Business Administration 2.0

The Business Administration program prepares students to apply business principles and techniques in various career settings (domestic, international, electronic, etc.) in order to gain perspective on business situations affecting personal and working lives. Students will learn about buying, selling, and production of goods and services; understanding business organization; general management; employee motivation strategies; and basic accounting principles as well as economic and marketing principles. Completion of the Business Administration: Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) will prepare you to meet minimum lower division admission requirements (60 transferable  units) for transfer to a California State University (CSU) and University of California (UC). Transfer to the UC may require additional coursework, please meet with your counselor. The Business Administration program map below includes all of your major coursework and recommended general education courses by term that is needed to fulfill your degree and transfer requirements. 

Business Administration 2.0 - ADT (CSU and UC)

0-15 units
Fall/Spring Units
Communication Studies 1 or 1H 3
Math 12 or 12H or 5 4
Business 10 or 10H 3
Computer Information Systems 1A  3
Intersession (Winter/Summer) Units
Art 6 or Music 19 or Theatre Arts 3  3
16-30 units
Fall/spring Units
English 1A/1AH 4
Political Science 1/1H 3
Accounting 1A 3
Communication Studies 12 3
Intersession (Winter/Summer) Units
Kinesiology 35 or 36  3
31-45 units
Fall/spring Units
Economics 7/7H or 8/8H  3
Geography 1/1H and 1/L 4
Accounting 1B  3
English 1B/1BH 4
Intersession (Winter/Summer) Units
Business 18A  3
45-60+ units
Fall/spring Units
Economics 7/7H or 8/8H 3
Anthropology 1 or 1H  3
*Spanish 1 or Japanese 1 or Chinese 1 or Philosophy 12 3-5
History 6/6H or 7/7H  3
*LOTE can be met with 2 years of the same language in high school (Grade C or better)

For alternative CSU/UC General Education options refer to the RCC Catalog, under Requirements for College Transfer.


Milestones are courses, co-curricular activities and recommendations from your Student Success Team that will keep you on track towards completion of your degree. Check off your milestones as you complete them.
  • Complete English 1A (transfer-level English)
  • Complete Mat 12 or 5 (transfer-level math)
  • Complete Entry Level Business Course
  • Apply to Universities (CSU/UC application period Oct 1-Nov 30)
  • Apply for ADT degree by beginning of spring term before transfer
  • Complete RCC Graduation application (during your last term)
  • Meet with your Counselor to Complete your Comprehensive Student Education Plan (SEP)
  • Complete FAFSA (Oct 1st - Mar 2nd for priority)
  • Meet with Faculty Advisor for career/research opportunities
  • Meet with your Counselor to update SEP (every semester)
  • Meet with your Counselor for pre-graduation check
  • Research Potential Clubs on Campus
  • Participate in tutoring, student success workshops or supplemental instruction
  • Visit the Career Center for Internship opportunities
  • Research transfer institutions
  • Attend Transfer workshops and Transfer Fair
  • Participate in an internship/ job shadowing
  • Participate in a research activity (meet with Faculty Advisor)

Careers for Business Administration Majors

Salaries Range : $54,010- $110,120

  • Appraiser/Assessor of Real Estate
  • Accountant
  • Educator
  • Business/Management Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Healthcare Administrator
  • Actuary
  • Human Resources Manager