Online Business Administration Degree and Certificate

Earn Your Business Administration Degree or Certificate Online

Do you want to start a career in business? Do you want to learn business skills that can lead to career advancement opportunities? Wherever you are on your career path, the Associate’s of Business Administration degree or Certificate of Completion will give you the knowledge and skills necessary to develop into a business professional.

SJVC’s online Business Administration program offers a certificate of completion or associate of science degree so you can choose the option that works best for you. Graduates can earn a Business Administration Certificate in approximately 8 months or an A.S. in Business Administration in about 15 months. Each option is delivered 100 percent online for maximum schedule flexibility and convenience.

Concentrations

After taking foundational courses in essential business concepts, students of SJVC’s online Business Administration program will complete additional online courses in one of three concentrations:

  • Business Management
  • Retail Management
  • Business Accounting

This feature of the program means you can focus your study on an area of business that’s most interesting or important to you. By allowing you to match up your personal interests with your professional career goals, SJVC’s online Business Administration degree or certificate will lay the foundation for your continued success in the future.

Learning Outcomes

All students enrolled in the Business Administration program learn core business principles and skills, including administrative operations and procedures, and human resource management. As students move through the program and begin to take additional coursework specific to their chosen concentration, they will explore more in-depth topics and learn specialized skills that will benefit them in their careers or as they pursue more education beyond an associate’s degree or certificate.

Some of the skills specific to each concentration include:

Business Management Concentration

  • Financial management
  • Managerial leadership
  • Sales and marketing

Retail Management Concentration

  • Customer service
  • Sales strategies
  • Retail supply chain management

Business Accounting Concentration

  • Payroll accounting management
  • Accounting software systems
  • Merchandising accounting

What Can You Do with an Associate’s Degree or Certificate in Business Administration?

Employers look to hire professionals who are familiar with basic business practices and technologies. SJVC’s online Business Administration program will prepare you for a wide range of business-related careers thanks to the mixture of foundational curriculum and specialized concentration coursework. Our Business Administration program will qualify you for a career in:

  • Bookkeeping
  • Retail Management
  • Operations Management
  • Human Resources
  • Customer Service
  • And more!

In addition to laying the foundation for entry into a professional career field, earning your associate’s degree or certificate also gives you the option to continue your education. With more education comes more opportunities and higher earning potential, and it all starts with a certificate or associate’s degree.

Is an Associate’s Degree or Certificate in Business Worth It?

Earning an associate’s degree or certificate in business administration can make an impact on your life. First, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that persons age 25 and over with associate’s degrees earn roughly 20 percent more than those with just a high school education.¹ A recent study by the American Institutes for Research (AIR) on the value of an associate’s degree concluded that the associate’s degree is a good investment even after factoring in the costs to earn the degree. According to the study, workers with an associate’s degree earn on average $259,000 more in lifetime earnings than high school graduates.²

Start on a Path Toward Career Advancement Today

Learn important business management skills, increase your earning potential and accelerate your professional career with an online associate’s degree or certificate in business administration from SJVC. Call 855-667-9557 to learn more, or fill out the “request information” form to get started.

¹http://www.bls.gov/emp/ep_chart_001.htm

²http://www.air.org/sites/default/files/Value_of_an_Associate_Degree_10.13.pdf

Online Business Administration Degree and Certificate Program Details

Business Administration Certifications

Students who enroll in the program will take foundational courses in essential business concepts. Students then go on to complete additional courses in one of three concentrations, and earn the associated Certifications in their concentration:

Business Management

Retail Management

Business Accounting

*Certification available to A.S. Degree graduates only in the concentration

First-time test taker fees for the Certification examinations are paid for by SJVC. These certifications enhance students’ résumés and prepare them for future career success. Testing for these certifications may be completed prior to graduation.

Career Opportunities

Employers across the U.S. look to hire business professionals who are familiar with business technology and equipment, in addition to appropriate business practices and communication.

Our Business Administration training qualifies graduates for the following careers:

  • Bookkeeper
  • Retail Manager
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Customer Service Representative

Graduation Requirements

Students must successfully complete their courses and the Career Services Seminar (CSS100) to graduate. They must also meet a minimum keyboarding speed of 45 net words per minute and minimum 10 key speed of 8,000 keystrokes per hour.

Accreditation & Approvals

Institutional Accreditation

San Joaquin Valley College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at www.accjc.org.

State Approvals

CALIFORNIA
SJVC is a private institution and is approved to operate as an accredited institution by the California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE). Approval to operate means that SJVC has been found in compliance with the standards set forth in the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (California Education Code, Title 3, Division 10, Part 59, Chapter 8) and Title 5, Division 7.5 – Private Postsecondary Education of the California Code of Regulations.

Any questions that a student may have regarding the college catalog and/or catalog supplement that have not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education at:

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 980818
West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818

Physical Address
2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400
Sacramento, CA 95833

Telephone Numbers
Toll free (888) 370-7589
(916) 431-6959

Fax Number
(916) 263-1897

Website
www.bppe.ca.gov

View additional State Approvals for SJVC.