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Business

El Camino’s degree and certificate programs in business offer training in a variety of disciplines. Programs are designed to prepare you to transfer to a four-year degree program after graduation or for entry-level positions in a variety of businesses.

Our Associate of Science (AS) degrees in business, business administration, management, marketing, and office administration typically take up to two years. Complete a certificate program in about six months and be ready to start your career.

Choose classes that prepare you for management, marketing, accounting, office administration, and more. As a leading educator in business and technical training in the South Bay, we can help you customize your education to meet your career goals.

$2,208
Approximate cost for an El Camino College business degree
$100K
Careers associated with this program have a salary range from $37,000 to over $208,000 with an average salary of $100,000.
8.4%
Career opportunities for this program are expected to grow 8.4% nationwide from 2016 to 2026.

Choose a Degree Designed for Business Careers or Transfer

Many El Camino business students want to start their careers as soon as possible. Others will continue their education at a four-year college or university. We’ll help you choose the best path for you.

Degrees

The El Camino business degree program will prepare you for transfer to a bachelor’s degree program. Or use your education to begin entry-level work in both private industry and public agencies.

  • Gain a foundation in basic accounting principles, business law, and macroeconomics and microeconomics theory.
  • Learn to assess fiscal and monetary policy in the marketplace and understand the basics of contract law.
  • Meet most common transfer requirements and start your journey toward a bachelor’s degree.

The AS-T degree in business administration offers a direct path to complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. You will also get priority consideration for admission to the CSU system.

  • Learn the organization and management factors influencing the establishment, location, and operation of businesses.
  • Explore the principles of total quality management (TQM) in a multicultural and globalized environment.
  • Gain a foundation in basic accounting principles, business law, and macroeconomics and microeconomics theory.
  • Start your journey on a clear transfer pathway toward a bachelor’s degree and even graduate study.

The El Camino business management degree program will prepare you for transfer to a bachelor’s degree program. Or use your education to begin entry-level work in both private industry and public agencies.

  • Gain a foundation in basic accounting principles, business law, and management.
  • Learn to assess fiscal and monetary policy in the marketplace and understand the basics of contract law.
  • Explore the principles of total quality management (TQM) in a multicultural and globalized environment.

The El Camino marketing degree program will prepare you for transfer to a bachelor’s degree program. Or use your education to begin entry-level work in both private industry and public agencies.

  • Explore opportunities in the marketing field and acquire basic marketing concepts and strategies.
  • Take classes in marketing, advertising, communications, human relations, business law, and more.
  • Meet most common transfer requirements and start your journey toward a bachelor’s degree.

The El Camino office administration degree program will prepare you for transfer to a bachelor’s degree program. Or use your education to begin entry-level work in both private industry and public agencies.

  • Learn computer operations such as file management, spreadsheets, presentation and database software, email management, and beginning through advanced word processing.
  • Take classes in accounting, communications, human relations, keyboarding, and more.
  • Meet most common transfer requirements and start your journey toward a bachelor’s degree.

Certificates

A certificate in business fundamentals prepares you for entry-level positions in today’s dynamic business environment.

  • Learn the concepts and procedures critical to managing a business successfully in a global, competitive environment.
  • Explore planning, organization, leadership, and other managerial concepts.
  • Continue your education; this certificate is earned after completing the first half of the Retail Management Certificate (RMC) courses.

A certificate in business management prepares you for entry-level jobs right after graduation.

  • Learn to coordinate a variety of business activities in both private industry and public agencies.
  • Take classes in business management, human resources, and business communications.
  • Practice important skills in problem solving, leadership, communication, and decision making.

The El Camino certificate in marketing will prepare you for entry-level work in both large and small businesses.

  • Explore marketing concepts and strategies such as market analysis, planning, product development, marketing mix, and media decisions.
  • Discover opportunities in the marketing field and apply marketing concepts that influence marketing decision making in the global economy.

The El Camino office applications certificate program prepares you for success working in a business setting.

  • Learn the Windows operating system and computer capabilities.
  • Practice computer operations such as file management, spreadsheets, presentation and database software, email management, and beginning through advanced word processing.
  • Explore important workplace functions such as customer service, communications, workflow management, records management, and business ethics.
  • Build important professional skills such as leadership, teamwork, self-management, and personal career advancement.

Endorsed by the Western Association of Food Chains, the El Camino retail management certificate program will prepare you for management positions in the retail industry.

  • Take classes in retail management, business management, communications, human relations, and more.
  • Explore courses designed for longtime workers or those just starting out.
  • Discover possibilities for fee reimbursement from industry partners.
  • Learn interpersonal, communication, and management skills that will help you advance in retail and other career paths.

Pursue an Entry-Level Business Job or Further Education

As an El Camino business graduate, you’ll be ready to start work in a variety of entry-level positions, or you can pursue a bachelor’s degree at a university. We’ll help you gain the skills and knowledge needed for any career path you choose.

  • Learn different aspects of business through presentations, projects, and case problems.
  • Explore careers in management, retail, administrative services, brokerage firms, bookkeeping, accounting, auditing, administrative assistance, sales, legal work, and more.
  • Pursue additional education and explore careers such as operations and/or production managers, cost estimators, analysts, and accountants.
  • Careers associated with this program have a salary range from $37,000 to over $208,000 with an average salary of $100,000.

Build Your Business Network Beyond the Classroom

As an El Camino business student, you are part of an academic and professional community of colleagues and mentors. The perspectives and connections you develop here will prove valuable throughout your career.

  • Meet students who share your interests and join the ECC Business Society, a student club committed to community involvement and social networking.
  • Develop important skills in problem solving, leadership, communication, and decision making.
  • Take advantage of an internship.
  • Find support from tutoring in all your classes.
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Business Program Maps

Find semester-by-semester plans that chart your path to a Business Management AS, Business Administration AS-T or Marketing AS degree or certificates on El Camino’s Guided Pathways site.

Retail Management

Connect with the Faculty

Use the Faculty Directory to connect with Faculty in your program.

Questions? Contact Us

El Camino College Business Department