Certificates in Business Management

(revised 2020)


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There are 17 certificates in Business Management. There are sixteen certificates in Business Management and one in Marketing. Most of the Business Management Certificates (except for Supply Chain Management) is progressive - in other words, you need to earn a Level I Certificate before you can earn a Level II Certificate, and so on.


Human Resource Management

Business: Human Resource Management - Level I
Business Division Certificate E0531
This introductory certificate exposes students to the business world and the role of human resources. Students become familiar with various approaches to business organization and the strategic nature of human resources. This certificate may aid the student’s search for an entry-level job in the business world.
Required Courses:
BUSM 20 Principles of Business 3.0
BUSM 61 Business Organization and Management 3.0
BUSM 62 Human Resource Management 3.0
Total Units 9.0
Special Information: Students receiving financial aid need to declare the Level III Certificate as their goal to meet Financial Aid requirements.

Business: Human Resource Management - Level II
Business Division Certificate N0469
This certificate builds upon the Level I Certificate to provide students with specific knowledge of human resource management functions. HR law, compensa­tions systems, and an understanding of human mo­tivation provide the student with a solid foundation from which to build a career in human resources.
Required Courses:
Completion of the Business: Human Resource Management - Level I coursework (9 Units).
Level I as follows: (9 Units)
BUSM 20 Principles of Business 3.0
BUSM 61 Business Organization and Management 3.0
BUSM 62 Human Resource Management 3.0
PLUS the Level II courses as follows: (9 Units)
ANTH 22 General Cultural Anthropology 3.0
BUSM 60 Human Relations in Business 3.0
BUSO 25 Business Communications 3.0
Total Units 18.0
Special Information: Students receiving financial aid need to declare the Level III Certificate as their goal to meet Financial Aid requirements.

Business: Human Resource Management - Level III
Business Division Certificate N0470
Students completing the Level III Certificate will have knowledge and practical experience in business com­munications and computer use. Successful completion of this certificate prepares students to handle the increasing diversity and complexity of modern human resource management. Completing the advanced cer­tificate will help those working in the human resource field to prepare for professional certification by the Human Resource Certification Institute.
Required Courses:
Completion of Business: Human Resource Man­agement - Level I and Level II coursework. Level I as follows: (9 Units)
BUSM 20 Principles of Business 3.0
BUSM 61 Business Organization and Management 3.0
BUSM 62 Human Resource Management 3.0
Level II as follows: (9 Units)
ANTH 22 General Cultural Anthropology 3.0
BUSM 60 Human Relations in Business 3.0
BUSO 25 Business Communications 3.0
Plus the Level III courses as follows: (6.5 Units)
BUSA 70 Payroll and Tax Accounting 3.0
CISB 15 Microcomputer Applications 3.5
Total Units 24.5
Special Information: Students receiving financial aid need to declare the Level III Certificate as their goal to meet Financial Aid requirements.


 

International Business

Business: International - Level I
Business Division Certificate E0527
This specialized business certificate is intended to prepare the student to work in the unique and dynamic environment of international business. This program also prepares the student as a business management gener­alist for companies conducting international trade. This program will afford career opportunities for entry-level employment in international sales and marketing.
Required Courses:
BUSM 20 Principles of Business 3.0
BUSM 51 Principles of International Business 3.0
BUSS 36 Principles of Marketing 3.0
Total Units 9.0
Special Information: Students receiving financial aid need to declare the Level III Certificate as their goal to meet Financial Aid requirements.

Business: International - Level II
Business Division Certificate N0471
In the Business: International - Level II Certificate students will learn methods and approaches to managing the complexities of doing business in an international environment. Students acquire both theoretical knowledge and practical skills related to managing and marketing within the global arena. Students active in the workforce will acquire new skills that are highly desirable in a fast-paced dynamic global environment, with an emphasis on the small business perspective.
Required Courses:
Completion of the Business: International - Level I coursework as follows: (9 Units)
BUSM 20 Principles of Business 3.0
BUSM 51 Principles of International Business 3.0
BUSS 36 Principles of Marketing 3.0
Plus Level II as follows: (6 Units)
BUSM 61 Business Organization and Management 3.0
BUSM 66 Small Business Management 3.0
PLUS Select one (1) course from: (4 Units)

CHIN 1 Elementary Chinese 4.0
FRCH 1 Elementary French 4.0
GERM 1 Elementary German 4.0
ITAL 1 Elementary Italian 4.0
JAPN 1 Elementary Japanese 4.0
SPAN 1 Elementary Spanish 4.0

Total Units 19.0
Special Information: Students receiving financial aid need to declare the Level III Certificate as their goal to meet Financial Aid requirements.

