Historic Preservation. Archaeological Consulting. Cultural Resource Management. Museums. Heritage Tourism.
Take your heritage-related education and work experience a step further into business management. Learn how to achieve more successful heritage outcomes while being financially sustainable. Understand the basics of business management and how they apply to the heritage industry in for- and non-profit businesses, organizations, and cultural institutions. Heritage professionals with business skills are in demand. Whether an employee or an entrepreneur, establish yourself as a business-savvy professional that can simultaneously achieve better outcomes for both heritage resources and heritage organizations.
Duration times can vary talk to your student success coach for more information.
Total Units 15 Units
For success in the heritage industry, it is no longer sufficient to have training in the discipline alone. Business training is essential, and provides a competitive edge for career advancement. In this webinar, you'll gain industry tips from UCR Associate Professor of Anthropology and University Extension Dean, Kevin Vaughn, and heritage business consultant, Chris Dore, on attaining a sustainable career in the cultural heritage field amidst today’s industry challenges.
Get a bird's eye view into our Heritage Business Management program, and understand how the curriculum is designed to support and advance you in your current field.
Working professionals already in a heritage-related field wanting to hone their business acumen
Working professionals with a non-heritage-related degree but working in a heritage field
Graduate students preparing to enter a heritage career and wanting to have a business-focused edge
Essentials of business management from a heritage-industry perspective, including basic concepts and function within a heritage business
Accounting and finance best practices and how project life cycles, capital consumption and management, and tax planning operate within the heritage industry
Marketing, sales, and contracting for heritage organizations
Best practices and principles for operations management
People-related concepts and considerations, such as emotional intelligence, harassment, and organizational change and strategy
Prior to enrolling, please ensure that you meet the following minimum requirements:
A bachelor's degree in a heritage-related field.
Students with a bachelor's degree from a non-heritage field can be admitted if they currently work within the heritage industry.
A knowledge of English is required, as course materials and assignments will be delivered in English.