Welcome to Business Administration
(Business Law, Management, Real Estate)
This department offers occupational and professional programs in business which meets the needs of students planning to obtain immediate employment, retrain, earn an A.A. Degree, transfer to a four-year college or university, or take courses to enhance their understanding of the environment in which they work and live.
Business Administration courses (Business Administration, Business Law, Legal Environment of Business, Management, Business Mathematics, and Entrepreneurship) give students general business knowledge in managerial controls, economics of business, human resources (personnel), labor relations, business risks, interaction of government and business law, production and distribution. They provide the foundations for areas of specialization, such as accounting, finance, or marketing management.
Management courses prepare students to be entrepreneurs, or lead toward a career in management of a larger firm. These courses may provide an existing manager with new insights and training, or may offer new career possibilities to the younger student, or a chance to change careers to the older student.
The Real Estate Program is designed to prepare students for professional certification as real estate salespeople and real estate brokers. All courses are taught by practicing real estate professionals with strong academic backgrounds, extensive practical experience and local community service. These courses are valuable for real estate investors, developers, appraisers, escrow officers and property managers. Attractive opportunities for careers in these areas exist in Santa Barbara. All of the Real Estate courses are designed to satisfy California’s real estate licensing requirements.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Business Administration Degree: Pre-Transfer
- Meet the requirements for successful transfer to a UC/CSU program in Business Economics and/or Business Administration.
- Analyze the external environment of business as a means of assessing the threats and opportunities confronting businesses in the 21st century.
- Define, analyze and devise solutions for complex business problems and issues by using logical reasoning patterns.
- Demonstrate a comprehension of the legal and ethical issues confronting today’s contemporary organizations.
Business Administration — Emphasis in Management: Degree and Certificate
- Explain general management functions, roles and responsibilities required to effectively manage today’s contemporary organizations.
- Recognize the ethical issues facing managers and apply decision-making techniques and ethical reasoning to resolve 21st century ethical dilemmas.
- Work effectively in teams and appreciate the meaning of mutual responsibility.
- Access and interpret information, respond and adapt to a dynamic business environment, make complex decisions, solve problems, and evaluate outcomes.
Real Estate Degree and Certificate
- Analyze common real estate problems, apply appropriate solutions, and interpret outcomes.
- Meet career preparation goals, as well as prepare for a state licensing exam.
- Explain the process for making home purchase or sale decisions and completing real estate transactions.
- Students’ will demonstrate mastery of program-specific concepts and skills. (e.g., understand theory and application in real estate finance, investments, property management and financial institutions).
Division: Business Education
Department Chair: Bonnie Chavez (BC-219, ext. 2508)
Dean: Diane Hollems, ext. 8284, Wake Center, Room 1
Faculty & Offices
Bonnie Chavez, Chair (BC-219, ext. 2508)
Daniel Wrentmore (BC-215, ext. 2840)
James E. Foxx