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Administration and Information Systems

Fundamentals of business, economics and administration

With an understanding of economic policies, management and accounting principles, and office software like spreadsheets and schedules, you'll be prepared for leadership in diverse professional settings. Pursuing a degree in Administration and Information Systems not only positions you for managerial roles in business and the public sector, but also equips you for a variety of careers in administrative support, customer service, sales, accounting, bookkeeping, and public relations.

Programs of Study

  • A
    Associate Degree
  • T
    Transfer Degree
  • C
    Credit Certificate
  • N
  • Limited Enrollment
    Limited Enrollment
  • Online Options Available
    Online Options

Administration and Information Systems

Associate of Arts

  • A
  • Online Options Available

Administration and Information Systems entails the study of theories, procedures and practices and the acquisition of skills necessary to function productively and effectively in an administrative work environment. 

Students completing associate degrees in obtain entry-level positions or choose to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, public administration, management information systems or related fields.

Program Code



18 Units

Why study administration and information systems?

Studying administration and information systems prepares you to work in an office environment, in management and in business. With numerous transferable courses, you're prepared to continue studies at a four-year university in business administration, accounting, and more.

What You'll Learn

  • Basic administrative terms, theories, and principles.
  • Economic systems and their role in production, distribution, and economic growth.
  • Fundamental management principles, including profit/loss, account balancing, conflict resolution, customer relations, and time management.
  • Business functions such as preparing memoranda, using spreadsheets, adhering to schedules, and adapting to changes in the work environment.
  • Fundamental concepts from courses in business, public administration, economics, and information systems.
  • Ability to locate, process, and effectively utilize information.

Career Options

  • Business Analyst
  • Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Economist
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Office Manager
  • Public Administrator
  • Bank Manager
  • Business Owner