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Associate of Arts in Business Administration Course Descriptions


BUS 101
Introduction to Business (3 units)

Students in this course are introduced to the fundamentals of business and examine the importance of business and management in the U.S. capitalist system. The structure and functions of business are explored with a special focus on topics such as business culture and the business context of Latino markets.

BUS 113
Personal and Professional Effectiveness: Self Leadership (3 units)

In this course students examine determinants of effective self-management. Students explore the importance of self-efficacy for personal and professional success and complete a self-efficacy assessment. Students prepare professional development plans that guide their coursework throughout the program.

Note: This course is nontransferable.

BUS 120
Microeconomics (3 units)

This course introduces the role of market systems in solving production and distribution problems. Topics covered include consumer and producer theory, the behavior of firms, market equilibrium, monopoly and oligopoly, and the role of governmental regulations.

Prerequisite: MAT 100

BUS 121
Macroeconomics (3 units)

This course deals with the organization of the economics order with concentration on macroeconomics. It is a brief summary of the development of the study of economics with a description of the private enterprise system. A study of forces affecting the national economy, money and credit, income, employment, prices, and monetary and fiscal theories and policies are explored.

BUS 240
Financial Accounting (3 units)

This course covers the accounting processes; recording transactions; preparing financial statements; forms of business organization; and select asset, liability, and owner's equity accounts. Students also perform ratio analyses.

BUS 245
Managerial Accounting (3 units)

This course is designed to cover the fundamentals of Managerial Accounting. The course content includes the study of the nature and purpose of financial and managerial accounting, cash flow and financial statement analysis, cost behavior and break-even analysis, standard costing and variance analysis, and problem resolution.

Prerequisites: BUS 101 and BUS 240

BUS 250
Legal Environments of Business (3 units)

This course examines the connection between ethics and law. Students analyze the law applicable to business institutions and their operations as affected by social forces on the development of law. Topics include the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), federal and state employment law, torts, contracts, agency relationships, business ownership, and legal considerations in international business.

Prerequisites: BUS 101

BUS 260
Business Statistics (3 units)

This course covers the theory and application of probability and statistics for managerial decision making. Students learn to collect, analyze, and present data; evaluate and explain conclusions drawn from analyzing measurements of central tendency dispersion and probability distributions; compute correlation and regression analyses; and perform hypothesis testing. In addition, students apply modeling tools to analyze business problems and opportunities.

Prerequisite: MAT 100

CS 120
Integrated Computer Applications (3 units)

Course discusses productivity software packages and Internet tools for use in business and educational settings. The course emphasizes the use of word processing, professional presentation, database, and spreadsheet software packages. Applications include verbal, numerical, and graphical forms to communicate, analyze and provide solutions to business and educational problems.