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Associate in Science Degree in Business Administration for Transfer

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Associate in Arts Degree in Business Administration

Semester at a Glance


Associate in Science Degree in Business Administration for Transfer

The Associate in Science in Business Administration for Transfer (AS-T) degree is designed to provide students with the common Core of lower division courses required to transfer and pursue a baccalaureate degree in Business Administration. This includes business degrees with options in accounting, finance, human resources management, international business, management, operations management, and marketing. The Associate in Science in Business Administration for Transfer (AS-T Business Administration) degree aligns with the CSU Bachelor of Arts/Science in Business Administration.

Program Level Learning Outcomes

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

  • Identify, analyze, and solve a variety of business problems.
  • Develop an understanding of business issues to make informed decisions.
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills used in today’s business environment.
  • Prepare and analyze financial reports in order to facilitate the financial aspects of business administration.

This is the major pattern for students planning to transfer to a CSU. It is strongly recommended that students contact a GWC counselor to develop an official Student Educational Plan to discuss non-CSU universities, or if they have questions about the CSU AS in Business Administration for CSU Transfer.

Due to constraints outside of the department’s control, some courses may not be offered every semester.

Students show progress by passing their classes every semester.

Required courses – AS-T in Business Administration

Core:
Accounting G101 – Financial Accounting – 4 units
Accounting G102 – Managerial Accounting – 4 units
Economics G170 – Principles of Micro-Economics – 3 units
Economics G175 – Principles of Macro-Economics – 3 units

Business G110 – Business Law – 3 units 
or
Business G108 – Legal Environment of Business – 3 units

List A: Select one course (4 units)
Math G140 – Business Calculus – 4 units
Math G160 – Introduction to Statistics – 4 units

List B: Select two courses (7 units)
Any course from List A not already used
Computer Science G130 – Survey of Computer Science/Info Tech – 4 units

Business G100 – Introduction to Business – 3 units
or
Business G139 – Business Communication – 3 units

Total units: 28

Semester at a Glance – Associate in Science Degree in Business Administration for Transfer

Semester 1
Acct G101 (Core) Financial Accounting – 4 units
Econ G170 (Core) Principles of Microeconomics – 3 units
General Education – TBD

Semester 2
Acct G102 (Core) Managerial Accounting – 4 units
Econ G175 (Core) Principles of Macro-economics – 3 units
General Education – TBD

Semester 3
Bus G108 (Core) Legal Environment of Business – 3 units
or
Bus G110 (Core) Business Law – 3 units

Math G140 (List A) Business Calculus – 4 units
orMath G160 (List A) Introduction to Statistics – 4 units

General Education – TBD

Semester 4
Math G140 (if not already used) Business Calculus – 4 units
or
Math G160 (if not already used) Introduction to Statistics – 4 units

CS G130 (List B) Survey of Computer Science / IT – 3 units

Bus G100 (List B) Introduction to Business – 3 units
or
Bus G139 (List B) Business Communication – 3 units

General Education – TBD

Major Total: 28 units
CSU General Education Breadth or IGETC Pattern: 37-39 units
Total units that may be double-counted: 9 units
Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 transferable units): 2-4 units
DEGREE TOTAL UNITS (max); 60 units

( ) Description in parentheses indicates credit earned in AST.


Associate in Arts Degree in Business Administration

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:
  • Identify, analyze, and solve a variety of business problems.
  • Develop an understanding of business issues to make informed business decisions.
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills used in today’s business environment.
  • Possess knowledge of financial report preparation and interpretation.
Semester at a Glance – AA in Business Administration

Semester 1

Business G108 Legal Environment of Business 3 units
Or Business G110 Business Law 3 units

Business G130 Introduction to Business Writing 3 units
Or Business G139 Business Communication 3 units

General Education TBD

Semester 2

Management G110 Elements of Management 3 units
Marketing G100 Principles of Marketing 3 units
General Education TBD

Semester 3

Accounting G100 Accounting for Small Business 3 units
Or Accounting G101 Financial Accounting 4 units
Or Accounting G102 Managerial Accounting 4 units

Choose one course from the following:

  • Business G210 Securities and Investments 3 units
  • Management G111 Human Resources Management 3 units
  • Management G115 Essentials of organizational Behavior 3 units
  • Management G130 Team Building and Group Dynamics 3 units
  • Management G140 Business and organizational Ethics 3 units
  • Management G155 Customer Service 3 units

General Education TBD

Semester 4

Choose one course from the following:

  • Economics G170 Principles of Microeconomics 3 units
  • Economics G175 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 units
  • Accounting G102 Managerial Accounting 4 units
  • Accounting G215 Internal Control Compliance 3 units

General Education TBD

Major Total: 21-23
GE Pattern GWC AA, CSU General Education Breadth or IGETC Pattern: 21-39 DEGREE TOTAL UNITS (maximum): 60 units

Certificates

Business Administration – Certificate Of Achievement

This program is designed to prepare students for careers in business in both the private and public sectors. The curriculum is suitable for students who are looking to enter the workforce for the first time, as well as working students who want to learn business fundamentals to help them advance in their current jobs. This program will prove to be valuable to any student who wishes to attain a general business education to bolster his/her current skill set.

