Business

Overview

Business

Start on a versatile career path and learn skills that help in nearly every industry. Take classes with experienced professionals and get internships in many business fields. Advance your career or go on to study at a four-year university. 

Areas of Study in Business

  • Accounting: study how a business runs.
  • General business: learn business administration and management.
  • Interdisciplinary entrepreneurship: find out how to run your own business.
  • Management: learn how to solve problems, plan, lead and organize.
  • Marketing: use creative and analytical skills to promote and sell.
  • Real estate: if you enjoy working with other people, learn how to work in real estate.

Careers in Accounting, Marketing and Management

A business degree will give you many options. You could be an accountant or manager or run your own business.

  • Work in payroll, bookkeeping, or tax preparation with an accounting certificate.
  • Choose a career in business administration or bankingretail management, government or non-profits.
  • Own and manage a small business with physical or online presence. You can also be a freelancer or business consultant.
  • Marketing can open the door to careers in sales and advertising.
  • Become an agent, broker, or work on the finance side of the real estate market with a real estate certificate.

Academic Plans for Business

Each plan shows all the courses you need to take to complete your goal from start to finish. Map your education by clicking on the Academic Plan for the degree or certificate you’re interested in earning below. 

Note: The academic plans will give you an idea of the classes you need to take. However, please meet with a counselor to personalize the plan.

Degrees

Business Administration for Transfer—AS-T Degree

Term 1
Course Units Notes
ECON 0001A 3  
ENGL 0001A 4  
MATH 0013 4  
HIST 0017A 3  
BUS 0260 or BUS 0265 3  
TOTAL 17  
Term 2
Course Units Notes
BUS 0201 3  
(MATH 0012 and MATH 012S) or (MATH 0024 and MATH 0024S) or (MATH 0042 and MATH 0042S) 6

Please work with a Counselor to select appropriate Math course. 

MATH 0024 is highly recommended if planning to attend CSU, Sacramento

MATH 0042 is recommended if planning to transfer to school other than CSU, Sacramento

MATH 0012 and MATH 0012S strongly recommended prior to MATH 0042 especially for students who have not recently taken Intermediate Algebra class or Integrated Math 0003 (within 3-5 years) with an A or B grade.

MATH 0000G is advised if preparation for MATH 0012 and/or MATH 0042 is needed.

BUS 0266 or COMM 0001 3  
ENGL 0001C or PHIL 0004 3  
TOTAL 15  
Term 3
Course Units Notes
BUS 0202 3  
ECON 0001B 3  
HIST 0017B 3  
BUS 0270 3  
(ANTH 0001 and ANTH 0001L) 4  
TOTAL 16  
Term 4
Course Units Notes
BUS 0203 3 BUS 0252 is also recommended for Sac State Business Administration, but is not part of the AS-T major.
ASTR 0010 3  
ARHI 0101 3  
BUS 0250 or IT 0015 or CSCI 0010 3  
HUM 0001 or HUM 0002 3  
NUTF 0010 or HDEV 0001 or PSYC 0100 3  
TOTAL 18  

Business Information Worker—AA/AS

Term 1
Course Units Notes
IT 0015 3  
BUS 0250 3  
BUS 0261 3  
ENGL 0001A 3  
MATH 0013 or MATH 0010 4  
TOTAL 16  
TERM 2
Course Units Notes
BUS 0201 3  
IT 0035 3  
BUS 0251 3  
BUS 0265 3  
ECON 0001A or ECON 0001B 3  
TOTAL 15  
TERM 3
Course Units Notes
BUS 0202 3  
BUS 0252 3  
COMM 0010 or AAD 0060 or PHOT 0060A 3  
IT 0055 or IT 0060 or IT 0065 3  
PDEV 0001 or PDEV 0070 3  
Total 15  
Term 4
Course Units Notes
BUS 0203 or BUS 0146 3  
(ASTR 0010 and ASTR 0011) or ESCI 0010 or ANTH 0001 3-4  
HIST 0017A or HIST 0018A or HIST 0020 or HIST 0027 3  
ECON 0001A or ECON 0001B 3 ECON 0001A or ECON 0001B (whichever was not taken in previous semester) is recommended by the department. 
BUS 0266 or COMM 0001 3  
     

