Business Management


Business Administration programs at IVC, both at the associate degree and certificate of achievement levels, prepare the student by offering courses that allow students opportunities to acquire practical skills, technical knowledge and experience in a variety of fields. The fields of study available are: Business Administration for transfer, Accounting Technician, Administrative Assistant, Financial Services, Management, Marketing and Office Technician. These programs introduce the student to the world of commercial transactions, which occur in the distribution of resources in our American economic system.

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The Business Management program provides students with education and training needed for entry level supervisory and management positions in areas such as government, retail, banking, and hospitality. These positions require students who are mature, adaptable, analytical, and who have good organizational and communication skills. Students who intend to pursue a four-year business degree should follow the Business Administration major.

Degree and Certificate Requirements

I. Required courses for the major (19.0 units)

BUS 124 Introduction to Business 3.0
BUS 126 Business and the Legal Environment 3.0
BUS/AG 132 Business Management 3.0
BUS 210 Principles of Financial Accounting 4.0
BUS 260 Business Communications 3.0
CIS 101 Introduction to Information Systems 3.0


II. Acceptable courses for the major (minimum of 6.0 units from the following courses)

BUS         063 Essentials in Workplace Communication 3.0
BUS 100 Practical Accounting 3.0
BUS 120 Retail Management 3.0
BUS 134 Management Concepts of Supervision 3.0
BUS 136 Human Relations in Management 3.0
BUS 144 Principals of Marketing 3.0
BUS 145 Human Resources Management 3.0
BUS 148 Personal Finance 3.0
BUS 220 Principles of Managerial Accounting 4.0
BUS 240 Computer Accounting 3.0
CIS 124 Excel 1 1.0
CIS 125 Excel 2 1.0
ECON 101 Intro to Micro Economics 3.0
ECON 102 Intro to Macro Economics 3.0
WE 201 Employment Readiness 1.0
WE 220 Internship 1.0


Total Major Units 25.0

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