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Discover a wide range of professional business classes in San Diego that will equip you with essential skills for success. From marketing and finance to project management and entrepreneurship, gain practical knowledge and insights to advance your career and achieve your business goals.

5 classes in-person in San Diego have spots left, and 10 classes live online are available.

PMP Exam Prep Boot Camp

Project Management Academy @ 5975 Lusk Blvd, San Diego, CA

Take your project management skills to the next level with the PMP Certification. Increase your earning potential and secure your future in the business world. Join us for expert-led training that will equip you with the knowledge and tools to excel in your career.

Monday Dec 18th, 8:30am–6pm Pacific Time

 (4 sessions)


4 sessions

QuickBooks Online Intermediate/Advanced

Computers Etc Software Training Center @ 6212 Ferris Square, San Diego, CA

Take your QuickBooks skills to the next level and unlock advanced features like Payroll, Estimates, and Importing/Exporting Lists at Computers Etc Software Training Center. Boost your efficiency and streamline your business processes with this intermediate to advanced QuickBooks Online course.

Wednesday Dec 20th, 9am–4pm Pacific Time

QuickBooks Desktop Intermediate/Advanced

Computers Etc Software Training Center @ 6212 Ferris Square, San Diego, CA

Take your QuickBooks skills to the next level with our Intermediate/Advanced course. Learn how to create estimates, track time, handle bad checks, export data to Excel and Word, set up payroll, run advanced reports, track job costs, and more. Students will learn to enhance their productivity and efficiency with QuickBooks Desktop.

Wednesday Jan 17th, 9am–4pm Pacific Time

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QuickBooks Desktop Beginning

Computers Etc Software Training Center @ 6212 Ferris Square, San Diego, CA

Master the fundamentals of QuickBooks Desktop with the comprehensive training at Computers Etc Software Training Center. From managing accounts receivable and payable to creating invoices and reconciling statements, this course covers it all. Enhance your financial skills and take control of your business with QuickBooks Desktop Beginning.

Wednesday Jan 10th, 9am–4pm Pacific Time

QuickBooks Online Beginning

Computers Etc Software Training Center @ 6212 Ferris Square, San Diego, CA

Learn how to set up your company, manage customers and vendors, handle banking transactions, and generate reports using QuickBooks Online at Computers Etc Software Training Center. Enhance your productivity and streamline your financial processes with this comprehensive course.

Wednesday Dec 13th, 9am–4pm Pacific Time

Auto Wholesale Business from Home

Los Angeles City College

Learn how to make extra money from home by buying and selling wholesale cars. Discover six easy techniques to earn $3000 by selling just 2-3 cars a month. Get a free list of 300 dealer-only auctions in the USA where vehicles sell at below wholesale prices.

Monday Feb 12th, 6–9pm Pacific Time

 (2 sessions)


2 sessions

Effective Business Writing

NYC Career Centers - Virtually Online

Enhance your professional communication skills with NYC Career Centers. Discover the secrets to writing persuasive emails, impactful memos, and persuasive proposals that get results. Master the art of organizing your thoughts and crafting clear sentences that speak to different business audiences.

Sunday Dec 17th, 10am–5pm Eastern Time


Effective Business Writing

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Hone your business writing skills with practical strategies that will take your communication from idea to final draft. Learn how to effectively write digital communication, office memos, and formal documents in this comprehensive course. Elevate your business writing with Noble Desktop.

Sunday Dec 17th, 10am–5pm Eastern Time


Advanced Business Writing

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

In Advanced Business Writing, you will learn how to prepare complex documents for any purpose. Learn outline and formatting techniques for different business documents, including schedules, proposals, project plans, and contracts. This course focuses on writing complex, multi-page business documents. At the end of the course, you’ll be able to create business documents using a four-step process. You’ll determine the purpose of the text and...

Tuesday Mar 12th, 10am–5pm Eastern Time


Business Analysis Essentials

American Management Association

Master the fundamentals of business analysis and become a critical player in project success. Learn techniques for identifying and analyzing potential projects, managing requirements, and ensuring project success every step of the way. Ideal for systems analysts, project managers, testers, and QA specialists.

