Online Business Administration Certificate

Earn Your Business Administration Certificate Online

Do you want to start a career in business? Do you want to learn business skills that can lead to career advancement opportunities? Wherever you are on your career path, a Business Administration Certificate of Completion will give you the knowledge and skills necessary to develop into a business professional.

SJVC’s online Business Administration program graduates can earn a Certificate in approximately 8 months, with course content delivered 100 percent online for maximum schedule flexibility and convenience.


After taking foundational courses in essential business concepts, students of SJVC’s online Business Administration program will complete additional online courses in one of three concentrations:

  • Business Management
  • Retail Management
  • Business Accounting

This feature of the program means you can focus your study on an area of business that’s most interesting or important to you. By allowing you to match up your personal interests with your professional career goals, SJVC’s online Business Administration certificate will lay the foundation for your continued success in the future.

Learning Outcomes

All students enrolled in the Business Administration program learn core business principles and skills, including business math, communication and management. As students move through the program and begin to take additional coursework specific to their chosen concentration, they will explore more in-depth topics and learn specialized skills that will benefit them in their careers or as they pursue more education beyond a certificate.

Some of the skills specific to each concentration include:

Business Management Concentration

  • Human resource management
  • Small business management
  • Marketing

Retail Management Concentration

  • Customer service
  • Sales strategies
  • Retail management

Business Accounting Concentration

  • Payroll accounting management
  • Accounting software systems
  • Merchandising accounting

What Can You Do with a Certificate in Business Administration?

Employers look to hire professionals who are familiar with basic business practices and technologies. SJVC’s online Business Administration program will prepare you for a wide range of business-related careers thanks to the mixture of foundational curriculum and specialized concentration coursework. Our Business Administration program will qualify you for a career in:

  • Bookkeeping
  • Retail Management
  • Operations Management
  • Human Resources
  • Customer Service
  • And more!

In addition to laying the foundation for entry into a professional career field, earning your certificate also gives you the option to continue your education. With more education comes more opportunities and higher earning potential, and it all starts with a certificate.

Start on a Path Toward Career Advancement Today

Learn important business management skills, increase your earning potential and accelerate your professional career with an online certificate in business administration from SJVC. Call 855-667-9557 to learn more, or fill out the “request information” form to get started.

Online Business Administration Certificate Program Details

Business Administration Certifications

Students who enroll in the program will take foundational courses in essential business concepts. Students then go on to complete additional courses in one of three concentrations, and earn the associated Certifications in their concentration:

Business Management

Retail Management

Business Accounting

First-time test taker fees for the Certification examinations are paid for by SJVC. These certifications enhance students’ résumés and prepare them for future career success. Testing for these certifications may be completed prior to graduation.

Graduation Requirements

Students must successfully complete their courses and the Career Services Seminar (CSS100) to graduate. They must also meet a minimum keyboarding speed of 45 net words per minute and minimum 10 key speed of 8,000 keystrokes per hour.

Accreditation & Approvals

Institutional Accreditation

San Joaquin Valley College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at

State Approvals

SJVC is a private institution and is approved to operate as an accredited institution by the California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE). Approval to operate means that SJVC has been found in compliance with the standards set forth in the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (California Education Code, Title 3, Division 10, Part 59, Chapter 8) and Title 5, Division 7.5 – Private Postsecondary Education of the California Code of Regulations.

Any questions that a student may have regarding the college catalog and/or catalog supplement that have not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education at:

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 980818
West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818

Physical Address
2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400
Sacramento, CA 95833

Telephone Numbers
Toll free (888) 370-7589
(916) 431-6959

Fax Number
(916) 263-1897


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