Business Administration Degrees

Associate Degree for Transfer in Business Administration

The Associate in Science in Business Administration for Transfer Degree (AS-T in Business Administration) is a 60-unit program which provides students the lower division course work required for transfer to a CSU institution with a similar major in Business Administration. Students completing the Associate in Science in Business Administration for Transfer Degree (AS-T in Business Administration) will be able to apply generally accepted accounting theories and procedures to corporate, financial and managerial budgeting; utilize current software to perform various accounting functions; apply business theories and practices to researching and critically analyzing contemporary business issues; develop and prepare professional team-based projects and business presentation; analyze economic models as they apply to market economies and specific project and factor markets; solve problems using appropriate mathematical symbols, operations, and techniques; apply knowledge of legal principles to facilitate resolution of business problems; and speak and write effectively in business and workplace settings. Students must complete the following requirements:

  • 60 semester or 90 quarter CSU-transferable units
  • the California State University-General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE-Breadth); OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern.
  • a minimum of 18 semester or 27 quarter units in the major or area of emphasis as determined by the community college district.
  • obtainment of a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0.
  • earn a grade of C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.

Students are not required to complete the information competency requirements, PE requirements or cultural diversity requirements found in other degrees at the College.

Required Core Courses (19 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
ACCT 10 Accounting Fundamentals – Financial 5 units
ACCT 11 Managerial Accounting 5 units
ECON 1A Principles of Macroeconomics 3 units
ECON 1B Principles of Microeconomics 3 units
BUSN 28 Business Law 3 units

List A (3-4 units)

Select one from below.

Course Number Course Title Units
MATH 8 Finite Mathematics 3 units
MATH 10 Elementary Statistics 4 units
MATH 12 Applied Calculus 4 units

List B (7 units)

Select two from below or any course from List A not already used.

Course Number Course Title Units
CIST 2 Introduction to Computing 4 units
BUSN 51 Introduction to Business 3 units
  OR  
BUSN 78 Business Communication 3 units

Major Requirements: 29-30 units

CSU GE Breadth or IGETC for CSU Requirements: 37 – 39 units

Elective Units As Needed To Total 60 CSU Transferable Units

Associate of Science Degree in Business Administration

After completing an A.S. degree in Business, a student will be able to:

  • Further professional career goals in specific business disciplines.
  • Apply business theories and practices to researching and critically analyzing contemporary business issues.
  • Develop and prepare professional team based projects and business presentations.

Required Core Classes (20 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
ACCT 50 Accounting for Small Business 1 unit
BUSN 28 Business Law 3 units
BUSN 61 Business & Society 3 units
BUSN 62 Business Mathematics 3 units
BUSN 70 Effective Office Skills 3 units
BUSN 78 Business Communication 3 units
CIST 2 Introduction to Computing 4 units

Elective Classes (12–15 units)

Complete one of the following Business Certificates:

  • Administrative Management
  • Business Administration
  • Business Communication
  • Business Leadership Skills
  • Business Management
  • Human Relations in Business
  • Project Management
  • Professional Selling
  • Small Business Startup

Total Major Units: 32–35 units

To be awarded an A.S. Degree, a student must complete

  1. All the major requirements.
  2. Additional units to meet the college graduation requirements.

Certificates of Achievement

More than one may be completed.

After completing an Administrative Management Certificate, a student will be able to:

  • Apply introductory business theories and concepts to researching and analyzing
  • Develop and prepare team based projects and professional business presentations.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills for analyzing legal and business cases.
  • Research and write strategic business and marketing plans.
  • Utilize mathematical skills to solve business math problems.

Required Core Classes (12 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
BUSN 34 Human Resource Management 3 units
BUSN 36 Strategic Management 3 units
BUSN 68 Organizational Behavior 3 units
BUSN 78 Business Communication 3 units

After completing a Business Administration certificate a student will be able to:

  • Apply introductory business theories and concepts to researching and analyzing.
  • Develop and prepare team based projects and professional business presentations.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills for analyzing legal and business cases.
  • Research and write strategic business and marketing plans.
  • Utilize mathematical skills to solve business math problems.

Required Core Classes (12 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
BUSN 51 Introduction to Business 3 units
BUSN 56 Marketing Principles 3 units
BUSN 66 Human Relations in Business 3 units
BUSN 61 Business and Society 3 units
  OR  
COMM 17 Effective Listening 3 units
  OR  
BUSN 78 Business Communication 3 units

After completing a Business Communication certificate, a student will be able to:

  • Apply introductory business theories and concepts to researching and analyzing.
  • Develop and prepare team based projects and professional business presentations.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills for analyzing legal and business cases.
  • Research and write strategic business and marketing plans.
  • Utilize mathematical skills to solve business math problems.

