Graduate Certificate in Business Management
Earning a GCM at SFBU can help you
- Move above and beyond your current job
- Diversify your knowledge and gain a broader perspective
- Formalize your knowledge based on field-proven theory
- Engage professionally with other specialists and experts
Summer classes start
Fall classes start
SFBU’s great campus location in the heart of the Silicon Valley area
is probably one of the greatest places to start your business. SFBU is surrounded by well-known employers in the technology industry. Furthermore, summer seacoast and winter mountain activities are just a few hours away, making it pleasurable to learn and grow here.
About Our GCM Program
The School of Business offers an academic certificate program, the Graduate Certificate in Business Management (GCM). This 6-course, 18-unit program provides an extensive foundation in management. It is equivalent to the first academic year of SFBU's 36-unit MBA program, and consists of MBA courses taught by SFBU faculty. Students earn graduate-level credit on an official SFBU transcript, and a certificate diploma upon successful completion.
Tuition Cost Per Unit*
Fast track your GCM
You can complete your GCM in as little as two trimesters (one academic year) by taking three courses (9 units) per trimester.
The GCM program does not accept transfer credit from other institutions.
Undergraduate SFBU students may transfer up to 9 units of SFBU graduate-level Business courses into the GCM.
Total Units Required
Average Units Per Trimester
Click here for the GCM curriculum and course information.
GCM Course Sampler*
FIN501 Financial Management MGT530 Logistics and Operations Management HRM531 Human Resource Management MGT542 Technology and Product Management MGT501 Agile Project Management MKT550 Consumer and Buyer Behavior MKT552 Brand Management and Marketing MKT554 Search Engine Optimization (SEO) CPT502 Curricular Practicum Training * SEE THE CURRENT CATALOG FOR UPDATED INFORMATION. CONSULT YOUR ADVISOR FOR COURSE SCHEDULES AND TO REVIEW YOUR STUDY PLAN. *For more GCM curriculum and course information, please click here.
- Greater freedom of job and career choices
- Increased salary potential
- Flexibility of in-person and online course delivery modalities
San Francisco Bay University is accredited by the
WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)
1080 Marina Village Parkway, Suite 500, Alameda 94501 (510) 748-9001
An optimal certificate for
Future leaders requiring flexibility
Students in SFBU’s GCM can study part time or full time, on campus or online.
Business professionals seeking to change careers or expand expertise
SFBU’s GCM can help anyone wishing to move into a position with greater opportunities for advancement, recognition, and professional growth.
Benefiting from the knowledge of experts
With extensive Silicon Valley work experience, SFBU’s faculty help students gain proficiency in making critical decisions, and prepare future graduates to face the demands of an ever-changing, multicultural business world.
Experiencing SFBU’s supportive and personal learning environment
SFBU’s classes provide students with individual attention from faculty and the chance to get to know their classmates. Course projects are centered around students’ interests, making them engaging and useful.
"Your dreams are achievable with firm dedication and flexible education. On your journey, let our professors be your guides."