Earn a Certificate Online!

De Anza offers several different certificates and degrees in business, marketing and management – including two certificates that can be earned by taking all required courses online:
  • Certificate of achievement in Business Administration
  • Certificate of achievement in Entrepreneurship 
Some online courses may require on-campus participation in meetings or class activities.

Careers in Business and Management

young woman in officeEvery organization needs leaders who can create policies, oversee employees and processes, and steer the operation to success.

Jobs in this field can include office manager, sales manager, personnel officer and program coordinator. The range of job duties will depend on the size of the organization and its focus.

Opportunities exist in a variety of sectors, including start-ups, small and large corporations, nonprofits, professional organizations, educational institutions, healthcare organizations and all levels of government.


Employment Outlook: 2020-2030

  • The number of jobs for general and operations managers are expected to increase more than 17%, with more than 309,000 job openings during the 10-year period
  • Jobs for sales managers are expected to increase more than 16%, with more than 95,000 job openings during the 10-year period

These ten-year projections for California employment are calculated by the state Employment Development Department, which collects data about the state's workforce and economic trends.

Programs at De Anza

Award-Winning Programs

De Anza's Business Administration and Management programs have been recognized by the state Chancellor's "Workforce Stars" initiative for strong performance in these areas:
  • Business Administration students increased their earnings by more than 50% 
  • Management students found jobs in their fields 90% of the time, and more than 90% earned at or above the regional living wage
  • Entrepreneurship students increased their earnings by 76%, and more than 80% earned at or above the regional living wage

young man in officeDe Anza offers a wide range of business courses in management, marketing, human resources, international business, law, entrepreneurship and more.

You can earn several types of certificate or degree, including two certificates for which all required classes can be taken online.

Business Administration

  • Business Administration - Certificate of AchievementOnline OptionDetails for Certificate of Achievement - Business Administration

    The Business Administration Certificate of Achievement introduces the fundamental concepts and practices of business. Students obtain a basic understanding of the operation, methods and purpose of each of the major functional areas within business: management, human resources, operations, marketing, accounting and finance. Students also learn business law fundamentals.

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  • Business Administration - Associate in ArtsDetails for Associate in Arts - Business Administration

    The A.A. degree in Business Administration is a general business degree for those who want to pursue any of the numerous career possibilities in the field of business such as customer service/support representative, warehouse/distribution supervisor, payroll clerk/administrator, accounts receivable clerk, collections analyst, executive assistant or contracts administrator. This degree provides students with an understanding of basic business practices, including operations, methods and purpose, and an introduction to the major functional areas within business.

    Requirements

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  • Business Administration - Transfer MapDetails for Transfer Map - Business Administration

    A transfer map is a suggested schedule of courses to take each quarter, if you are planning to transfer and pursue a bachelor’s degree in a particular subject. These maps were created to help you get a solid footing in the subject and stay on track with courses commonly required by CSU or UC schools, but they do not guarantee your admission to any university. It’s important that you work with a counselor or academic adviser to determine exactly which classes you need to reach your particular goal.

    Transfer Map

  • Business Administration 2.0 for Transfer - Associate in Science-TransferDetails for Associate in Science-Transfer - Business Administration 2.0 for Transfer

    The Business Administration major consists of courses appropriate for the Associate in Science in Business Administration 2.0 for Transfer degree, which provides a foundational understanding of the discipline, a breadth of coursework in the discipline and preparation for transfer to any CSU that accepts the Transfer Model Curriculum (TMC). Potential careers students may enter upon completion of this program include: payroll administrator, warehouse associate, accounts receivable administrator, accounts payable administrator, retail sales, customer service, executive assistant or contracts administrator. The Associate in Science in Business Administration 2.0 for Transfer is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelors degree in Business Administration (or an approved similar major) at a CSU campus. Students completing this degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students transferring to a CSU campus that does accept this degree will be required to complete no more than 60 (semester) units after transfer to earn a bachelors degree. This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to a university or college that is not part of the CSU system. In all cases, students should consult with a counselor for more information on university admission and transfer requirements. Important information: See deanza.edu/articulation/business-ast.html for details on catalog rights and transfer advising for students who are completing or have completed version 1.0 of the Business Administration A.S.-T. degree.

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  • Business Information Worker - Certificate of AchievementOnline OptionDetails for Certificate of Achievement - Business Information Worker

    The Business Information Worker (BIW) Certificate of Achievement is designed to prepare students for entry-level office and administrative support in a variety of job positions, including general office clerks, retail salespersons, customer service representatives, receptionists and information clerks.

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  • Entrepreneurship - Certificate of AchievementOnline OptionDetails for Certificate of Achievement - Entrepreneurship

    Students pursuing the Certificate of Achievement in Entrepreneurship are taught the fundamentals of small business administration and business planning. The certificate is designed to prepare students for the challenges they are likely to encounter in starting and maintaining a small business.

    Requirements

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  • Management Information Systems Support - Certificate of AchievementOnline OptionDetails for Certificate of Achievement - Management Information Systems Support

    The Certificate of Achievement in MIS Support prepares students for employment within business as an MIS Support Specialist. Students will be introduced to the primary functions of a business, professional conduct, and concepts in software programming, business information systems and computer support. The courses incorporated in this certificate program are also transferrable toward a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in Management Information Systems.

    Requirements

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  • Management

  • Management - Certificate of AchievementDetails for Certificate of Achievement - Management

    In the Certificate of Achievement in Management, students learn the fundamentals of general business administration, management, human resources and leadership, among other areas of study. Students develop practical knowledge and skills for formal management roles or other positions of influence. Successful students will also be prepared for higher-level job responsibilities and be able to communicate more effectively. De Anza Colleges Management program is built on the ladder concept, whereby students can complete a Certificate of Achievement on their way to the A.A. degree.

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  • Management - Associate in ArtsDetails for Associate in Arts - Management

    The A.A. degree in Management prepares students for a career managing and leading employees in positions such as service manager, retail sales manager, customer service supervisor, office manager, human resources coordinator, employee benefits associate, construction project manager, hotel or hospitality supervisor or management trainee. Students learn the fundamentals of general business administration, with an emphasis on management, leadership and human resource management.

    Requirements

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  • Marketing Management

  • Marketing Management - Certificate of AchievementDetails for Certificate of Achievement - Marketing Management

    Students learn the fundamentals of general business administration, marketing, selling, advertising and other related functions. They also prepare for a wide variety of marketing-related careers. The Marketing Management program is built on the ladder concept, whereby students can complete a Certificate of Achievement on their way to the A.A. degree.

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  • Marketing Management - Associate in ArtsDetails for Associate in Arts - Marketing Management

    Students pursuing an A.A. degree in Marketing Management prepare for a wide variety of marketing-related careers such as marketing events coordinator, retail sales manager, marketing communications associate, inside sales representative, sales specialist or coordinator and sales support specialist. Students learn the fundamentals of general business administration with an emphasis on marketing, advertising, selling, international business and management.

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In addition to the programs listed above, you may be able to apply courses in this department toward General Education requirements.


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