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    Irvine Valley College
    Jun 08, 2023  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog


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Dean: Traci Fahimi​, EdD
Academic Chair: Dan Scott, DBA, MBA
Faculty: Rick H. Boone, MBA, EdD; David P. Bugay, PhD; Roopa Mathur, PhD; June McLaughlin, Esq., LLM, LLM; John Russo, MBA; Daniel Scott, DBA, MBA


Students in lower-division management courses focus on the fundamental and intermediate principles and practices of management. Management students receive training that enables them to lead, direct, plan, organize, and make critical managerial decisions. Such training is widely applicable, and knowledge of management principles is essential to all individuals entering the various business fields.


The program in business management at Irvine Valley College prepares students to enter management positions in the public and private sector in such areas as retail, wholesale, trades, banking, import/export, small business, and government. The curriculum includes lower division courses that are transferable to four-year colleges and universities for those attending to pursue a baccalaureate degree. Completion of this program will give students knowledge and understanding of business management within related fields in the industry.

Potential Careers (For Non-Transfer Degree Recipients)

Business managers formulate the policies and direct the operations of corporations, nonprofit institutions, and government agencies. They are found in nearly all work settings in a variety of industries, such as the following:

  • Accounting
  • Advertising and Marketing
  • Construction
  • Distribution
  • Financial Services
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Logistics
  • Real Estate
  • Retail
  • Travel and Hospitality

Upon completion of the baccalaureate degree, students will be prepared for careers in specialized areas such as:

  • Marketing
  • Advertising
  • Sales
  • General Management
  • Accounting
  • Financial Services
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Human Resources Management
  • Purchasing
  • Customer Relations Management

Upon completion of the associate degree, students will be prepared for various entry-level positions within these same organizations, for promotion from technical and specialty job functions into management positions, and/or for transfer to a baccalaureate program.


    Associate in ArtsAssociate in ScienceAssociate in Science for TransferCertificate of AchievementCertificate of Proficiency

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