Associate of Arts in Business Management

General

Program Description

The curriculum in the Business Management Associate Degree program is designed to provide the student the opportunity to achieve an Associate degree. While a baccalaureate or higher degree is recommended for those considering professional careers in business, earning the Associate degree would demonstrate achievement and may support attempts to gain entry-level employment or promotion.

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Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Communicate clearly, effectively, and appropriately in writing and orally.
  • Identify the fundamentals of legal systems, and social, ethical, and political forces affecting the development and operation of businesses.
  • Describe the functions of business in society including the major concepts related to business ownership and the factors that influence them; competition and marketing; and the systems, technologies, and operational controls through which business organizations operate.
  • Apply the basics of financial accounting.
  • Assess human communication styles; plan and apply motivational strategies; solve human relations issues.

Required Courses

  • ACCT 1A FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING 4 Units
  • BUS 1 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS 3 Units
  • BUS 102 ORAL BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS 3 Units (meets AA Oral Communication requirement)
  • BUS 104 BUSINESS COMMUNICATION 3 Units *
  • BUS 120 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT 3 Units
  • BUS 125 HUMAN RELATIONS IN BUSINESS 3 Units
  • CIM 1 - INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS 3 Units
  • or
  • CIM 10 INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION SYSTEMS 3 Units
  • or
  • CIM 112 MICROSOFT OFFICE 3 Units
saddlebackTotal Units for the Major: 20.5-22

*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.

Last updated November 2017

About the School

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Saddleback College has been the first choice for higher education and training in South Orange County since 1968. Our more than 500,000 alumni can attest to the quality of our academic and career training programs that enable students to successfully achieve their educational, professional, and personal goals. Read less
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