junior standing)
Complete a total of 18 units - 5 regular session UCSB courses (14 units) and 1 course (4 units) through UCSB Professional and Continuing Education
Earn a B average or better in the courses required for the certificate, with no grades for any courses below a C letter grade
Enroll in the UCSB regular-session courses via Open University if you are non-matriculated (not UCSB students)


Required PaCE Courses (18 units total) Units Fall Winter Spring Summer
TMP 111. Issues in Technology, Business, and Society (1unit) must take the same course twice - a total of 2 units 1 Ventura Ventura Ventura  
TMP 120. Fundamentals of Business Strategy (F/W/Sp/Su) - 4 units 4 Ventura Ventura Ventura Ventura
TMP 124. Principles of Marketing 4 Ventura Ventura Ventura Ventura
TMP 127. Understanding and Managing Technology Organizations 4 Ventura Ventura Ventura  
TMP X130F: Fundamentals of Business Finance 4 Ventura Ventura Ventura Ventura

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  • Certificate Eligibility and Requirements
  • International Students need to apply to the International Diploma Program before enrolling in classes from this course schedule. 
  • International participants must complete a minimum of 12 units each quarter (with max. 1 online course/quarter) in order to maintain an F-1 visa status. These units can be completed through professional courses and/or UCSB courses.
  • 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.
  • Courses are open for individual enrollment. You can enroll in courses without applying for the certificate.
  • 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.

Attention UCSB Students: 

Current UCSB matriculated students, who are eligible for financial aid, may be required to maintain a minimum of 12 academic units to maintain eligibility.  The professional units from TMP X130F do not count toward that minimum.

The units for TMP X130F may count toward graduation units, but will not count toward students' overall GPA.

To earn degree or unit credit for courses taken through UCSB Professional and Continuing Education students must, upon course completion, order an official transcript from Extension and have it sent to the UCSB Office of Admissions at admissions@sa.ucsb.ed

Students with questions about this process should contact the advising team for either College of Letters and Science or the College of Engineering.

Course substitutions or transfer units are not accepted as credit toward requirements for this certificate.

The program may be completed in as little as 3 quarters, but it may be more realistic to spread the coursework over two academic years.
Students with additional questions can email TMP Advising at


Ready to Start?

UCSB Students
Individual Courses
$0 - $1,100
Complete Certificate Cost

Easy Steps to Request Your Certificate

1 If you have not already done so, click 'Apply' above and complete program application

2 Complete certificate program course requirements

3 Request a TMP certificate release

4 Check your email for a Certificate notification from

“This program provides you with a fundamental understanding of marketing and financial investment methodologies based on practical experience and real-life scenarios.”

-Eric Czubiak