Accounting—AA/AS Non-Transfer Degree 

Term 1
Course Units Notes
BUS 0260 3 Alternative Course Options: BUS 0146, BUS 0210, BUS 0130, BUS 0131, BUS 0132, BUS 0125, BUS 0260, BUS 0028, BUS 0270, BUS 0095 or BUS 0215.
BUS 0201 3  
MATH 0013 4  
ENGL 0001A  4  
TOTAL 14  
Term 2
Course Units Notes
BUS 0210 3 Alternative Course Options: BUS 0146, BUS 0210, BUS 0130, BUS 0131, BUS 0132, BUS 0125, BUS 0260, BUS 0028, BUS 0270, BUS 0095 or BUS 0215.
BUS 0250 3  
BUS 0252 3  
BUS 0202 3  
BUS 0215 3  
TOTAL 15  
Term 3
Course Units Notes
BUS 0146 3 Alternative Course Options: BUS 0210, BUS 0130, BUS 0131, BUS 0132, BUS 0125, BUS 0260, BUS 0028, BUS 0270, BUS 0095 or BUS 0215.
BUS 0241 3 Alternative Course Options: BUS 0146, BUS 0210, BUS 0130, BUS 0131, BUS 0132, BUS 0125, BUS 0260, BUS 0028, BUS 0270, BUS 0095 or BUS 0215.
BUS 0221 4  
BUS 0203 3  
HUM 0001 3  
TOTAL 16  
Term 4
Course Units Notes
BUS 0270 3  
HED 0002 3  
BUS 0266 3  
HIST 0017B 3  
(ANTH 0001 and ANTH 0001L) 4  
TOTAL 16  

General Business—AA/AS Non-Transfer Degree 

It is not advised to follow this degree pattern if planning to transfer to a four year college. Speak with a counselor to discuss transfer degrees and options. 

Term 1
Course Units Notes
BUS 0280 3  
BUS 0260 3  
MATH 0013 4  
ENGL 0001A 4  
BUS 0261 or BUS 0252 3  
TOTAL 17  
Term 2
Course Units Notes
BUS 0144 3  
BUS 0242 or Any Elective 3  
AAD 0012 or ANTH 0014 3  
BUS 0281 or BUS 0282 3  
AAD 0060 or HUM 0002 3  
TOTAL 15  
Term 3
Course Units Notes
BUS 0265 3  
BUS 0275 or BUS 0277 3  
HIST 0017A or HIST 0027 3  
ANTH 0002 or LGBT 0001 or BUS 0273 3  
SOC 003 or PHIL 0006 3  
TOTAL 15  
Term 4
Course Units Notes
BUS 0270 3  
BUS 0210 3  
BUS 0266 3  
NUTF 0010 3  
(GEOG 0001 and GEOG 0001L) or ESS 0007 or ESCI 0001 3  
TOTAL 15  

Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship—AA/AS Non-Transfer Degree 

Term 1
Course Units Notes
BUS 0144 3  
BUS 0243 3  
MATH 0013 3 If math learning skills have been met, then students may choose any course listed in Sierra College GE Area D2 to fulfill Communication and Analytical Thinking general ed requirement.
ENGL 0001A 3  
BUS 0261 or IT 0060 3  
TOTAL 15  
Term 2
Course Units Notes
BUS 0242 3  
BUS 0273 or BUS 0277 3  
AAD 0060 or HUM 0002 3  
BUS 0283 or BUS 0284 3  
BUS 0145 or BUS 0146 3  
TOTAL 15  
Term 3
Course Units Notes
BUS 0280 or BUS 0282 3  
ANTH 0002 or LGBT 0001 3  
BUS 0241 or Any Elective 3  
BUS 0265 or BUS 0266 3  
HIST 0017A or HIST 0027 3  
TOTAL 15  
Term 4
Course Units Notes
NUTF 0010 3  
(GEOG 0001 or GEOG 0001L) or ESS 0007 or ESCI 0001 3-4  
BUS 0028 or BUS 0095 3  
ANTH 0014 or SOC 0003 3  
AAD 0012 or PHIL 0006 3  
TOTAL 15-16  

