Specialized Associate Degree – Business

Specialized Associate Degree – Business

Explore our business degree program in Northern California.

Associate Degree in Business in Santa Rosa, California

"I enrolled in one of Empire’s business programs. My final courses included an internship with Community Action Partnership (CAP). Prior to my internship, I didn’t know much about CAP or of the great things they do to assist the community. I was able to put many of the skills I obtained during my time at Empire College to use. I am thankful to have been given the opportunity to work with the great staff at CAP as well!"
- Teresa Vandervort

 
 

Empire College can help you expand your potential for assumption of supervisory or management responsibilities through this multi-disciplined associate degree in business program with concentrations in communications, project management, accounting, entrepreneurship, and all office skills required of highly placed personnel.

Objective: This program is designed to prepare the graduate to be a leader and decision maker in business and other organizations in the California wine country. The emphasis on entrepreneurship includes creating, financing, marketing and managing a business. Special emphasis is placed on the accounting essentials and legal aspects in business.

This associate business degree in Santa Rosa, California, concentrates on critical-thinking and decision-making skills with special emphasis on business management, software certifications, event and meeting planning, marketing, project management, leadership, and motivation. Other current topics include social media marketing, human resource management, e-commerce, and green business practices. A comprehensive 120-hour internship is included for those students who quality.

We focus on marketable skills. Students are prepared for certifications in the following areas: Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) in Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint; National Bookkeepers Association payroll certification; and American Hotel & Lodging Association certifications in convention management/service, supervision in the hospitality industry, and guest service. At Empire College, we can make it easier for you to earn your associate business degree in Santa Rosa, California.

Program Length: 7 quarters
Specialized (Occupational) Associate Degree awarded upon successful completion of all graduation requirements.

This program includes the following courses:

  • Management Communications
  • Project Management
  • Records Management
  • Office Management
  • Meeting Planning
  • Event Planning for the Wine Country
  • Business Law
  • Business Meeting and Travel Planning
  • Entrepreneurship: Creating, Financing, Marketing & Managing a Business
  • Accounting
  • Various Computer, Internet and Microsoft courses
  • Business and Financial Math
  • Web Publishing
  • And many more comprehensive courses!

Click here to view a course outline for the Specialized Associate Degree – Business program.

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