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Heritage Business Management

Professional Certificate in Heritage Business Management

Professional Certificate in Heritage Business Management

Online Program

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12 months

$7,500

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Take your heritage-related training and scholastic achievements a step further into business management. Learn the basics of business management as they relate to heritage companies and organizations. Understand accounting and finance application in project life cycles, capital management, and more. Discover how to market and sell your work, contract with clients, and bring value into your organization or research. Study operational workflows for efficiency and best practices for operations management. Appreciate how the element of people and relationship impact heritage fields in particular, including leadership, workplace planning, and cultural diversity. Once your ability to manage your work and people is evident, you can establish yourself as a skilled, qualified, and business-savvy professional with an eye for ambitious initiatives that are achievable, justifiable, and valuable.

Designed For

  • 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

What You'll Learn

  • 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

What You Can Do With This Program

Positions are available in a variety of industries and can include for- and non-profit organizations, government, private companies, and more. Jobs might include the following fields:

  • Environmental compliance and consulting
  • Tourism and travel-related resources and attractions
  • Media such as magazine, television, and books
  • Research, preservation, and education
  • Museums and historical attractions
  • Architectural, planning, and construction design

Real People. Real Results.

“My experience at UCR Extension was great. My instructors worked in industry, not just academics, and were able to share real-world scenarios for the assignments we were learning and participating in. I took real-time experiences back to the office, and implemented the new knowledge immediately.”

Tracy Trettin

Administrative Operations Manager
UCR School of Medicine
Riverside, CA

Earning the Certificate

For more information see How to Earn a Certificate

Certificate Courses

Our certificate programs are designed to be flexible, allowing you the option to take just a few courses or to earn the complete certificate. If choosing to complete the certificate, we recommend you get the most out of your experience by following the suggested completion path below.

Quarter 1

Accounting and Finance for Heritage Professionals

MGT X474.2

3 units

Quarter 2

Heritage Sales, Marketing, and Contracting

MGT X474.3

3 units

Quarter 3

Heritage Operations and Project Management

MGT X474.4

3 units

Quarter 4

Business Management for Heritage Professionals

MGT X474.1

3 units

Peopling Heritage Organizations

MGT X474.5

3 units

Instructor Spotlight

“Supporting individuals in keeping pace with the changing requirements of the modern work environment is at our core. Collaboration, partnership, and community drive us to provide accessible, affordable education, and training for working adults. Whether you are an individual looking to advance your career, or an organizational leader interested in investing in your workforce, we are here for you.”

Kasey Wilson, Ed.D.

Director of Professional Programs
UCR Extension
Riverside, CA

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