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Business is a broad department encompassing administration, management, marketing, finance, entrepreneurship, supervision, banking, small business, merchandising, international trade, accounting, and information systems.

Study in this area explores the theories, history, principles, skills, practices, laws, ethics, technologies, techniques, policies, procedures, and processes governing the increasingly global business environment.

Degree/Certificate Options

  • Associate in Arts Degree - Business Administration
  • International Business Emphasis
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Marketing

Associate in Arts Degree - Business Administration

A student with the objective of transferring to a college or university in Business Administration may fulfill the lower- division requirements at Southwestern College.

Students transferring to San Diego State University should achieve a “B ”grade average or better in all preparatory courses with no grade lower than a “C ”in any one course. Acct 101 and 102 must both be completed to be accepted for credit at San Diego State University.

The Common Core courses listed below for San Diego State University will meet the lower-division requirements of most colleges and universities offering a curriculum leading to a bachelor ’s degree with a major in Business Administration.

ACCT 101 Principles of Accounting I 4 units
ACCT 102 Principles of Accounting II —Managerial 4 units
BUS 140 Business Law 3 units
BUS 212 Business Communication 3 units
CIS 101 Introduction to Computers and Information Processing 4
ECON 101 Principles of Economics I 3 units
ECON 102 Principles of Economics II 3 units
MATH 119 Elementary Statistics 4 units
MATH 120 Calculus for Business Analysis 3 units
Total Units 31

International Business Emphasis

The associate of arts degree in business administration: international business emphasis is designed to prepare students for work in multinational companies. It provides a practical approach to the study of international trade topics relevant in today ’s global economy.

ACCT 101 Principles of Accounting I 4 units
ACCT 102 Principles of Accounting II Managerial 4 units
BUS 140 Business Law 3 units
CIS 101 Introduction to Computers and Information Processing 4 units
ECON 101 Principles of Economics I 3 units
ECON 102 Principles of Economics II 3 units
MATH 119 Elementary Statistics 4 units
Foreign Language 6 –10 units
Recommended Electives:HIST 104 and 105
Total units 31 –35

Finance

The associate of arts degree in finance prepares students for employment in industrial and service-oriented firms, financial institutions (banks,savings and loans,investment bankers and brokers), government agencies, and nonprofit enterprises. The major also prepares a student to start his/her own business. A Finance major usually follows the two-year undergraduate core curriculum in Business Administration.

ACCT 101 Principles of Accounting I 4 units
ACCT 102 Principles of Accounting II —Managerial 4 units
BUS 140 Business Law 3 units
BUS 212 Business Communication 3 units
CIS 101 Introduction to Computers and Information Processing 4 units
ECON 101 Principles of Economics I 3 units
ECON 102 Principles of Economics II 3 units
MATH 119 Elementary Statistics 4 units
MATH 120 Calculus for Business Analysis 3 units
Total units 31

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