The General Business Studies Certificate with Concentration in Leadership 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 or communications with an emphasis on leadership skills. In addition to the 6 required leadership courses and the 24 units of elective coursework in the academic discipline of Management, candidates must successfully complete one of the designated ethics courses at any time during the program.

All courses to be applied toward this certificate must be taken for a letter grade. Students must complete and pass the curricular requirements of the program and earn an overall 2.5 GPA or better to achieve certificate award.

Eric Hubert
(310) 206-4271

Estimated Cost
Application & Candidacy Fee: $200.00*
Estimated Program Tuition: $7,900.00
Estimated Program Textbook/Materials: $1,000.00
Estimated Total Cost: $9,100.00

Costs are approximate and subject to change without notice.

*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.

Internship Available: No

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Certificate in General Business Studies with Concentration in Leadership


Minimum Required

1 Course(s)

Students must complete one ethics course from the following list.

Minimum Required

In addition to the 6 leadership courses and the ethics requirement, a student must complete 24 units of courses in the Management (MGMT) discipline, numbered X 1-199 or X 400-499.