The School of Business & Legal Studies

Business Management

Earn your Associate’s Degree in as little as 13-months! Or earn your Diploma in as little as 10 months!

The Business Management program at the Platt School of Business & Legal Studies prepares graduates who are interested in working in a business-related field such as sales, marketing, operations, finance, accounting, human resources, or office administration.

You can also earn your Bachelor’s Degree in as little as 25 months. You can specialize in the following areas: Business Management, Project Management, or Finance and Accounting.

Business Management
About the Program


The Business Management program is designed for students interested in starting a small business, or who are interested in working in a business-related field such as sales, marketing, operations, finance, accounting, human resources, or office administration.

Instruction to familiarize students with the core business functions is supplemented by coursework geared towards introducing and improving key business skills:

  • How to develop a business plan
  • Basic accounting and bookkeeping
  • Marketing and sales effectiveness
  • Managing and motivating employees
  • Business law
  • Becoming an entrepreneur
  • Application of selected business software

Our curriculum combines classroom learning with opportunities to apply theory to real-world business situations through group projects and case studies.

Career Opportunities

Business Management graduates typically pursue entry-level career opportunities in a broad spectrum of positions essential to operating and growing a business: sales, marketing, data analysis, bookkeeping, human resources, employee administration, and office management.

Business Management • Curriculum

The Business Management

curriculum at Platt College is designed to prepare our students to seek entry-level employment in their chosen field. Key coursework includes:

Business Foundations:
• Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
• Business Planning
• Business Law
• Marketing a Small Business
• Business Communication
• Budgeting for Small Businesses
• Employee Management

Business Tools:
• Essential Business Analytical Tools (including Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook)
• Accounting for Small Business (including Quickbooks)
• Business Tools Certification Preparation

• Entrepreneurship- foundations, history, and case studies
• Capstone course (including the development of a business plan)

Except as expressly provided in California Education Code Section 94898, Platt College reserves the right to modify policies, course schedules, curricula or courses within reason due to exigent circumstances, program upgrades and/or content changes, and to cancel programs of study, modes of delivery, upcoming start dates or individual courses as it deems necessary. If a course or program is canceled, the school may schedule course completion at a later date or refund all monies paid for the canceled course or program if the student does not wish to continue with the program at the later date. All Platt College programs are not available at all locations, please see an Admissions Representative for more information on specific enrollment information.


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