The Associate of Arts (AA) program in Business Administration is a multi-disciplinary program that prepares students for success by establishing a strong foundation of essential business skills and knowledge coupled with career-relevant skills in in-demand fields. Graduates of this program will be prepared for entry level roles in a range of functions, small business ownership, and the pursuit of a four-year degree program in the future.
General education core courses are required for the completion of this program, including college writing, mathematics, communication, social science, and applied reasoning. The major requirements for this program include foundational business courses in disciplines such as economics and accounting. As part of the program, students will complete an industry certificate that is designed to prepare them for an entry-level position in a business-related role such as bookkeeping, sales and marketing, project management, user interface design, data analytics, or IT & technical support.
While pursuing an associates degree in business administration, students will study major theories and practices in business and apply that knowledge using traditional and innovative approaches. Through this program, students will sharpen their reasoning skills by considering changes and challenges in the field, such as innovation and ethical or social issues alongside industry-relevant skills needed to compete in a dynamic economy. This career-focused and academically rigorous program exposes students to foundational business concepts and relevant business skills for entry into a variety of roles upon graduation. The AA in Business Administration is a flexible degree focused on a career entry point, one that enables students to receive credit for prior learning and/or work experience and enables them to continue to earn credit for learning acquired outside the classroom.
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The degree requires completion of 60 units as follows: 24 units of core courses, 24 units required for the major, and 12 units of elective courses. Each course listed carries four semester units of credit.
A cumulative grade-point average of 2.00 (“C” grade) or higher is required in all courses taken at Golden Gate University. Prerequisites to courses, if any, are listed in the course descriptions.
Students enrolled in this program may not audit any of the courses required for this program.
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Select three of the courses listed below, and/or complete an industry certificate for up to 12 units. (Note: Students should contact their academic advisors for a list of eligible industry-related certificates.)