It's the engine that drives our economy. It's the reason we get up in the morning and why we go to work. And a career in business can be among the most exciting, fulfilling, and lucrative choices you can make. From small, independent business to major corporate and organizational management, the world of business provides endless opportunities. The business leaders of tomorrow will be playing on a global field and will require a variety of skills and knowledge in both new and traditional core disciplines.
From writing a formal business plan to advanced marketing techniques, to retail management, entrepreneurship skills, human resource and labor relations, and even business law, Evergreen Valley College offers a comprehensive assortment of courses to meet your career and professional requirements. The workforce needs trained managers and leaders, visionaries as well as administrators. But before you can implement those dreams, you'll need to know the standards and operating dynamics of how business works, and that's where we come in.
This course provides a general review of basic mathematics needed for success in business. Topics include percentage, discounts, payroll, interest, retailing, and other business applications. Students will develop business math competencies for fields such as accounting, management, retailing, real estate, administrative assistant, or marketing.
Lecture Hours: 3 | Lab Hours: None | Repeatable: No | Grading: O
Prerequisite: 3 units of MATH 310 with P grade or placement based on assessment
Advisory Level — Read: 3 | Write: 3 | Math:
Transfer Status: None | Degree Applicable: AS
Students will learn how to develop a business plan for the creation of a business, including the organizing, marketing, operating and financing of a business. Risk analysis will be covered also.
Lecture Hours: 3 | Lab Hours: None | Repeatable: No | Grading: L
Advisory Level — Read: 3 | Write: 3 | Math: 1
Transfer Status: CSU | Degree Applicable: AA/AS
This course explores the complex process of entrepreneurship from identifying a viable business idea, to creating a successful start-up, including planning for growth and continuing innovation, as well as avoiding pitfalls while launching an idea into a business. This course provides a good introduction for individuals seeking to create and manage a start-up business.
Students will study the principles of entrepreneurship, and focus on the entrepreneurial process, opportunity recognition, entry strategies, market opportunities, the development of a successful business plan, and making financial projections. The material is presented through methodologies of lecture, discussion, current events, Internet research, case studies, and computerized assignments.
This course introduces statistics with an emphasis on business applications. Students will learn how to collect, analyze, interpret, and present numerical data for the purpose of making more effective decisions. Topics include: collection and presentation of data, measures of central value and spread, probability, sampling and the sampling distribution of the sample average, estimation via confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, and regression and correlation. This course requires the use of quantitive skills acquired in intermediate algebra and finite math. Concurrent enrollment in the BUS 060L is strongly recommended.
Prerequisite: MATH 013 with C or better
Advisory Level — Read: 3 | Write: 3 | Math: 0
Transfer Status: CSU/UC | Degree Applicable: AA/AS
BUS 60L is a recommended corequisite course of BUS 060, Fundamentals of Business Statistics. This course provides hands-on computer experience using software to augment and demonstrate concepts presented in the BUS 060 class.
Units: 0.5 - 1
Lecture Hours: None | Lab Hours: 1.5 - 3 | Repeatable: No | Grading: O
Corequisite: BUS 060
Advisory Level — Read: 3 | Write: 3 | Math: 3
This course deals with employee-employer relationships in the areas of state and federal labor laws, collective bargaining, and dispute resolution. The rights and obligations of employees, union, and employers, employment discrimination, the rights to organize, picket, and strike, collective bargaining, & the structures & procedures of regulatory agencies are examined. The labor contract is examined with attention on its purpose, structure, functions and grievance procedure. Students will examine how labor and management negotiate and collaborate in determining conditions of employment, such as wages, training, promotion. Alternative dispute resolution systems will be evaluated for solving workplace problems.
Prerequisite: BUS 082 with C or better or equivalent.
Transfer Status: CSU | Degree Applicable: AS
This course covers the principles and concepts of management. It includes planning, organizing, coordinating and controlling in the firm; social responsibility and ethics in business, decision-making, communications, and budgetary control.
Advisory Level — Read: 2 | Write: 2 | Math:
Retail Management introduces students to the principles and practices of retail store operations. All major topics will be covered: consumers, site location, designing, staffing, and organizing, developing the retail offering and getting merchandise into the store, developing and controlling the merchandise plan, setting and adjusting retail prices, promotional activities, the importance of environmental influences, financial statements and operations control.
Advisory Level — Read: 3 | Write: 3 | Math: 2
This course is an introduction to the management of human resources. Understanding the impact and accountability to the organization in terms of human resource activities, global human resource strategies, social and organizational realities, legal implications affecting people at work, union/nonunion practices, comparable work, employee compensation and benefits, and employee rights will be covered and emphasized.
Prerequisite: BUS 082 with C or better
Students study laws and regulations affecting business decisions including legal concepts and cases in the areas of ethics, business torts, contracts, consumer and merchant sales, competition, environment, agency, employment and business organizations. This is a transfer equivalent course.
Students are introduced to the business functions and practices as they have developed over time in the U.S. Students will be introduced to topics such as organizational structure and behavior, management, marketing, finance and accounting, operations and information systems, and ethical responsibilities of corporations. Special emphasis will be placed on the emergence of global business, its impact and the significance of small businesses.
Advisory Level — Read: 4 | Write: 4 | Math: 2
This course provides students with an introduction to the theory and practice of marketing as well as the integration of marketing activities of a business. Students will study about marketing research, management of products and services, pricing policies and strategies, channels of distribution, physical distribution and logistics management, promotion strategies and tactics, government regulations, and marketing ethics.
Individual or small groups of students who would benefit from Independent Study under the direction of faculty members in specific or related disciplines may develop individualized learning contracts designed to enhance their individual instructional programs. The students and the faculty member in consultation with the Division Dean will determine appropriate learning objectives and activities as well as the number of units to be earned. Instructions and the Learning Contract forms are available in the Division office. Repeatable to a maximum of 9 units across all disciplines.
Units: 0.5 - 9
Lecture Hours: None | Lab Hours: 1.5 - 27 | Repeatable: 17 | Grading: L
Work Experience is designed for students who work or volunteer in a field related to their career major. Students are required to provide evidence that they are enrolled in a career program (e.g., education plan or coursework in a career/technical subject area). Students can earn one unit of credit for each 60 hours of unpaid volunteer time or 75 hours of paid work during the semester. Students can repeat Career/Technical Work Experience, combined with General Work Experience, or alone, up to a maximum of 16 units. Internship/job placement is not guaranteed.
Units: 1 - 8
Lecture Hours: None | Lab Hours: 1.81 | Repeatable: 15 | Grading: O
Corequisite: Be employed or a volunteer at an approved work-site for the minimum number of hours per unit as stipulated for paid and unpaid status.