Laurus College gives you the flexibility to control your education with real-time classes and live instructors.
Career-Focused, Interactive Learning. Supportive Learning Environment & Flexible Schedules. Experience Life with Laurus College.
Laurus College provides a quality education and quality experience for people who wish to attain their Bachelor’s and Occupational Associate degrees. Our commitment to student success goes above and beyond the typical e-learning experience by using our unique “Laurus Learning” program model.
Our program has been refined to accommodate a vast array of learning styles and techniques that will be right for you. At Laurus College, you can complete your degree online through a virtual classroom or are welcome to attend your classes from any of our campus or learning site locations.
Whether you are looking to further your education, improve your current job, or move into a new field, Laurus College will support your career and educational goals. Take the next steps in your life and begin your journey by selecting one of our concentrated programs below. We look forward to supporting your success!
Online and Hybrid Programs for Your Future Career
Focused Programs for In-Demand Careers
Let’s get real here: You’re busy. Maybe you’ve got a full-time job or a family to take care of or both, so if you’re going to invest some of your valuable time, money and energy into education, you want to know that it’s actually going to be worth it, right? And that you’ll have help to manage everything on your plate.
If you’re feeling a need to move up a bit in life, maybe to get out of a job that offers no future, to provide more for your family… you’re looking for a college that can give you solid support and the quickest path to real results – a rewarding career that allows you to enjoy more of your life and create a brighter future for you and your family.
Through programs led by industry professionals, Laurus has helped motivated people get the skills, experience, and ongoing support to pursue successful careers. With your initiative and our support, we thrive.
We Have a Lot to Offer You
Laurus College provides each and every one of its students:
- A quality education that fits your busy schedule
- Preparation for an in-demand career
- And tons of support – really, that’s our specialty!
We offer Occupational Associate Degrees and Bachelor of Science Degrees. The courses at Laurus College are taught online by experienced professionals from the field, and our college is known for its friendly learning environment and supportive staff and instructors who will feel like family.
And…if you live in the Central Coast of California, you can connect with faculty, classmates and staff in person by visiting one of our four locations: Atascadero, Oxnard, San Luis Obispo and Santa Maria.
Get the Skills to Be a Business Management Professional
Business Management Training in 190 Weeks
Do you possess a strong self-motivation, good time management skills, and a desire to succeed?
There’s a good chance you’re cut out for a management career!
If you’re ready to take your career to the next level, upgrading your business skills with a Bachelor’s Degree program from Laurus College is your best bet.
With your initiative and our support, we thrive.
Our Bachelor of Science Degree program in Business Systems Management prepares students for a career in business, whether that be working for a corporation, startup, or following your own entrepreneurial ambitions.
You already have a life. We appreciate that!
We offer online Bachelor’s Degree programs – and let you keep your day job while you learn. You can participate in live classes from the comfort of your home!
If you’re juggling work and a family, you’re busy. Our hybrid learning model gives you greater freedom and flexibility to learn on your own schedule.
That means you’re in control of your learning experience. All you have to do is get the ball rolling. And pursuing training with Laurus for a career in business management, with all our dedicated support from Day 1 till you land that dream job, is a smart choice.
With a program led by experienced professionals from the field, Laurus helps motivated people get the skills and experience to pursue careers in the challenging business world.
This fun, online quiz takes 3 minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for. Get your Business Management Career Readiness
The goal of this Bachelor’s Degree program is to provide students with an opportunity to develop skills in critical and creative thinking, problem-solving, social responsibility, human relationships, and technological savvy. Students will interact with faculty and peers in a career-oriented business education that emphasizes personal and professional integrity.
As part of the curriculum, students will have the opportunity to develop skills in
- Social Media Management
- Personal Selling and Branding
- Human Relationships
- Business Law
- New Product Development
- Technology and Marketing
- Small Business Management
- Consumer Behavior
- Business Start-up Strategies
Why Choose Laurus College?
We’re All About Supporting You in Your Growth
At Laurus College, we provide every student with a friendly and supportive learning environment that includes smaller class sizes and real-time assistance from caring staff and instructors.
Our emphasis on career opportunities in all of our program offerings helps open up avenues of opportunity that previously may have gone unrealized. All of the programs that Laurus College offers are available both online and at each of our locations: Atascadero, Oxnard, San Luis Obispo and Santa Maria.