Monday Dec 18th, 8:30am–4:30pm Eastern Time

 (3 sessions)


3 sessions

Business Relationship Management Professional (BRMP®)

International Institute for Learning

Gain the competencies to foster effective business relationships and add value to your organization with the Business Relationship Management Professional course. Explore key concepts such as strategic partnering, portfolio management, and business transition management. Elevate your role as a strategic partner and enhance communication skills for success in business partner-facing service provider roles.

Monday Feb 5th, 8am–12:30pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)


4 sessions

Advanced Business Writing

NYC Career Centers - Virtually Online

Master the art of effective business communication and achieve your goals with Advanced Business Writing at NYC Career Centers. Enhance your skills in delivering policy memos, persuasive proposals, and more. Take your business writing to the next level and build an impressive portfolio along the way.

Tuesday Mar 12th, 10am–5pm Eastern Time


Certified Business Relationship Manager (CBRM®)

International Institute for Learning

Take your role as a Business Relationship Manager to the next level with the Certified Business Relationship Manager (CBRM®) course offered by the International Institute for Learning. This course focuses on strategic business relationship management, allowing you to optimize business value to the enterprise. Advance your career and enhance your skills as a BRM with this comprehensive and practical course.

Monday Jan 15th, 8–11am Eastern Time

 (9 sessions)


9 sessions

Effective Business Writing

Improving Communications @ Virtual Classroom

Master the skills needed to excel in today's competitive business environment by learning how to write with confidence and clarity. Improve your communication skills and increase customer satisfaction with effective written English. Gain the ability to start documents efficiently, communicate ideas effectively, and eliminate the need for constant revision.

Tuesday Jan 23rd, 10am–2pm Eastern Time

Business Soft Skills

Digital Workshop Center

Communication, Management & other essential business soft skills As part of the Business Administration certificate, you will learn essential business soft skills to propel your career forward.  Everything from personal leadership to time management to managing success will be covered in a small classroom setting. While you can always extend your education and add new hard skills, soft skills in business are essential.  These skills...

Monday Jan 8th, 9am–12:30pm Mountain Time

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Discover the Best Business Classes in San Diego

Business is the practice of exchanging goods and services to earn a profit or to advance a cause (i.e., a non-profit business or organization). The four main business structures include sole proprietorships (owning your own business), partnerships (entering into a business with one or more people), limited liability companies (hybrid entities), and corporations (an entity that is separate from its owners). There are numerous business career paths, which is why it is such a popular college degree. 

Whether you are starting your own business, seeking a career in business, or looking to advance in your current job, taking business classes will give you the knowledge and skills to be successful. Are you looking for a way to increase your brand recognition online? Taking a digital marketing/SEO class will help you. Do you need to improve your workplace writing skills? Learn how to become a better communicator with a business writing class. Interested in advancing your career in project management? You can become a certified professional and validate your expertise with a Project Management Professional certification course. 

Best Business Classes & Schools in San Diego

Are you a project manager looking for a way to advance your career and demonstrate your expertise? Earning your Project Management Professional (PMP) certification will help you do that. Project Management Academy's PMP Exam Prep Boot Camp will prepare you to test the certification exam on the first try. 

This four-day boot camp is designed for individuals who want to obtain their PMP certification, but anyone who wants to learn the fundamentals of project management can attend. In order to receive your PMP certification, you must have over three years of experience as a project manager and 35 contact hours of project management education. Project Management Academy is a U.S.-based training company that offers PMP exam boot camps and other professional training courses. 

To receive your 35 hours of project management education required for PMP certification you can attend BUSN 621 Project Management I and BUSN 622 Project Management II offered by the San Diego College of Continuing Education. These classes can be taken online or on campus at their North City location. BUSN 621 must be completed prior to BUSN 622. San Diego College of Continuing Education provides a variety of classes that promote lifelong learning and professional development. 

