SDSU's Business Engineering Certificate is available through ALI's Semester at SDSU program.

This unique interdisciplinary certificate provides students with specialized knowledge in the areas of business and engineering. Students will have the opportunity to enhance their business knowledge and technical skills through topics of their interest while also gaining an in depth understanding of how business and engineering fit together.

Program Highlights

  • Business and Engineering Courses

    Students take courses in both business and engineering.
  • Official Transcript

    Credits earned are listed on an official SDSU transcript and may be transferable to

    other universities.

Certificate Requirement — 12 Units

Enroll in one Special Session course (3 units) from the following Business Administration and Management courses:

  • B A 323: Fundamentals of Finance
  • B A 350: Management & Organizational Behavior
  • B A 360: Introduction to Operations & Supply Chain Management (may not be offered each semester)
  • B A 370: Introduction to Marketing
  • MGT 352: Human Resource Management
  • MGT 358: Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship

If the student has previously passed all of the courses above, they have the option to select another Special Session course. Proof of course completion and/or an official university letter will be required.

The remaining 9 units are the student's choice, but must be in the departments of:

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Art (related to design, fabrication, or media)
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics

Students must complete all classes with a grade of B- or higher. For course descriptions, please visit For sample class schedules of the courses usually offered, go to Please be aware not all courses are offered every semester.

Please note that the ALI cannot guarantee participation in specific university courses. Students enroll in classes on a space-available basis.

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Semester at SDSU Business Engineering Certificate

Number of weeks


Hours of instruction

Varies according to course enrollment. Minimum 12 units undergraduate


TOEFL iBT 61 or IELTS 5.5. Proof of English proficiency is required with application. Students must have completed university coursework in business and have proof of engineering-related field of study by transcript (Business Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Civil Engineering, etc.).


See Calendar & Fees (All prices and dates are subject to change.)

Also included

All students have access to a variety of electives, sports and conversation clubs, language and computer labs, personalized student counseling, library, and academic advising.