Business: International - Level III
Business Division Certificate N0472
Upon completion of the Business: International Level III Certificate, students will have acquired the specific skills needed to successfully complete international business transactions. Students will gain a practical, hands-on perspective of how to compete in a global system of conflicting laws, regulations, and require­ments. Completion of the Business: International - Level I and II coursework (19 Units) as follows:
Required Courses:
Level I as follows: (9 Units) BUSM 20 Principles of Business 3.0
BUSM 51 Principles of International Business 3.0
BUSS 36 Principles of Marketing 3.0
Level II as follows: (6 Units)
BUSM 61 Business Organization 3.0 and Management
BUSM 66 Small Business Management 3.0
PLUS Select one (1) course from: (4 Units)

CHIN 1 Elementary Chinese 4.0
FRCH 1 Elementary French 4.0
GERM 1 Elementary German 4.0
ITAL 1 Elementary Italian 4.0
JAPN 1 Elementary Japanese 4.0
SPAN 1 Elementary Spanish 4.0

PLUS Additional required courses: Level III as follows: (9 Units)
BUSL 20 International Business Law 3.0
BUSM 50 World Culture: A Business Perspective 3.0 
or
ANTH 22 General Cultural Anthropology 3.0
BUSM 52 Principles of Exporting and Importing 3.0
Total Units 28.0
Recommended Electives:
BUSM 81 Work Experience in Business 1.0
BUSM 85 Special Issues in Business 2.0
BUSS 85 Special Issues in Marketing 2.0
Special Information: Students receiving financial aid need to declare the Level III Certificate as their goal to meet Financial Aid requirements.

 



Business Management

Business: Management - Level I
Business Division Certificate E0525
The Business Management - Level I Certificate is designed to introduce the student to the role of management in busi­ness. Management is the efficient use of human and capital resources to accomplish organizational objectives. Students will be exposed to the terms, trends, organizational struc­ture, and opportunities inherent in business management. Upon completion of the Business: Management - Level I Certificate students may qualify for an entry-level manage­ment position in California’s diverse economy.
Required Courses:
BUSM 20 Principles of Business 3.0
BUSM 61 Business Organization and Management 3.0
BUSS 36 Principles of Marketing 3.0
Total Units 9.0
Special Information: Students receiving financial aid need to declare the Level III Certificate as their goal to meet Financial Aid requirements.

Business: Management - Level II

Business Division Certificate N0473
This certificate builds upon the Level I Certificate to provide students with proven business tools that will enhance their management careers. Students will be exposed to projects and business simulations that will lead to measurable successes. Business presentations, business planning, team building, conflict resolution, and computer use are core skills developed in this certificate.
Required Courses:
Completion of Business: Management - Level I coursework as follows: (9 Units)
BUSM 20 Principles of Business 3.0
BUSM 61 Business Organization and Management 3.0
BUSS 36 Principles of Marketing 3.0
Plus the Level II courses as follows: (9.5 Units)
BUSM 60 Human Relations in Business 3.0
BUSM 62 Human Resource Management 3.0
CISB 15 Microcomputer Applications 3.5
Total Units 18.5
Special Information: Students receiving financial aid need to declare the Level III Certificate as their goal to meet Financial Aid requirements.

Business: Management - Level III
Business Division Certificate N0646
Upon completion of the Business: Management - Level III Certificate, students will have built a founda­tion of management strategies and practices which will enable them to prosper in an ever-changing business environment. Students will have a strategic perspective of production, marketing, account­ing, international business and human resources. Completion of the Business: Management - Level III Certificate will lead to new opportunities and provide students with a solid foundation upon which to build a management career.
Required Courses:
Completion of Business: Management - Level I coursework as follows: (9 Units)
BUSM 20 Principles of Business 3.0
BUSM 61 Business Organization and Management 3.0
BUSS 36 Principles of Marketing 3.0
Completion of the Business: Management - Level II coursework as follows: (9.5 Units)
BUSM 60 Human Relations in Business 3.0
BUSM 62 Human Resource Management 3.0
CISB 15 Microcomputer Applications 3.5
Plus the Level III courses as follows: (11 Units)
BUSA 7 Principles of Accounting - Financial 5.0
BUSM 10 Principles of Continuous Quality Improvement 3.0
BUSM 51 Principles of International Business 3.0
Total Units 29.5
Special Information: Students receiving financial aid need to declare the Level III Certificate as their goal to meet Financial Aid requirements.



