Message from the Department Director

Roger Torneden

Welcome to the dynamic world of the Business, Management and Legal Programs Department (BMLP) at UCLA Extension. Attracting more than 25,000 enrollments annually from both the domestic and international markets, BMLP has become an internationally recognized, premiere continuing education provider for professional development. Our total enrollments are equally divided between on-line and in-the-classroom classes providing students with flexibility and choices to match their lifestyles and preferred learning experiences. Each year students in almost 100 countries take advantage of our global reach through our on-line classes. UCLA Extension was an early developer of on-line learning with initial classes offered in the late 1990’s and remains a world leader in delivering education when and where most convenient for student learning and career preparation.

BMLP offers 400 professional courses and over 55 certificate programs that are designed to meet the needs of business, legal, non-profit and public service professionals at all levels, including those who want to update their skills, change careers or prepare for industry certifications or exams. Our programs are designed to provide flexible enrollment options for students to initiate their professional development anytime during the year. Our expert program directors and career counselors are available to assist you in building a coursework plan that is customized to your needs and your schedule. In addition, we offer extensive custom programs for domestic and international groups and corporations (at client locations as well as in UCLA facilities). With hundreds of professional courses, conferences and seminars to choose from, UCLA Extension is guaranteed to be the right fit for you.

We welcome the opportunity to assist you in realizing your personal development ambitions and plans!


Roger L. Torneden, Ph.D., CFP®, CPCU
Department Director, UCLA Extension
Department of Business, Management and Legal Programs


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