Management—AA/AS Non-Transfer Degree  

Term 1
Course Units Notes
BUS 0250 3  
BUS 0260 3  
ENGL 0001A 4  
BUS 0266 3  
MATH 0013 4  
TOTAL 17  
Term 2
Course Units
BUS 0242 3
BUS 0144 3
BUS 0275 3
BUS 0280 or any Elective course 3
AAD 0060 or HUM 0002 3
TOTAL 15
Term 3
Course Units
BUS 0277 3
PHIL 0002 3
BUS 0270 or BUS 0271 3
BUS 0273 or ANTH 0002 or LGBT 0001 3
HIST 0017A or HIST 0027 3
TOTAL 15
Term 4
Course Units
BUS 0265 3
NUTF 0010 3
BUS 0028 or BUS 0095 3
ESS 0007 or ESCI 0001 or (GEOG 0001 and GEOG 0001L) 3-4
Any Elective course 3
TOTAL 15-16

Marketing—AA/AS Non-Transfer Degree

Term 1
Course Units Notes
BUS 0250 3  
BUS 0280 3  
BUS 0260 3  
ENGL 0001A 4  
MATH 0013 4  
TOTAL 17  
Term 2
Course Units
BUS 0282 3
BUS 0281 3
BUS 0266  3
BUS 0270 or any Elective course 3
AAD 0060 or HUM 0002 3
TOTAL 15
Term 3
Course Units
BUS 0275 3
BUS 0283 3
AAD 0012 or any Elective course 3
BUS 0273 or ANTH 0002 or LGBT 0001 3
HIST 0017A or HIST 0027 3
TOTAL 15
Term 4
Course Units
BUS 0284 3
Any Elective course 3
Any Elective course 3
NUTF 0010 or HED 0002 3
ESS 0007 or ESCI 0001 or (GEOG 0001 and GEOG 0001L) 3-4
TOTAL 15-16

Real Estate—AA/AS Non-Transfer Degree

Term 1 
Course Units Notes
BUS 0250 3  
BUS 0290 3  
MATH 0013 4  
ENGL 0001A 4  
BUS 0280 or BUS 0282 or Any Elective course 3  
TOTAL 17  
Term 2
Course Units Notes
BUS 0260 3  
BUS 0291 3  
BUS 0266 3  
AAD 0060 or HUM 0002 3  
BUS 0144 or BUS 0201 3  
TOTAL 15  
Term 3
Course Units Notes
BUS 0284 3  
BUS 0292 3  
ANTH 0002 or LGBT 0001 3  
BUS 0273 or Any Elective 3  
HIST 0017A or HIST 0027 3  
TOTAL 15  
Term 4
Course Units Notes
BUS 0270 3  
NUTF 0010 3  
(GEOG 0001 and GEOG 0001L) or ESS 0007 or ESCI 0001 3  
AAD 0070 or AAD 0012 3  
Any Elective 3  
TOTAL 15  

Accounting—Certificate of Achievement

Term 1
Course Units
BUS 0250 3
BUS 0201 3
TOTAL 6
Term 2
Course Units
BUS 0221 4
BUS 0202 3
BUS 0146 or BUS 0270 or BUS 0210 3
TOTAL 9
Term 3
Course Units
BUS 0252 3
BUS 0203 3
TOTAL 6

Business Information Worker—Certificate of Achievement

Term 1
Course Units Notes
BUS 0251 3  
BUS 0261 3  
IT 0015 3  
BUS 0250 3  
ENGL 0001A 4 BUS 0112 has a prerequisite of ENGL 0001A
TOTAL 16  
Term 2
Course Units Notes
IT 0035 3  
BUS 0265 3  
BUS 0252 3  
IT 0055 or IT 0060 or IT 0065 3  
TOTAL 12  
Term 3
Course Units  Notes
IT 0055 3  
BUS 0266 3  
BUS 0251 3  
BUS 0252 3  
BUS 0276 or BUS 0277 3  
TOTAL 15  

