Business Administration Degree


The Business Administration Program is designed for students interested in business with a variety of options from certificates for enhanced employment to associate degrees; for entry level positions and transfer courses; and for those interested in an advanced degree. The Program is the foundation in accounting and economics, and students apply the methodologies to assess fiscal and monetary policies in the marketplace.

Courses selections include Introduction to Managerial Accounting, Finite Mathematics, Principles of Economics - Macro, Principles of Economics - Micro, and Elementary Statistics, among others.

The Program offers an Associate in Arts in Business Administration upon successful completion of all requirements.

For those considering a transfer to a four-year school, see our Business Administration for Transfer for the additional required courses and more salary data and career information.

Earnings Potential

An associate degree in business administration offers you the salary potential of $34,453 two years after graduation from Taft College, with expected increases to $51,145 at five years, based on five-year studies of graduates by California Community Colleges. These do not reflect salaries with a four-year degree.1

1 California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office. Salary Surfer. 2021. Accessed 19 April 2023.

Program Requirements

To earn an Associate in Arts in Business Administration, students must complete: (1) all course requirements with a minimum grade of “C” in each course; and (2) complete General Education Graduation Requirements with an overall GPA of 2.0 or better.

See the degree requirements in the Taft College Catalog. Please note: This links to an external website.

Program Learning Outcomes

After completing the Business Administration major, a student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a fundamental understanding of sociocultural, legal, and ethical situations to recommend practical alternatives.
  2. Utilize current technology to analyze, prepare, and present information both orally and in writing.
  3. Use theory and applied methods to problem-solve in diverse business situations and as a foundation for advanced study.

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