Business Administration Associate of Science Transfer Degree
The Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) in Business Administration provides opportunities for students through the Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act (SB 1440). The law states that students will have guaranteed admission to a California State University (CSU) campus upon successful completion of the specified program requirements. This degree is designed to provide students with the common core of lower division courses required to transfer and pursue a baccalaureate degree in Business Administration. This includes business degrees with options such as accounting, finance, human resources management, international business, management, operations management, and marketing.
The Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act (Senate Bill 1440, now codified in California Education Code sections 66746-66749) guarantees admission to a California State University (CSU) campus for any community college student who completes an "associate degree for transfer", a newly established variation of the associate degrees traditionally offered at a California community college. The Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) or the Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing these degrees (AA-T or AS-T) are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. In order to earn one of these degrees, students must complete a minimum of 60 required semester units of CSU-transferable coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.0. Students transferring to a CSU campus that does accept the AA-T or AS-T will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor's degree (unless the major is a designated "high unit" major). This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to a university or college that is not part of the CSU system. Students should consult with a counselor when planning to complete the degree for more information on university admission and transfer requirements.
To earn this AS-T degree, students must complete the following Associate Degree for Transfer requirements:
- 60 semester or 90 quarter CSU-transferable units
- the California State University-General Education Breadth pattern (CSU GE-Breadth); OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern.
- a minimum of 18 semester or 27 quarter units in the major or area of emphasis as determined by the community college district
- obtainment of a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0
- earn a grade of C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis
Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution and major in Business Administration should consult with a counselor regarding the transfer process and lower division requirements.
|ACCT 200||Financial Accounting||4|
|ACCT 201||Managerial Accounting||4|
|ECON 200||Principles of Macroeconomics||3|
|or ECON 200H||Principles of Macroeconomics - Honors|
|ECON 201||Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|or ECON 201H||Principles of Microeconomics - Honors|
|BUSAD 210||Business Law||3|
|or BUSAD 211||The Legal Environment of Business|
|List A - Select one||4|
|ECON 208||Business and Economic Statistics||4|
|MATH 108||Introduction to Probability and Statistics||4|
|MATH 141||Business Calculus||4|
|List B - Select two of the following (any course not used from List A):||6-8|
|BUSAD 100||Introduction to Business||3|
|CIT 101||Introduction to Computer Literacy||3|
|MATH 102||College Algebra||4|
|Total Units That May Be Double Counted||9|
|General Education (CSU-GE or IGETC) Units||37-39|
|Elective (CSU Transferable) Units||0-5|
See Section on Degree, Certificate, and Transfer Information for additional information on the Associate Degrees for Transfer.
To earn an SBVC Associate Degree for Transfer (AA-T or AS-T) students must complete one of the following general education patterns:
Program Learning Outcomes
At the completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate understanding of accounting procedures and practices
- Evaluate the global economy and its impact on the U.S economy
- Demonstrate an understanding of and familiarity with the world of business and its related terminology
- Analyze theories, principles, and policies of the United States economic system
- Critically assess the relationship between the individual, business, and the global economy
- Apply the methods of effective business communication
- Describe the legal aspects of business operation
- Consider the ethical and social responsibility issues affecting the current business environment