University of California, Los Angeles Virtual Certificate Program in Business Analysis

Academic
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Delivery Method:
Virtual
Duration:
Multi Term, Single Term

About the Program

Founded in 1919, UCLA is the largest and most competitive institution in the University of California system. Its distinguished professors and faculty include Nobel Prize winners, Guggenheim Fellows, members of the National Academy of Sciences, and other prestigious academic organizations. UCLA has a reputation for “turning the futile into the attainable,” pushing the limits in every lecture, seminar, and discussion group to ready the next generation to continue in excellence.

Explore the principles of management and communications

Develop your team building and collaboration skills

Use tools such as Microsoft Excel for data analysis and business modeling

Explore business analysis, planning, monitoring, and implementation basics

Program Advisor

Saffy Winter
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Your Student Counselor is your study abroad ambassador and supporter. They join your application journey when you’ve confirmed you’re interested in studying abroad. At this point, they guide you through each stage of the application, notify you of the documents you need, let you know when your admission results are in, and walk you through the next steps, including class enrollment and organizing pre-arrival tests.
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At a Glance

Language of Instruction:
English
GPA Requirements:
2.85
Academic Level:
Undergraduate, Graduate
Academic Strengths:
Anthropology, Sociology & Gender, Biological & Physical Sciences, Business, Economics & Finance, Engineering, Music, Film & Performing Arts
Credits:
One Course

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About the University

University of California, Los Angeles

Founded in 1919, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has its home in Westwood Village, one of the safest and most attractive neighborhoods in Los Angeles and a short bus ride from Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, and the beach. The vibrant neighborhood has theaters, shops, markets, museums, and great restaurants frequented both by the student body and UCLA’s distinguished professors and faculty of Nobel Prize winners, Guggenheim Fellows, members of the National Academy of Sciences, and other prestigious academic organizations. 

Beyond Westwood Village, the city of Los Angeles is world-famous film and entertainment hub, abundant in movie studios and concert venues as well as its naturally stunning beaches, mountains, and deserts.

Learn more at University of California, Los Angeles' official website

Academics

University of California, Los Angeles' Academic Approach

In joining UCLA’s virtual certificate in finance program, you enjoy UCLA’s award-winning faculty and world-class reputation. A UCLA Extension certificate offers you in-depth study of a professional field. The coursework, developed by academic and industry experts, balances theory and real-world practice, providing you with the knowledge you need to transition from scholar to professional.

Over the course of the study, you

  • Make lasting connections with faculty at one of the highest ranked public universities in the United States and be able to request recommendation letters from faculty
  • Advance your post-graduate profile by earning an official transcript/certificate from a prestigious university. UCLA extension certificate courses earn a standard UCLA transcript

Explore Beyond the Classroom

SAF Beyond the Classroom is a collection of services provided to students enrolled in virtual courses with SAF. Join weekly virtual classes exclusively available to SAF students to enhance your online coursework experience.

Participate in:

  • Weekly discussion groups
  • Virtual campus tours
  • SAF-only university-hosted private virtual events
  • Western culture experiences
  • Expert lectures
  • Career advice
  • Trivia nights
  • …and more

Students who successfully complete an SAF program receive a program completion certificate from SAF, alongside their Western universities completion certificates, and potentially can receive support in obtaining any recommendation letters from their professors.
 

Courses

Course Registration

You register for your business analysis courses when you enroll, using the course preference form in your application documents.

Course Restrictions

You need to finish all the business analysis courses to earn your official UCLA transcript upon completion. If you finish all the courses in your chosen certificate program, you receive both a transcript and a certificate.

There are 7 business analysis courses. You take 6 required courses and one elective to get a certificate.

Required courses:

  • Business analysis fundamentals
  • Business analysis planning and monitoring essentials
  • Requirements elicitation and analysis
  • Requirements management and communications
  • Solution assessment, validation, and implementation
  • Business ethics

Electives

  • Business communications
  • Data analysis and business modeling with Microsoft Excel
  • Organizational communication
  • Introduction to SQL
  • Introduction to data science
  • Exploratory data analysis and visualization
  • Fundamentals of project management

Some courses may have prerequisites. You should show verifiable courses you have taken at your home universities to fulfill the prerequisite requirement. You should not apply if you don’t meet the prerequisites.

