Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (GCBA)

About This Program


A one-year program designed for working professionals

Designed for working professionals with undergraduate degrees in fields other than business, CSUN's Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (GCBA) program focuses on the development of essential business-management skills. Upon completion of the program students will be capable of increasing productivity and achieving enhanced results in virtually any business environment.

The GCBA program consists of six courses and takes only one year to complete. The program is a practical tool-kit for immediate, sustained success on the job and also provides excellent preparation for CSUN's Master of Business Administration (MBA), which is ranked among the nation's best among part time programs by "U.S. News & World Report."

Gain essential knowledge from a nationally recognized business-education leader

All GCBA courses focus on foundational coursework in core business disciplines and are taught by faculty from CSUN's David Nazarian College of Business and Economics, which is listed among The Princeton Review's "Best Business Schools".

Program features designed to meet the needs of working professionals

  • Work-friendly schedule: Classes meet on campus one evening per week and every other Saturday morning.
  • Cohort-format delivery: Students progress through the program as a group, ensuring on-time program completion and maximizing interaction and networking with faculty and fellow students.
  • Exceptional support services: Students are assigned a program manager, who handles all administrative matters from application to graduation for each cohort, freeing students to concentrate on their coursework and careers.
  • Pathway to an MBA: Based on validation studies showing that students who excel in the GCBA go on to excel in the MBA program, the CSUN MBA admission GMAT requirement is waived for students who have earned a grade of B or better in each GCBA course.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

As required by federal law, Gainful Employment Disclosure is provided for the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration program.