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Business, Associate of Science Degree

Banner Code: 3_AS_BSNS

Control Number: 23043

Financial Aid Eligible

The Business degree is designed to prepare students for employment at or promotion within a small, medium, or large firm in a variety of capacities and across industries. Graduates will be well-versed in business terminology, business functions, communication, planning, organizing, and decision-making. Coursework exposes students to the fields of marketing, human resource management, operations and manufacturing, accounting, and finance, as well as other niche professions in business. Students may select specific elective courses to meet their professional educational goals. The courses in the program allow for further career and industry research. 

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Develop and exhibit high standards of professional practice, demonstrating awareness of ethical and social responsibilities in today’s multicultural, team-oriented, rapidly-changing global environment. 
  2. Analyze and recommend effective business decisions/solutions using a systematic, evaluative, and data-driven approach.
  3. Effectively communicate solutions to business problems using appropriate business terms and strategies.
  4. Formulate strategies that embrace diversity within organizations and create inclusive organizational cultures. 

Review Graduation Requirements and General Education

Course Title Units
Required Courses
BUS C100Introduction to Business 13
BUS C110Business Law/Legal Environment of Business3
BUS C150Introduction to Marketing3
MGMT C100Principles of Management3
Program Electives
Complete 9-10 units from the following:9-10
Introduction to Accounting
Financial Accounting 1
Managerial Accounting 1
ACCT for Non-Financial Managers, Entrepreneurs, Business Owners
Introduction to Project Management
Introduction to International Business
Personal Finance
Business Communication 1
Business Communication
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Work Based Learning
Work Based Learning
Work Based Learning
Work Based Learning
Introduction to Information Systems
Information Systems, Programming, and Database Management
Introduction to Cybersecurity
Human Resource Management
Human Relations in Business
Supply Chain Management Fundamentals
Interpersonal Communication 2
Public Speaking 2
Intercultural Communication 2
Introduction to Mass Communications
Economic Issues and Policy
Principles of Microeconomics 1, 2
Principles of Macroeconomics 1, 2
Logic and Critical Thinking
Business and Organizational Ethics
Units Required for Major21-22
Requirement Units
Units for Major Preparation 21-22
Local General Education, CSU General Education, or IGETC pattern Varies
Electives to satisfy unit requirement Varies
Total Degree Units 60

These courses are required in the Business Administration 2.0 Associate in Science for Transfer degree.


These courses also satisfy General Education (CSU-GE or IGETC) requirements.