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.

Program taught in:
  • English

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