Program Description

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.


Merced College offers the following degrees/certificates in Business:

Business Administration (AS-T)
General Business (AA)
General Business (CT)
Small Business Entrepreneurship (AA) – See Entrepreneurship
Small Business Entrepreneurship (CT) – See Entrepreneurship

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.


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.