Business Emphasis, AA Liberal Arts and Sciences

Degree A8981
An emphasis in Business provides the student with an understanding of business and its role in society. Students will have knowledge of various business functions and economic analysis. Upon completion of this degree students will be prepared for an entry level job in the business world.

This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

Required Courses

BUSC 1APrinciples of Economics - Macroeconomics 3
or BUSC 1AH Principles of Economics - Macroeconomics - Honors
BUSC 1BPrinciples of Economics - Microeconomics 3
or BUSC 1BH Principles of Economics - Microeconomics - Honors
CISB 15Microcomputer Applications 3.5
or CISB 11 Computer Information Systems
Choose a minimum of 3 courses from the following which should be selected in consultation with a counselor or educational advisor:9-13
Principles of Accounting - Financial
Principles of Accounting - Managerial
Applied Business Statistics
Business Law
Business Law - Honors
Principles of Business
Business Communications
Total Units18.5-22.5

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Explore Your Future in Business Emphasis, AA Degree in Liberal Arts

The Guided Pathway of Study grid below offers a semester by semester plan for achieving the AA Degree in Liberal Arts with an emphasis in Business as recommended by content Faculty Members and Counselors. This Guided Pathway of Study assumes the student is able to take 12-15 units per semester.

If the number of units you are able to take are fewer than 12-15 per semester, or you are eligible for English other than English 1A,  and Math other than Math 71, please make an appointment with a counselor who will assist you with developing your personal Guided Pathway of Study for this degree. 

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Semester 1Units
MATH 71 Intermediate Algebra 5
ENGL 1A Freshman Composition 4
CISB 11
Computer Information Systems
or Microcomputer Applications
3.5
 Units12.5
Intersession 1
SPCH 1A Public Speaking 4
 Units4
Semester 2
BUSC 1A Principles of Economics - Macroeconomics 3
Choose one of the following not previously taken: BUSA 7, BUSA 8, BUSC 17, BUSL 18, BUSM 20, BUSO 25 3-5
 Units6-8
Intersession 2
Recommend Area C Arts & Humanities General Education courses here. 1 3
Recommend KIN Activity (PE) course here. 2 1
 Units4
Second Year
Semester 1
BUSC 1B Principles of Economics - Microeconomics 3
Recommend Area C Arts & Humanities General Education course here. 1 3
Choose one of the following not previously taken: BUSA 7, BUSA 8, BUSC 17, BUSL 18, BUSM 20, BUSO 25 3-5
 Units9-11
Intersession 1
Recommend Area D Social, Political and Economic Institutions General Education course here. 1 3
 Units3
Semester 2
Recommend Area D Social, Political and Economic Institutions General Education course here. 1 3
Recommend Area B Physical Universe & Life General Education course here. 1 3
Choose one of the following not previously taken: BUSA 7, BUSA 8, BUSC 17, BUSL 18, BUSM 20, BUSO 25 3-5
Electives to reach 60 degree applicable units. 6.5-12.5
 Units15.5-23.5
 Total Units54-66
1

 The AA in Liberal Arts Degree with emphasis in Business requires the completion of General Education coursework. See GE Area course requirements.  

2

Physical Well-Being Requirement: Complete at least one of the physical education activity courses with the following prefixes: DNCE, KINA, KINF, KINI, KINL, KINS, KINX with a grade of “C” or better or “CR”. 

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, a student will be able to:

  • Describe the basic accounting system and how it is used to serve business needs.
  • List and explain the foundations upon which business is built and the economic challenges facing the United States.
  • Compose an appropriate, effective letter presenting good news, bad news, sales, or persuasive content.

    Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.
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