University of Southern California

Graduate Certificate in Business Fundamentals for Non-Business Professionals

The Graduate Certificate in Business Fundamentals for Non-Business Professionals is designed for individuals who hold undergraduate degrees in non-business fields and seek core business knowledge to support management responsibilities or relationships with business professionals but who are not interested in pursuing an M.B.A.

The program provides a basic introduction to the major disciplines within the field of business, common business practices, and effective business communication.

This certificate is best suited to mid- and senior-level managers, professional and technical specialists assuming management responsibilities, those seeking improved career mobility, individuals returning to the work force, and small business owners.

The program may be completed on either a full- or part-time basis. Classes applicable to the certificate are offered during both daytime and evening hours.

Successful completion of the program is acknowledged by a certificate awarded by the University.