Degrees & Certificates
Associate in Arts
About the Program
The Las Positas College Business Studies Program is designed to provide students with a broad understanding of business concepts and functions used in a wide range of careers. There are many areas of specialization available that fit current and projected needs of the ever-changing business environment. It is important that students work closely with business faculty and counselors to determine which degrees or certificates best support their individual career and/or transfer goals. Students may pursue programs to prepare for work, upgrade skills, or transfer to a four-year college or university.
About the Degree
The degree in Business Entrepreneurship is designed for a comprehensive background
on all the aspects of creating a new
business venture. Completion of this entrepreneurship degree provides students with critical knowledge and tools for planning
and starting a new business. Completion demonstrates persistence, achievement, and may enhance job seeking. Th is program provides valuable preparation in proven business practices and with business ownership issues such as market focus, measurements of success, and developing a clear and useful business plan. Because some of the leading causes of failure in new businesses are poor risk management, lack of adequate capitalization, and mismanagement of resources, specific information is provided in these areas to help students make good business decisions that lead to success.
Students can use their associates' degree in entrepreneurship as a stepping stone to further education or, if students feel adequately prepared, can jump straight into a business venture. Students may start their own business, collaborate with others on a business venture or act as a consultant. In addition to a traditional career, this will prepare students for the gig economy.
- Upon completion of the AA in Business Entrepreneurship, students are able to construct a business plan, essential marketing plan, and the basic fi nancial documents needed for a small business.
- Upon completion of the AA in Business Entrepreneurship, students are able to defi
ne "Competitive Advantage" and discuss
actions a small business should use to achieve it.
- Upon completion of the AA in Business Entrepreneurship, students are able to demonstrate knowledge of business operations, the business organization, business environments, and business procedures.
- Upon completion of the AA in Business Entrepreneurship, students are able to describe
the nature and characteristics of successful small businesses.
|BUSN 18 Business Law||4|
|BUSN 40 Introduction to Business||3|
|BUSN 45 Entrepreneurship||3|
|BUSN 48 Human Relations in Organizations||3|
|BUSN 56 Introduction to Management||3|
|MKTG 50 Introduction to Marketing||3|
|BUSN 52 Business Communications||3|
|CMST 1 Fundamentals of Public Speaking||3|
|BUSN 1A Financial Accounting||4|
|BUSN 51 Accounting for Small Businesses||3|
|BUSN 58 Small Business Management||3|
|MKTG 56 Marketing Strategies||3|
|MKTG 61 Professional Selling||3|
|ECON 1 Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|ECON 10 General Economics||3|
|Total Units in the Major||31-32|
The Associate Degree is conferred upon those students who complete the required 60 or more semester units of the degree pattern with a grade-point average of 2.0 or better, of which 12 units must be earned at Las Positas College. In addition, students must complete a General Education pattern in order to earn a degree: see the Las Positas College General Education Pattern for Associate of Arts (AA) Degree, California State University General Education-Breadth, or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (for CSU) patterns for listing of areas and courses. Double counting courses in GE and the major is permissible. The number of units that may be double counted will depend on the entry point to the degree program, the optional course(s) taken, and the GE pattern selected. Elective units are degree applicable. Consult with an adviser or a counselor to plan the courses necessary to achieve your academic goal.
BUSN 20 International Business
BUSN 30 Business Ethics and Society
BUSN 33 Personal Financial Management and Planning
MATH 55 Business Math
CIS 50 Introduction to Computing Information Technology
GDDM 50 Graphic Design/ Digital Media Fundamentals
THEA 3 Theater Improvisation
WRKX 94 Occupational Work Experience/Internship
WRKX 95 General Work Experience
Updated: July 2022