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Professional Certificate Programs

Invest in your future by completing a specialized program or earn a professional certificate. Join experts who bring real-world experience to the classroom, and provide stimulating coursework to challenge your thinking. Network with Americans, and other international professionals, and gain tools and techniques through a wide variety of courses to guarantee an exciting and successful future. A Bachelor’s degree is not required to join these programs.

Note: Enrollments in any Professional Certificate or Specialized Program must be done through the University Credit Program.

UNLOCK YOUR CAREER POTENTIAL, STEP UP TO SUCCESS

Build your understanding of front desk management, event management, finance and sales, and food and beverage in the different types of hospitality businesses. Refine your skill set, including time management, professional etiquette, personal accountability, and goal setting, to fortify your offerings.  

Dig into the details of project planning and organization from start to finish. Focus on the skills that will gain you the reputation for completing projects on time, on budget, and with outstanding results. Our programs reflect theories and practices that are closely aligned with the Project Management Institute (PMI) standards.  

Professional Achievement Award in Social Media Network Strategies

Take advantage of today’s most powerful technological tools and change the way you communicate with customers. Having a digital marketing strategy means more than just creating a website. Improve your online presence, use cutting-edge media, and learn to navigate the digital world.  

Professional Certificate in Business Management

Get a feel for four of the top areas in business management to find your fit with this “build-your-own” certificate program. Develop the necessary skills to expand your business knowledge, and become a confident decision-maker and informed leader.   

Professional Certificate in Entrepreneurship

Are you wondering how to do what you love, make a living, and give back, all at the same time? Whether it’s creating a marketing plan or starting your own software design company that gives you joy, turn your passion into your career. Learn to use your imagination and innovation to create your own success.   

Professional Certificate in Event Management

Master techniques to manage successful events that clients, colleagues, and communities will remember. Organize and successfully implement all types of events—from weddings, festivals, conferences, and corporate meetings to film premieres, sporting events, or fashion shows.   

Professional Certificate in Leadership and Organizational Excellence

Knowing the direction in which your organization needs to go is just the tip of the iceberg. Build a reserve of today’s most valuable leadership techniques from real-world, successful visionaries, and chart your own course to success.   

Professional Certificate in Lean Six Sigma

In today’s world, the competition is fierce, and organizations want professionals who can make the most of limited resources. Take the lead as an innovator in your field and make Lean principles work for you and your organization.  

Professional Certificate in Logistics

Understanding the logistics behind supply chain management is not only crucial to connecting the product with an intended customer, but also to facilitating the regulated processes in between, from planning to quality control of inventory.   

Build a strong foundation in the latest marketing principles, which can be used in industries around the world. Learn how marketing professionals use social media, email, and other current best practices to expand a company’s international profile.   

Professional Certificate in Project Management

Strengthen your knowledge base in every area of project management. Become confident that you can meet the challenges of any project, large or small, regardless of time or budget, with a solid leadership approach, advanced analytical skills, and effective communication.    

Learn about inventory and materials management, and how to determine the best source of inventory to yield the most profit. Equip yourself with the acute skill set essential in contracting and subcontracting with vendors and suppliers, and become a key player in the revenue stream.   

Professional Certificate in Social Media and Internet Marketing

New platforms and technologies are continuously transforming the ways in which consumers engage and interact with businesses — making it that much more important to stay current in best practices. Get familiar with today’s social media platforms, learn how to optimize campaigns, and set your brand apart from the rest in the global digital marketplace.   

Professional Certificate in Supply Chain Management

Equip yourself with knowledge in logistics, operations, purchasing, contracting, and related laws and regulations. Gain an understanding of the new challenges facing professionals in these roles, including e-commerce, emerging technologies, security and global supply chain issues.  

Specialized Professional Program in Entrepreneurship: Startup Development

Learn how to assess the viability of your ideas, determine market demand and forecast potential success. Choose the track that meets your needs. Either work with instructors and mentors to create an innovation-based company or enroll in broadly focused courses focused on startup models.  

Specialized Professional Program in Supervision and Leadership

Master the skills needed for effective supervision and leadership with a series of one-day workshops. Learn the latest supervisory and team building techniques from leading Southern California business professionals.  

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