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Drucker Management Certificates

Certificate in Analysis & Decision-making, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, and/or People & Strategy

Drucker management certificates provide you with focused study in valuable topics such as analysis, strategy, marketing, and entrepreneurship.

Designed for working professionals, certificates provide a low-commitment way to discover the value of an AACSB-accredited, graduate management education at the Drucker School. You can explore a new subject, expand your knowledge on a specific subject, or start your work toward getting an MBA. These programs offer a flexible path in which multiple certificates might later lead to a “stackable” Drucker MBA.

Program Highlights
  • Earn certificates in four key business areas: analysis & decision-making, entrepreneurship, marketing, and people & strategy.
  • Complete a certificate in as few as two semesters, or take your time to balance your other commitments or maximize your employer contributions.
  • Apply the courses in your certificate program toward the Drucker MBA program.

Certificate in Analysis & Decision-making, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Leadership, Marketing, People & Strategy, Strategy, and/or Supply Chain

Program At-a-glance

  • 12 units

    required units

  • Certificate in Analysis & Decision-making, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, and/or People & Strategy

    degree awarded

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  • Spring, Summer, Fall

    program start

  • 2+ semesters | full time*

    estimated completion time

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Adriana Leake

Assistant Director of Admissions


Michael Mirabella

Director of Recruitment for the Drucker School of Management



Certificate Options

Analysis & Decision-making (12 units)
Gain and refine your ability to work with data and derive effective decisions from your analysis.

  • 12 units of the following courses: Business Analytics I, Financial Accounting, Operations Management, Corporate Finance

Entrepreneurship (12 units)
Practice the art of entrepreneurship with classes that examine business models and the startup lifecycle.

  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship & Innovation (2 units) or 7 Steps to Startup (4 units)
  • Startup Business Models
  • 4-6 units of approved entrepreneurship electives (total 12 units for the certificate)

Finance (12 units)
Train for a functional role in finance within an organization.

  • Prerequisites: Financial Accounting and Corporate Finance or equivalent
  • 12 units of finance elective courses

Leadership (12 units)
Learn what it means to lead, effect meaningful change, and raise your own performance and the performances of those you manage.

  • 12 units of leadership electives

Marketing (12 units)
Learn fundamental principles and powerful approaches of marketing and reaching customers.

  • Prerequisite: Marketing Management or equivalent
  • Marketing Research
  • 8 units of approved marketing electives

People & Strategy (12 units)
Study how people work in organizations and markets.

  • Economics of Strategy, Marketing Management, Organizational Behavior 1, Organizational Behavior 2, 4 units of approved strategy electives

Strategy (12 units)
Learn how to develop strategies, think and act strategically, and implement decisions.

  • 12 units of strategy electives

Supply Chain (12 units)
Prepare for a functional role in supply chain within an organization.

  • Prerequisites: Business Analytics and Operations Management or equivalent
  • Business Analytics II
  • Global Supply Chain
  • 4 units of supply chain electives

Application Guidelines

Requirements Summary

Item Description
Application Fee 80
Official Transcripts Yes
Resume Yes
Other Requirements Applicant questionnaire, Written English exam

Spring 2024
Priority Deadline – November 1, 2023
Final Deadline (International) – November 15, 2023
Final Deadline (Domestic) – December 1, 2023
Classes begin – January 16, 2024

Summer 2024
Priority Deadline – February 1, 2024
Final Deadline (International) – March 1, 2024
Final Deadline (Domestic) – April 1, 2024
Classes begin – May 13, 2024

Fall 2024
Priority Deadline – February 1, 2024
Final Deadline (International) – July 5, 2024
Final Deadline (Domestic) – August 1, 2024
Classes begin – August 26, 2024

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Cost & Aid

Estimated Tuition (California Residents, Non-Residents, International)

Program 12 units
Tuition per unit* $2,020

*Based on 2023-2024 tuition rates.

Fellowship awards are not available to Drucker Certificate Program students.

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