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Business Administration, Associate in Arts Degree

Banner code:  2_AA_BSAD
Financial aid: Eligible

This curriculum is designed to prepare students for careers in business in both the private and public sectors. It also prepares students for further studies in business, management, and other related disciplines.

Program Level Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Identify, analyze, and solve a variety of business problems.
  2. Develop an understanding of business issues to make informed business decisions.
  3. Demonstrate effective communication skills used in today’s business environment.
  4. Possess knowledge of financial report preparation and interpretation.

Associate Degree Graduation Requirements

(See GWC website for the most up-to-date information on Associate Degree Requirements.)

  1. Completion of General Education Requirements by one of the following methods:
    1. Completion of a minimum of 18 units as listed under Areas A through E, including the Cultural Diversity Requirement.
    2. Completion of a minimum of 39 units of CSU General Education requirements. Students who complete this pattern are also eligible to receive the Certificate of Achievement in CSU General Education Breadth.
    3. Completion of a minimum of 34 (UC) or 37 (CSU) units of Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) requirements. Students who complete this pattern are also eligible to receive the Certificate of Achievement in IGETC.
  2. Completion of a Major or Area of Emphasis—a minimum of 18 units.
  3. Completion of additional elective units to a total of 60 units.
  4. 2.0 overall Grade Point Average at GWC and 2.0 overall Grade Point Average for all colleges attended.
  5. At least 12 units completed at GWC.

Students should consult a GWC counselor in order to select the best pathway to meet their educational goals. For students who intend to transfer, the choice of general education will be specific to both their major and transfer institution.

Course Title Units
Required Courses
ACCT G100Introduction to Accounting3-4
or ACCT G101 Financial Accounting
BUS G108Legal Environment Of Business3
or BUS G110 Business Law
BUS G130Introduction To Business Writing3
or BUS G139 Business Communication
MGMT G110Elements Of Management3
MKTG G100Principles Of Marketing3
Elective Courses
Select one of the following:3-4
ECON G170Principles of Micro Economics3
ECON G175Principles of Macro Economics3
ACCT G102Managerial Accounting4
ACCT G215Sarbanes-Oxley Act and Internal Control Compliance3
Select one of the following:3
BUS G210Securities And Investments3
MGMT G111Human Resources Management3
MGMT G115Essentials of Organizational Behavior3
MGMT G130Team Building And Group Dynamics3
MGMT G140Business and Organizational Ethics3
MGMT G155Customer Service3
Major Total21-23
GE Pattern (Local, CSU GE-Breath, or IGETC)18-39
Total Units60