Executive assistants work with high-level executives at companies, government agencies, and nonprofits (including educational institutions) to provide top-level management support and assistance. More elite and responsible than an entry-level assistant or secretary, an executive assistant is trusted with high-level representation, program monitoring, effective but diplomatic communication, and execution of sensitive and complex duties.
The Executive Assistance specialization is designed for working professionals experienced in secretarial and/or organization support duties who have the poise and potential to improve their organizational, people, and presentation skills to well represent senior managers, department heads, and business owners. Additionally, this program will help any individual seriously considering a career or career transition in/into customer relations, investor relations, group or department supervision, public relations, human relations (HR), and event planning among other career paths. According to the BLS, California and, more specifically, Los Angeles County, are among the highest U.S. areas for employment in this occupation and the occupation is one of the higher growth areas for future employment.
The UCLA Extension program provides instruction, "hands-on" practice and exercises, course materials, instructor feedback, numerous case examples, best practices, and proven techniques to significantly improve organizational, communication, planning, analysis, and presentation skills. Key team building, collaboration, and project management skill development is included in this new specialization.
Application & Candidacy Fee: $200.00*
Estimated Program Tuition: $4,600.00
Estimated Program Textbook/Materials: $800.00
Estimated Total Cost: $5,600.00**
*This program is open admission. The Application & Candidacy fee establishes your candidacy in the program 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 the candidacy fee, course fees, and estimated textbook fees, but do not include additional expenses such as parking.
Internship Available: No