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BUSINESS - BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

Associate in Science and Certificates of Achievement


The Management Department at El Camino College offers a wide range of courses aimed at transferring to a four-year college or university or for career advancement. The department is set up to teach students the skills they need to become successful managers.

The El Camino College management program offers courses in a variety of disciplines, including management, accounting, human relations, sales, communications, computers, law, and marketing.

Responsible for operations, maintenance, purchasing, planning, organizing, budgeting, and overseeing the work of employees, business managers are generally in charge of coordinating business activity in both private industry and public agencies.

To be successful in business management, students must learn important skills in problem-solving, leadership, communication, and decision making. Professionals in management careers often are in charge of many aspects of business, including: overseeing customer service and satisfaction, supervising staff, and making day-to-day decisions that direct and impact the future of the business.

Degree Programs

The Business Management major for the Associate in Science Degree provides students with a strong foundation to pursue many careers in business. Students can earn a degree in management after completing 60 semester units, including the General Education requirements listed in the El Camino College Catalog. For more information, click here.

Major requirements include:

  • Financial Accounting or Accounting for Small Business
  • Marketing or Personnel Management
  • Business Management
  • Human Relations in Business
  • Introduction to Small Business Entrepreneurship
  • Introduction to Business
  • Effective English for Business or Written Business Communications
  • Oral Business Communications
  • Contracts, Sales and Commercial Paper

Recommended Electives

  • Managerial Accounting
  • Personal Selling
  • Personal Finance
  • International Aspects of Business
  • Cooperative Career Education
  • Introduction to Computers

Certificate Programs

A Certificate of Achievement will be awarded to the student completing the requirements of the Business Management or Retail Management or International Business options. For more information, click here

Courses include:

  • Financial Accounting or Basic Bookkeeping            
  • Marketing or Personnel Management            
  • Business Management                          
  • Human Relations in Business            
  • Introduction to Small Business Entrepreneurship            
  • Introduction to Business            
  • Effective English for Business or Written Business Communications            
  • Oral Business Communications            
  • Contracts, Sales and Commercial Paper

Career Paths

There are many career options available to individuals with training in management. Sample career options in various management fields include:

  • Small Business Manager
  • Management Trainee
  • Assistant Manager
  • Marketing/Sales Manager
  • Account Executive
  • Office Administrator
  • Human Resources Clerk
  • Legal Secretary
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Marketing Assistant

El Camino College Gainful Employment Disclosure Statement 2012-13 - Business Management

 Last Published 2/3/14