This degree is designed to facilitate the student’s passage from Riverside City College to the California State University (CSU) System with an Associate in Science in Business Administration for Transfer degree. This degree will satisfy the lower division requirements for the eventual conferral of the Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration at a CSU. With this degree the student will be prepared for transfer to the university upper division level. Additionally, the intent of an associate degree for transfer is to assist students in seamlessly transferring to a CSU.

Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate use of technology and application software to analyze and solve business decisions.
  • Demonstrate mathematical and accounting procedures used for business specific calculations and decisions.
  • Demonstrate the application of economic and business theories to develop effective business processes.


Required Courses (24-26 units) Units
ACC-1A Principles of Accounting I 3
ACC-1B Principles of Accounting II 3
BUS-18A Business Law I 3
ECO-7*/7H* Principles of Macroeconomics/Honors 3
ECO-8*/8H* Principles of Microeconomics/Honors 3
Electives A Choose from list A Below 3-4
Electives B Choose from the List Below 6-7
Electives - List A (3-4 units) Units
MAT-4* Finite Mathematics 3
MAT-5* Calculus for Business and Life Sciences 4
MAT-12*/12H* Statistics/Honors 4
PSY/SOC-48 Statistics for Behavioral Sciences 3
Electives - List B (6-7 units) Select any course from List B or any course not used in list A. Only one statistics course allowed.  Units
CIS-1A Introduction to Computer Information Systems 3
BUS-10/10H Introduction to Business/Honors 3
BUS-24 Business Communications 3

*Courses may also be used to fulfill general education requirements for the CSUGE or IGETC pattern, please confer with a counselor.

Note: Updates to the Business Administration ADT are pending until chaptering at the State Chancellor's Office. See catalog addendum for final requirements.

Associate in Science for Transfer Degree
Transfer degree will be awarded upon completion of 60 California State University (CSU) transferable units including the above major requirements and the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or California State University General Education (CSUGE) requirements and with a minimum grade point average of 2.0. All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of “C” or better (or a “P” if taken as Pass/No Pass).