The Certificate Program in Business Administration at California State University Channel Islands (CI) provides the basic business skills and knowledge foundation for career advancement and success.

Participants obtain a broad understanding of Accounting, Economics, Ethics, Finance, Law, Management, Marketing, and Quantitative Methods. Designed for the busy professional, courses are delivered via distance learning, featuring live on-line sessions.This certificate also satisfies the course prerequisites for the MBA program offered by CI’s Martin V. Smith School of Business and Economics and administered through Extended University.

At a Glance

  • Area of study: Business Administration (MBA Foundations)
  • Ideal for: Those who wish to gain or update their knowledge, skills, and abilities in business. 
  • Location: Online, real-time 'live' via CI Learn
  • Program format: Online, weekly 2-hour courses
  • Number of courses: 5
  • Program length: 7-9 months
  • Fees: $600 per unit
  • Financial Assistance: Certificate Programs do not qualify for Financial Aid. Matriculated MBA students may use Financial aid. Monthly payment plans may be available.
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