10 Courses Required

The General Business Studies Certificate with Concentration in Finance is a 36-unit program offered by the Department of Business, Management, and Legal Programs and is intended for individuals whose unique personal interest or profession requires them to take a series of courses in management with a focus on finance.

  • Students select nine courses of their choice offered within the Management discipline.
  • The nine courses must be numbered X 1-X 199 and/or X 400-X 499.
  • Each must be a four-unit course.
  • Students pursuing a concentration must take a minimum of four courses in finance or as many as nine courses in finance to satisfy the concentration requirement. Click here for a list of approved courses for financial management concentrations.
  • In addition to the nine required courses, students must successfully complete the one day business ethics requirement.
  • Courses taken at other universities are not transferable.

Yvette de la Cruz
(310) 206-1654

Estimated Cost
Application & Candidacy Fee: $200.00*
Estimated Program Tuition: $7,135.00
Estimated Program Textbook/Materials: $1,350.00
Estimated Total Cost: $8,685.00**

*This program is open admission. The Application & Candidacy fee establishes your candidacy in the certificate for a period of time covering normal progress toward completion and allows you to access a variety of program benefits.

**Costs are approximate and subject to change without notice. Estimates are based on a full 9-course program, plus the ethics course. If taken entirely online, the estimated total cost of tuition will be higher by approximately $1,400.

Internship Available: No

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Certificate in General Business Studies with Concentration in Finance


Minimum Required

1 Course(s)

Minimum Required

Students must take a minimum of 4 courses in Finance or as many as nine for the concentration in Finance. Courses must be numbered X 1-199 or X 400-499.

Minimum Required

Candidates must complete 36 units of coursework within the academic disciplines of Management. A minimum of 4 courses (16 units) must be in Finance. The remaining 5 courses can be any management courses of your choice numbered X 1-199 or X 400-499.