Program: Business Administration, Graduate Certificate

Program Description

The Graduate Certificate in Business Administration has been suspended as of Fall 2022.

The Nazarian College Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (GCBA) program enables holders of bachelor’s or graduate degrees in fields other than business to pursue a career change or advancement in the area of business management. It also provides an opportunity to experience Master of Business Administration (MBA)-level coursework without committing to an MBA program. For those who later decide to pursue an MBA, the GCBA curriculum provides excellent preparation for that degree. In particular, the GCBA covers the foundation courses of CSUN’s Nazarian College MBA program.

About the Program’s Cohort Format

Participants proceed through the program in a cohort (group) format, which means that all successful applicants in a given term will begin their course of study at the same time and move together with their cohort through the designated course sequence. Since all participants in a cohort take the same classes in sequence, the knowledge gained in one course can be built upon in those that follow. Cohort participants share a familiar, supportive, ongoing learning community and also enjoy the opportunity of networking together as a cohesive group with common career goals and life experiences.

This program is available through self support (funded entirely by student fees and offered in a cohort format) in partnership between one of the CSUN academic colleges and The Tseng College.

Program Requirements

The Nazarian College GCBA program is a cohort program. Students start the program and proceed through the course sequence together. Students who do not meet the TOEFL minimum requirements for the regular GCBA program can start an international GCBA program with intensive English preparation prior to the start of the regular GCBA cohort. The term in which students will start their course of intensive English study is dependent upon their TOEFL score. The GCBA includes the CSUN Nazarian College MBA foundation courses (15 units) and a capstone course (GBUS 593).

ACCT 501 Financial Accounting (3)
BLAW 508 Business Law (3)
ECON 500 Survey of Economics (3)
FIN 502 Managerial Finance (3)
GBUS 593 Management/Marketing Seminar (3)
SOM 591 Business Analytics Foundation (3)

Total Units for the Certificate: 18


Director: Kristen Walker
Assistant Director: Sheila M. Brown
Bookstein Hall (BB) 3109
(818) 677-2467

Staff: Jesse Knepper
(818) 677-4415

Staff: Saira Shah
(818) 677-3936