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Business Administration

Business Administration

Program Overview

Columbia College's Business Administration curriculum is constantly updated to stay relevant to today's industry standards, ensuring you'll be prepared for the ever-changing business world. Here you will gain a strong knowledge of the core concepts and principles of business to build a solid base for your professional career.

The Business Administration core curriculum consists of business principles, marketing standards, business law and ethics, human relations, management, and more. Students in this department will learn the fundamentals of business procedures, ownership, human resources, labor management, distribution of goods and services, target market, competition, profit, finances, managerial controls, and governmental relations.

Career Training

Students in the Business Administration program will attain the working knowledge and applicable skills to begin their career in business or further their education by transferring units to a University of California or California State University campus of their choice. Studies have shown that students trained in community colleges and transfer to four-year universities perform better in today's workplace than native four-year students.

Student Networking

With our college's small class sizes, we offer many more opportunities for individualized learning than typically found at larger universities. Students receive lots of hands-on computer time to learn important accounting and analytical skills. Best of all, our instructors are very accessible for counseling and critical support when needed. And with accounting essentially acting as the language of business, Columbia's emphasis on key financial planning aspects throughout the curriculum gives students an excellent education and enables them to potentially become accountants quickly.

Degrees Offered

See the current college catalog (available on campus or online) for course information on the following degrees:

Associate in Science (AS)

  • Emphasis in Business Administration (Occupational)
  • Emphasis in Business Administration (Professional)

Associate in Science – Occupational Education (ASOE)

  • Accounting
  • Management

Certificate of Achievement (COA)

  • Account Clerk
  • Accounting
  • Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Small Business Management
  • Tax Clerk

Skills Attainment Certificate (SAC)

  • Customer Service Academy