Program Level Learning Outcomes

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

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

Semester 1
Business G108 Legal Environment of Business –  3 units
or
Business G110 Business Law – 3 units

Business G130 Introduction to Business Writing – 3 units
or
Business G139 Business Communication – 3 units

Semester 2
Management G110 Elements of Management – 3 units
Marketing G100 Principles of Marketing – 3 units

Semester 3
Accounting G100 Accounting for Small Business – 3 units
or
Accounting G101 Financial Accounting – 4 units
or
Accounting G102 Managerial Accounting – 4 units

Semester 4
Choose two courses from the following:
Accounting G102 Managerial Accounting – 4 units
Accounting G215 Internal Control Compliance – 3 units
Business G121 Personal Finance – 3 units
Business G210 Securities and Investments – 3 units
Management G111 Human Resources Management – 3 units
Management G115 Essentials of organizational Behavior – 3 units
Management G130 Team Building and Group Dynamics – 3 units
Management G140 Business and organizational Ethics – 3 units
Management G152 Starting a Business/Entrepreneurial Small Business – 3 units
Management G155 Customer Service – 3 units
Marketing G135 Retail Management – 3 units
Marketing G140 Internet Marketing – 3 units

Total Units: 21 to 23

Course Descriptions

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The Business Department offers classes in other disciplines. Please see classes in Accounting, Management, and Marketing sections.

BUSINESS G100 – 3 Units
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Introduction to Business
A survey in business providing a multi-disciplinary examination of how culture, society, economic systems, legal systems, political systems, financial institutions, and human behavior interact to affect a business organization’s policies and practices within the U.S. and a global society. Demonstrates how certain influences impact the primary areas of business and affect the ability of a business to achieve its organizational goals. Such influences include organizational structure and design, leadership, human resource management, organized labor practices, marketing, organizational communication, technology, entrepreneurship, legal affairs, accounting, financial practices, and stocks and securities markets. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

BUSINESS G108 – 3 Units
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Legal Environment of Business
This course provides an introduction to the principles of law and federal and state judicial systems that influence and reflect the ethical, social, and political environments in which business operates. Areas of constitutional law, administrative law, agency law, employment law, antitrust law, environmental law, and international law will be explored. Additional topics include contracts, torts, crimes, forms of business organization, ethics, product liability, government regulations, and securities regulation. C-ID BUS 120. UC credit limitations: Maximum credit of one course for Business G108 and Business G110. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

BUSINESS G110 – 3 Units
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Business Law
This course is an introduction to the legal system in which businesses and individuals operate and covers fundamental legal principles pertaining to business transactions. Topics include sources of law and ethics, contracts, torts, agency, criminal law, business organizations, judicial and administrative processes, courts and their jurisdiction, warranties, product liability, and employment. UC credit limitation: maximum credit of one course for Business G108 and G110. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade.Transferable to CSU; UC.

BUSINESS G121 – 3 Units
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Personal Finance
An introductory course in financial affairs involving management of expenditures. The course includes the budgeting process, using consumer loans and credit, savings on taxes, decisions on transportation and home buying, insurance planning, investments, financial planning, career planning, retirement and estate transfer decisions. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

BUSINESS G125 – 3 Units
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Business English
A review and reinforcement of basic grammar, punctuation, vocabulary, proofreading skills, spelling, word division, capitalization, sentence construction, and dictionary usage. Emphasis is on more effective communication by providing an accurate knowledge and precise application of standard English in both verbal and written professional communications. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

BUSINESS G130 – 3 Units
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Introduction to Business Writing
Advisories: Completion of English G099 is strongly recommended.
This course provides a basic understanding of business communication and develops confidence and skill in writing effective business letters, memos, electronic communications, and informal reports. Particular focus will be placed on forming a solid foundation for writing business documents, eliminating “writer’s block,” improving writing techniques, increasing editing and proofreading skills, and developing actual practice in writing, positive, negative, neutral, and persuasive communications. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

BUSINESS G139 – 3 Units
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Business Communication
Prerequisites: English G100
This course focuses on the development and refinement of the written and oral communication skills that are necessary for success in today’s dynamic business environment. Emphasis will be placed on solving simple-to-complex business problems through critical thinking, research, analysis, and evaluation. Students will communicate these results through effective planning, organizing, outlining, drafting, revising, and finalizing business documents. Oral presentation skills, employment preparation and job-search techniques are also covered. C-ID BUS 115 Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

BUSINESS G153 – 1.5 Units
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Writing an Effective Business Plan
This course is designed to guide the student in the planning, preparation, and the completion of a successful business plan. The student will develop the tools and confidence in the writing of their own business plan which will serve as a guide in promoting growth, profitability, and social responsibility in achieving their business goals. Suitable for any current business owner or entrepreneur, business, management, or marketing student. This class is critical for contemporary business leaders and owners to understand how to develop a strong business plan that will be used to secure the business and provide a guideline for future growth and profitability. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

BUSINESS G158 – 1.5 Units
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Raising Money to Start or Grow a Business
Advisories: Accounting G100 or Business G100
This course is designed to enable those who will be launching their own businesses to get the funding they need to succeed. This course includes understanding new business financing needs and the various options available to prospective business owners including a practical guide to drafting the items needed to obtain funding. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

BUSINESS G170 – 3 Units
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Introduction to Business Software Solutions
(Same as: Computer Science G170)
This course will provide students with knowledge and understanding of current software systems that enable businesses to ship and deliver materials and services. It will survey practices in enterprise software solutions such as Enterprise Resource Planning, Supply Chain, and Customer Relationship Management. The course will provide an overview of the use of technology to improve productivity and efficiency which is an essential part of today’s business landscape. Recommended for people desiring a future in Management, IT Management, Business or Accounting. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

BUSINESS G210 – 3 Units
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Securities and Investments
Principles of investments, risks/reward analysis, characteristics of stocks and bonds, overview of investment alternatives, role of mutual and money market funds. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

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