Business Management FAQs

Program Format

How long will it take to complete the program?
Students pursuing an Associate degree can complete the program in two years if students:

  • have already assessed into ENGL& 101 or completed the course prerequisites for ENGL& 101
  • attend full-time during the Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters of the academic year
  • successfully complete all course requirements with satisfactory grades
  • sequence their course prerequisites appropriately (see an academic advisor for help if needed)

Students pursuing a certificate can complete the program in two to three quarters depending on the number of credits contained in the certificate if students:

  • do not have to complete additional prerequisites to enter courses included in the certificate
  • attend full-time during the Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters of the academic year
  • successfully complete all course requirements with satisfactory grades
  • sequence their course prerequisites appropriately (see an academic advisor for help if needed)
Course Selection

Will I need any math and English?
ENGLISH: Yes. The Business Management degree does require that students complete at least one English course, ENGL& 101.

MATH: Yes. Students will need to take a course called BUS 145: Business Mathematics. Unlike other math classes, this class does not require taking the math placement/assessment exam. Students entering this course should be prepared to learn business vocabulary centered around addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

What should I take my first quarter at Bellevue College?
If this is your first time in college, you are required to meet with an academic or faculty advisor in the Student Services building. During this meeting, your advisor will help you pick the most appropriate classes to begin your time here at Bellevue College. For more information about how to prepare for new student advising and for available times, please see the New Student Advising webpage.

If this is not your first time in college and you require guidance on how to choose your courses, please call the front desk at 425-564-2311 in order to schedule an in-person or phone appointment with an advisor. During this meeting, the advisor can review your unofficial transcripts and discuss possible courses to take during your first quarter.

Which courses can count towards the “Science lab elective”?

Anthropology 215

Astronomy 101, 201

Biology 100, 108, 150, 160, 162, 211, 212, 213, 241, 242, 260, 275, 276

Botany 110, 113, 120

Chemistry 110, 121, 131, 161, 162, 163, 261, 262, 263, 265, 266

Environmental Science 207, 250

Geography 206

Geology 101, 103, 208

Oceanography 101

Physics 104, 109, 114, 115, 116, 121, 122, 123

Which courses can count towards the “Approved business electives” section?
Any course offered by the IBIT division can be applied towards the “Approved business electives” category. These courses include any course with the following course prefixes:

ACCT      BUS      DBA      MKTG

BSUST   BUS&     DMA     NSCOM

BTS        BUSIT      IT        PROG