WIP: General Business

Overview

General Business

Have you ever thought about a career in business? Maybe working in social media marketing, management, accounting, law? How about management or international business, maybe even starting your own business?  Maybe you want to be a business major but you don’t know where to start?  General Business is a great way to earn your Associate Degree while also learning about the theories and applications of being a Business major. 

Career opportunities

Careers in Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Management, Marketing and More!

  • Learn the fundamentals of all necessary business functions at LBCC while earning an Associate Degree.
  • Start your career as an accounting professional, small business owner, social media marketer and more.
  • You could earn multiple Education and Industry Certificates while earning your Associate Degree.

 

Degrees & Certificates

Explore the degrees and certificates offered by General Business Program.

    Associate in arts Degree (AA), Business: General Business

    Plan Code: 1111 – The Associate Degree in Business: General Business consists of the prescribed GE requirements, as well as the required general business coursework. Students earning this Associate Degree may be prepared to 1) transfer to a baccalaureate degree granting institution in the field of their concentration and/or 2) enter into the workforce at an entry-level position relating to their field of emphasis. 

    PROGRAM STUDENT 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 General Business courses to enhance the development of our students’ critical-thinking skills: their ability to reason, ask appropriate questions, make strong decision and communicate/collaborate effectively and efficiently.
    • Improve the levels of success and retention for students of the General Business program.

    Certificate of Achievement, Business: General Business

    Plan Code: 3111 – 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 Accomplishment, Business: Foundations of Business

    Plan Code: 4111 – The Certificate of Accomplishment in Foundations of Business will prepare a student to continue toward the attainment of a Certificate of Achievement: General Business, 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, business: Foundations of International Business

    Plan Code: 4151 – The Certificate of Accomplishment in 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, Business: Foundations of Entrepreneurship

    Plan Code: 4203 – The Certificate of Accomplishment in Foundations of Entrepreneurship is designed to provide students with an understanding of the entrepreneurial elements of starting a small business, with an eventual focus on the traditional management skills necessary to extend the life of the startup business. Major emphasis is placed on the development of a coherent business model. Upon completion of this Certificate, a student will have the skills to plan and control financial resources, communicate with and lead people in the organization, plan and control informational and technological resources and, finally, unite these skills into the development of a strategic business model/business plan that will be designed for success. 

    Certificate of Accomplishment, Business: Personal Financial Planning

    Plan Code: 4202 - The Certificate of Accomplishment in Personal Financial Planning will prepare students to learn the concepts of personal financial planning that can be furthered developed into a career in finance. Students will evaluate various investment products and strategies appropriate for achieving financial goals at different life stages; evaluate the effects of changes in income, deductions, and filing status on an individual’s tax liability; and will be able to design and create electronic spreadsheets. Upon completion of this Certificate, a student will have the skills to plan and control financial resources, communicate the most current laws, regulations and forms for tax planning purposes and, finally, unite these skills by creating electronic spreadsheets. 

    Certificate of Accomplishment, Business: Social Media Application Development

    Plan Code: 4201 – The Certificate of Accomplishment in Social Media Application Development will prepare students to develop a social media application that can be further developed into a business. Students will understand basic business concepts and theories; learn the different uses of digital and social media, and will be able to design and develop an app. This certificate will give students a complete understanding of Social and Digital Media application development, in order to compete for entry-level jobs. Upon completion of this Certificate, a student will have the skills to plan and control business resources, communicate with and lead people in the organization on the functions of different social media platforms, plan and control informational and technological resources and, finally, unite these skills into the development of social media applications for an organization to compete in the New Economy. 

    Course offerings

    View courses offered in different semesters to assist in academic plannings.

    Course Name   Fall   Winter Spring Summer
    ACCTG 1A
    Principles of Accounting
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    ACCTG 200A
    Introduction to Accounting
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    GBUS 5
    Introduction to Business

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    GBUS 10
    Personal Financial Management

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    GBUS 25
    Digital and Social Media

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    LAW 18A
    Business Law
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    LAW 18B
    Business Law
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    In our own words

    Course reflection written by LBCC faculties to provide students insight about our Business classes.

    GBUS 25
    DIGITAL AND SOCIAL MEDIA

    This class will give you the best opportunity to earn a job or internship. How do I know? More students have received job offers from this class than all the other classes I teach combined. Not only will you learn every aspect of social media while earning transfer credit, you will also leave the class with an industry recognized social media certification from Hubspot Academy Digital Marketing firm as well as your own personally branded website!

    In this class you will learn the following:

    • LinkedIn

    • Meme/GIF Making

    • Social Media Marketing Strategies/Analytics

    • Personal, Professional, and Business Branding

    • Social Media Management

    • Collaboration with Industries & Government

     

    GBUS 10
    PERSONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

    Did you know that GBUS 10, Personal Financial Management, not only counts for credit when transferring to CSU or UC but it is also a core class in order to obtain your Associate Degree in the General Business Concentration? GBUS 10, I believe, is a necessity in today’s world no matter what concentration or major you are.  Knowledge is power and understanding financial terms is power and it is better to understand those terms now so that when you graduate or transfer from LBCC you know exactly how to be financially stable.  You want to make sure that when you obtain a student loan what the terms are so that the financial institutions don’t fool you with fees on the interest rate.  You want to make sure that when you purchase your car your monthly payments are what you want them to be and are not fooled by the car salespeople.  You want to make sure your credit is secure so you don’t lose money to identity thieves.  GBUS 10 explores the different ways of managing, investing, financing and insuring your wealth.  No matter what major you may be, GBUS 10 will be the most influential class because nobody wants to be poor.  Learn how to be successful and to be financially independent.

     

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