Business Administration (BUSAD)

BUSAD 039  3 Units  
Strategies for Successful Employment  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

Advisory: CIT 010

This course is designed to help students develop the skills needed to successfully seek employment, including job search strategies, career paths, cover letter and resume writing, mock interviews, job applications, and positive workplace attitudes.

Associate Degree Applicable

BUSAD 050  3 Units  
Business Math  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

Advisory: MATH 962

This course covers fundamental mathematical calculations and their application to business problems. Topics include payroll, pricing, interest and discount, commission, taxes, and other pertinent uses of mathematics in the field of business.

Associate Degree Applicable

BUSAD 098  1-4 Units  
Business Administration Work Experience  

WRKEX: 300 contact hours

Supervised training, in the form of on the job employment that will enhance the student's knowledge in the selected field of study. The student's major and job must match. For paid work, 75 hours = 1 unit; for volunteer work, 60 hours = 1 unit. Students may earn a total of 16 units toward graduation in Work Experience 098 courses. See department for specific guidelines.

Associate Degree Applicable

BUSAD 100  3 Units  
Introduction to Business  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

Advisory: ENGL 015 or eligibility for ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

This course will introduce students to the fundamental concepts of business in a changing world. It includes an overview of such areas as economic systems, management, marketing, accounting, finance, ethics, ownership, organization of business, the legal aspects and regulation of business, as well as globalization.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: BUS 110

BUSAD 103  3 Units  
Marketing Principles  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

Advisory: ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H or eligibility as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

This course covers the basic principles and methods of marketing as practiced by all successfully managed business firms. This course is management-oriented, covering demand analysis, forecasting, product development, price determination, distribution channels, material handling, advertising and personal selling.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to CSU only

BUSAD 105  3 Units  
Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

Advisory: ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H or eligibility as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

This course is designed for business majors and non-business majors who desire a greater knowledge of the fundamentals specifically related to the opening and operation of a small business. The course is designed to provide a working knowledge of the pitfalls associated with small business operations and how to recognize, prevent and solve problems.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to CSU only

BUSAD 106  3 Units  
Principles of Selling  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

Advisory: ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H or eligibility as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

This course covers the problems of analyzing the sales talk, making an adequate approach, meeting objectives, excuses and techniques of closing the sale, and the psychology involved in selling services, goods, ideas and one's own personality.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to CSU only

BUSAD 108  3 Units  
Personal Finance, Investments and Estate Planning  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

This course is an integrated approach to personal finance focusing on practical financial decision making as well as the social, psychological, and physiological contexts in which those decisions are made. The student will examine the preparation for managing one's personal finances, including financial planning, income and expense management, investment analysis, retirement planning, consumerism, long-term care, estate planning, credit management, home ownership, death and taxes.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to CSU only

BUSAD 110  3 Units  
Human Resource Management  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

Advisory: ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H or eligibilty as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

This course is a survey of the objectives, functions and practices in the management of employee relations, and the impact of employee relations on the effective achievement of the organization's goals.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to CSU only

BUSAD 112  3 Units  
Principles of Retailing  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

Advisory: ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H or eligibility as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

This course will cover the role of retailing in serving the needs of the community. The topics will include analysis of consumer needs, store locations, financial requirements and legal processes of starting a retail operation, planning for store layout, merchandise mix, vendor negotiation, pricing, displaying, advertising, selling and controlling of merchandise.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to CSU only

BUSAD 120  3 Units  
Business Management/Leadership  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

Advisory: ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H or eligibility as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

This course is designed for business majors and examines the primary dimensions of the management process including planning, organizing, decision-making and controlling organizational activity. Development of effective management and leadership skills through hands-on simulation exercises.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to CSU only

BUSAD 127  3 Units  
Business Communication  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H

This course is a study of the principles and role of business communication and the need for communication skills in a global marketplace. Emphasis is placed on written communications, including business letters, proposals, resumes and other business documents. A considerable amount of time is devoted to planning, organizing, outlining, grammar and writing style.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to CSU only

C-ID: BUS 115

BUSAD 151  3 Units  
Human Relations  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