Are you looking for a way to reach a wider audience for your brand or business? Noble Desktop's TikTok Marketing one-day course can help you. In this workshop, you'll receive hands-on training in using TikTok to develop content that will grow your customer base. In addition to creating your brand image and business strategy, you'll learn how to create successful content and use Shopify and paid advertisements to expand your business. 

San Diego residents can attend this class live online via Zoom. Established in 1990, Noble Desktop is a leading design and coding school that provides a variety of courses taught in-person in New York City and online. 

If you want to expand your marketing expertise into other platforms, consider booking Noble Desktop's YouTube Marketing one-day workshop. This course provides hands-on training for using YouTube to grow your audience and develop your business. You'll learn techniques such as how to engage your target audience, build a following, create successful content, and earn money from advertising. This course can also be attended live online via Zoom and is open to all skill levels ages 18 and older. 

Are you entering a career in accounting or need to know how to manage your business's income and expenses? Computers Etc. Software Training Center's QuickBooks Desktop Beginning provides hands-on training for using the most popular accounting software used for small businesses. From paying bills and making deposits to keeping track of inventory and creating a budget, you'll learn everything you need to know about managing money with QuickBooks.

This beginner-friendly class is held at the Computers Etc. Software Training Center on Miramar Road in San Diego. Founded in 1992, Computers Etc. offers classes in popular computer programs such as Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, and QuickBooks. 

Knowing how to write clearly and concisely is crucial for successful communication in business. From proposals and memos to emails and thank you notes, you can learn how to successfully write a variety of documents in NYC Careers Center's Effective Business Writing. In this workshop, you'll learn key strategies for writing compelling documents that effectively reach your target audience and practice writing your own. This class is conducted live online and is open to all skill levels ages 18 and older.

Founded in 1988, NYC Career Centers is a leader in computer software training classes for individuals and businesses such as Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Illustrator, InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, SQL Server, AutoCAD, and VBA. 

Are you starting your own business or seeking to improve business strategies at your company? Learn the fundamentals of building an effective and original business in Essentials of Entrepreneurship and Innovation offered by the University of California San Diego Extended Studies. In this nine-session class, you'll learn new ways of thinking and approaching decision-making in business, as well as how to finance your startup and pitch to stakeholders.

In addition to the highly experienced instructor, you'll learn from several guest lecturers throughout the course. This class is held in person in the Design and Innovation Building on the UC San Diego campus. Students who complete at least seven of the nine sessions will receive a certificate of completion. 

Learn how to build your brand and connect with your target audience in Brand Strategy and Positioning also offered by UC San Deigo Extended Studies. In this 18-week course conducted live online you'll learn how to create an emotional connection with your audience through storytelling as you create a professional branding plan. Intended for individuals who want to advance in their careers, this course requires some marketing education or related knowledge and experience.

San Diego Industries That Use Business

The top industries that support San Diego's economic development include international trade, manufacturing, military, and tourism. The city's location on the Pacific coast and the U.S.-Mexican border makes it an ideal place for opportunities in international business, as well as an optimal center for advanced manufacturing companies. According to the San Diego Tourism Authority, tourism is the second largest sector of the city's economy and employs around 214,000 people in various leisure and hospitality jobs. 

San Diego is also home to a number of businesses and start-ups in life science and biosciences. The presence of major pharmaceutical companies such as Eli Lilly and Pfizer combined with top research institutes like the UC San Diego School of Medicine contributes to San Diego's status as one of the top life science sectors in the world. 

Business Jobs & Salaries in San Diego

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), among business and financial operations, jobs with the highest employment include accountants and auditors ($91,000 mean annual salary), project management specialists ($108,000), human resources specialists ($81,000), management analysts ($104,000), and market research analysts ($80,000). The highest paying job of all business and financial jobs is personal financial advisor with a mean annual wage of $132,000. 

A study by UC San Diego's Center for Research and Evaluation evaluating post-COVID job growth in San Diego revealed that the occupations with the greatest potential for growth are medical and health services managers, followed by software developers/QA analysts. These occupations are also the highest paid at an average of $58 an hour. Logisticians, individuals who oversee the purchasing, transportation, and warehousing of goods, are not far behind software developers for the greatest growth potential.

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