Business Administration Department

business administration department

Chair: Pamela Hawkins
925-969-2353
PHawkins@dvc.edu
BFL-214
Division: Business
  925-969-2688
Directory: Business administration faculty and staff

Possible career opportunities - Business accounting

Study in accounting prepares students for careers in booking, private and public accounting, auditing, tax preparation and administration, cost and manufacturing accounting, financial services, payroll, software systems, corporate governance and financial investigation. Some career options require more than two years of college study.

 

Possible career opportunities - Business information management

The office assistant curriculum prepares students for employment as an office assistant, office supervisor, medical or legal secretary, event coordinator, word processor, desktop publishing specialist, account assistant, or support team coordinator.

 

Associate degree and certificate program information

Degrees and certificates offered by the Business Administration Department

Associate in arts degree

  • Business - transfer (BUS)

 

Associate in science degrees

  • Accounting (BUSAC)
  • Business (BUS) 
    • specializations
      • Advanced general business
      • Business marketing
      • Management and leadership studies
      • Real estate
      • Small business management/entrepreneurship
      • Wealth management

 

Associate in science degree for transfer

  • Business administration (BUS)

 

Certificates of achievement

  • Advanced accounting (BUSAC)
  • Advanced general business (BUS)
  • Bookkeeping (BUSAC)
  • Business - transfer (BUS)
  • Business marketing (BUS)
  • General accounting (BUSAC)
  • General business (BUS)
  • Management and leadership studies (BUS)
  • Office professional (BUSIM)
  • Real estate (BUS)
  • Small business management/entrepreneurship (BUS)
  • Wealth management (BUS)

 

Certificates of accomplishment

  • Business essentials (BUS)
  • Office professional essentials (BUSIM)

 

Business Administration Department Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

Business Administration Department class schedules

 

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Business faculty office hours

 

DVC Business Career Quest 2013

career quest

This extraordinary event was proudly presented by the DVC Business Department in conjunction with the DVC Business Advisory Board on Friday, April 26, 2013 from
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the BFL Community Conference Center.

Interactive workshops with local business leaders were featured, plus it was a perfect opportunity to network with community leaders while learning about business education and career paths.

The unique interactive workshops included Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management, Real Estate, Financial Services, Architecture/Construction, and Non-Profit/
Community/Government teams. Students joined with business leaders in exploring topics, innovations, and questions in these areas.

The keynote speaker was be Dick Callahan, the voice of the Oakland A's and St. Mary's Gaels basketball team. He is a well-known and important figure in Bay Area athletics programs.

Career Quest was a free event and is open to DVC students and everyone in the local community.

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Career Connections Day - Diablo Valley College Business Education Division and Rotary Club Walnut Creek

career connectionsOn Tuesday, September 25, the first annual Career Connections Day took place at The Gardens at Heather Farm in Walnut Creek. The DVC Business Administration Department and the Rotary Club of Walnut Creek cosponsored Career Connections Day, a special day to bring DVC business students and local business leaders together for a day of learning, sharing information, job shadowing, and networking.

The students and mentors arrived at 8 a.m. and began the morning with breakfast prepared by Wilma Lot Catering.

Students were matched up with mentors who worked in industries in which they are planning to major. After an hour, student rotated to new mentors, followed by a third session.

career connectionsIn all, 22 DVC business students met with 17 Rotary Club mentors. The mentors who volunteered their time were small business owners and entrepreneurs: a financial advisor, a food and beverage manager, an event planner, a technical writer, a franchise business owner, a banking VP and senior IT manager, a bank branch manager, an executive director of a nonprofit organization, a community education coordinator for a nonprofit, a city manager, a postmaster, a sales engineer for a telecommunications company, an attorney, a CEO with Boy Scouts of America, and a professional videographer.

career connectionsAfter lunch the students got to hear four Rotary members give a keynote address about the Four-Way Ethics Test that can be used to make ethical decisions:
1. Is it the truth?
2. Is it fair to all concerned?
3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

We want to thank the Rotary Club of Walnut Creek for giving our students this memorable, beneficial, and very special day!

 

Career Connections Day in the news

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business administrationThe Business Administration Department offers a variety of courses in the areas of accounting, office administration, computer applications, and business English/communications.

Using technology in a business settingWhether you are working toward your AA degree, taking courses to transfer to a four-year college or university, earning a certificate, or updating your skills, we have the courses you need.

So take time to look at our course offerings, certificate programs (see list above), and current class schedule. Also take this opportunity to find out about our faculty. We care about your future!

Drop in counseling is available for business students on Thursdays from 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. in the Counseling Center. No appointment is needed and walk-ins are welcomed.

 

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