The University of Redlands & College of Marin Partnership

The University of Redlands' partnership with College of Marin ensures a successful pathway to your bachelor's degree. Now you can earn a Bachelor of Science in Business degree from the University of Redlands School of Business & Society while attending classes in Marin.


30% Tuition Discount for College of Marin Students

We are a private, nonprofit, accredited university that offers an outstanding and highly affordable business education. The Redlands School of Business & Society is pleased to extend a 30% tuition discount to qualifying students from College of Marin. To qualify, students need at least 40 transferable units (21 of which were earned at College of Marin).

Please visit our Student Financial Services office page for the most up-to-date tuition & fee schedules and for financial aid information.

High-Quality Education Experience

Our unique undergraduate program provides a pathway for building the skills needed to succeed and make a difference in a changing world. We achieve this by:

  • Focusing on 21st century business skills that blend real-world practice, highly sought-after analytical and technical expertise, and management and communication skills highly desired by employers.
  • Integrating business and society considerations such as ethics, corporate social responsibility, and purposeful leadership into coursework.
  • Creating numerous opportunities to deepen the business learning experience through specialized concentrations, capstone consultancy projects, and study abroad programs.
  • Incorporating cutting-edge technologies, such as location analytics, into the curriculum. 

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A Career-Enhancing Curriculum

Our high-quality degree programs lead to impactful results. Each year, our graduates tell us how their degree program has helped them grow and succeed in business, including:


Percentage of graduates who cited their B.S. in Business degree improved their overall job performance


Percentage of B.S. in Business graduates who would recommend the University of Redlands School of Business & Society to a friend or colleague


Percentage of graduates who cite satisfaction with the quality of their education, their faculty, and time to graduate

Why Choose the Redlands School of Business & Society?

  • Earn your Bachelor's degree in as little as 22 months, attending class just one evening per week in Marin
  • No application fee
  • Start our program with only 40 transfer credits completed
  • The Redlands School of Business & Society now accepts transfer courses as electives if they have also been approved as electives by Cal State and UC
  • WASC & ACBSP accredited
  • Personalized advising to keep you on track
  • Access to career counseling through the University of Redlands’ Office of Career & Professional Development that will help give you an edge in the real world.

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Course Equivalencies and Degree Requirements

120 Total Credits Required for Degree

120 Total Credits Required for Degree

  •  - Minimum of 40 transferable credits required for admission to the University of Redlands on-site program.
  •  - Once matriculated with University of Redlands, students must take all remaining credits through the University of Redlands and College of Marin (this can be done concurrently).

44 Core Business Credits

44 Core Business Credits at the University of Redlands

  • BUSB 300 | Ethical and Legal Environment of Business (4 credits)
  • BUSB 301 | Critical Analysis: Written and Oral Communication (4 credits)
  • BUSB 330 | Managing and Leading Organizations (4 credits)
  • BUSB 333 | Business Information Systems (4 credits)
  • BUSB 340 | Principles of Marketing (4 credits)
  • BUSB 342 | International Business (4 credits)
  • BUSB 361 | Financial Management (4 credits)
  • BUSB 370 | Managing Quality and Operations (4 credits)
  • BUSB 433 | GIS for Business (4 credits)
  • BUSB 481 | Strategic Management (4 credits)
  • BUSB 485 | Capstone: Analysis and Integration in Business and Management (4 credits)

76 General Education / Elective Credits

76 General Education / Elective Credits

  • Arts & Humanities - Minimum of 12 credits
  • Behavioral/Social Science - Minimum of 9 credits
  • Mathematics/Science - Minimum of 9 credits [At least one course (1 credit minimum) in Natural Science]
  • Writing/Communications - Minimum of 6 credits [4 credits from this section will be earned in BUSB 301]

Elective Requirements

May include any of the following:

  • Any course(s) from IGETC / CSU-GE
  • Any course(s) from MCCD Business ADT
  • Select Military / JST courses

Core Program Courses and Course Descriptions

BUSB 300 | Ethical & Legal Environment of Business (4 credits)
Examination of moral and legal business issues in domestic and international contexts with emphasis on contemporary problems.

BUSB 301 | Critical Analysis: Written & Oral Communication (4 credits)
Deepens students' analytical skills in written and oral communication. Focus on purpose, depth, organization, research, style, and effectiveness. Special attention paid to contemporary business contexts as well as historical

BUSB 330 | Managing & Leading Organizations (4 credits)
Overview of organizational behavior and theory. Focus is on the behavior of individuals and groups within organizations. The study of organizational decision making, organizational design, culture, leadership, power and politics, and management of change. Ethics, diversity, and globalization are integrated throughout the course.

BUSB 333| Business Information Systems (4 credits)
Introductory organizational and managerial overview of information systems. Assessing and constructing data and information for decision-making, designing interactive and spatial information systems, and assessing their ethical implications. Communicating effectively in a systems development environment.

BUSB 340 | Principles of Marketing (4 credits)
Introduction to the concept of marketing and marketing principles. Focus on creating value for customers. Develops an understanding of the four elements of the marketing mix (product, price, promotion, and place/distribution) with application to product, service, profit, and not-for-profit enterprises in local, national, and international environments.

BUSB 342 | International Business (4 credits)
Examination of developments within international markets and the effects of the activities of business enterprises. Students study the effects of increasing international linkages on the role and conduct of domestic and international business functions.

BUSB 361 | Financial Management (4 credits)
Principles of financial planning, control, and analysis of the firm and the role of the financial manager within the firm.

BUSB 370 | Managing quality & Operations (4 credits)
Operations management issues and techniques to analyze problems for organizations that provide services and manufacturing products. Strategic issues and practical applications include productivity, competitiveness, supply chain management, decision making, quality management, process selection, linear programming, transportation models, forecasting, inventory management, enterprise resource planning, project management, and simulation.

BUSB 433 | GIS for Business (4 credits)
Overview of GIS and spatial analysis applied to organizations. Focus on geographic information, location-based decision making, spatial data, investment in and value of GIS, ethical aspects, and GIS strategies. Students learn through case studies and lab practice with spatial data.

BUSB 481 | Strategic Management (4 credits)
Develops analytical tools critical to assessing environments, opportunities, and threats needed to build and sustain long term competitive advantage. Addresses knowledge, skills, and approaches necessary to generate, evaluate, and implement strategic alternatives. Emphasizes interrelationships of various organizational functions.

BUSB 485 | Capstone: Analysis & Integration in Business & Management (4 credits)
Focuses on integrating knowledge and skills acquired during the program and applying them to an organizational analysis. Students develop and present a Capstone Paper that utilizes artifacts created in earlier courses, synthesizes principles and theories from a broad arena of learning, and demonstrates effective skills of critical inquiry.

Course Equivalencies

Course Equivalencies

Must maintain a 2.0 / C grade or above in the below College of Marin courses to waive the equivalent University of Redlands business courses:

College of Marin Courses University of Redlands Equivalent Courses
BUS 112 and BUS 113 BUSB 260: Financial & Managerial Accounting
ECON 101 and ECON 102 BUSB 230: Economics for Business
STAT 115 BUSB 232: Data Driven Decision-Making
MATH 105 or MATH 121 BUSB 145: Math Foundations for Business