The business administration program is designed to provide students with a foundation in basic accounting principles, business law, and macroeconomics and microeconomics theory. Students will be able to apply methodologies to assess fiscal and monetary policy in the marketplace and understand the basics of contract law. A degree in business offers students a wide variety of entry- level career opportunities in accounting, management, marketing, and office administration. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be prepared for entry-level careers and transfer to major in Business Administration. Competencies will be assessed through examination and projects.
The Associate in Science in Business Administration for Transfer (AS-T) is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing the AS-T are given priority consideration for admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. In order to earn an AS-T degree, students must complete:
- Completion of 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University.
- The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education - Breadth Requirements.
- A minimum of 18 semester units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
- Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
- A grade of “C” or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.
Students who have completed the AS-T will have a strong academic foundation in the field and will be prepared for upper division baccalaureate study at the university. The coursework will satisfy most of the lower-division requirements at many institutions within the California State University system. Students transferring to a UC, private, or out-of-state university should consult with an El Camino College counselor when planning to complete the degree since transfer requirements may be slightly different than those required for the AS-T.