Business – Associate in Arts Degree

Top Code: 0505.00

This area of emphasis is primarily intended to prepare students to transfer to a university and earn a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. The study of Business gives the student an understanding of the social and economic environment in which we live and provides a common body of knowledge for all students who specialize in any business field. It is the purpose of this area of emphasis to develop in students the interpersonal, technical, and managerial competence necessary for successful performance in business, industry, government, and education. Students who choose this field of study will accomplish several objectives. The first of these is to prepare for lifelong professional careers in commerce, finance and industry, as well as for management careers in the public and non-profit sectors. A second objective is to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to obtain professional, entry level positions in one or another functional area of the business enterprise, or in some particular field of business. The primary objective, however, is transfer in the field of Business Administration. Specialized options in a bachelors’ degree program such as accounting, finance, entrepreneurship, information systems, and other specializations are widely available in CSU, UC, and private schools.

Please Note: The courses that universities and colleges require for transfer vary. When selecting courses for transfer purposes, students should consult with Counseling Services to determine the particular transfer requirements of specific transfer institutions.

Program Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate a productive working knowledge of the basic functions of a business enterprise, including: accounting, entrepreneurship, economics, business law, finance, human resource management, ethics and marketing.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the communication process in a business and professional setting, including: written, oral, non-verbal, electronic communication, and active listening.

Requirements for the area of emphasis

Courses must be completed with a grade of C or better. All courses must be numbered 001–099. Students must complete at least 18 units chosen from the courses listed below:

Complete a minimum of 18 Credits of the following:
ACCT 001AFINANCIAL ACCOUNTING5
ACCT 001BMANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING4
ACCT 010BOOKKEEPING-ACCOUNTING4
Select one of the following:3
SURVEY OF COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY IN BUSINESS
INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION SYSTEMS
BUS 002PERSONAL FINANCE3
BUS 009INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS3
BUS 010INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT3
BUS 011ABUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS3
BUS 012ABUSINESS LAW3
BUS 012BBUSINESS LAW TRANSACTIONS & ORGANIZATIONS3
BUS 014AMATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS FOR BUSINESS-FINITE4
BUS 014BMATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS FOR BUSINESS-CALCULUS4
BUS 016BUSINESS COMPUTATIONS USING TECHNOLOGY3
ECON 001APRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS3
ECON 001BPRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS3
MATH 005ASINGLE VARIABLE CALCULUS I5
STAT 015STATISTICS FOR BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS4
or STAT 050 ELEMENTARY STATISTICS

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General Education Requirements for the Associate in Arts Degree