Associate in Science Degree Small Business Management


This curriculum is designed to provide students with the necessary information and skills to start, manage, and promote a small business enterprise in today’s global environment. Focusing on the steps involved in building a business, the program covers all aspects of business ownership and the ways to develop one’s entrepreneurial abilities.

To earn an Associate Degree students must complete:

  1. all major course requirements with a grade of C or better;
  2. Cypress College Native General Education requirements; California State University General Education Breadth requirements (CSU GE Breadth) or IGETC General Education requirements;
  3. the cultural diversity reading requirements;
  4. any elective courses to complete a minimum of 60 units; and,
  5. have a minimum GPA of 2.0.

At least 50% of all major course work must be completed at Cypress College. Courses that fulfill major requirements for an Associate Degree at Cypress College might not be the same as those required for completing the major at a transfer institution offering a Baccalaureate Degree. For information on specific university requirements, please consult with your counselor, or visit the Transfer Center.

Required Courses are listed in suggested sequence (23 untis):
MGT 161 CIntroduction to Business3
MGT 261 CSmall Business Management3
MKT 201 CSmall Business Promotion3
MKT 222 CPrinciples of Marketing3
MKT 208 CPrinciples of Selling3
MGT 266 CHuman Relations in Business3
ACCT 101 CFinancial Accounting5
Electives (6 units):6
Principles of Advertising3
Computer Information Systems3
International Marketing3
Personal Finance3
Principles of Retailing3
Principles of Supervision3
Writing for Business3
Total Units29