Do you want to learn skills to successfully lead and manage an organization? Do you want to start your own business?

Individuals with a solid business education have the skills needed to excel and succeed in a wide variety of roles and positions in the industry of their choice.

Learn leadership, management, financial, communication, collaboration, and marketing skills through studies in business administration. Or get hands-on training to start your own venture through courses in business entrepreneurship.

The demand for business majors will always be high due to the endless number of career opportunities for individuals with a good business education.

Focus on business administration, accounting, entrepreneurship, hospitality management or real estate. Or, take business courses in tandem with other offerings like computer programming, graphic design, architecture, music, film production, or other career education courses.

Careers in Accounting, Marketing, Management, and Real Estate

A business degree can lead to many career paths. Work for a global company or run your own business.

  • Use business administration to start a career in human resources or hospitality management, retail marketing, or become a finance and operations manager or business data analyst.
  • With an accounting certificate, you can work in payroll, billing, bookkeeping, or tax preparation.
  • With entrepreneurship, start and manage your “dream” business in global e-commerce.
  • With a focus on real estate, become an agent, broker, escrow officer, appraiser, or property manager.

Transfer Opportunities and Pathways

A Business Administration major can be found at many bachelor’s granting institutions. Some universities and colleges may even have similar, but more specified majors to explore, that could align better with your interests. Examples include Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Human Resources, International Business, Management Information Systems, Music/Sports Management, and many more.

  • Search a list of Business-related majors at the UCs and CSUs
  • Compare average admit GPAs across similar majors at the UCs
  • Learn what major prep courses you need to take in order to transfer to the UCs or CSUs
  • Explore similar majors at private and out-of-state institutions

Download Business Pathway Sheet (PDF)
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Associate in Science for Transfer: Business Administration (A.S.T)

Total Major Units: 60

This program map represents just one possible pathway to complete the program. See a counselor to create a personalized education plan that is customized to meet your academic goals.

YEAR 1: Fall Semester
Courses Title Units
BUS 101 or BUS 144 Intro to Business or Bus Communication 3
ENGL 150/150C Reading and Composition 1A 4 – 5
MATH 115/115C Probability and Statistics 4 – 4.5
HUM 101 The Human Condition 3
YEAR 1: Spring Semester
Courses Title Units
ECON 101 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
BUS 107 Business Law 3
ENGL 151 or ENGL 155 IGETC Area 1B or CSU GE Area A3 4
COUN 130 Career Life Skills Planning 3
General Education Select a GE course from IGETC or CSU GE. See a counselor to determine the right GE pattern for you. 3
YEAR 2: Fall Semester
Courses Title Units
BUS 112 Intro to Business or Bus Communication 4
MATH 121 or MATH 114 Financial Accounting 3
ECON 102 Principles of Microeconomics 3
General Education Select a GE course from IGETC or CSU GE. See a counselor to determine the right GE pattern for you. 5 – 6
YEAR 2: Spring Semester
Courses Title Units
BUS 113 Managerial Accounting 4
General Education Select a GE course from IGETC or CSU GE. See a counselor to determine the right GE pattern for you. 11

*See a counselor to determine correct math and English courses. The correct math and English courses are determined by the assessment results and the student's major of choice.

Associate in Science, Associate in Science Transfer, Certificate of Achievement