This department is in the division of Mathematics, Business & Computer Technology.

Business Administration

The Business Administration Department offers courses in the fundamentals of business organization and management as well as in marketing and business law.

Overview

For non-business majors, these courses offer a general view of the world of business and finance. For business majors, these courses provide a solid foundation in preparation for transfer to a four-year institution.

Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution and major in business administration or a related field should consult with a counselor regarding the transfer process and lower division requirements.

Degrees/Certificates

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION ASSOCIATE OF ARTS DEGREE A.A. Degree Major

To graduate with a specialization in Business
Administration, students must complete the following
required courses plus the general breadth requirements
for the Associate Degree (total = 60 units).
REQUIRED COURSES: Units
ACCT 200 Financial Accounting 4
ACCT 201 Managerial Accounting 4
BUSAD 103 Marketing Principles 3
BUSAD 210 Business Law 3
ECON 200 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics 3
CIT 101 Introduction to Computer Literacy 3
 
Total Units 23

Business Administration Transfer Degree, AS-T

The Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) in Business Administration provides opportunities for students through the Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act (SB 1440). The law states that students will have guaranteed admission to a California State University (CSU) campus upon successful completion of the specified program requirements. This degree is designed to provide students with the common core of lower division courses required to transfer and pursue a baccalaureate degree in Business Administration. This includes business degrees with options such as accounting, finance, human resources management, international business, management, operations management, and marketing.

The Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act (Senate Bill 1440, now codified in California Education Code sections 66746-66749) guarantees admission to a California State University (CSU) campus for any community college student who completes an "associate degree for transfer", a newly established variation of the associate degrees traditionally offered at a California community college. The Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) or the Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing these degrees (AA-T or AS-T) are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. In order to earn one of these degrees, students must complete a minimum of 60 required semester units of CSU-transferable coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.0. Students transferring to a CSU campus that does accept the AA-T or AS-T will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor's degree (unless the major is a designated "high unit" major). This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to a university or college that is not part of the CSU system. Students should consult with a counselor when planning to complete the degree for more information on university admission and transfer requirements.

To earn this AS-T degree, students must complete the following Associate Degree for Transfer 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.
  • 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 planning to transfer to a four-year institution and major in Business Administration should consult with a counselor regarding the transfer process and lower division requirements.

REQUIRED COURSES Units
ACCT 200 Financial Accounting 4
ACCT 201 Managerial Accounting 4
ECON 200 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
  or
ECON 200H Principles of Macroeconomics - Honors 3
ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics 3
  or
ECON 201H Principles of Microeconomics - Honors 3
BUSAD 210 Business Law 3
  or
BUSAD 211 The Legal Environment of Business 3
 
LIST A (select one): 4 units Units
ECON 208 Business and Economic Statistics 4
MATH 108 Introduction to Probability and Statistics 4
 
CHOOSE TWO COURSES FROM LIST B OR ANY COURSE NOT USED FROM LIST A:
LIST B: 6-8 units
Units
BUSAD 100 Introduction to Business 3
CIT 101 Introduction to Computer Literacy 3
MATH 102 College Algebra 4
 
Major Total: 27-28 Units
 
CSU GE-Breadth or IGETC for CSU requirements: 37-39 Units
 
Total Units 60
CSUSB requires MATH 102 for their program.
ECON 200 or 200H, 201 or 201H, and ECON 208 or MATH 108 may be double counted for CSUGE or IGETC.
 
 
PROGRAM LEVEL OUTCOMES:
  1. Demonstrate understanding of accounting procedures and practices
  2. Evaluate the global economy and its impact on the U.S economy
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of and familiarity with the world of business and its related terminology
  4. Analyze theories, principles, and policies of the United States economic system
  5. Critically assess the relationship between the individual, business, and the global economy
  6. Apply the methods of effective business communication
  7. Describe the legal aspects of business operation
  8. Consider the ethical and social responsibility issues affecting the current business environment

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION CERTIFICATE Certificate

This certificate is designed to prepare students for entrylevel
work in the business field by providing the
fundamentals of business organization and management
as well as in marketing and business law. Students
working for certificates must have a basic knowledge of
arithmetic, reading and writing in order to learn and work
in the occupations they select.
REQUIRED COURSES: Units
BUSAD 100 Introduction to Business 3
BUSAD 103 Marketing Principles 3
BUSAD 050 Business Math 3
CIT 101 Introduction to Computer Literacy 3
ACCT 100 Introduction to Accounting I 4
  or
BUSAD 108 Personal Finance, Investments and Estate Planning 3
  or
ECON 100 Introduction to Economics 3
CIT 031 Business English 3
  or
ENGL 015 Preparation for College Writing 4
  or
ENGL 101 Freshman Composition 4
COMMST 100 Elements of Public Speaking 3
ELECTIVES - Choose from the list of RECOMMENDED COURSES: 6
 
RECOMMENDED COURSES: Units
BUSAD 105 Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship 3
BUSAD 106 Principles of Selling 3
BUSAD 110 Human Resource Management 3
BUSAD 121 International Business 3
BUSAD 052 Introduction to Supervision 3
CS 098 Computer Science Work Experience 1 - 4
BUSAD 120 Business Management/Leadership 3
BUSAD 203 Marketing Management 3
 
Total Units 49 - 54

RETAIL MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE Certificate

This certificate is designed to prepare students for entrylevel
work in the retail management field. Beginning as a
clerk or cashier, the student can advance to assistant
manager, manager, and upper management. There is no
required sequence of courses, but it is recommended that
students structure their schedule to move through three
general levels of training and experiences. In the
foundational courses the students gain exposure to
foundational courses in writing, speaking, math
applications, and computer literacy. The second
component of course offering covers specific business and
management content. Lastly, the advanced topics include
the retail specific courses and human relations topics.
Students working for certificates must have a basic
knowledge of arithmetic, reading and writing in order to
learn and work in the occupations they select.

FOUNDATIONAL COURSES: Units
BUSAD 127 Business Communication 3
BUSAD 050 Business Math 3
CIT 101 Introduction to Computer Literacy 3
 
Choose one of the following: Units
COMMST 100 Elements of Public Speaking 3
COMMST 111 Interpersonal Communication 3
COMMST 140 Small Group Communication 3
 
INTERMEDIATE COURSES: Units
BUSAD 103 Marketing Principles 3
BUSAD 120 Business Management/Leadership 3
 
Choose one of the following: Units
ACCT 010 Bookkeeping 3
ACCT 100 Introduction to Accounting I 2
ACCT 200 Financial Accounting 4
 
ADVANCED COURSES: Units
BUSAD 110 Human Resource Management 3
BUSAD 112 Principles of Retailing 3
BUSAD 151 Human Relations 3
 
Total Units 30 - 31

Career Opportunities

Faculty

Faculty Chair: Michael Assumma, MBA

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