Business Fundamentals Curriculum


Group A: Core Courses (All Six Courses Required)

X 1A Principles of Accounting *
X 1B Principles of Accounting *
X 100 Business Economics *
X 420 Business Law: Fundamentals *
X 130A Basic Managerial Finance *
X 160 Marketing Principles and Practices *

Ethics Requirement 

891.02 Business Ethics *

Group B: Elective Courses (3 Courses Required)

X 109 Business Communications
X 110 Mathematics for Management *
X 115 Business Statistics *
X 163 Advertising Principles and Practices *
X 190 Management Theory, Policy, and Practice
X 497.613 Fundamentals of Business Administration and Management *
X 433.01 Fundamentals of Investing *
X 450 Elements of Human Resources Management *
X 460.902 Introduction to International Business *
X 497.52 Entrepreneurship and New Venture Formation
X 497.610 Developing a Business Plan *

* = course may be taken online

To enroll in the Business Fundamentals Certificate, click here.

Program Requirements

Students must: 

  • Submit an Application for Candidacy with a non-refundable application fee of $200.  Students are recommended to enroll in the certificate after completing their first two courses in the program.
  • Complete all core courses for a total of 36 quarter units plus a one day business ethics course.
  • A maximum.
  • Receive a minimum 2.5 GPA or better for courses completed in the certificate
  • Complete within five years all of the required courses taken through UCLA Extension


Transfer of courses

A maximum of two courses can be transferred for the core courses. Courses must be equivalent in course content and unit value to be eligible and must have been taken within the last five years. If courses were taken beyond this time period, students may be allowed to take alternative courses in consultation with the Certificate Programs Advisor.


Note: International students must submit an application to UCLA Extension’s International Student Office. For more information visit

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