Specialized Associate Degree – Business

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Empire College can help you expand your potential for assumption of supervisory or management responsibilities through this multi-disciplined associate degree in business program with concentrations in communications, project management, accounting, entrepreneurship, and all office skills required of highly placed personnel.

Objective: This program is designed to prepare the graduate to be a leader and decision maker in business and other organizations in the California wine country. The emphasis on entrepreneurship includes creating, financing, marketing and managing a business. Special emphasis is placed on the accounting essentials and legal aspects in business.

This associate business degree in Santa Rosa, California, concentrates on critical-thinking and decision-making skills with special emphasis on business management, software certifications, event and meeting planning, marketing, project management, leadership, and motivation. Other current topics include social media marketing, human resource management, e-commerce, and green business practices. A comprehensive 120-hour internship is included for those students who quality.

We focus on marketable skills. Students are prepared for certifications in the following areas: Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) in Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint; and American Hotel & Lodging Association certification in guest services. At Empire College, we can make it easier for you to earn your associate business degree in Santa Rosa, California.

Program Length: 6 quarters (18 months)
Specialized (Occupational) Associate Degree awarded upon successful completion of all graduation requirements.

This program includes the following courses:

  • Management Communications
  • Project Management
  • Records Management
  • Office Management
  • Meeting Planning
  • Event Planning for the Wine Country
  • Business Law
  • Business Meeting and Travel Planning
  • Entrepreneurship: Creating, Financing, Marketing & Managing a Business
  • Accounting
  • Various Computer, Internet and Microsoft courses
  • Business and Financial Math
  • Social Media Marketing
  • And many more comprehensive courses

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My boyfriend went to Empire College and majored in I.T. He told me to check out the college, and when I did, I knew that Empire was the school for me.

Haley Cleveland

Business Graduate, A/P Accounting Clerk, Dasco Inc.

One of the things that I appreciate about going to Empire College was that the training was so hands-on.

Yesenia Avalos

Medical Assistant Coordinator, West County Health Centers

Walking across the graduation stage already employed with a full-time job was very gratifying.

Nancy Clark

Paralegal, Galanti & Copenhaver, Inc.

I had a lot of friends go through Empire who had a great experience. If you want a solid IT foundation to get out in the workforce, it’s the place to be.

Blake Buchanan

Service Desk Analyst, Davita Medical Group