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Business Administration Program

2015-2016

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Description

Prepares the student for transfer to a four-year college through maximum use of equivalent courses. It also provides a foundation for entry into business.

Award Type Units
Certificate of Achievement:
Business Administration 30
Associate of Science Degree:
Business Administration 33*
Associate in Science for Transfer Degree:
Business Administration 27*

*plus credits to satisfy District requirements and elective credits, as needed, to meet the 60 unit minimum.

Student learning outcomes

Students who complete the Business Administration Program will gain facility with:

  • Communication: Students will be able to articulate and explain critical thinking outcomes in writing and speaking, as well as by other contemporary recognized modes of business communication.
  • Self-Awareness and Interpersonal Skills: Students will recognize and respect the business opinions and perspectives of others, and they will be able to work effectively with superiors, peers, and subordinates in organized group settings.
  • Personal Actions and Civic Responsibility: Students will be able to analyze and accept responsibility for their own actions and make ethical decisions in the business environment.
  • Global Awareness: Students will be able to identify and understand global business issues.

Students will be assessed through a combination of performance evaluations, written assignments, and written tests and quizzes.

Certificate of Achievement

Business Administration

Courses Required for the Major: Units
BUSE 100 Introduction to Business (recommended as a first semester course) or
MARK 100 Principles of Marketing 3
BUSE 119 Business Communications 3
BUSE 140 Business Law & the Legal Environment 3
ACCT 116A Financial Accounting 4
ACCT 116B Managerial Accounting 4
CISC 181 Principles of Information Systems 4
ECON 120 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 121 Principles of Microeconomics 3
MATH 119 Elementary Statistics 3
Total Units = 30

Associate of Science Degree

Business Administration

Note: Only one Business (BUSE) course from the above list may be used to satisfy SDCCD general education requirements.

For graduation requirements see Requirements for the Associate Degree .

Electives as needed to meet minimum of 60 units required for the degree.

Recommended Electives: Business 101 , 143 , 270 ; Marketing 100 . Electives should be chosen after consultation with a counselor and with reference to programs at a four-year institution to which the student will transfer.

Courses Required for the Major: Units
BUSE 100 Introduction to Business (recommended as a first semester course) or
MARK 100 Principles of Marketing 3
BUSE 119 Business Communications 3
BUSE 140 Business Law & the Legal Environment 3
ACCT 116A Financial Accounting 4
ACCT 116B Managerial Accounting 4
CISC 181 Principles of Information Systems 4
ECON 120 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 121 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ENGL 101 Reading and Composition 3
MATH 119 Elementary Statistics 3
Total Units = 33

Associate in Science for Transfer Degree

The Associate in Science in Business Administration for Transfer Degree is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or a related major in the California State University (CSU) system. It is accepted by some but not all CSU campuses. Students who complete this degree and transfer to a participating CSU campus will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree. It may not be appropriate preparation for students transferring to a CSU campus that does not accept the degree.

Students who complete the Business Administration Program will be able to:

  • Communication: Students will be able to articulate and explain critical thinking outcomes in writing and speaking, as well as by other contemporary recognized modes of business communication.
  • Self-Awareness and Interpersonal Skills: Students will recognize and respect the business opinions and perspectives of others, and they will be able to work effectively with superiors, peers, and subordinates in organized group settings.
  • Personal Actions and Civic Responsibility: Students will be able to analyze and accept responsibility for their own actions and make ethical decisions in the business environment.
  • Global Awareness: Students will be able to identify and understand global business issues.

Students will be assessed through a combination of performance evaluations, written assignments, and written tests and quizzes.

Business Administration

Note: Students who plan to complete this degree should consult a counselor and visit www.assist.org for additional information about participating CSU campuses as well as university admission, degree and transfer requirements.

Award Notes: Students are required to complete a maximum of 60 CSU transferable units with a minimum overall grade point average of 2.0.

Major: A minimum of 18 units with grade of C or better.

General Education: In addition to the courses required in the major, students must complete one of the following general education options:

  • The California State University General Education Breadth pattern
  • The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum pattern

Note: Completion of the California State University American Institutions graduation requirement is strongly recommended prior to transfer.

