Business and Management

Overview

Business and Management Programs

Contemporary business practices and operations are being increasingly streamlined, reducing the levels of management, and driving responsibility to the technical professionals. It is essential, in these positions, to have the proper education to demonstrate expertise and versatility in the latest operational theories, standards and tactical applications.

Job Outlook

Keen competition is expected for jobs as the number of applicants greatly exceeds the number of job openings. Opportunities will continue to be best for those office and administrative support worker supervisors and managers who show leadership and team building skills, and who are able to multitask, communicate well, and keep abreast of technological advances. 

Certificate Sacramento6 months

Business Analyst
Certificate Program

Overview

The role of a business analyst is to provide professional expertise to help the organization work smarter to achieve its mission.

This program provides a modern tool set that integrates the best from proven methodologies such as Six Sigma, Lean, Agile, Theory of Constraints as well as traditional Systems Development Lifecycle. By applying theory to realistic scenarios, analysts can develop their communication, problem solving and implementation skills to translate business possibilities into realities.

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Courses and Schedules

This certificate program consists of seven courses designed to be taken in the order listed.

Certificate Online4 months

Contract Management
Certificate Program

Overview

The Contract Management certificate program is fully online, and presents both a theoretical and practical problem solving approach to contract management. Learn about a contract manager’s responsibilities prior to contract award, the communication process in the contract management network, post-award surveillance tools, contract modifications, correcting contractual problems and processing terminations, cancellations, and claims.

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Courses and Schedules

This certificate program consists of four courses designed to be taken in the order listed.

Certificate Sacramento7 months

Human Resource Management
Certificate Program

Overview

Successful Human Resource Management (HRM) professionals enjoy working with others, are detailed-oriented, and understand the intricacies of personnel issues. They orchestrate a multitude of activities to meet organizational and personnel goals. Our HRM certificate program is for professionals who want to keep current on human resource issues in today’s business world.

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Courses and Schedules

This certificate program consists of seven courses designed to be taken in the order listed.

Certificate Sacramento7 months

Instructional Design for E-Learning
Certificate Program

Overview

Our Instructional Design for E-Learning Certificate Program is designed to help meet the Sacramento Region’s growing demand for instructional designers as more content moves online. This program is designed to help you build and refine one of the most valued skill sets in the talent development field. Through hands-on curriculum taught by subject matter experts with real world experience, you will receive the tools needed to design and implement engaging e-learning experiences.

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New! Digital Badge Upon Completion of Program
Share your accomplishment on digital platforms.

Your digital badge validates your achievement and the rigorous standards of this industry recognized certificate program. 

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What does it take to be an instructional designer?
The top nine skills needed for e-learning

What does it take to be an instructional designer?

Watch this short video to learn about what skills are need for a successful career in instructional design.

Master's Sacramento1 year

International MBA (IMBA)

This is a cohort-based, full-time, day-time MBA program.

The IMBA program is designed to develop participants’ critical thinking and analysis skills in cost accounting as well as their abilities to support the strategic directions of their organizations as they attempt to deal with global competition, economic volatility and fluid organizational structures.

Certificate Sacramento5 months

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
Certificate Program

Overview

Are you looking for ways to streamline business processes? Would you like to save money and time for both your company and your clients? See how Lean Six Sigma might help.

The Lean Six Sigma certificate program focuses on continuous improvement and reduction of waste to improve overall customer value. Lean and Six Sigma are powerful tools used in manufacturing, engineering, IT and service organizations. These proven methods, trusted by well-known leaders such as General Electric and Motorola, Inc., are valued in today’s economy.

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Courses and Schedules

This certificate program consists of six courses designed to be taken in order listed in four months.

Fall 2018 Cohort

LSSGB 101: Lean and Six Sigma in the Organization – September 11 & 13 (Tues. & Thurs., 5 – 9 p.m.)

LSSGB 102: Defining the Process in Lean Six Sigma – September 18, 20, 25, 27 (Tues. & Thurs., 5 – 9 p.m.)

LSSGB 103: Measurement for Business Results – October 9, 11, 16, 18 (Tues. & Thurs., 5 – 9 p.m.)

LSSGB 104: Analysis and Hypothesis Testing – October 23 & 25 (Tues. & Thurs., 5 – 9 p.m.)

Master's

Master of Science in Accountancy

The Master of Science in Accountancy (MS/Accountancy) program is in response to new developments in the accounting and business worlds. Significant changes in the regulatory climate, including the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, have increased the need for graduate-level education. The 150-credit hour education requirement established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) also has significantly increased the demand for graduate education in accounting.

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Online MSA Accountancy program vaults up national rankings

Sacramento State’s online Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA) program came in at 59th in a national ranking of the best online graduate business programs conducted by U.S. News & World Report.

The ranking vaults the University 16 places against 2017. It also places Sac State second among the 23 CSUs; Fullerton tied for ninth.

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Sac State Makes Top 100 Business Programs List

Sacramento State has cracked U.S. News and World Report’s Top 100 Best Online Graduate Business Programs for its Master of Science in Accountancy (MsA) program.

The program was ranked No. 70 in the nation by the publication, the first time it has made the Top 100 list – ahead of some noted institutions such as Texas A&M and the University of Massachusetts.

Master's Rancho Cordova15 months

MBA for Executives

Sacramento State’s Masters of Business Administration for Executives is a renowned and proven program that can be completed in 15-months. It is an AACSB-accredited degree designed for experienced professionals who aspire to leadership positions. Since 2005 the College of Business Administration has graduated over 650 EMBA students and continues to fuel top positions within leading Fortune 500 companies in Sacramento and the Bay Area. 

Certificate Sacramento8 months

Meeting and Event Planning
Certificate Program

Overview

When a meeting or event is well planned, you know it. All aspects of the event function as desired. If the unexpected occurs, it is well-handled. Let this be your experience by learning how to run a successful event through the Meeting and Event Planning certificate program.

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Christina Nicosia-Wukmir
Meeting and Event Planning Certificate Program Graduate

Christina Nicosia-Wukmir

“I was able to save my organization about $20,000 on our conference expenses using the information I learned in the program.”

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All fees subject to change.

Certificate Sacramento6 months

Project Management
Certificate Program

Overview

Organizational alignment is dependent on project managers demonstrating strategic skills in allocating tasks, time and resources to effectively deliver projects on time and within budget. This certificate program is designed for project managers and people aspiring to be project managers to develop a disciplined approach to projects. You will develop the key skills and competencies outlined by PMI in the talent triangle.

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Courses and Schedules

This certificate program consists of six courses which should be taken in the order listed.

There are prerequisite courses to move forward in the program. Participants must complete the following

PMT 101: Leadership and Strategy in Project Management

PMT 104: Project Team Leadership and Resource Management 

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Courses and Schedules

This certificate program consists of ten courses designed to be taken in the order listed.

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Train-the-Trainer
Certificate Program

Overview

A highly skilled and well-educated workforce is vital for every organization’s success. Training professionals requires thoughtful analysis of skill gaps, the goals of the organization, and training alternatives to determine the best means for organizational and workforce development. Whether focused on soft skills, leadership, or technical training content, learn to design, develop, and deliver high-quality training programs.

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Courses and Schedules

This certificate program consists of four courses designed to be taken in the order listed.