Business - AS

Associate in Science in Business

The Associate in Science in Business is a two-year program designed for students who intend to seek employment directly after its completion. The curriculum provides essential knowledge and skills in the financial management, and marketing facets of business. Students can pursue their interest in several specialized areas of business (global business, human resources management, project management, and business computing) through their choice of business electives.

Program Learning Outcomes
  • Students will analyze business situations involving legal issues and determine best course of action.
  • Students will analyze business situations and determine best course of action.
To earn this degree, students must meet the following requirements: 
  1. Completion of 60 degree applicable units with an overall GPA of 2.0.
  2. Completion of a minimum of 18 semester units in the major with a grade of C (or P) or better.
  3. Completion of the AS Graduation Requirements, CSU GE-B or IGETC.


  • Requirements here apply to the current catalog year and are subject to change.  Visit DegreeWorks in My Mission Portal to view requirements based your catalog year.
  • Not all classes are offered each semester.
Required Core Courses: 
Code Class Units
BUS 021 Introduction to Business Computing (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
BUS 021L Introduction to Business Computing Laboratory (1.0 Lab) 1.0
BUS 028A Business Law I (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
BUS 051 Introduction to American Business (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
BUS 078B Business Communications (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
BUS 118 Human Resources Management (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
Plus at least 15.0 units of electives
Code Class Units
ACC 060 QuickBooks: Desktop Software (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
BUS 010 Global Business (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
BUS 022 Principles of E-Business (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
BUS 023 Social Media Marketing (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
BUS 037 Fundamentals of Project Management (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
BUS 038 Applied Project Management (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
BUS 040 Professional Selling (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
BUS 041 Beginning Business Analytics (2.5 Lecture / 0.5 Lab) 3.0
BUS 052 Fundamentals of Financial Investing (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
BUS 054 Small Business Start Up and Management (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
BUS 056A Marketing Principles (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
BUS 061 Business and Society (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
BUS 064B Business Math (4.0 Lecture) 4.0
BUS 074 Purchasing & Supply Chain Management (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
BUS 102 Leadership (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
BUS 115 Operations Management (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
COM 001 Public Speaking (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
COM 001H Public Speaking - Honors (3.0 Lecture) 3.0

Up to a maximum of six (6) non-Business units may substitute for the Business electives listed above from Accounting (ACC), Computer Applications (CAP), or Computer Information Systems (CIS).

Required Units for the Major
Required units for the major 31.0-32.0
plus completion of general education requirements
and electives as needed to reach 60 units.
Total required units 60.0
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Career/Transfer Opportunities

Career opportunities include the following: project coordinator, buyer, bank employee, retail manager, non-profit coordinator, human resource specialist, and sales representative