Note: These Programs are Partnerships with Universities and Companies. Interested Students/Employees Should Contact the Related Organization.

SDSU Global Campus offers customized certificate programs exclusively to educational institutions and companies from Mexico and Latin America. In partnership with University Corporate Certification Consultants Inc. (UCCC) — a San Diego-based corporate training and consulting firm with offices in the U.S. and Mexico — Latin American students/employees can chose from in-class, online, or hybrid programs that conclude with an enriching international experience on the SDSU campus.

SDSU Global Campus and UCCC Certification Program

Alejandro CastanedaUniversity Corporate Certification Consultants Inc. (UCCC)
Alejandro Castañeda, President and Founder

In 2002, Alejandro Castañeda founded, along with Candace Cox of Univentures of Phoenix Arizona, UCCC as an entity dedicated to linking highly regarded educational institutions and companies from Mexico and Latin America, with prestigious American universities for the purpose of certifying executive level in-company training programs. Since then, UCCC has facilitated the partnership of SDSU Global Campus with a variety of Latin American institutions, achieving more than 30 successful programs.

We offer a variety of certificate programs that can be customized, or can work with you to develop a program unique to your university or organization. Proposed programs must have an educational curricula that matches extended learning university-level criteria in duration and topics. Also required are graded evaluation systems, with all quizzes uploaded to an LMS platform delivered by UCCC.

Programs presented in partnership with a third-party provider are not taught by San Diego State University faculty nor affiliated with a campus academic department. Courses offered with third-party providers are not degree-eligible.

Customizable Programs

Project Management

Increasingly complex business operations across the globe are demanding faster, better, cheaper solutions for clients. Project managers make this happen, so it’s not surprising that job opportunities continue to grow at a rate of 1.5 million per year. Stand out as a leader who can successfully manage projects in any industry, with SDSU’s Professional Certificate in Project Management. Get a hands-on approach to the latest tools, methodologies, and people skills required to lead a team; and deliver projects on time, and within budget.

Human Resources

Human capital is every organization’s most unique and important form of wealth. Acquiring and managing that wealth is the most important function of HR. Also critical is staying abreast of employee relations, compensation and benefits, ever-increasing laws, and more. Whether you’re new to HR or an accomplished professional, SDSU’s Professional Certificate in Human Resource Management will help you stay essential in an ever-evolving career. The program features four new electives — three of which are online — so you can customize your education to your career goals.

Management and Leadership

In just eight workshops, gain genuine insight into yourself and maximize your unique attributes to be an authentic leader. Each course in SDSU's transformative Management and Leadership Series will leave you with strategies and tools you can apply immediately to make a significant impact on your organization and quantitatively demonstrate your value to the company.

Meeting and Event Planning

With San Diego one of the largest hubs in the world for private and corporate events, the demand for event planners is constant. SDSU's Professional Certificate in Meeting and Event Planning will help you create purposeful, successful events, whether you’re new to the industry or a seasoned pro. Our veteran instructors hold many different positions in the industry and share candid insights, and advice on how to find jobs and industry mentors.

The Business of Craft Beer

SDSU’s Professional Certificate in the Business of Craft Beer program reflects the explosive growth of the craft beer industry in San Diego — which ranks in the top 10 in the U.S. The program provides hands-on training for those looking to enter or already working in the brewing industry on the business side, rather than the brewing side of operations. This includes creating passionately knowledgeable management and staff in the hospitality industry to give customers a first-class experience.

The Business of Wine

Whether you’re a wine enthusiast, server, foodie, or food and beverage director, the courses in SDSU’s Business of Wine Certificate Program will elevate your knowledge and transform your experience. Through engaging discussion and instructive tastings, you’ll be prepared for success in wine-related occupations, as well as for the Introductory Sommelier exam. The networking opportunities add the perfect finish.

Lean Six Sigma

Lean and Six Sigma are the go-to process improvement methods used by leading companies all over the world. Together, these powerful methods provide a simple yet comprehensive toolkit for solving problems and performing root-cause analysis. Ideal for students and professionals in every industry, SDSU’s courses are 100% online, self-paced, and globally recognized. Courses are available for one year, with unlimited re-takes on exams.

Lean Enterprise

Lean enterprise is a strategy for streamlining the total business process, whether you work in service or manufacturing. Learn the universally applicable Eight Wastes of Lean to transform the time, space, tools, effort, and expense of getting the job done. During the 12-week program, you and your project team will implement Lean concepts to your business, improving quality while decreasing costs. See why San Diego’s top companies have been sending their employees through SDSU’s Professional Certificate in Lean Enterprise program since it began in 2000.

Cultural Communications

Progressive organizations recognize the need for staff to communicate with customers and employees from diverse cultures. The Cultural Communications program reinforces the need to demonstrate respect for cultural differences, and teaches verbal communication techniques to use in a variety of workplace settings. Participants will also practice conveying information and identifying their cross-cultural communication strengths and areas for development.

Web and Mobile Applications

Be part of a high-demand industry with SDSU’s graduate-level Advanced Certificate in Web and Mobile Applications Development program — ranked in the top 10 for best app development programs in the U.S. in numerous surveys. You’ll complete a variety of sophisticated projects to acquire a deep understanding of the web, and learn the science behind Android and iOS apps development — versus just the how-to — equipping you to handle constantly evolving technologies.

Sports Management

SDSU’s Sports MBA program was ranked #4 globally by SportBusiness International, the leading ranking for postgraduate sports business programs. SDSU’s program focuses on the international business of sports, and features top-tier faculty and a dedicated alumni network. Courses are exceptionally rigorous and focus on developing an MBA toolkit of skills required of successful sports executives. Students also get extensive hands-on industry experience.

Workshops and Trainings


  • Common Decency
  • Diversity Without Adversity
  • Integrity at Work®
  • Teaching Online Practices (TOP)
  • Working with Millennials