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Business Administration (2016-2017)
The Business Administration program has a dual mission (transfer and workforce) in providing students with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to prepare for transfer to four-year institutions and to pursue a career or to develop their own businesses.
Students are provided the courses necessary to pursue studies in specialized business fields such as accounting, finance, advertising, marketing, management, banking, and business information systems. All students expecting to work in private or profit organizations or government are strongly urged to include business principles and other business specialized courses as electives.
Additionally, the department offers coursework and activities for increased professional proficiency, career changes, or new employment challenges, as well as for small business development. The Business department's small business entrepreneurship program is currently in redesign mode and will be refocused on the development of curriculum, activities, and community partnerships with the objective to address the "skills gap." Our initial emphasis will be on skill areas in leadership, communication, collaboration, project management, and innovation.
 
Program Learning Outcomes
Students will demonstrate appropriate use of business terms and concepts across a standard breadth of business functions (R&D, Mfg, Sales, Mktg, Ops, IT, Acctg, Finance, etc.).
Students will demonstrate appropriate use of analytical frameworks, methods, and skills in response to business questions, cases, and projects.
 
Career Opportunities
Generally, entry level or advancement to levels of middle-management and upper-management in business requires at least a bachelor degree in Business. There are numerous opportunities in the domestic and international arenas. Careers in marketing, sales, advertising, personnel management, accounting, finance, market research, business advisory, and risk management. Additionally, opportunities in the development of new small businesses are also available through our program.
 
Units required for Major: 44
Units required for Certificate: 11-19
 
Degree Requirements:
English proficiency: ENGL 1A, 1AH, 1S & 1T, ESLL 26 or equivalent.
Mathematics proficiency: MATH 17, 105, 108 or equivalent.
A minimum of 90 units is required* to include:
Completion of one of the following general education patterns: Foothill General Education, CSU General Education Breadth Requirements or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)
Core courses (32-33 units)
Support courses (12 units)

*Additional elective course work may be necessary to meet the 90-unit minimum requirement for the associate degree.

NOTE: All courses pertaining to the major must be taken for a letter grade. In addition, a GPA of 2.0 or higher is required in all core and support courses for the degree or certificates. In addition, students having difficulty in attaining a degree because of timing or availability of classes should consult with a counselor to submit a petition for course substitution.
 
Program Type(s):
AA = Associate in Arts Degree.
CCC = Career Certificate [Non-Transcriptable].
 
Additional Information:
NOTE: Consult your Counselor for the most recent math requirements for CSU and UC requirements for business administration.
 
Core Courses: (32-33 units)
ACTG 1A Financial Accounting I (5 units)
BUSI 11 Introduction to Information Systems (5 units)
BUSI 18 Business Law I (5 units)
BUSI 22 Principles of Business (5 units)
BUSI 59 Principles of Marketing (4 units)
BUSI 60 Fundamentals of Finance (5 units)
BUSI 95 Entrepreneurship-Small Business Management (4 units)
or BUSI 96 Starting & Managing a Small Business in the Silicon Valley (3 units)
 
Support Courses: (12 units)
Select 12 units from any category:
Accounting & Finance Courses
ACTG 1B Financial Accounting II (5 units)
ACTG 1C Managerial Accounting (5 units)
BUSI 61 Investment Fundamentals (3 units)

Marketing & Technology Courses
BUSI 53A Business Communications & Technologies (5 units)
BUSI 57 Principles of Advertising (4 units)
BUSI 59A Web Marketing (5 units)
BUSI 59B E-Business (5 units)
BUSI 62 Principles of Salesmanship (3 units)
BUSI 91L Introduction to Business Information Processing (4 units)

Business Law & Ethics Courses
BUSI 19 Business Law II (4 units)
BUSI 70 Business & Professional Ethics (4 units)
ACTG 76 Ethics in Accounting (5 units)

