Business

Classes from the business department benefit people in many fields. You can learn computer skills, become a better supervisor, or develop a better understand of how business organizations operate.

Degrees and Certificates

Business Administration Associate in Science

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Create accurate, professional, and appropriate accounting documents and reports for the business entity served.
  2. Compute financial data using accounting concepts and methods to understand, analyze, and communicate issues in quantitative terms.
  3. Analyze accounting data/information in addressing and evaluating problems and issues in making informed business decisions.
  4. Demonstrate effective use of technology applicable to the accounting field.
Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
Required Courses (15.5 units)
ACCT 1LPrinciples of Accounting - Financial4.5
ACCT 2LPrinciples of Accounting - Managerial5
ECON 1AElementary Economics - Macro3
ECON 1BElementary Economics - Micro3
Course Block Units (15.5 required)
15.5
Select one course from the following (3-4 units):
STAT 1 orStatistics4
MATH 9 (CSU Sacramento) orCalculus for Business, Social, and Life4
MATH 25 (CSU Chico)Finite Math3
Course Block Units (3-4 required)
3 or 4
Plus three additional units from the following:
BCA 15 (CSU Sacramento)Business Computer Applications - Beginning3
GNBUS 10 (CSU Chico)Introduction to Global Business3
GNBUS 56Business Mathematics3
Course Block Units (3 required)
3
TOTAL
21.5 or 22.5
Business Administration Associate in Science for Transfer

The Associate in Science in Business Administration for Transfer degree prepares students to transfer to a California State University (CSU) by completing required major preprartory coursework in Business Administration. These specific courses, combined with General Education courses, prepare students for upper division coursework in Business Administration at a CSU institution.

The degree provides students with the opportunity to complete their freshman/sophomore level classes needed for a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration within the California State University system. The Associate in Science in Business Administration for Transfer requirements, as stated in SB1440 law, require students to complete the following:

  • A minimum of 18 semester units in the major or area of emphasis as determined by the community college district.
  • 60 semester CSU-transferable units
  • California State University General Education=Breadth (CSU GE-Breadth) pattern of 39 units; OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern of 37 units.
  • Obtainment of a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0.
  • Earn a grade of “C” or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.
Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
Required Courses (21.5 units)
ACCT 1LPrinciples of Accounting - Financial
(or ACCT 1 and ACCT 1A)
4.5
ACCT 2LPrinciples of Accounting - Managerial5
BCA 15Business Computer Applications - Beginning3
ECON 1AElementary Economics - Macro3
ECON 1BElementary Economics - Micro3
GNBUS 18ABusiness Law3
Course Block Units (15.5 required)
21.5
Select one course from the following (4 units):
STAT 1 orStatistics4
MATH 9Calculus for Business, Social, and Life4
Course Block Units (3-4 required)
4
Plus three additional units from the following:
GNBUS 10 orIntroduction to Global Business3
GNBUS 21 orBusiness Communications3
SPECH 15Business and Professional Communication3
Course Block Units (3 required)
3
TOTAL
28.5
Units that can be double counted
10
CSU General Education or IGETC Pattern
37-39
Additional transferable elective units (if needed)
2.5-4.5
DEGREE TOTAL
60
General Business Management Associate in Science

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand business terms and concepts, and effectively communicate using the language of business.
  2. Use specific problem-solving tools to make informed decisions when assessing alternative courses of action.
  3. Apply concepts and processes to analyze and evaluate various business situations/actions.
  4. Understand information technologies as they influence the structure and process of organizations and economies, and as they influence the roles and techniques of management.
Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
Required Courses for Major
BCA 15Business Computer Applications - Beginning3
GNBUS 10Introduction to Global Business3
GNBUS 18ABusiness Law3
GNBUS 56Business Mathematics3
ECON 1AElementary Economics - Macro3
MGMT 5
or MGMT 10
Introduction to Supervision
Principles of Management
3
Course Block Units (18 required)
18
Plus at least three additional units from the following:
ACCT 1LPrinciples of Accounting - Financial4.5
ACCT 2LPrinciples of Accounting - Managerial5
ACCT 6Individual Income Tax4
GNBUS 25Career Planning and Development3
MGMT 35Management Psychology3
GNBUS 52Business English3
SPECH 1
or SPECH 6
Public Speaking
Group Communication
3
Total units for degree major
21

Courses

GNBUS 10 – Introduction To Global Business
Survey of the diverse activities of businesses operating in a changing global environment. Examines how culture and customs, global economic systems, technology, legal factors, global business strategies, trade barriers, finance, and human relations interact to affect U.S. business policies and practices. Covers factors that affect a business’ ability to achieve its organizational goals and competitive advantage including entrepreneurship, organizational design and structure, leadership, human resource management and practices, communications, leadership and innovation, marketing and consumer behavior, e-business, legal issues, accounting, financial management and investing options. (L)

GNBUS 18A – Business Law
Law and its relationship to business. Laws and regulations affecting managerial decisions. Dispute resolution, torts, contracts, government regulations and other area of commercial law explored through case analysis. Other legal concepts explored include ethics, employment, consumer transactions, competition, the environment, agency, and business organizations. (L)

GNBUS 21 – Business Communications
Application of principles of ethical and effective communication to the creation of letters, memos, e-mails, and written and oral reports for a variety of business situations. Development and refinement of written and oral business communication skills including planning, composing, editing, and revising business documents using word processing software for written documents and presentation software to create and deliver professional oral reports. This course is designed for students who already have college-level writing skills. Not open for credit for students with credit in OA 21. (L)

GNBUS 25 – Career Planning and Development
Survey of techniques of career exploration and selection. In the context of a study of the changes that occur during a typical life span. Each student will constructs a personal profile of current and projected interests, aptitudes, skills, values, personality, and life and personal circumstances. Not open for credit to students with credit in COUNS 25. (L)

GNBUS 52 – Business English
A review of English grammar with applications for written and oral business communications. Not open for credit to students with credit in OA 52. (L)

GNBUS 56 – Business Mathematics
Math for accounting, management, real estate and marketing. Topics include: trade and cash discounts, simple and compound interest, present value, annuities and sinking funds, discounting of notes, buying and selling of mutual funds and stocks, depreciation, financial statements and real estate loans.

GNBUS 72 – General Office Procedures
Skills and procedures necessary in an automated office. Office information systems, technology, and procedures; telecommunications; interpersonal communications; information processing; mail and phone systems; time management; public relations, ethics, and human relations skills.

GNBUS 100 – Elementary Business Math
Mathematics operations involving whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and percents; applications including income, property and social security taxes, averages, wages and salaries, bank records and algebraic solutions to find unknowns. (L,M)

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