After you’re admitted, SAF files a petition on your behalf to the certificate program academic department to waive the prerequisite. This may require you to identify the similar courses you have taken and provide a course description if necessary.

*Graduate students and working professional can also apply

Get To Know Our Application Process

From academics to visa requirements, our structured process helps you choose the right program and university for your goals. Complete a strong application, and prepare for success abroad.

Personalize Your Study Abroad Plan With Your SAF Counselor

Each student has unique academic goals for a study abroad experience. As you think about studying abroad, your SAF Counselor will help you plan for success and support you every step of the way.

Application Requirements

When applying to study abroad, you must meet the entry requirements set by the host university—and SAF is here to set you up for success.

The requirements outlined in this section include the language proficiency scores you may need to demonstrate your language skills, a guide to the GPA range and other academic prerequisites required by your host university, and a list of documentation and other application materials you will need to finalize your application. You may need to supply additional information throughout the process, and you will be alerted through your emails and SAF Student Portal if this is the case for you.
  • Language Proficiency
  • Academics & GPA
  • Application Documents & Materials

Language Test Score Requirements

To prove your language proficiency, you can use any of the following: 

  • CAE: B (CEFR C1) 
  • CPE: C (CEFR C2) 
  • Duolingo (DET): 105 
  • IELTS: 6.5 
  • iTEP: 4.5 
  • TOEFL: 80 (iBT) 
  • TOEIC: 685

China:

  • CET4: 493
  • CET6: 450
  • Duolingo: 100
  • IELTS: 6.5
  • iTEP: 3.9
  • TEM 4/8: 60
  • TOEIC R/L: 690
  • TOEFL iBT: 80
  • TOEFL PBT: 550
  • TOEFL ITP: 55L

Japan: 

  • Duolingo: 95
  • IELTS: 6.0
  • iTEP: 3.7
  • TOEFL iBT: 72
  • TOEFL PBT: 532
  • TOEFL ITP: 532
  • TOEIC R/L: 645 
     

Program Dates

When studying abroad, you will want to consider the time of year and how long you are away. Most programs follow the host university's academic calendar.

The dates shown below are general estimates, and as you get closer to the start of the term, you will get more detailed information from SAF. If you have any questions, your Student Counsellor and Program Specialist are always here to support you and point you to the correct information.

Student Health & Safety

We champion health, safety, and security. As part of IES Abroad, the largest study abroad organization, we’ve set the standard for health and safety in study abroad for decades. Regardless of your type of study, we have your back and support your health and safety in the virtual world, too.
24/7 Emergency Phone Support

Total coverage to support you throughout your enrollment

Program-Specific Information

Heath and safety information prepared based on your program

Help In Your Language

Highly trained multilingual staff to connect you to wellbeing services

Dedicated Expertise

Protection by a Dean of Students Office that advocates for your interests

Orientation

Admissions Support

We guide you through your digital admission process and help you interact with your intended university

Exclusive Welcome

Meet your tutors, SAF Staff, fellow SAF Scholars at the beginning of your study abroad virtual experience

Connect With Classmates

We arrange digital social activities and cultural events, so you meet other SAF Scholars and local students

Get Digital

We get you set up and settled into your secure digital learning campus, so you’re confident in your new learning environment

Beyond The Classroom

The pre-course tailored virtual orientation encourages you to get the most of your digital overseas study experience

Advising and Support

The process of studying abroad could quickly feel overwhelming, but we have been doing this for decades and do everything we can to support you through it. 

Many SAF staff are alumni and have walked this path. They have real-life experience to draw on as they advise and support you through every step of our comprehensive services. They’re in your corner, taking care of all the details and explaining what you need to do next.

Take the first step in your study abroad journey by scheduling a consultation with your closest Student Counselor. You can discuss your for-credit academic courses and language programs and explore internships, research programs, and study tours. When you know what you want to do, we guide you through the pre-program steps, help you arrange your visa and transport, and finalize your accommodation or digital experience.

Get To Know Our Application Process

From academics to visa requirements, our structured process helps you choose the right program and university for your goals. Complete a strong application, and prepare for success abroad.

Personalize Your Study Abroad Plan With Your SAF Counselor

Each student has unique academic goals for a study abroad experience. As you think about studying abroad, your SAF Counselor will help you plan for success and support you every step of the way.

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