The General Business Studies Certificate with Concentration in Entrepreneurship at UCLA Extension 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 with a focus on entrepreneurship.


Students of this General Business Studies Certificate with Concentration in Entrepreneurship at UCLA Extension must complete 36 units of coursework within the academic disciplines of Management. All courses must be numbered X 1-199 or X 400-499 and at least 16 of the required units must be from the field of entrepreneurship. In addition, students must successfully complete one of the designated ethics courses at any time during the program.

 To earn this certificate, students making progress toward, or who have previously satisfied the requirements of, another UCLA Extension certificate must complete a minimum of 20 units beyond that which satisfies the other 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.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ethics in Marketing and Advertising 
  • Ethics for Human Resources Professionals 
  • Business Ethics 

    English Language Requirements

    You only need to take one of these language tests:

    • Minimum required score:


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    • Minimum required score:


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    Academic Requirements

    • Create a student profile, apply to your certificate program, and pay the candidacy fee
    • Navigate to the International Student Certificate Program Application and submit when all pages are complete
    • Pay international student fees.  You will be prompted to pay the international student fee when you submit your completed application. You will pay the remaining international student fees via the links on the international student fee page.
    • Send required documents to the International Student Office

    Tuition Fee

    • International Applies to you

      8400 USD/full
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 8400 USD for the full programme and a duration of  .
    • National Applies to you

      8400 USD/full
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 8400 USD for the full programme and a duration of  .
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    Estimated Total Cost: $8,400

    Living costs for Los Angeles

    • 1520 - 2570 USD/month
      Living Costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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