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The Business Administration program will provide you with academic knowledge and practical skills to transfer to a four-year institution, pursue a career in business, or start your own company.

Our Business Administration degrees and certificates will give you an edge in today’s competitive business world, whether you are a

  • new student looking to transfer to a four-year college
  • veteran interested in starting your own business, or
  • working professional on the way to advancing your career.

We offer courses necessary to pursue studies in specialized business fields such as marketing, management, accounting, economics, finance, business law, and international business.

You'll acquire and practice professional skills, such as business writing, presentation, teamwork and collaboration, data research and analysis, systems-thinking, critical thinking, risk-taking and decision-making, and innovation.

Upon completion, you will be able to research, analyze, interpret, and communicate business concepts, frameworks, and results in supporting roles or as a decision-maker across the full life-cycle of the business enterprise.

What Students Say

“I am pursuing a Marketing Certificate to advance my career. The Program has offered me numerous opportunities to put my knowledge into practice: build an online store, create a video ad, experience cross-channel marketing and a design digital marketing campaign. The sky is the limit!” ~ Suzette Anderson, Marketing Certificate Student

“I chose to study business at Foothill because it’s a foot above the rest! It offers a well rounded view of US industries and, due to its location, endless networking opportunities.” ~ Liam May,  International Business Student

New and Upcoming

Several new programs are under development and should be available within a couple of years. Sample initiatives under development include

  • A Leadership Institute
  • Social Entrepreneurship Projects
  • Certificates in Project Management, and International Business

Career Opportunities

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, business services is one of the fastest growing industries, with a median salary of about $64,000*. Numerous entry-level positions in marketing, management, sales, accounting and financial services are available domestically and internationally.

By offering classes that combine academic knowledge with hands-on training, our Business Administration program prepares graduates for employment in corporations, start ups, small businesses and non-profit organizations.  

A Career Certificate, AS-T or AA degree in Business Administration from Foothill College is a perfect step toward a rewarding career.

Source: *

Potential Occupations
  • Account Executive
  • Advertising Coordinator
  • Bookkeeper/ Payroll Clerk
  • Business Owner/Manager
  • Buyer
  • Credit Manager
  • Customer Service Manager/Representative
  • Department Manager
  • Financial Planning Assistant
  • Loan Coordinator
  • Management Trainee
  • Store Manager
  • Marketing Assistant
  • Merchandiser
  • Paralegal
  • Personal Banker
  • Real Estate appraiser
  • Real Estate Broker
  • Sales Manager/Representative
  • Supervisor
  • Visual Marketing Specialist

Coursework for 2016-2017 Academic Year

*(course titles abbreviated)
Gateway Courses Functional Courses Capstone Courses
  • Busi 11: Info. Systems
  • Busi 18: Bus.Law I
  • Busi 19: Bus.Law II
  • Busi 22: Principles of Business
  • Busi 53: Int'lBus.
  • Busi 53A: Bus.Communications and Technologies
  • Busi 59: Marketing
  • Busi 57: Advertising
  • Busi 62: Salesmanship
  • Busi 59A: WebMktg
  • Busi 59B: E-Business
  • Busi 60: Corp. Finance
  • Busi 61: Investments
  • Busi 70: Bus. Ethics
  • Busi 87: Human Resources Management
  • Busi 91L:BusiApplications (e.g. MS Office)
  • Busi 90A: Management
  • Busi 95: Entrepreneurship - BusinessPlanning
  • Busi 96: Entrepreneurship - Starting Small Business and Management
*Refer to schedule for specific offerings each quarter

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About Us
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