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Business Administration Degree

Los Rios Colleges Online offers you the opportunity to get a 100% online associate degree in Business Administration.

Graduates who earn the Business Administration associate degree gain a breadth of knowledge and skills needed for managing business operations.

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Admission Requirements

To be eligible for entry into the 100% online Business Administration program, students must:

  1. Commit to taking specific courses and sections identified in their program map
  2. Live in California

Program Map

The Business Administration degree is a 65-unit program designed to be completed by full-time students in four semesters. The following program map outlines which classes to take each semester.

Year 1

First Semester

Total Units: 16
Session Course Units
First 8 Weeks ARTH 300: Introduction to Art 3
First 8 Weeks ENGWR 300/480: College Composition 3
First 8 Weeks PSYC 356: Human Sexuality 3
Second 8 Weeks STAT 300: Introduction to Probability and Statistics 4
Second 8 Weeks ECON 302: Principles of Macroeconomics 3

Second Semester

Total Units: 15
Session Course Units
First 8 Weeks CISA 315: Introduction to Electronic Spreadsheets 3
First 8 Weeks HUM 300: Classical Humanities 3
First 8 Weeks ECON 304: Principles of Macroeconomics 3
Second 8 Weeks BUS 300: Introduction to Business 3
Second 8 Weeks ENGWR 302: Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking 3

Year 2

Summer Session

Total Units: 5
Course Units
CISA 308: Exploring Word Processing Software* 1
CISA 320: Introduction to Database Management* 1
MUFHL 300: Introduction to Music 3
  • * This course is conditional.

First Semester

Total Units: 14
Session Course Units
First 8 Weeks ACCT 301: Financial Accounting 4
First 8 Weeks ASTR 300: Introduction to Astronomy 3
Second 8 Weeks ACCT 311: Managerial Accounting 4
Second 8 Weeks COMM 301: Introduction to Public Speaking 3

Second Semester

Total Units: 13 to 15
Session Course Units
First 8 Weeks SOC 320: Race, Ethnicity and Inequality in the United States 3
First 8 Weeks BIOL 310: General Biology 4
Second 8 Weeks MATHS 45: Support for Business Mathematics* 2
Second 8 Weeks MATH 342: Modern Business Mathematics 3
Second 8 Weeks BUS 340: Business Law 3

* This course is conditional.

Career Options

The demand for business professionals is growing across California and the nation. Over the next five years, there will be over 417,000 job openings for qualified candidates in California and 3.1 million job openings across the nation.

Graduates with a Business Administration associate degree from Los Rios Colleges Online who transfer to a four-year college and earn a bachelor's degree have many career options, including but not limited to:

Career Five-Year Growth* Median Annual Salary*
Administrative Services Managers 6% $105,936
Advertising and Promotions Managers 4% $116,215
Compliance Officers 6% $80,807
General and Operations Managers 7% $113,366
Management Analysts 7% $83,302
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 13% $68,412
Marketing Managers 7% $152,688
Operations Research Analysts 16% $91,994
Public Relations Managers 8% $126,734
Purchasing Managers 5% $133,389
Sales Managers 4% $113,612
Training and Development Managers 5% $125,029

* Data source for five-year growth and median annual salary: Economic Modeling Specialists, 2019.4 – QCEW Employees, Non-QCEW Employees, and Self-Employed. Median salary includes base earnings, commissions, incentive pay, and bonuses.