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What will I learn?

The Business Department offers transfer programs and non-transfer occupational programs leading to Associate Degrees and Certificates in several business areas. A student who wishes to transfer to a four-year college in business and wants to complete an associate degree prior to transfer should complete the degree in Business Administration or General Business. This program will provide you with the skills needed for immediate employment; they will prepare students for advancement to positions that require more in-depth knowledge of organization and business principles; they will develop and upgrade skills in related business and office technology areas; and/or they will help students acquire entry-level job skills.

Career Opportunities: Entry-level accounting positions.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the program will be able to:

• Apply legal and ethical principles in business decision making.

• Obtain information related to the profession using traditional and electronic sources, and synthesize the information into a written or oral business report.

• Analyze a business situation and recommend a solution or plan for improvement.

• Analyze data and prepare common business and personal financial reports.

• Demonstrate ability to acknowledge and act with sensitivity toward the diverse customs, beliefs, and lifestyles that exist within the college and the business environment.

Which department am I in?

Peralta Community College District

Study options

Full Time (60 units)

Tuition fees
US$9,210.00 per year
USD $307 per unit
Start date

Expected January 2023

Venue

Merritt College

12500 Campus Drive,

OAKLAND,

California,

94619, United States

Full Time (60 units)

Tuition fees
US$9,210.00 per year
USD $307 per unit
Start date

Expected January 2023

Venue

Laney College

900 Fallon Street,

OAKLAND,

California,

94607, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have completion of High School/Secondary School Diploma transcripts.

For international students

Students must have completed High School/Secondary School Diploma. Applicant must have TOEFL score of 61 ibt, or 6 on the IELTS test. Deadlines to Apply: Fall - June 15.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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