Every company needs people who can establish and implement the policies that will make it run smoothly and successfully. Administrators and managers do this by both overseeing the every-day operation processes and evaluating employee performance. Some specific career opportunities in business administration and management include office manager, sales manager, personnel officer and program coordinator. The variety and range of job duties in business administration and management is related to the size of the organization and the level of specialized skills and experience of the managerial professional. Opportunities in business administration and management exist in almost all environments, including for- and not-for-profit businesses, professional organizations, educational institutions and all levels of government.

Employment Outlook

The California Employment Development Department (EDD) collects data about the state’s workforce. These data include information about the number of people employed in the field, job outlook, and wage information. The California EDD predicts for the period 2008-2018 the number of openings for sales managers to increase by over 15% and administrative services managers to increase by nearly 8%. For more detailed information about positions in the business administration and management fields, check the California Occupational Guide for the occupations listed below: http://www.labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov/occguides/Search.aspx.

  • Administrative Services Managers (SOC 11-3011)
  • General and Operations Managers (SOC 11-1021)

Necessary Education and Skills for Career Success

Two women work together on a project.Business principles and skills are changing faster than ever in the twenty-first century. Individuals interested in careers in business and management should be able to plan and evaluate work processes, have excellent written and verbal communications skills, work well under pressure with frequent interruptions, and possess strong leadership skills. Business professionals need the ability to work comfortably with many different personality types and with people from diverse cultural backgrounds.

General Info About the Program

De Anza College offers certificate and degree programs to help individuals prepare for employment opportunities in the business administration, management, and supervision in a variety of sectors: private industry, non-profit, and government. These programs can be built from a broad selection of courses that allows students to discover where they might be interested in directing their careers.

Business Administration and Management Certificate and Degree Programs

Certificates of Achievement

Associate Degrees (A.A.)

Associate in Science for Transfer Degree (A.S.-T)

For more information contact the Business Administration and Management Department
Business, Computer Science, and Applied Technologies Division
De Anza L14
(408) 864-8796,8797

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