Associate in Arts - Business

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  • Objectives
    Business Managers coordinate business activities in both
    private industry and public agencies. They are responsible for
    operations, maintenance, purchasing, planning, organizing,
    budgeting, and directing the work of the employees. Business
    executives are the higher-level management staff, directing the
    activities of the firm. They develop and administer policies
    to maximize profits. They also direct financial programs and
    develop policies aimed at maintaining good relations with the
    public, stockholders, employees, and customers.
    This major may also lead to many other careers. For additional
    possibilities, visit the Career Services Center on campus
    to utilize computerized career information systems and other
    valuable career resources.
    Students planning to transfer to a four-year college should
    complete the lower-division major requirements and the general
    education pattern for the appropriate transfer institution.
    Santa Monica College has articulation agreements for this
    major with the following UC, CSU, and private institutions.
    Exact major requirements for these and other UC and CSU
    campuses can be found online at
  • Course description

    Students must complete major requirements in effect at
    the time enrollment begins or major requirements in effect at
    graduation as long as continuous enrollment is maintained.
    (See page 48 for definition of continuous enrollment).
    Transfer students may qualify for an Associate in Arts
    degree in this major or they may select the Liberal Arts Major.
    At least 50% of the required major units must be completed
    at Santa Monica College.
    All coursework for the major must be completed with
    a grade of C (2.0) or higher.
    Business Administration (25-27 units)
    Required Core Courses: (20-23 units)
    Accounting 1, Principles of Accounting (5) and
    Accounting 2, Principles of Accounting 2 (5)
    Business 1, Introduction to Business (3)
    Business 5, Business Law (3)
    Economics 1, Principles of Microeconomics (3)
    Economics 2, Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
    Math 2, Precalculus (5) or Math 28 (formerly 23), Math
    for Business and Social Science (5) or Math 7, Analytic
    Geometry and Calculus (5) or Math 52, Elementary
    Statistics (3)
    Recommended Courses:
    Business 20, Principles of Marketing (3)
    Business 32, Business Communications (3)
    Business 62, Human Relations and Ethical Issues in
    Business (3)
    Business 65, Management Principles (3)
    CS 3, Introduction to Computer Systems (3)
    CIS 1, Computer Concepts with Applications (3) or CIS
    4, Introduction to Computers, Business Applications

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