Courses Required for the Major: Units
ACCT 116A Financial Accounting 4
ACCT 116B Managerial Accounting 4
ECON 120 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 121 Principles of Microeconomics 3
BUSE 140 Business Law and the Legal Environment 3
Category A: Select one of the following courses (3 units)
MATH 119 Elementary Statistics 3
MATH 121 Basic Techniques of Applied Calculus I 3
Category B: Select two (7 units)
CISC 181 Principles of Information Systems 4
BUSE 119 Business Communications 3
Total Units = 27

For graduation requirements see Requirements for the Associate Degree .

Electives as needed to meet minimum of 60 units required for the degree.

Associate in Arts in Economics
Transfer Degree

Courses Required for the Major: Units
ECON 120 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 121 Principles of Microeconomics 3
BUSE 115 Statistics for Business or
BIOL 200 Biological Statistics or
PSYC 258 Behavioral Science Statistics 3
MATH 121 Basic Techniques of Applied Calculus I or
MATH 150 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I and
MATH 151 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II 3-9
Category A: Select one course from the following
(3-5 units): Units
ACCT 116A Financial Accounting 4
ACCT 116B Managerial Accounting 4
BUSE 119 Business Communications 3
BUSE 140 Business Law and the Legal Environment 3
CISC 150 Introduction to Computer and Information Sciences
CISC 181 Principles of Information Systems 4
CISC 186 Visual Basic Programming 4
COMS 160 Argumentation 3
ENGL 105 Composition and Literature 3
ENGL 205 Critical Thinking and Intermediate Composition 3
MATH 104 Trigonometry 3
MATH 116 College and Matrix Algebra 3
MATH 122 Basic Techniques of Calculus II 3
MATH 141 Precalculus 5
MATH 255 Differential Equations 3
PHIL 205 Critical Thinking and Writing in Philosophy 3
SOCO 101 Principles of Sociology 3
CHIN 101 First Course in Mandarin Chinese 5
CHIN 102 Second Course in Mandarin Chinese 5
CHIN 201 Third Course in Mandarin Chinese 5
CHIN 202 Fourth Course in Mandarin Chinese 5
FREN 101 First Course in French 5
FREN 102 Second Course in French 5
FREN 201 Third Course in French 5
FREN 202 Fourth Course in French 5
GERM 101 First Course in German 5
GERM 102 Second Course in German 5
GERM 201 Third Course in German 5
ITAL 101 First Course in Italian 5
ITAL 102 Second Course in Italian 5
ITAL 201 Third Course in Italian 5
JAPN 101 First Course in Japanese 5
JAPN 102 Second Course in Japanese 5
JAPN 201 Third Course in Japanese 5
LATI 101 First Course in Latin 5
LATI 102 Second Course in Latin 5
LATI 201 Third Course in Latin 5
RUSS 101 First Course in Russian 5
RUSS 102 Second Course in Russian 5
RUSS 201 Third Course in Russian 5
SPAN 201 1 First Course in Spanish 5
SPAN 102 Second Course in Spanish 5
SPAN 201 Third Course in Spanish 5
SPAN 202 Fourth Course in Spanish 5
SPAN 215 Spanish for Spanish Speakers I 5
SPAN 216 Spanish for Spanish Speakers II 5
TAGA 101 First Course in Tagalog 5
TAGA 102 Second Course in Tagalog 5
TAGA 201 Third Course in Tagalog 5
VIET 101 First Course in Vietnamese 5
VIET 102 Second Course in Vietnamese 5
VIET 201 Third Course in Vietnamese 5
Category B: Select one course from the following courses or any course(s) not selected in Category A (3-4 units): Units
ECON 220 Economics of the Environment 3
MATH 252 Calculus with Analytic Geometry III 4
Total Units = 18-23

Transfer Information

Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should complete courses required for the university major and the general education pattern required by that transfer institution. See catalog TRANSFER INFORMATION section. Additional courses may be required to meet university lower-division requirements.

Course requirements at the transfer institution are subject to change and may be verified by a counselor or by consulting the current university catalog. Many Baccalaureate in Arts degrees require third semester competency in a foreign language. Consult the current catalog of the transfer institution and consult with a counselor.