The mission of Laurus College is to serve as a quality institution of higher education dedicated to creating a quality experience for all of its students by combining career-focused programs and the necessary fundamentals of interactive learning to supply the tools needed to succeed in the 21st century. The Laurus College experience enables our students to start their careers and to lay the foundation for further education that will augment their careers.
- Provide a quality education within a well-planned, relevant, and concise curriculum to give students success in their chosen field.
- Educate students with relevant technology, equipment, and tools used in the program area.
- To give students an educational basis that they may use for further educational endeavors
- Provide and develop personal growth and life skills through participation in all classes, cultural enrichment opportunities, and/or guest lectures.
- Provide a skilled and experienced educational faculty and staff devoted to the personal and professional skill development of each student.
- Provide student services to assist students in obtaining the needed skills and employment assistance in their selected career field.
Laurus = Success!
Laurus is derived from a Latin word meaning “success.” We at Laurus College strive to make our learning environment a place where caring and excellence thrive. The name of our college signifies our commitment to our goal of success for students and serves as a reminder of our most important mission, a quality education and a quality experience.
The Laurus Experience
The Laurus experience is our commitment to a quality education and a quality experience for every student. The quality education rests on the dedication, experience and caring of our staff and faculty, and also requires the serious pursuit of career goals by the student. The quality experience centers on our passion for excellent customer service.
The programs at Laurus College prepare students for a career. Students at Laurus College gain an understanding of how their field of study operates. Students study current and emerging markets and the impact those markets have on the industry today and in the future. Laurus College prepares students for a career and for the world.
All of the locations operated by Laurus College are modern, well lit, air-conditioned, clean, and safe, and include administrative offices, classrooms, and student lounge areas. Students at Laurus College learn in modern classrooms, with a maximum number of 30 students in a typical classroom or lab, using industry-standard software and equipment in their programs.
Students work at individual computer workstations, where they interact with their instructors and fellow classmates during scheduled class meeting times. Classroom lectures are supplemented with additional open laboratory time during which students complete assignments and work on their program’s software and equipment.
Classroom computers are all Internet-connected, and equipped with all software and peripherals students will need during their enrollment with the college. Students also have access to printers, copy machines, and fax machines at each location. The college also provides a 1,800 square foot conference center for research and study on a separate site near the learning site and administrative offices in Santa Maria, California.
Instructional Delivery Model
Laurus College offers a fully integrated virtual learning environment for both distance education and hybrid students, giving students the opportunity for live, real-time interaction, as well as the ability to review archived sessions. Whether a student chooses to attend their class from a campus or via distance education, all students receive the same live instruction and interactive learning experience.
The class lecture delivery uses synchronous instruction, allowing the teacher to see and interact in real-time with students across all four campuses and online at the same time via computer webcams. Students are able to not only see and communicate with their instructors, but can also see and interact with each other. In addition, instructors record the synchronous classes for students who are unable to attend at the regular classroom meeting.
Distance education courses are delivered over the Internet through a synchronous and asynchronous e-learning platform using a Moodle (Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment) learning management system (LMS). Moodle supports the virtual classroom. In addition to Moodle, the online courses use Adobe Connect, which supports the online classroom through synchronous live classroom lectures and labs. Adobe Connect allows for three-way communication between an instructor and a class of students, among students, and between an instructor and an individual student. Features of Adobe Connect include recording of live classroom sessions and online group work by allowing the students in a live session to work in smaller breakout rooms. Instructors can monitor online lab activities and provide real-time constructive feedback.
In addition to distance education, Laurus College operates four locations which include instructor work stations, administrative offices, classrooms, and student lounge areas. Students work at individual computer work stations, where they interact online with their instructors and fellow classmates during scheduled online class meeting times via the virtual classroom. Online classroom lectures are supplemented with additional online open laboratory time during which students’ complete assignments and work on their program’s software and equipment. Campus computers are all Internet connected, and equipped with all software and peripherals students will need during their enrollment with the college.
These delivery models, hybrid and online, allow for flexibility in student scheduling, expanded course offerings, and greater commitment to successful completion of courses and programs.