Welcome to Business Administration

Welcome to the Los Angeles Valley College Department of Business Administration. We provide a comprehensive set of classes that give you the tools to be successful in business. Whether your goals are to transfer to a university and complete a four year degree, earn an associate’s degree or certificate, master skills for a new career, advance in your current career, or obtain the skills to start a new business you are in the right place.

Research shows and our business advisers agree that employers hire employees who communicate effectively, take initiative, are team players, and exhibit professional behavior and leadership. This is why most of our classes include real-life team projects and class presentations. We provide you with several opportunities to build and sharpen your skills to:

  • Lead
  • Build effective teams
  • Communicate professionally
  • Present effectively
  • Facilitate meetings

We offer six AA degree options and eight different certificates of achievement. You can earn a certificate in as little as one year and an AA degree in two.

For more information about our department and programs, please explore our website or contact us directly.

Kevin Sanford, PhD, MBA
Associate Professor 
Chair, Business Administration Department


At Los Angeles Valley College, your career success is our goal.

Victoria Skinner

Women Walking

"Corporate lay-offs forced me to seek retraining. As an older student, I chose Valley College‘s Accounting Certification program. I was able to complete the program in 10 months and quickly found employment. I am very grateful for the new career opportunities that the business department at Valley College provided me."

- Certificate of Achievement in Business: Accounting
Los Angeles Valley College

Our AA and Certificate Programs are as follows:


  • Certificate of Achievement in
    Accounting (6 courses)
  • Certificate of Achievement in
    Banking and Finance (5 - 6 courses)
  • Certificate of Achievement in
    Business Essentials (4 - 5 courses)
  • Certificate of Achievement in
    Business Management (6 courses)
  • Certificate of Achievement in
    Marketing (6 courses)
  • Certificate of Achievement in
    Property Management (6 courses)
  • Certificate of Achievement in
    Real Estate (6 courses)
  • Certificate of Achievement in
    Retail Management (8 courses)


  • Associate of Arts (AA) Degree in
  • Associate of Arts (AA) Degree in
    Banking and Finance
  • Associate of Science (AS-T) Degree in
    Business Administration
  • Associate of Arts (AA) Degree in
  • Associate of Arts (AA) Degree in
  • Associate of Arts (AA) Degree in
    Real Estate

    Ajay Hira – Yogurtland, Fresno

    Man Lying Down Studying

    “The LAVC Business department shows the care and compassion all students should receive in a college setting. Their dedication to create opportunities and advancements for their students inspires us to be exceptional business leaders within our community. Thank you Valley College for setting such an amazing example!”

    Fredman Quinonez, Business Student

    Students in Class

    "My experience here at the LAVC Business department has been a great one. Most classrooms are student- friendly, and the staff is very helpful and attentive. Overall, I feel that this department has made me a better student and has prepared me for success at a four year university and in the working world.

    - Los Angeles Valley College