The Field

An education in Business prepares students for a wide range of executive, administrative and managerial occupations through the study of economics, international relations, public policy, and organizational management.

In order to succeed in Business, students should have good judgment, an ability to communicate clearly and persuasively, self-confidence, good problem solving and analytical skills, leadership qualities, flexibility, and a willingness to obtain formal training in other areas. 

The Business Program at Skyline College

The Business Program at Skyline College provides challenging academic experiences in a wide variety of business specializations that prepare students with a foundation in business, accounting, economics, and data processing.

We offer three Associate Degrees in Business with concentrations in a variety of areas geared towards students looking to transfer to a four-year institution. We also offer seven different Business Certificates for students looking to gain an advantage once they enter the workforce. 


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The Business Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). For more information go to ACBSP's website. Skyline College was the first community college on the west coast to receive ACBSP accreditation.

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Career Outlook

Recent business graduates usually obtain entry, assistant, or junior level positions and may advance with successful work experience or additional education. Higher level positions are usually filled by promoting lower level managers who display the leadership, self-confidence, motivation, decisiveness, and flexibility required for these demanding assignments.

Specific job descriptions vary greatly by industry, by nature and size of the organization, and by level of responsibility. At the highest level of responsibility, general managers and top executives formulate policy and direct the operations of private companies and government agencies; these positions frequently require graduate level education.

Most entry- to mid-level positions in Business require a Bachelor’s Degree. The Business Programs at Skyline College offer a springboard from which to transfer to a four-year institution.

The State of California Employment Development Department provides an online Occupational Guide that provides helpful job descriptions, job outlooks and wages, and qualification requirements for a wide variety of careers. Use this guide to find more information about a career that may interest you.