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About the Program

A business degree or certificate can provide you with the knowledge and skills to start your own company or pursue studies in a more specialized field. 

I chose to study business at Foothill because it’s a foot above the rest! 

- Liam May

Our courses cover everything from marketing and management to finance and international business.

Our classes are taught by local industry leaders, venture capitalists and entrepreneurs.  

Numerous entry-level positions are available for students pursuing a degree or certificate in business.

Featured Classes for Winter

BUSI 96: Entrepreneurship — Starting & Managing a Small Business


The class is an introduction to business and entrepreneurship, with many guest speakers who have either built companies or who participate in the ecosystem of building companies, including those who finance young companies. 

The 12-week course will include a final project: presenting a business plan for a start up company.

Instructor Mike Dorsey is a venture capitalist, investing in social purpose companies for 16 years, including Telsa, Solar City, Proterra, Pandora, Revolution Foods, CareDx, Amava, Shared-X and others.  Prior to this, he was an investment banker to emerging growth companies for 20 years.

If you've considered starting a business, this is the class for you!

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New Digital Marketing Certificate Available 2020-2021

Foothill College is partnering with Facebook, Inc. to create a new Facebook Digital Marketing Certificate Program. This online academic certificate program will include courses about foundational digital marketing skills and tools, such as Facebook Ad Manager, Microsoft Excel, and Google Analytics. LEARN MORE

8% Projected growth for business occupations through 2024

Transfer Students

What can you do with a degree in business?

  • Account Executive
  • Advertising Coordinator
  • Bookkeeper/ Payroll Clerk
  • Business Owner/Manager
  • Buyer
  • Credit Manager
  • Customer Service Manager/Representative
  • Department Manager
  • Financial Planning Assistant
  • Loan Coordinator
  • Management Trainee
  • Store Manager
  • Marketing Assistant
  • Merchandiser
  • Paralegal
  • Personal Banker
  • Real Estate appraiser
  • Real Estate Broker
  • Sales Manager/Representative
  • Supervisor
  • Visual Marketing Specialist

Degree & Program Types

Check out this list for a quick view of our business programs. For program requirements and full course listings, view degrees and certificates information.

Associate in Arts Degree

  • Business Administration

Associate Degree for Transfer


View the course catalog for descriptions, along with links to currently offered classes.

Gateway Courses

  • Busi 11: Info. Systems
  • Busi 18: Business Law I
  • Busi 19: Business Law II
  • Busi 22: Principles of Business
  • Busi 53: International Business
  • Busi 53A: Business Communications and Technologies
  • Busi 59: Marketing

Functional Courses

  • Busi 57: Advertising
  • Busi 62: Salesmanship
  • Busi 59A: Web Marketing
  • Busi 59B: E-Business
  • Busi 60: Corp. Finance
  • Busi 61: Investments
  • Busi 70: Business Ethics
  • Busi 87: Human Resources Management
  • Busi 91L:Business Applications 

Capstone Courses

  • Busi 90A: Management
  • Busi 95: Entrepreneurship - Business Planning
  • Busi 96: Entrepreneurship - Starting Small Business and Management
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Please Contact Us!

Business Department Chair


Room 3018 Main Campus

Division Office Contacts

Sara Seyedin, Acting Division Dean
To meet with the dean, contact the Student & Faculty Support Center.
Business & Social Sciences Division

Download 2017 CTE Licensure Pass & Placement Rates

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