Program: Business

Overview

Business

The Business program equips our students, through a variety of academic disciplines and in a manner consistent with the mission of the college, with the knowledge and skills needed to transfer to a baccalaureate-degree granting institution, to enter the work force, to update workplace skills, or to achieve personal enrichment in a lifelong learning environment. Students develop high-level knowledge and critical-thinking skills that will prepare them to make informed and ethically-responsible decisions in a complex global environment. 

Career Opportunities

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, 22 percent of college students are pursuing a bachelor degree in business. And it is easy to see why. Business is the backbone of the US economy, which explains why the most in demand careers are in the business sector. Business degrees are among the most sought after degrees in America. The Department of Labor predicts that this sector is just behind healthcare and social services in gaining the most jobs this decade, with nearly 3.8 million expected openings. 

Are you unsure about the specific field of business you wish to pursue? All of our concentrations will position you to move into an entry-level job in one of our fields of concentration or help you to advance in your current career field. Our courses will provide you with basic skills in marketing, accounting, international business, business management, entrepreneurship, real estate and law. 

And, of course, all of our courses can be transferable to a 4-year college, if you choose to continue with your education (although you should always check with a counselor or faculty advisor). And with the obvious earning differentials between a high-school degree, an associate degree, and a bachelor degree this is certainly a viable option. The field that you are preparing for will be even more lucrative and rewarding as you finish your higher education. 

(U.S. News and World Report, 2011)

Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T), Business Administration

The Associate in Science in Business Administration for Transfer degree offers a variety of business and general education courses. Students who complete this degree will receive priority admission with junior status into the CSU system. 

Program Student Learning Outcomes: 
  • Comprehend the primary elements of the language and theories of the business environment and demonstrate an understanding of basic mathematics and technology fundamentals. 
  • Use creative and critical thinking strategies in the solution of complex business situations through the application of business, mathematical, and technological skills. 
  • Develop communication and teamwork skills for the purpose of ensuring future personal and professional success.

Associate in Arts (AA), Business

The Associate Degree in Business Administration consists of the prescribed GE requirements, as well as the following 5 concentrations: accounting, general business, international business, management, and marketing. Students earning this Associate Degree can prepare to transfer to a baccalaureate degree-granting institution in the field of their concentration or enter the workforce at an entry-level position relating to their field of emphasis.

Program Learning Outcomes
  • Ensure that 85% of all courses meet or exceed their outcome/ assessment goals and develop appropriate action plans for continuous improvement. 
  • Develop strategies throughout all concentrations/courses to enhance the development of our students’ critical-thinking skills: their ability to reason, ask appropriate questions and make a strong decision. 
  • Develop assignments and/or exercises to enhance students’ verbal and nonverbal skills: their ability to reflect, write, speak and respond in a personal and professional manner. 
  • Improve the level of student success and student retention as well as increase the number of degrees and certificates. 
  • To develop a strong working relationship with local businesses through the formation of an Industry Council for the purpose of advisement and collaboration in order to ensure that our course offerings are providing our students with the strongest preparation for entering the workforce. Additionally, it would be our goal for this Council to develop strong feelings for LBCC students and to evolve these feelings into actual job opportunities.
Concentrations:

Accounting, General Business, International Business, Management, Marketing

Certificate of Achievement, Accounting

The Certificate of Achievement in Accounting will prepare a student for advancement into a baccalaureate-degree granting institution and/or for an entry-level position in the accounting function of a small/medium-sized business. 

Certificate of Achievement, General Business

The Certificate of Achievement in General Business will prepare a student for advancement into business school at a baccalaureate-degree granting institution and/or for an entry-level position in a variety of functional areas in a small/medium-sized business. 

Certificate of Achievement, International Business

The Certificate of Achievement in International Business will prepare a student for advancement into business school at a baccalaureate-degree granting institution and/or for an entry-level position in a small/medium-sized business involved in international trade and logistics. 

Certificate of Achievement, Management

The Certificate of Achievement in Management will prepare a student for advancement into business school at a baccalaureate degree granting institution and/or for an entry-level supervisory or human resources position in a small/medium-sized business. Additionally, a student may be able to develop the skills needed for an entrepreneurial startup.

Certificate of Achievement, Marketing

The Certificate of Achievement in Marketing will prepare a student for advancement into business school at a baccalaureate-degree granting institution and/or for an entry-level position in a small/medium-sized business, in functions such as sales, advertising or product development.

Certificate of Accomplishment, Foundations of Accounting

The Certificate of Accomplishment may prepare a student to continue toward the attainment of an Associate Degree and/or for an entry-level position in the accounting function of a small/ medium-sized business. 

Certificate of Accomplishment, Foundations of Business

The Certificate of Accomplishment in Business – Foundations of Business may prepare a student to continue toward the attainment of an Associate Degree and/or for an entry-level position in a variety of functional areas in a small/medium-sized business.

Certificate of Accomplishment, Foundations of International Business

The Certificate of Accomplishment in Business – Foundations of International Business may prepare a student to continue toward the attainment of an Associate Degree and/or for an entry-level position in a small/medium-sized business involved in international trade and logistics.

Certificate of Accomplishment, Foundations of Management

The Certificate of Accomplishment in Business – Foundations of Management may prepare a student to continue toward the attainment of an Associate Degree and/or for an entry-level supervisory or human resources position in a small/medium-sized business. Additionally, a student may be able to develop the skills needed for an entrepreneurial startup.

Certificate of Accomplishment, Foundations of Marketing

The Certificate of Accomplishment in Business – Foundations of Marketing may prepare a student to continue toward the attainment of an Associate Degree and/or for an entry-level position in a small/medium-sized business, in functions such as sales, advertising or product development. 

Certificate of Accomplishment, Business Economics

The Certificate of Accomplishment will prepare a student to continue toward the attainment of an Associate Degree and/or for an entry-level position in a small/medium-sized business, in functions such as accounting, finance or budget planning. Additionally, this may prepare the student for a variety of starting positions in government planning.

Certificate of Accomplishment, Money & Banking

The Certificate of Accomplishment will prepare a student to continue toward the attainment of an Associate Degree and/or for an entry-level position in a small/medium-sized business in a financial or banking industry, and in functions such as accounting and budget planning. 

Certificate of Accomplishment, Logistics

The Certificate of Accomplishment may prepare a student to continue toward the attainment of an Associate Degree and/or for an entry-level position in a small/medium-sized business involved in international trade, logistics, and supply-chain management. 

Certificate of Accomplishment – Real Estate Salesperson

The courses listed in the Real Estate Salesperson certificate of accomplishment will qualify and prepare a student to take the written examination for a Real Estate Salesperson license. Upon successfully passing the examination, a license will be approved by the CalBRE. This license is required to conduct real estate activities while under the supervision of a licensed broker. For additional information regarding the Real Estate Salesperson license, refer to http://www.dre.ca.gov.

Certificate of Accomplishment, Real Estate Broker

The courses listed in the Real Estate Broker certificate of accomplishment, coupled with a minimum of 2 years full-time licensed salesperson experience, will qualify and prepare a student to take the written examination for a Real Estate Broker license. Upon successfully passing the examination, a Real Estate Broker license will be approved by the CalBRE. For additional information regarding the Real Estate Broker license, refer to http://www.dre.ca.gov.