2021-2022 Catalog 
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2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Management Associate of Science

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The Business Management Associate Degree program prepares students with the key competencies and concepts related to positions involving leading, planning, organizing, directing, controlling, making decisions. Positions that need these skills include office, recreation, inventory, production, schedule, and other management and management assistant positions across a wide range of industries. The program prepares new employees for such positions and upgrades the skills of employees already holding such positions. The curriculum in the Business Management Associate Degree program is designed to provide students the opportunity to achieve an Associate degree. While a baccalaureate or higher degree is recommended for those considering professional careers in business, earning the Associate degree would demonstrate achievement and may support attempts to gain entry-level employment or promotion.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Communicate clearly, effectively, and appropriately in writing and orally.
  • Identify the fundamentals of legal systems, and social, ethical, and political forces affecting the development and operation of businesses.
  • Describe the functions of business in society including the major concepts related to business ownership and the factors that influence them; competition and marketing; and the systems, technologies, and operational controls through which business organizations operate.
  • Apply the basics of general accounting.
  • Assess human communication styles; plan and apply motivational strategies; solve human relations issues.


Course ID Title Units
BUS 103  or Business English 3
ENG 1A  * or Principles of Composition I 4
ENG 1AH  * Honors Principles of Composition I 4
BUS 1  or Introduction to Business 3
BUS 1H   Honors Introduction to Business 3
ACCT 215   General Accounting 3
BUS 102   Oral Business Communications 3
BUS 104  * Business Communication 3
BUS 120   Business Management 3
  Restricted Electives 3



Restricted Electives:  Select one 3 unit course  
BUS 125   Human Relations in Business 3
CIM 1   Computer Information Systems 4
CIM 10   Introduction to Information Systems 3
CIM 112   Microsoft Office 3

*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation;see course description.

Associate of Science Degree

Completion of all the courses listed above and a minimum of 60 units including the general education requirements with an overall GPA of 2.0 qualifies the student for the Associate of Science degree. A minimum of 12 units must be completed at Saddleback College.

General Education Requirements for Associate Degrees

Refer to the Graduation Requirements  or to the CSU-GE and IGETC patterns in this catalog for specific courses which meet general education requirements. Refer to ASSIST.org and to the transfer institution’s catalog for transfer requirements.

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