Retail Management

Business: Retail Management- Level I
Business Division Certificate E0500
This introductory certificate exposes students to the business world and the role of retail distribution. Students become fa­miliar with careers in retail management, as well as the latest trends in this fast changing field. This certificate may aid the student’s search for an entry-level job in retail management.
Required Courses:
BUSO 25 Business Communications 3.0
CISB 15 Microcomputer Applications 3.5
BUSS 50 Retail Store Management and Merchandising 3.0 or
FASH 62 Retail Buying and Merchandising 3.0
Total Units 9.5
Special Information: Students receiving financial aid need to declare the Level III Certificate as their goal to meet Financial Aid requirements.

Business: Retail Management- Level II
Business Division Certificate N0474
This intermediate certificate builds upon the Level I Certificate to expose students to the various functions of managers in retail positions. Fundamentals of business organization, retail marketing and staffing provides the student a solid foundation from which to build a career in retail management.
Required Courses:
Completion of the Retail Management - Level I coursework as follows: (9.5 Units)
BUSO 25 Business Communications 3.0
BUSS 50 Retail Store Management and Merchandising 3.0 or
FASH 62 Retail Buying and Merchandising 3.0
CISB 15 Microcomputer Applications 3.5
Plus the Level II courses as follows: (12 Units)
BUSA 11 Fundamentals of Accounting 3.0
BUSM 61 Business Organization and Management 3.0
BUSM 62 Human Resource Management 3.0
BUSS 36 Principles of Marketing 3.0
Total Units 21.5
Special Information: Students receiving financial aid need to declare the Level III Certificate as their goal to meet Financial Aid requirements.

Business: Retail Management- Level III
Business Division Certificate T0521
Students completing the advanced Level III Certificate will have knowledge and practical experience in business communication, leadership and financial controls. Successful completion of this certificate prepares students to handle the increasing diversity and complexity of modern retail management.
Required Courses:
Completion of the Retail Management - Level I coursework as follows: (9.5 Units)
BUSO 25 Business Communications 3.0
BUSS 50 Retail Store Management and Merchandising 3.0 or
FASH 62 Retail Buying and Merchandising 3.0
CISB 15 Microcomputer Applications 3.5
Completion of the Retail Management - Level II coursework as follows: (12 Units)
BUSA 11 Fundamentals of Accounting 3.0
BUSM 61 Business Organization and Management 3.0
BUSM 62 Human Resource Management 3.0
BUSS 36 Principles of Marketing 3.0
Plus the Level III courses as follows: (11 Units)
BUSA 7 Principles of Accounting - Financial 5.0
BUSM 60 Human Relations in Business 3.0
BUSO 26 Oral Communications for Business 3.0
Total Units 32.5
Special Information: Students receiving financial aid need to declare the Level III Certificate as their goal to meet Financial Aid requirements.



Marketing Management

Business Division Certificate L0510
Students completing this Marketing Management certificate will have gained practical world business knowledge and experience. In addition, completers of the certificate will have learned to use some of the latest business computer software.
Required Courses:
BUSM 20 Principles of Business 3.0
BUSM 61 Business Organization and Management 3.0
BUSS 35 Professional Selling 3.0
BUSS 36 Principles of Marketing 3.0
BUSS 50 Retail Store Management and Merchandising 3.0
BUSS 79 Work Experience in Marketing Management 1.0
BUSS 85 Special Issues in Marketing 2.0
CISB 15 Microcomputer Applications 3.5
Total Units 21.5


Small Business Management

Business: Small Business Management - Level I
Business Division Certificate E0529
Small Business has been described as the engine of change within the economy. The Business: Small Business Management - Level I Certificate exposes students to the fundamentals of managing and planning a small business. Upon completion students may qualify for an entry-level management position in a small business. Entrepreneurs may use this certificate as a means to plan and develop new business ventures.
Required Courses:
BUSM 20 Principles of Business 3.0
BUSM 66 Small Business Management 3.0
BUSS 36 Principles of Marketing 3.0
Total Units 9.0
Special Information: Students receiving financial aid need to declare the Level III Certificate as their goal to meet Financial Aid requirements.

