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The American economy offers ever-increasing opportunities in business careers and Merced College provides training in a variety of business fields. The suggested courses of study prepare the student for immediate employment in business.

The Business Administration program is designed to prepare students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to earn a Bachelor in Arts or Science Degree. Students take classes to complete general education requirements and combine business classes in accounting, computer science, and business law to complete the General Business program. Upon transferring to a four-year college or university, student may choose a concentration in areas such as accounting, business, education, executive secretarial administration, finance, management information, marketing, and real estate.

The Business Division is equipped to offer the following preparations:

  • Career training and retraining.
  • Lower division courses for students planning to transfer to four-year colleges and universities.
  • Short, intensive programs for those who wish to specialize in one area with immediate employment in mind.
  • Electives for students in other divisions.

Counselors and advisors assist students in making a wise choice of courses which prepare them for employment suited to their aptitudes and interests. Education for professional business careers in management and ownership challenge the most capable students.

Students planning to transfer and pursue a bachelor's degree program should check carefully the requirements of the specific majors in the catalog of the four-year college or university of their choice and consult with their counselors.

Business Degree & Certificate Programs

For Additional Information

For more information regarding Business Program or registration, call (209) 384-6120 or visit the Lesher Student Services Center to speak with a counselor.

Business Faculty
Karen Fritz
VOC-32
(209) 386-6684
Annette Haugen  VOC-34 (209) 384-6387
Jonae Pistoresi
VOC-31
(209) 384-6051