University of Redlands

The University of Redlands & Pasadena City College Partnership

The University of Redlands' partnership with Pasadena City College 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 right on the Pasadena City College campus.

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30% Tuition Discount for Pasadena City College 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 Pasadena City College. To qualify, students need at least 40 transferable units, 21 of which were earned from one (or a combination) of the schools listed on the California Community Colleges website.

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. 


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 at the Pasadena City College campus
  • 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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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 Pasadena City College and University of Redlands, which 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

2.0 / C grade or above at Pasadena City College and must include the following Business courses from Pasadena City College or their equivalents:

  • ACCT 001A and ACCT 001B
  • ECON 001A/AH and ECON 001B/BH
  • STAT 050/H or STAT 015 or STAT 018
  • One course from AREA 2/IGETC or AREA B4/CSU GE
    [Except STAT 050/H, STAT 015, STAT 018, MATH 015/038,
    and CS 002/006/008/045]

General Education Requirements

  • Arts & Humanities - Minimum of 12 credits
  • Behavioral/Social Science - Minimum of 9 credits [4 credits from this section will be earned in BUSB 300]
  • 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 the following courses:

  • Any approved CSU or UC transferrable course
    passed with a 2.0 ("C") or higher
  • 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 longterm 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.