Business: Small Business Management - Level II
Business Division Certificate N0475
The Business: Small Business Management - Level II Certificate provides students with practical small busi­ness tools. This certificate focuses on issues such as motivation, teamwork, and leadership skills that lead to enhanced productivity through the development of people. Completion of this certificate will lead to new career opportunities for those currently employed in the small business arena.
Required Courses:
Completion of Business: Small Business Man­agement - Level I coursework as follows:(9 Units)
BUSM 20 Principles of Business 3.0
BUSM 66 Small Business Management 3.0
BUSS 36 Principles of Marketing 3.0
Plus the Level II courses as follows: (9 Units)
BUSM 60 Human Relations in Business 3.0
BUSM 61 Business Organization and Management 3.0
BUSM 62 Human Resource Management 3.0
Total Units 18.0
Special Information: Special Information: Students receiving financial aid need to declare the Level II Certificate as their goal to meet Financial Aid requirements.

Business: Small Business Management - Level III
Business Division Certificate N0647
Upon completion of the Business: Small Business Management - Level III Certificate, students will have built a foundation of management strategies and practices which will enable them to prosper in an ever-changing small business environment. Computer skills applicable to small business will be developed. Students will have a strategic perspective across all small business functions. Students will acquire the skills and abilities necessary to build a successful small business career.
Required Courses:
Completion of Business: Small Business Man­agement - Level I coursework as follows:(9 Units)
BUSM 20 Principles of Business 3.0
BUSM 66 Small Business Management 3.0
BUSS 36 Principles of Marketing 3.0
Completion of Business: Small Business Man­agement - Level II coursework as follows:(9 Units)
BUSM 60 Human Relations in Business 3.0
BUSM 61 Business Organization and Management 3.0
BUSM 62 Human Resource Management 3.0
Plus the Level III courses as follows: (11.5 Units)
BUSA 7 Principles of Accounting - Financial 5.0
BUSM 10 Principles of Continuous Quality Improvement 3.0
CISB 15 Microcomputer Applications 3.5
Total Units 29.5
Special Information: Students receiving financial aid need to declare the Level III Certificate as their goal to meet Financial Aid requirements.


Supply Chain Management

Business Division Certificate M0645
The Supply Chain Management Certificate offers a practical, relevant approach to supply chain management and can offer individuals opportunities for a career path with upward mobility options.
Required Courses:
BUSM 10 Principles of Continuous Quality Improvement 3.0
BUSM 51 Principles of International Business 3.0
BUSM 52 Principles of Exporting and Importing 3.0
BUSM 53 Supply Chain Management 3.0
Total Units 12.0


If your goal is to transfer, and also earn a certificate (or two) along the way (use elective units to obtain certificates):

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If your goal is to earn an A.A. (transfer) Degree and transfer to a university, then it might be well for you to consider earning a certificate (or two) while going to college (prior to transfer). For transfer to a university, 60 units of transferable courses are required. Of the 60 units required for transfer, 48 units must fall into the required areas (See Mt SAC catalog for CSU and UC General Education Requirements). This leaves 12 elective units - courses from any discipline - that you can take while on your way to earning your transfer A.A. Degree.

An Introductory Level (Level I) and Intermediate Level (Level II) Certificate can show an employer that you are committed to a particular type of job function, and may help to open job opportunities in that area. Below you can see how many additional units (courses) you will need (beyond the transfer general education requirements) to earn any particular certificate (while you are on your way to earning your transfer degree). It may be well worth it for you to take the additional class (or two), so that you can earn the certificate(s). Certificates can be meaningful when seeking a job while you are still going to school, or after your transfer (before you earn your baccalaureate degree):

Earn Certificates and Transfer

With NO additional courses (beyond your transfer requirement)
You can easily earn the Supply Chain Management Certificate without taking any additional classes (while pursuing your transfer degree).

Supply Chain Management Certificate

Take 12 units (as AA elective courses)
Supply Chain Management Certificate - Can earn this within elective class allowance while pursuing your AA degree.
Take the following classes as electives:

BUSM 10 Principles of Continuous Quality Improvement (3 units)
BUSM 51 Principles of International Business (3 units)
BUSM 52 Principles of Exporting and Importing (3 units)
BUSM 53 Supply Chain Management (3 units)


Or, you can earn any of the 5 available Level I certificates without taking any additional classes (while pursuing your transfer degree). This is a wonderful way to enhance your resume while you are still going to school, without taking any additional classes. Certificates are a wonderful tool that can be used to spark dialogue with an employer regarding work interests, and opportunities in the firm.

