International Diploma Programs

At UCSB’s professional school, you can earn a specialized diploma in many areas. Or, combine course work to earn multiple diplomas. 
 

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Why International Diploma Programs at UC Santa Barbara?

International Diploma Programs are specializations focusing on career skills and practical subjects. You can customize your study plan for a multidisciplinary approach to boost your resume/CV!

There are many options for you...

What diplomas are available?

Depending on the duration, and subject of study, there are many options for you! Diplomas can be earned in 3 levels:

Fundamentals - 12 units
Essentials - 24 units
Professional - 36 units

You can choose the courses you want to take. Please see all options below:
 

Accounting


Any 12 units = Diploma in Accounting - Fundamentals
Any 24 units  = Diploma in Accounting - Essentials
Any 36 units = Diploma in Accounting - Professional

Choose from the following courses:
ECON X400A - Principles of Financial Acct. I
ECON X400B - Principles of Financial Acct. II
ECON X418 - Financial Statement Analysis
ECON X420A - Intermediate Accounting I
ECON X420B - Intermediate Accounting II
ECON X420C - Intermediate Accounting III
ECON X427A - Income Taxes (Individual)
ECON X427B - Corporate Taxation
ECON X431 - Advanced Accounting
ECON X432 - Managerial Accounting
ECON X433 - Auditing
ECON X435 - Finance Essentials for Managers
 

Business Administration 


Any 12 units = Diploma in Business Administration - Fundamentals
Any 24 units = Diploma in Business Administration - Essentials
Any 36 units = Diploma in Business Administration - Professional

Choose from the following courses:
BUSAD X408L - Business Law
BUSAD X409.65 - Marketing Principles and Practices
BUSAD X432 - Negotiation and Influence Strategies
BUSAD X435 - Foundations of Business Leadership
BUSAD X450.33 - Building and Leading High Performance Teams
ECON X435 - Finance Essentials for Managers
MGMNT X450 - Business Strategy and Decision Making
MGMNT X479 - Business and Personal Branding
MGMNT X481 - Selling for Non-Sales Professionals
MGMNT X482 - Public Relations
TMP X450 - Intro. to Project Management
 

Digital Marketing


Any 12 units = Diploma in Digital Marketing - Fundamentals
Any 24 units = Diploma in Digital Marketing - Essentials
Any 36 units = Diploma in Digital Marketing - Professional

Choose from the following courses:
BUSAD X408L - Business Law
BUSAD X409.11 - International Marketing
BUSAD X409.65 - Marketing Principles and Practices
BUSAD X409.66 - Marketing Internship
BUSAD X432 - Negotiation and Influence Strategies
MGMNT X477 - Developing a Digital Marketing Strategy
MGMNT X477.1 - Web Analytics
MGMNT X479 - Business and Personal Branding
MGMNT X481 - Selling for Non-Sales Professionals
MGMNT X482 - Public Relations
 

Human Resource Management


Any 12 units = Diploma in Human Resource Management - Fundamentals
Any 24 units = Diploma in Human Resource Management - Essentials
Any 36 units = Diploma in Human Resource Management - Professional

Choose from the following courses:
BUSAD X435 - Foundations of Business Leadership
BUSAD X437 - Collaborative Dispute Resolution
BUSAD X450.1 - Foundations of HR Management
BUSAD X450.33 - Building and Leading High Performance Teams
BUSAD X450.37 - Technology-Enabled HR
BUSAD X450.38 - Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace
BUSAD X450.40 - Legal Aspects of Employment Practice
BUSAD X450.41 - Managing Talent Lifecycle
BUSAD X450.51 - Total Rewards
BUSAD X450.50 - HR Analytics
BUSAD X482.201 - Human Resource Development
MGMNT X450 - Business Strategy and Decision Making
 

Paralegal Studies


36 units = Diploma in Accounting - Professional

Choose from the following courses:

Required courses:
LAW X455.6 - Fundamentals of Paralegal Studies
LAW X403 - Case Management
LAW X421 - Civil Litigation     
LAW X402.2 - Ethics for Paralegals     
LAW X417.3 - Legal Research, Writing & Analysis I    
LAW X417.4 - Legal Research, Writing & Analysis II     
LAW X424 - E-Discovery & Legal Technologies    
LAW X455.9 - Paralegal Studies Capstone Course

Electives (choose 5):
BUSAD X408L - Business Law     
LAW X455.7 - Contract Law    
LAW X419 - Criminal Law         
LAW X422 - Elder Law                        
LAW X423 - Employment Law                       
LAW X409 - Juvenile Law              
LAW X406 - Paralegal Internship (Fall/Spring/Summer)    
LAW X455.3 - Real Estate Law                   
LAW X420 - Wills & Trusts I    
LAW X440 - Family Law    
LAW X455.4 - Wills & Trusts II
 

Project Management


Any 12 units = Diploma in Project Management - Fundamentals
Any 24 units = Diploma in Project Management - Essentials

Choose from the following courses:
BUSAD X435 - Foundations of Business Leadership
MGMNT X450 - Business Strategy and Decision Making
TMP X450 - Intro. to Project Management
TMP X451 - Project Planning & Procurement
TMP X452 - Project Execution & Risk Management
TMP X454 - Agile Approaches to Project Management
 

Strategic Investing


All 10 units = Diploma in Strategic Investing

Required pre-requisites prior to program:
ECON 1: Principles of Microeconomics (or equivalent)*
ECON 2: Principles of Macroeconomics (or equivalent)*
ECON 3A: Financial Accounting (or equivalent)*

Required courses:
ECON X499.1 - Intro to Financial Economics
ECON X499.2 - Financial Statement Analysis
ECON X499.3 - Risk and Ethics
ECON X499.4 - Portfolio Management

Elective Courses (choose 3):
ECON X499.10 - Exchange Traded Funds & Portfolio Construction
ECON X499.11 - Financial Crises
ECON X499.12 - Impact Investing
ECON X499.13 - Financial Wellness
ECON X499.14 - Getting Started in Investing
ECON X499.15 - Successful Investing
ECON X499.16 - Fixed Income Fundamentals
ECON X499.17 - Fundamental Investing
ECON X499.18 - Market Analysis

*Offer through main campus Economics department.

Technology Management


All 5 courses = Diploma in Technology Management 

Required courses:
TMP 111 - Issues in Technology, Business, and Society*
TMP 120 - Fundamentals of Business Strategy*
TMP 124 - Principles of Marketing*
TMP 127 - Understanding and Managing Technology Organizations*
TMP X130F - Fundamentals of Business Finance

*Offered through main campus Technology Management Department.

Customize a diploma! 


Customized + Optional Practical Training (OPT); email help@professional.ucsb.edu for more info.
 

Summer Only 


CPA Licensure Preparation Program
Customized + Optional Practical Training (OPT)
 

Application Materials 


Have these documents ready to upload:
• copy of passport (1st page)
• proof of English proficiency
• official transcript in English (2.8 GPA or above)
• financial statement (tuition plus estimated living expenses)
• payment of application fee ($200)
 

Fees 


Professional Diploma:

Flat fee per quarter: $5,245

Up-front flat fee payment options (discounts included):
2 Quarters: $10,245
3 Quarters: $14,745
4 Quarters: $18,945

Academic Integrated Diploma:
-Technology Management Program
-Strategic Investing Program

Flat fee per quarter: $6,245

Summer-Only Diploma:
-CPA Licensure Preparation Program

Flat fee per summer quarter: $5,545

 

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