Business - Management

Business - Management Option AS or AA Degree

The Business Management Degree provides an overview of the various disciplines in business such as management, marketing, accounting, and finance. The degree provides a strong foundation for entry into a variety of business fields. The coursework is essential for entry-level positions while enhancing the knowledge base of those who are seeking career progression.

Program student learning outcomes:

  1. Students will analyze and apply generally accepted accounting principles to prepare financial statements.
  2. Students will create effective oral and written business communications using modern communication technologies that can be applied in various business settings.
  3. Students will apply critical thinking and analytical skills in business decision making and problem solving.
  4. Students will identify the functions of management and apply them in business situations.

Students must fulfill the following requirements to qualify for an Associate Degree:

  • Complete the Local General Education, CSU General Education (CSUGE) or Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) requirements,
  • Complete a minimum of 18 additional units from the major list below,
  • Complete electives to reach a total of 60-degree applicable units,
  • Earn a grade of C or better in each major course,
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.00, and
  • Complete the English and math proficiency requirements with a C or better

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Course # Title Units
Required Core Courses
BUS 001A Beginning Principles of Accounting 4
or BUS 055 Bookkeeping 3
BUS 020 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 024 Business Mathematics 3
BUS 028 Business Communication 3
CIS 007 Computer Concepts 3
Total Core Courses 15 - 16

Choose one of the following options:

Course # Title Units
Management Option Requirements
BUS 035 Human Resources Management 3
BUS 018 Business Law 4
BUS 032 Small Business Management 3
Total Management Option 10


Course # Title Units
Bookkeeping Option Requirements
BUS 013A Word for Windows I 1.5
BUS 013B Word for Windows II 1.5
CIS 034 Introduction to Spreadsheets 3
BUS 074 Computerized Accounting 3
Total Bookkeeping Option 9
Course # Title Units
Total Business Management Degree Units 24 - 26