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Business administration is a wide field that incorporates many types of management positions. From major corporations to independent businesses, every operation needs skilled administrators in order to succeed.

An associate’s degree in business will prime you for entry-level positions in the field. Earning a bachelor’s will advance your knowledge with skills of organizational leadership, managing people, and strategic planning. With a bachelor’s under your belt, you’ll qualify for a variety of business roles right out of school.

The Business Administration AS-T Degree qualifies for GWC CSU in 2 Guarantee program.

Business and Career Education

Christopher "Chris" Whiteside
Executive Dean Business and Career Education

For more information contact:
Diana Rochat
(714) 988-4366

Division Office
(714) 895-8792

The Associate in Science Degree for Transfer (AS-T) in Business Administration will transfer to the following California State Universities:


CSU Bakersfield
CSU Channel Islands
CSU Chino
CSU Dominguez Hills
CSU East Bay
CSU Fresno
CSU Fullerton
CSU Humbolt
CSU Long Beach
CSU Los Angeles
Maritime Academy
CSU Monterey Bay
CSU Northridge
CSU Pomona
CSU Sacramento
CSU San Bernadino
CSU San Diego
CSU San Francisco
CSU San Jose
CSU San Luis Obispo
CSU San Marcos
CSU Sonoma
CSU Stanislaus

The list of CSU campuses for this major was provided by the California State University’s A Degree with a Guarantee website:

Most of the courses in this program also transfer to the University of California (UC) System and Private Universities. Please see your GWC Counselor early in your studies to choose the transfer option that is right for you.


Business Administration programs intend to prepare people to plan, organize, and control the activities of people and other resources to achieve the objective of an organization. This major exposes students to methods of operation, coordination, sales and marketing, finance and budget, personnel, property and equipment management/maintenance, and security.


The following is a partial list of occupations available to Business Administration Majors:

  • Administrative Executive
  • Banker
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • City Manager
  • Controller
  • Consultant
  • Department Store Manager
  • Director
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Retail Manager
  • School Administrator
Chair: Alice Rivera