Advisory: ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H or eligibility as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

This course provides a basic understanding of human interactions in the workplace, focusing on the roles of the individual, the group, and the organization as a whole.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to CSU only

BUSAD 210  3 Units  
Business Law  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

Advisory: ENGL 015 or eligibility for ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

This course explores the legal environment in which business operates. It includes an introduction to law and legal reasoning, ethics, torts, strict and products liability, criminal law and contracts. Special emphasis is placed on acquiring a working knowledge of the rules for contracting in general and the modifications applicable under the Uniform Commercial Code for the sale of goods.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: BUSAD 125

BUSAD 211  3 Units  
The Legal Environment of Business  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

Advisory: ENGL 015 or eligibility for ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

This course includes a broad overview of the legal environment of business. Areas of employment regulation, consumer protection, environmental law, land-use control, sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations, antitrust, securities regulation, comparative and international law are studied.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: BUS 120

BUSAD 222  1-3 Units  
Independent Study in Business Administration  

DIR: 54 contact hours

Students with previous course work in Business Administration may do assigned projects involving research and analysis of selected topics. This independent study is for students who are interested in furthering their knowledge of Business Administration. Prior to registration, a written contract must be prepared jointly by the instructor and the student. See instructor for details.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to CSU only

BUSAD 601  Noncredit  
Finding and Landing a Job  

Lecture: 8 contact hours
Lab: 16 contact hours

This course provides basic job searching and job application skills for individuals who have not been employed before or have been out of the workforce for an extended period of time. Topics include matching skills and interests to available jobs, prospecting for a job, creating a resume and cover letter, applying for a job, and interviewing. This course is recommended for individuals are looking for a job with no prior or limited prior work experience and individuals who have been out of the workforce for a significant period of time.
BUSAD 602  Noncredit  
Working in a Business Office  

Lecture: 12 contact hours
Lab: 24 contact hours

This course provides a basic working knowledge of business office procedures and tasks. Topics include effective business writing, business documents, and filing. This course is recommended for individuals who wish to seek an entry-level position as an office clerk.
BUSAD 604  Noncredit  
Preparing to Be an Entrepreneur  

Lecture: 6 contact hours

This noncredit course is designed to help students discover and develop the personal attributes needed to become or to improve being a successful entrepreneur. The core of the course focuses on what it takes to become a true entrepreneur. The student will begin to understand the competencies required to be an entrepreneur through case studies, creative problem solving, and exercises aimed at self-development. Students will learn the responsibilities, the benefits and the pitfalls that await an entrepreneur.
BUSAD 605  Noncredit  
Creating the Business Concept  

Lecture: 10 contact hours

This noncredit course provides a basic understanding of how to create each component of a Business Plan, including the SWOT Analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, & Threats). The student will examine the industry that incorporates their business and will look at potential forces that may impact its success. They will examine the customer base and competition and discuss how to produce revenue and growth and will examine the financial situation, with a projection of the company’s financial future.
BUSAD 606  Noncredit  
Building the Business  

Lecture: 6 contact hours

This noncredit course teaches students the steps to take after the business plan is developed. It will give students the skills to find consulting and financial resources for their business in the Inland Empire, while teaching how social media and technology are critical to today’s business culture.
BUSAD 607  Noncredit  
Finding Customers/Marketing  

Lecture: 10 contact hours

This noncredit course teaches students the concepts of marketing, building a customer base and a customer service program. This course provides a basic understanding of how to create a marketing plan, strategy and implementation.
BUSAD 608  Noncredit  
Finance, Taxes and Human Resources  

Lecture: 10 contact hours

This noncredit course provides a basic understanding of small business finance, taxes, and human resources. It also covers government regulations, payroll, and practices for hiring and keeping the best employees.
BUSAD 609  Noncredit  
Management and Operations  

Lecture: 6 contact hours

This noncredit course provides a small business owner with the information needed to be an excellent manager and how to run their business efficiently. Students will learn how to negotiate contracts with customers and vendors. Students will also learn management techniques on how to motivate employees.