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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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Application Deadline
Start Term Application Deadline Notes
Spring 2022 Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Business students who in the spring term must meet both of the following criteria:
  1. Completed ENGWR 300 with a passing grade.
  2. Placed into STAT 300 and MATH 342 or MATHS 45 via the Guided Self-Placement or previous coursework (HS or college).
Fall 2022 Monday, August 1, 2022 None

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

Course Map

The Business Administration degree is a 60-unit program designed to be completed by full-time and part-time students. The following course map outlines which classes to take each semester. Adjustments will be made for part-time students.

Note: This degree requires a minimum of three (3) units in math – either MATH 342 or STAT 300. Students who plan to transfer and obtain a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration are encouraged to complete both courses.

Cohort A: Fall Start

Semester 1

Session Course Units
First 8 Weeks ENGWR 300: College Composition 3
First 8 Weeks HCD 310: Academic Success 3
Second 8 Weeks ECON 302: Principles of Macroeconomics 3
Second 8 Weeks BUS 300: Introduction to Business 3
Second 8 Weeks SPEECH 362: Mediated Communication Experience 3

Semester 2

Session Course Units
First 8 Weeks CISA 315: Introduction to Electronic Spreadsheets 2
First 8 Weeks ENGWR 302: Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking 3
First 8 Weeks ARTH 300: Introduction to Art 3
Second 8 Weeks HUM 300: Classical Humanities 3
Second 8 Weeks BUS 340: Business Law 3
Second 8 Weeks ECON 304: Principles of Microeconomics 3

Semester 3

Session Course Units
First 8 Weeks MATH 342: Modern Business Mathematics 3
First 8 Weeks MATHS 45: Support for Business Mathematics* 2
First 8 Weeks ASTR 300: Introduction to Astronomy 3
Second 8 Weeks ACCT 301: Financial Accounting 4
Second 8 Weeks MUFHL 300: Introduction to Music 3

* For students that placed into MATHS 45 via the Guided Self-Placement or previous coursework (high school or college).

Semester 4

Session Course Units
First 8 Weeks ACCT 311: Managerial Accounting 4
First 8 Weeks BIOL 310: General Biology 4
Second 8 Weeks TBD – Area D/F 3
Second 8 Weeks STAT 300: Introduction to Probability and Statistics 4

Cohort B: Spring Start

Semester 1

Session Course Units
First 8 Weeks CISA 315: Introduction to Electronic Spreadsheets 2
First 8 Weeks ENGWR 302: Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking 3
First 8 Weeks ARTH 300: Introduction to Art 3
Second 8 Weeks HUM 300: Classical Humanities 3
Second 8 Weeks BUS 340: Business Law 3
Second 8 Weeks ECON 304: Principles of Microeconomics 3

Semester 2

Session Course Units
First 8 Weeks MATH 342: Modern Business Mathematics 3
First 8 Weeks MATHS 45: Support for Business Mathematics* 2
First 8 Weeks ASTR 300: Introduction to Astronomy 3
Second 8 Weeks ACCT 301: Financial Accounting 4
Second 8 Weeks MUFHL 300: Introduction to Music 3

* For students that placed into MATHS 45 via the Guided Self-Placement or previous coursework (high school or college).

Semester 3

Session Course Units
First 8 Weeks ACCT 311: Managerial Accounting 4
First 8 Weeks BIOL 310: General Biology 4
Second 8 Weeks TBD – Area D/F 3
Second 8 Weeks STAT 300: Introduction to Probability and Statistics 4

Semester 4

Session Course Units
First 8 Weeks TBD – Area E 3
Second 8 Weeks ECON 302: Principles of Macroeconomics 3
Second 8 Weeks BUS 300: Introduction to Business 3
Second 8 Weeks SPEECH 362: Mediated Communication Experience 3

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.