Required Core Classes (15 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
BUSN 40 Sales Strategies 3 units
BUSN 51 Introduction to Business 3 units
BUSN 61 Business and Society 3 units
BUSN 66 Human Relations in Business 3 units
BUSN 78 Business Communication 3 units

After completing a Business Leadership Skills certificate, a student will be able to:

  • Apply introductory business theories and concepts to researching and analyzing contemporary business issues.
  • Apply effective leadership approaches to a broad array of organizational and workplace situations.

Required Core Classes (12 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
BUSN 51 Introduction to Business 3 units
  OR  
BUSN 61 Business and Society 3 units
BUSN 66 Human Relations in Business 3 units
BUSN 68 Organizational Behavior 3 units
BUSN 78 Business Communication 3 units

Students completing a Business Management certificate will be able to:

  • Research and write strategic business and marketing plans.
  • Apply a variety of management approaches to the effective and efficient running of business enterprises and organizations.

Required Core Classes (15 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
BUSN 40 Sales Strategies 3 units
BUSN 56 Marketing Principles 3 units
BUSN 66 Human Relations in Business 3 units
BUSN 78 Business Communication 3 units
BUSN 36 Strategic Management 3 units

After completing a Human Relations In Business certificate a student will be able to:

  • Apply introductory business theories and concepts to researching and analyzing
  • Develop and prepare team based projects and professional business presentations
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills for analyzing legal and business cases.
  • Research and write strategic business and marketing plans.
  • Utilize mathematical skills to solve business math problems.

Required Core Classes (15 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
BUSN 61 Business and Society 3 units
BUSN 66 Human Relations and Business 3 units
BUSN 78 Business Communication 3 units
COMM 12 Intercultural Communication 3 units
BUSN 68 Organizational Behavior 3 units

After completing a Marketing certificate a student will be able to:

  • Apply introductory business theories and concepts to researching and analyzing.
  • Develop and prepare team based projects and professional business presentations.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills for analyzing legal and business cases.
  • Research and write strategic business and marketing plans.
  • Utilize mathematical skills to solve business math problems.

Required Core Classes (15 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
BUSN 40 Sales Strategies 3 units
BUSN 56 Marketing Principles 3 units
BUSN 66 Human Relations in Business 3 units
BUSN 78 Business Communication 3 units
BUSN 25 Electronic Commerce Tech 3 units

Students who complete this certificate will be able to:

  • Research and write strategic business and marketing plans.
  • Apply professional sales strategies to closing sales in business-to-customer and business-to-business settings.

Required Core Classes (15 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
BUSN 40 Sales Strategies 3 units
BUSN 56 Marketing Principles 3 units
BUSN 66 Human Relations in Business 3 units
BUSN 78 Business Communication 3 units
WRKX 303 Occupational Work Experience 3 units

After completing a certificate in Project Management, a student will be able to:

  • Apply introductory business theories and concepts to researching and analyzing.
  • Develop and prepare team based projects and professional business presentations.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills for analyzing legal and business cases.
  • Research and write strategic business and marketing plans.
  • Utilize mathematical skills to solve.

Required Core Classes (15 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
BUS/CAPP 5 Introduction to Project Management 3 units
BUSN 6 Negotiation Principles 3 units
BUSN 30 Introduction to Quality Management 3 units
BUSN 68 Organizational Behavior 3 units
CAPP 62G Excelling with Excel 3 units

After completing a certificate in Small Business Startup, a student will be able to:

  • Apply introductory business theories and concepts to researching and analyzing
  • Develop and prepare team based projects and professional business presentations.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills for analyzing legal and business cases.
  • Research and write strategic business and marketing plans
  • Utilize mathematical skills to solve business math problems.

Required Core Classes (16 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
BUSN 40 Sales Strategies 3 units
BUSN 54 Small Business Startup and Management 3 units
BUSN 56 Marketing Principles 3 units
  OR  
BUSN 51 Introduction to Business 3 units
  OR  
COMM 17 Effective Listening 3 units
BUSN 66 Human Relations in Business 3 units
ACCT 50 Accounting for Small Business 1 unit
ACCT 60A Accounting Quickbooks 3 units
Last Updated 12/9/19