General Business—Certificate of Achievement

Term 1
Course Units
BUS 0144 3
BUS 0280 3
BUS 0260 3
BUS 0210 or BUS 0273 3
TOTAL 12
Term 2
Course Units
BUS 0270 3
BUS 0281 or BUS 0282 3
BUS 0266 or BUS 0265 3
BUS 0275 or BUS 0277 3
TOTAL 12

Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship—Certificate of Achievement

Term 1
Course Units Notes
BUS 0243 3  
BUS 0144 3  
BUS 0280 or BUS 0282 3  
BUS 0265 or BUS 0266 3 BUS 0265 has a prerequisite of ENGL 0001A.
TOTAL 12  
Term 2
Course Units Notes
BUS 0242 3  
BUS 0145 or BUS 0146 3  
BUS 0028 or BUS 0095 3 Choose from BUS 0028, BUS 0095 or an internship or independent study course of another discipline.
TOTAL 9  

Management—Certificate of Achievement

Term 1
Course Units Notes
BUS 0275 3  
BUS 0260 3  
ENGL 0001A 4 Completion of ENGL 0001A with a grade of C or better is the prerequisite for BUS 0102.
TOTAL 9  
Term 2
Course Units
BUS 0242 3
BUS 0144 3
BUS 0280 or BUS 0250 3
TOTAL 9
Term 3
Course Units
BUS 0265 3
BUS 0277 3
BUS 0270 or BUS 0271 3
TOTAL 9

Marketing—Certificate of Achievement

Term 1
Course Credits
BUS 0281 3
BUS 0280 3
BUS 0260 3
TOTAL 9
Term 2
Course Units
BUS 0201 3
BUS 0284 3
BUS 0283 3
BUS 0282 3
TOTAL 12

Real Estate—Certificate of Achievement

Term 1
Course Units
BUS 0284 3
BUS 0270 3
BUS 0290 3
TOTAL 9
Term 2
Course Units
BUS 0266 3
BUS 0292 3
BUS 0291 3
BUS 0144 3
TOTAL 12

Retail Management—Certificate of Achievement

Term 1
Course Units Notes
BUS 0280 3  
BUS 0275 3  
BUS 0144 3  
ENGL 0001A 4  
TOTAL 13  
Term 2
Course Units
BUS 0276 3
BUS 0250 3
BUS 0283 3
BUS 0277 3
BUS 0265 3
TOTAL 15

Taxation—Certificate of Achievement

Term 1
Course Units Notes
BUS 0201 3  
TOTAL 3  
Term 2
Course Units Notes
BUS 0125 3  
BUS 0223 2  
BUS 0222 4  
TOTAL 9  

Business Information Worker – Applications—Skills Certificate

Term 1
Course Units Notes
IT 0055 3  
BUS 0266 3  
BUS 0251 3  
BUS 0252 3  
BUS 0276 or BUS 0277 3  
TOTAL 15  

Business Information Worker – Communications—Skills Certificate

Term 1
Course Units Notes
IT 0015 3  
BUS 0261 3  
BUS 0255 3  
BUS 0250 3  
TOTAL 12  

Interdisciplinary Business Entrepreneurship—Skills Certificate

Term 1
Course Units
BUS 0242 3
BUS 0028 or BUS 0095 3
BUS 0241 or BUS 0243 3
TOTAL 9

Payroll Professional—Skills Certificate

Term 1
Course Units
BUS 0131 3
BUS 0130 3
BUS 0144 or BUS 0201 3
TOTAL 9
Term 2
Course Units
BUS 0132 3
(BUS 0095 and BUS 0159) or BUS 0277 or BUS 0028 3
TOTAL 6

Small Business Bookkeeping—Skills Certificate

Term 1
Course Units
BUS 0252 3
BUS 0144 3
TOTAL 6
Term 2
Course Units Notes
BUS 0265 3  
BUS 0146 (formerly BUS 0002) 3 Prerequisite: Completion of BUS 0144 or BUS 0201 or equivalent with grade of C or better  
BUS 0028 or BUS 0095 3  
TOTAL 9  

Entrepreneurship for Makers—Noncredit Certificate

Term 1
Course Units Notes
BI 0804 0  
BUS 0841 0  
BUS 0859 0  

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