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Graduate Certificate in Business Administration College of Business and Economics California State University, Northridge

  • Northridge, CA
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Graduate Certificate in Business Administration can be Applied toward MBA

Tseng College within California State University, Northridge (CSUN) offers a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (GCBA) to professionals with or without undergraduate degrees in business, who seek to advance their careers or strengthen their knowledge of business administration. All coursework can be applied toward Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree programs.

Coursework is taught by distinguished university faculty members, and includes M.B.A-level courses.

The 1-year, 6-course GCBA program is designed to meet the needs of working adults, scheduling classes on evenings and weekends. The program provides peer support and a designated program manager for all students.

The 6 courses within this certificate program include: "M.B.A. Financial Accounting," "M.B.A. Law in the Business Environment," "M.B.A. Survey of Economics," "Seminar in Managerial Finance and Accounting," "Management and Marketing Seminar," and "Statistics and Stochastic Models for Managers."

Expert Faculty Members in Business Administration

Faculty members at CSUN are active academics and professionals who have been widely recognized for their work and achievements. For instance, Dr. Deborah Cours, the GCBA program academic lead, was the founding director of the Wells Fargo Center for Small Business and Entrepreneurship at CSUN, has been recognized as one of the San Fernando Valley's "Top 40 Under 40," and has received the CSUN Alumni Association's Volunteer Service Award.

Dr. Can Murat Alpaslan has been recognized with the College of Business and Economics Outstanding Graduate Faculty Teaching Award and is an editorial board member of the Academy of Management Learning and Education. His research on the causes, consequences, and management of large-scale crises has been published in journals such as "Harvard Business Review," "Journal of Corporate Citizenship," and "Management Communication Quarterly."

Dr. William W. Roberts is the director of the San Fernando Valley Economic Research Center and prepares monthly updates on the San Fernando Valley real estate market. He has been published in numerous journals for his research in business and economic strategy, environmental economics, money and banking, and regional economics.

Tseng College Offers Multidisciplinary Programs On Campus and Online

For nearly 50 years, Tseng College has created and delivered innovative programs for international students, midcareer professionals, regional employers, and the community. Tseng College currently offers 14 multidisciplinary degree programs, including 8 offered entirely online, delivered with care and foresight and dedicated to advancing education and career opportunities.

Most courses are offered on evenings and weekends or online, allowing for flexibility in scheduling, and the university's distinctive "stackable" curricula allows for credits earned through certificate programs to be applied to graduate degree requirements at a later date.

Tseng College offers all programs in the cohorts format, which groups students in segments of 20 to 35 students, and allows them to proceed through the pre-determined course sequence together. The cohorts format encourages student success, ensures a faster time to graduation, and offers career-long connections among students.

Research and Graduate Studies at California State University, Northridge

CSUN's Office of Research and Graduate Studies (RGS) engages graduate students and faculty members in outstanding graduate training, research, and academic scholarship. The RGS office allocates over $33 million in grants and contracts to further research activity that enriches the university, community, and nation.

The university offers 58 master's and 2 doctoral degree programs through the Graduate Studies Division. Master's programs are offered in the following fields on campus, off campus, or online: assistive technology engineering, assistive technology studies and human services, communication disorders and sciences (CDS), educational administration, humanities, music industry administration, psychology: behavioral clinical, public administration, public health: health education, public policy, social work, taxation, and tourism, hospitality, and recreation management.

Financial Aid Opportunities for GCBA Students

CSUN helps graduate students find financial assistance through grants, loans, scholarships, work-study, and other resources. For instance, the Graduate Equity Fellowship Program supports graduate students who have faculty mentors obtain doctoral degrees and pursue academic careers in teaching and research. The university also offers funds for theses research and travel to research sites or conference presentations.

Graduate student financial awards include the Association of Retired Faculty Memorial Award, Robert H. Schiffman Memorial Award for Outstanding Research Promise, Nathan O. Freedman Memorial Award for Outstanding Graduate Students, and the State University Grant (SUG). CSUN also offers all students, regardless of financial aid status, a bookstore loan with which to purchase books and supplies.

California State University Northridge -- A Large Campus with a Vibrant Academic Community

Founded in 1958, California State University, Northridge is one of the nation's largest single-campus universities, with nearly 36,000 students and more than 4,000 faculty members and staff members. The university prides itself on its vibrant, diverse community and dedication to combining academic pursuits with hands-on experience. CSUN graduates are community and industry leaders dedicated to sustainability and committed to the responsibilities of citizenship.

Alumni include Grammy Award winners, nationally recognized newscasters, public officials, and a space shuttle astronaut.

CSUN is located on 356 acres northwest of downtown Los Angeles near the geographic center of the San Fernando Valley. The area has been a historical leader in aerospace development and filmmaking, and offers many opportunities for internships and career advancement.

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Graduate Certificate in Business Administration

College of Business and Economics
California State University, Northridge

Northridge, CA

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    • Business Administration And Management--General Certificate
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