Porterville College

Business Management-Entrepreneurship

Associate in Science Degree   AS

The Associate of Science Degree in Business Management is designed for students who wish to have a broad knowledge of business management plus additional coursework in an area of emphasis. This area of emphasis would be an ideal choice for students wishing to pursue a specific career in the management field. Graduates have a wide range of career options including: business, industry, and research. They work in multiple specialty areas including: accounting, finance, marketing, management, human resources, logistics, and information systems. Career opportunities are expected to continue to be strong in these areas.

Program Learning Outcomes: Analyze business, economic, or financial principles and explain their application to the real-world; apply written and verbal communication skills in a business relationship, a teamwork setting or a leadership position; apply the importance of Ethical behavior in the business environment; demonstrate technological competency by using technology effectively in the business environment or workplace.

Required Core (20 units)

BSAD P140 Business Law


3 units

BSAD P155 Busines Statistics

3 units

BSAD P162 Entrepreneur Mentor/Internship

2 units

MKTG P124 Principles of Marketing

3 units

BSAD P160 Introduction to Entrepreneurship

3 units

ACCT P110 Financial Accounting OR

ACCT P010 Practical Accounting


3 units

INFS P001 Introduction to Computers OR 

INFS P100 Introduction to Information Systems

3 units

Entrepreneurship Emphasis (6 units required)


BSAD P165 Entrepreneurial Finance

3 units

BSAD P161 Entrepreneur Business Management 3 units

General Education: In addition to completing the major requirements, students must also complete one general education pattern:

1. PC General Education Pattern
2. IGETC Pattern
3. CSU General Education Pattern

Electives as needed to complete the 60 minimum units to complete the degree.

Effective Fall 2016

JSC Job Skills Certificate
CA Certificate of Achievement
AA Associate in Arts Degree
AS Associate in Science Degree
AA-T Associate in Arts for Transfer Degree
AS-T Associate in Science for Transfer Degree
Kern Community College District