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 100% online synchronous. 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.

Application Periods

  • Fall: October 1 - June 1
  • Spring: August 1 - November 1

Application is now open.

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Admissions Requirements

Graduate templates to use:

  • Statement of Purpose (500-600 word essay) summarizing professional experience, career objectives, and reasons for pursuing the program.
  • Current Resume
  • One set of official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended

At a Glance

  • Area of study: Business Administration (Business Certificate)
  • Ideal for: Those who wish to gain or update their knowledge, skills, and abilities in business.
  • Location: Online, synchronous (real-time) virtual instruction
  • Program format: Online, weekly - 3 hours courses
  • Number of courses: 5
  • Program length: 12 months
  • Fees: $600 per unit
  • Financial Assistance: Certificate Programs do not qualify for Financial Aid. Monthly payment plans may be available.
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