Academic Catalogs

Business, Associate of Science Degree

The Business program consists of various concentrations that will prepare an individual to have an understanding of business practices and provides students with the opportunity to select specific courses to meet their professional or personal business goals. These concentrations will provide entry-level professionals with knowledge and skills to work in a variety of business environments.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Analyze and recommend effective business decisions/solutions using a systematic, evaluative, and information based approach.
  2. 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.
  3. Effectively communicate solutions to business problems, using appropriate language and tools and demonstrating understanding of business terms and concepts.


Associate Degree Requirements

Unit Requirement

Complete at least 60 units of acceptable college work with a minimum of 12 units completed in residence at Coastline. Earn an overall grade point average of 2.0 or higher from all colleges attended and a 2.0 or higher grade point average at Coastline.

*Students must be in good academic standing (not on probation and/or disqualification) during the semester graduation is petitioned.

Program of Study

Complete the required courses in one of the programs as detailed In the Academic/Career/Certificate Programs section of this catalog. All coursework must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

General Education

Complete one of the three General Education options below (visit the General Education page for details):

Option 1 — Coastline General Education: designed for students pursuing an Associate degree and who may or may not be planning to transfer to a four-year university. The degree is transferable to many colleges and universities.

Option 2—CSU GE Breadth: designed for students who are planning to transfer to a university in the CSU system. It may also be appropriate for transfer to some independent colleges and universities.

Option 3—IGETC: designed for students who are planning to transfer to a university in the CSU or UC system. It also may be appropriate for transfer to some independent colleges and universities.

Global and Multicultural Studies Requirement

Complete at least 2.5 units from any Global and Multicultural Studies courses. See what courses fulfill the Global and Multicultural Studies Requirement.

Course Title Units
Required Core
Students will complete all of the following:
BUS C100Introduction to Business3
BUS C110Business Law/Legal Environment of Business3
BUS C150Introduction to Marketing3
MS C100Business Organization and Management3
Concentration12
Select three courses from one concentration9-10
Total Major Preperation
Total Units21-22

Concentration in Business Administration

3_AS_BADM

Course Title Units
Select three of the following:9-10
ACCT for Non-Financial Managers, Entrepreneurs, Business Owners
Introduction to Project Management
Introduction to International Business
Information Systems, Programming, and Database Management
Economic Issues and Policy
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Management and Employee Communication
Human Relations in Business
Introduction to Leadership
Work Based Learning
Work Based Learning
Total for Concentration9-10
Requirement Units
Total Units for Concentration in Business Administration 21-22
Degree Option 1, 2, or 3 Varies
Electives to satisfy unit requirement Varies
Total Degree Total 60

Concentration in General Business

3_AS_BUS

Course Title Units
Select three of the following:9-10
Introduction to Accounting
Personal Finance
Entrepreneurship and Small Business Operations and Management
Introduction to Information Systems
Information Systems, Programming, and Database Management
Human Resource Management
Logic and Critical Thinking
Ethics
Work Based Learning
Work Based Learning
Work Based Learning
Total for Concentration9-10
Requirement Units
Total Units for Concentration in General Business 21-22
Degree Option 1, 2, or 3 Varies
Electives to satisfy unit requirement Varies
Total Degree Units 60

Concentration in Human Resources Management

3_AS_BHR

Course Title Units
Select three of the following:9-10
Information Systems, Programming, and Database Management
Management and Employee Communication
Human Relations in Business
Human Resource Management
Work Based Learning
Work Based Learning
Total for Concentration9-10
Requirement Units
Total Units for Concentration in Human Resources Management 21-22
Degree Option 1, 2, or 3 Varies
Electives to satisfy unit requirement Varies
Total Degree Units 60

Concentration in Marketing

3_AS_BUSM

Course Title Units
Select three of the following:9-10
Personal Finance
E-Commerce: Strategic Thinking and Management
Entrepreneurship and Small Business Operations and Management
Information Systems, Programming, and Database Management
Introduction to Mass Communications
Work Based Learning
Work Based Learning
Total for Concentration9-10
Requirement Units
Total Units for Concentration in Marketing 21-22
Degree Option 1, 2, or 3 Varies
Electives to satisfy unit requirement Varies
Total Degree Units 60