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If you’ve ever wondered whether you can bank on a business degree, consider this: In 2017, nearly one third of all job openings in California were for business and finance-related jobs. On top of that, the Los Angeles/Orange County region boasts the largest number of small businesses and the highest total of small business sales in the state. 

In order to meet the growing demand for employees with an understanding of business, IVC’s Business and Management programs offer a variety of degree and certificate options, giving students the practical skills they need to succeed in the world of commerce. 

Traditional, two-year Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees are available in Business Administration, Business Management, Manufacturing Assistant, and Supervision. Those who wish to enter the workforce more quickly, or upgrade their current skills to achieve a promotion can choose from Certificates of Achievement (COA) in Business Management, Manufacturing Assistant, Retail Management, and Supervision.

Feeling entrepreneurial? If you’ve got the itch to start your own business, or even join a startup, IVC offers specialized Certificates of Proficiency in Entrepreneurial Planning and Presentation, Entrepreneurship Skills, Idea Development and Opportunity Recognition for Entrepreneurs, Research Tools for Entrepreneurs, and Understanding Entrepreneurial Operations. 

No matter what your career goals, IVC’s online and on-site classes, affordable tuition, and career-focused courses make a career education in Business Science a wise investment that is sure to pay dividends down the road!

Ready to launch a Future BUILT career in Business? It all starts at Irvine Valley College!

 

What You Need to Know

What Degrees and Certificates Are Available to Me?
IVC offers a variety of program types to help build your future-proof career! 


Associate in Arts and Associate in Science Degrees
These two-year college degrees are designed for students who want to gain in-depth understanding of a particular field in order to enter a specific profession or to prepare for further education at a technical or trade school, or a four-year college or university.

IVC Offers an AA Degree in:
Business Administration

IVC Offers AS Degrees in:
Business Management
Manufacturing Assistant
Supervision


Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) Degrees 
Like the AA, these degrees give students an in-depth understanding of a particular field but differ in that they are specifically designed to help students transfer seamlessly to a 4-year California State University where they can complete a bachelor’s degree.

IVC Offers an AS-T Degree in:
Business Administration


Certificates of Achievement
Certificates of Achievement are state-approved certificates that acknowledge workplace competencies and job readiness in a particular field. In many cases, the courses that comprise a certificate of achievement are the same as those required for an associate degree, minus the General Education courses.

IVC Offers COAs in:
Business Management
Manufacturing Assistant
Retail Management
Supervision


Certificates of Proficiency
Certificates of Proficiency acknowledge basic workplace abilities and are designed for students who want to enter the workforce quickly or upgrade their job skills. These certificates have a total credit requirement of less than 18 units and are designed and approved by local business leaders in order to make them as practical as possible. 

IVC Offers COPs in:
Entrepreneurial Planning and Presentation
Entrepreneurship Skills
Idea Development and Opportunity Recognition for Entrepreneurs
Research Tools for Entrepreneurs
Understanding Entrepreneurial Operations

Make sure your class schedule is built for success. Visit the course catalog to see what classes you need to earn your degree or certificate in Business.

Irvine Valley College is proud to provide our communities with affordable, accessible Career Education opportunities. Click for details on on program costs and fees for the following program areas:

Business Management
Manufacturing Assistant
Retail Management
Supervision

Financial Aid, Scholarships & Grants

Want to learn how financial aid, scholarships and grants can make college more affordable? IVC’s Financial Aid Office has all the information you need!

School of Business Sciences
Department Offices: 949-451-5310

Bennet Tchaikovsky, JD, CPA
School Chair/Associate Professor, Business Sciences 
949-451-5714 
Faculty Website

Dr. David Bugay
Assistant Professor, Business Management
949-451-5577
Faculty Website

Dr. Daniel Scott
Professor, Business Management
949-451-5545
Faculty Website

John Russo
Associate Professor, Business Management and Entrepreneurship
949-451-5518
Faculty Website

Traci Fahimi
Dean, Business Sciences
(949) 451-5204
Faculty Website

IVC Business graduates are building successful futures in careers like these, and more! Here are some in-demand job titles and their average yearly salaries.

General Operations Managers = $102,835 
Financial Managers, Branch or Department = $125,050 
Sales Managers = $103,142 
Human Resources Managers = $119,309 
First-line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers = $36,499 
First-line Supervisors of Food Preparations and Serving Workers = $29,165 
Logistics Managers = $86,554 
Purchasing Managers = $115,354 

Average Salary In This Field

Average Salary In This Field

$29,165 to
$125,050
Per Year

Potential Careers

Potential Careers

Financial Manager
Sales Manager
HR Manager
Logistics Manager

Have Questions? Talk To A Counselor!

You’ve made an independent choice to boost your life and career through Career Education at IVC… but you’re not alone! Talk to a counselor for information on getting started, planning your career pathway, and more!

Our Students Love Us!

“I’m at CSUF now and I think IVC did a good job of preparing me for the business program here. I also just finished my third interview with Northwestern Mutual in order to land a financial advisor internship. I have a good feeling about it!”
- Jake Miknuk, IVC Alum
“I was a student at a foreign university before but decided to move to the United States to start over. One of my favorite classes was MATH 253. My professor was really awesome!”
- Hon Ying Man, IVC Student
“If I could tell another student about IVC, I would tell them how great the counseling center is. They are very helpful and are able to guide you in the correct path when deciding to transfer to a four-year school.”
- Sierra Salzetti, IVC Alum