With 1 additional course (beyond your transfer requirement)
You can earn a Level II Certificate (which appears on your official transcript) in:
- International Business (if transferring to CSU) OR
- Human Resource Management

With 2 additional courses (beyond your transfer requirement)
You can earn a Level II Certificate (which appears on your official transcript) in:

- International Business (if transferring to UC) OR
- Small Business Management OR
- Business Management

With 3 additional courses (beyond your transfer requirement)
You can earn a Level II Certificate (which appears on your official transcript) in:
- Retail Management

International Business

Take 12 units (as AA elective courses), and 3 additional units to earn a Level I and Level II certificate (CSU) OR 6 additional units to earn a Level I and Level II certificate (UC).
Level I Certificate - Can earn this within elective class allowance while pursuing your AA degree
Principles of Business - BUSM 20 (3 units)
Principles of International Business - BUSM 51 (3 units)
Principles of Marketing - BUSS 36 (3 units)

Level II Certificate -
If transferring to CSU: Take a language course as part of CSU general education requirements, BUSM 66 as part of your AA degree elective requirements, and BUSM 61 to earn the Level II Certificate.

If transferring to UC: Take BUSM 66 as part of your AA degree elective requirements, and a language course and BUSM 61 to earn the Level II Certificate.

Business Organization and Management - BUSM 61 (3 units)
Small Business Management - BUSM 66 (3 units)
  Beginning Chinese - CHIN 1 (4 units - CSU Gen Ed) OR
  Elementary French - FRCH 1 (4 units - CSU Gen Ed) OR
  Elementary German - GERM 1 (4 units CSU- Gen Ed) OR
  Elementary Italian - ITAL 1 (4 units - CSU Gen Ed) OR
  Elementary Japanese - JAPN 1 (4 units - CSU Gen Ed) OR
  Elementary Spanish - SPAN 1 (4 units - CSU Gen Ed)

Small Business Management

Take 12 units (as AA elective courses), and 6 additional units to earn a Level I and Level II certificate.
Level I Certificate - Can earn this within elective class allowance while pursuing your AA degree
Principles of Business - BUSM 20 (3 units)
Small Business Management - BUSM 66 (3 units)
Principles of Marketing - BUSS 36 (3 units)

Level II Certificate -

If transferring to CSU/UC: Take BUSM 60 as part of your AA degree elective requirements, and take BUSM 61 and BUSM 62 to earn the Level II Certificate.
Human Relations in Business - BUSM 60 (3 units)
Business Organization and Management - BUSM 61 (3 units)
Human Resource Management - BUSM 62 (3 units)

Business Management

Take 12 units (as AA elective courses), and 7 additional units to earn a Level I and Level II certificate.
Level I Certificate - Can earn this within elective class allowance while pursuing your AA degree
Principles of Business - BUSM 20 (3 units)
Business Organization and Management - BUSM 61 (3 units)
Principles of Marketing - BUSS 36 (3 units)

Level II Certificate -

If transferring to CSU/UC: Take BUSM 60 as part of your AA degree elective requirements, and take BUSM 62 and CISB 15 to earn the Level II Certificate.
Human Relations in Business - BUSM 60 (3 units)
Human Resource Management - BUSM 62 (3 units)
Microcomputer Applications - CISB 15 (4 units)

Human Resource Management

Take 12 units (as AA elective courses), and 3 additional units to earn a Level I and Level II certificate.
Level I Certificate - Can earn this within elective class allowance while pursuing your AA degree
Principles of Business - BUSM 20 (3 units)
Business Organization and Management - BUSM 61 (3 units)
Human Resource Management - BUSM 62 (3 units)

Level II Certificate -

If transferring to CSU/UC: Take ANTH 22 as part of the CSU/UC general education requirements, BUSM 60 as part of your AA degree elective requirements, and BUSO 25 to earn the Level II Certificate.
General Cultural Anthropology - ANTH 22 (3 units - CSU/UC Gen Ed)
Human Relations in Business - BUSM 60 (3 units)
Business Communication - BUSO 25 (3 units)

Retail Management

Take 10 units (as AA elective courses), and 12 additional units to earn a Level I and Level II certificate.
Level I Certificate - Can earn this within elective class allowance while pursuing your AA degree
Business Communication - BUSO 25 (3 units)
  Retail Store Management and Merchandising - BUSS 50 (3 units) OR
  Retail Store Management and Merchandising - FASH 62 (3 units)
Microcomputer Applications - CISB 15 (4 units)

Level II Certificate -

If transferring to CSU/UC: Take BUSA 11, BUSM 61, BUSM 62, and BUSS 36 to earn the Level II Certificate.
Fundamentals of Accounting - BUSA 11 (3 units)
Business Organization and Management - BUSM 61 (3 units)
Human Resource Management - BUSM 62 (3 units)
Principles of Marketing - BUSS 36 (3 units)

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