Management Courses
ACTG 1C Managerial Accounting (5 units)
BUSI 90A Principles of Management (4 units)
BUSI 95* Entrepreneurship-Small Business Management (4 units)
BUSI 96* Starting & Managing a Small Business in the Silicon Valley (3 units)
ECON 1A Principles of Macroeconomics (5 units)

Other Applicable Courses
BUSI 53 Survey of International Business (4 units)
BUSI 54H Honors Institute Seminar in Business (1 unit)
BUSI 70R Independent Study in Business (1 unit)
BUSI 71R Independent Study in Business (2 units)
BUSI 72R Independent Study in Business (3 units)
BUSI 73R Independent Study in Business (4 units)
ECON 1B Principles of Microeconomics (5 units)
GIST 11 Introduction to Mapping & Spatial Reasoning (4 units)

* May be completed only once for credit to satisfy either the core or support course requirement.
Small Business & Digital Marketing Career Certificate - (17-19 Units)[Non-Transcriptable]
BUSI 11 Introduction to Information Systems (5 units)
BUSI 59A Web Marketing (5 units)

And TWO courses from the following:
BUSI 59B E-Business (5 units)
BUSI 95 Entrepreneurship-Small Business Management (4 units)
BUSI 96 Starting & Managing a Small Business in the Silicon Valley (3 units)

Note: Non-transcriptable certificates are maintained and awarded by the Business Department (not the college) and not recorded in student transcripts. To apply for certificate, contact the department's Chair within one academic year from completing the last course.
Financial Literacy Career Certificate(17-18 Units)[Non-Transcriptable]
BUSI 60 Fundamentals of Finance (5 units)
BUSI 61 Investment Fundamentals (3 units)

And TWO courses from the following:
ACTG 1A Financial Accounting I (5 units)
ACTG 64B Computerized Accounting Practice Using Excel (4 units)
ACTG 67 Tax Accounting (5 units)

Note: Non-transcriptable certificates are maintained and awarded by the Business Department (not the college) and not recorded in student transcripts. To apply for certificate, contact the department's Chair within one academic year from completing the last course.
Business Management Career Certificate(16-18 Units)[Non-Transcriptable]
BUSI 90A Principles of Management (4 units)
BUSI 95 Entrepreneurship-Small Business Management (4 units)
or BUSI 96 Starting & Managing a Small Business in the Silicon Valley (3 units)

And TWO courses from the following:
ACTG 1C Managerial Accounting (5 units)
BUSI 18 Business Law I (5 units)
BUSI 53 Survey of International Business (4 units)
BUSI 53A Business Communications & Technologies (5 units)
BUSI 59A Web Marketing (5 units)

Note: Non-transcriptable certificates are maintained and awarded by the Business Department (not the college) and not recorded in student transcripts. To apply for certificate, contact the department's Chair within one academic year from completing the last course.
Entrepreneurship Career Certificate(15-19 Units)[Non-Transcriptable]
BUSI 95 Entrepreneurship-Small Business Management (4 units)

And THREE courses from the following:
BUSI 53 Survey of International Business (4 units)
BUSI 53A Business Communications & Technologies (5 units)
BUSI 59A Web Marketing (5 units)
BUSI 59B E-Business (5 units)
BUSI 90A Principles of Management (4 units)
BUSI 96 Starting & Managing a Small Business in the Silicon Valley (3 units)

Note: Non-transcriptable certificates are maintained and awarded by the Business Department (not the college) and not recorded in student transcripts. To apply for certificate, contact the department's Chair within one academic year from completing the last course.
Marketing Career Certificate(11-13 Units)[Non-Transcriptable]
BUSI 59 Principles of Marketing (4 units)

And TWO courses from the following:
BUSI 57 Principles of Advertising (4 units)
BUSI 59A Web Marketing (5 units)
BUSI 62 Principles of Salesmanship (3 units)

Note: Non-transcriptable certificates are maintained and awarded by the Business Department (not the college) and not recorded in student transcripts. To apply for certificate, contact the department's Chair within one academic year from completing the last course.

Academic Year: 2016-2017

Current status: Approved
Last update: 2016-05-09 09:35:49

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