The Business Management program at Long Beach City College is designed to prepare students for entry-level management positions in a wide variety of industries. It is also designed to help current managers reskill or upskill their learning to prepare them for future management opportunities. 

Long Beach City College’s Business Management program develops the knowledge and critical-thinking skills that prepare students to make informed and ethically responsible business decisions. Students study under professors with real-world industry experience, who incorporate practical knowledge into their instruction.

The courses taught in the Business Management track include Introduction to Management, Human Resource Management, Leadership & Supervision, Organizational Behavior, and Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship.


(Program Video: LBCC Career Technical Education, Business Management – Entrepreneurship)


Business: Management, Associate in Arts degree (AA)
Business: Management, Certificate of Achievement (ACH)
Business: Foundations of Management, Certificate of Accomplishment (ACC)
Foundations of Entrepreneurship, Certificate of Accomplishment (ACC)

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Introduction to Business

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Principles of Accounting

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Introduction to Accounting

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Business Law

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Intro to Management

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Human Resource Management

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Leadership & Supervision

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Management & Organizational Behavior

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Small Business Entrepreneurship

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View Course Descriptions on LBCC College Catalog.


Careers in management can be developed in any industry, ranging from front-line supervisors to mid-managers to senior management. Every organizational enterprise, whether profit, non-profit, social or entrepreneurial needs a planner and a leader. Learn more about various Business Management jobs in the Greater Los Angeles area.

Major in Operations Supply Chain Management at CSULB.


  • General & Operations Managers
  • Human Resource Managers
  • Training & Development Managers
  • Management Analysts
  • Marketing Managers
  • Compensation & Benefits Managers
  • Sales Managers
  • Financial Managers
  • Logistics Managers
  • Administrative Services Managers
  • Property & Real Estate Managers
  • Managers
To explore potential jobs in this field of study, we strongly urge you to visit LBCC Career Center. Working with a career counselor, we will assess your strengths, skills, interests, and accomplishments to help you identify internship opportunities and career goals that match your educational and professional needs.


Do the Department of Business Administration & Economics faculty have real-world business experience? 

Yes, nearly every member of our faculty has a strong professional background in their concentration.  

How long does it take to complete the program?

Depending on the number of units you take and whether you are a full-time or part-time student, completing a certificate program can take as little as one semester and completing an associate degree program can take about two years.

Make a 30-minute appointment with an academic counselor to receive services in educational plans, transcript evaluation, and career planning.

How much does the program cost?

Please visit Financial Aid for tuition cost and Federal Work Study information.

Who are the Career & Technical Education (CTE) counselors?


Please visit the Counseling Office for Academic Counseling, Career Exploration, Educational Planning, College Transfer, Student Resources, and many others to help you achieve your educational goals.

What is the difference between a transfer degree (AA-T/AS-T) and a traditional AA/AS degree?

  • The traditional AA-Business degree has been designed for those who are in pursuit of an Associate degree with a stronger and more immediate career focus, such as securing a job opportunity or a job promotion.  Since most of the courses on this degree are transferable to a baccalaureate granting institution, you will still have the opportunity to complete your bachelors degree when the time is more appropriate.  This degree offers 5 distinct career paths – accounting, general business, international business, management and marketing. 
  • The CSU transfer degree has been developed as a fast-track degree for transfer into the CSU system.  The course requirements for the transfer degree have been developed as a collaborative effort by Community College and CSU faculty and this degree will help you to create a clear path from LBCC to a CSU campus, once you have met the stated requirements, which can be found in the Curriculum Guide section.  We offer both an AS-T in Business Administration and an AA-T in Economics. 

What is the difference between a certificate of achievement and a certificate of accomplishment? 

  • Completion of a Certificate of Achievement can be an end in itself or can, after completing the necessary GE requirements, lead to the attainment of one of our Associate degrees.   
  • The Certificates of Accomplishment are lower unit certifications (usually 9-12 units) which are tied to a specific skillset and are generally used as stepping stones on the path to obtain a Certificate of Achievement and eventually to an Associate degree.  They can also be instrumental in career advancement. 

How do I receive my degree or certificate after I finish the coursework?

You will need to complete an application for your degree or certificate and submit that application to the LBCC Admissions & Records office. Read how to apply for graduation and receive your degree or certificate for more details.

How to transfer and lookup comparable course listings?

To help determine if courses taken at other schools are comparable to Long Beach City College courses, please visit LBCC Transfer Evaluation System (TES).

For more transfer information, please visit LBCC Transfer Center.