Business Management

This program is designed to help students change careers, enhance existing skills, or obtain a strong, broad-based knowledge of manufacturing, retail, and service industries. This program also promotes success in both profit and non-profit organizations for a competitive edge in today’s business climate.
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Associate in Applied Science-T Degree

Business Management AAS-T

Program Updated: The requirements for this program have been updated for 2017 – 2018.
Please review the changes and consult with your adviser or program manager if you have questions.

Brief Description

The AAS-Transfer in Business Management combines technical courses required for job preparation and college-level general education courses. These degrees are designed for the dual purpose of immediate employment and preparation for the junior year in a Washington state bachelor of applied science (BAS) degree program. This degree provides a strong background to enhance existing business skills and obtain broad based knowledge of business management in the manufacturing, retail, and service industries. This program also promotes success in both profit and non-profit organizations for a competitive edge in today’s business climate.

Learning Outcomes

Degree recipients should possess the skills and abilities described below:

  • Identify contemporary business concepts, principles and practices
  • Demonstrate the interrelationship of the functional areas of business including management, marketing, law, organizational behavior, computer and software systems, human resources, insurance, accounting, and finance
  • Analyze the interrelationship of a business organization within the larger business environment, including international business
  • Apply basic legal business concepts within the legal environment in which business is conducted
  • Perform basic business calculations to demonstrate basic financial literacy
  • Apply problem solving and analysis skills to business research questions and demonstrate appropriate solutions
  • Communicate business concepts effectively both in writing and orally in clear concise language appropriate to the audience
  • Work as an effective team member and leader to develop a business plan and reach specific business goals
  • Demonstrate an understanding of contemporary human relations/ organizational behavior in terms of concepts, processes, and models and the issues, advantages, and challenges related to diversity in business organizations
  • Identify the issues and challenges related to ethics in current business organizations

Completion Worksheet

Download the completion worksheet for this degree [PDF]

Program Requirements

Core Coursework

Course # Course Name Credit Hrs.
ACCT 234 Managerial Accounting 5
BTS 165 Business Spreadsheet Analysis & Design 5
BUS& 101 Introduction to Business 5
BUS 120 Organizational Behavior 5
BUS 145 Business Mathematics 5
BUS 221 Human Resources Management 5
BUS 230 Project Management 5
ENGL& 101 English Composition I 5
INTST 150 International Business 5
MKTG 101 Introduction to Marketing 5
MKTG 102 Intro to Digital Marketing Platforms 5
Choose one from course from the following: 5
BUS& 201 Business Law (5 Cr)
PHIL 260 Business Ethics (5 Cr)
Choose one from course from the following: 5
ACCT 101 Practical Accounting I (5 Cr)
ACCT& 201 Principles of Accounting I (5 Cr)
Choose one from course from the following: 5
MATH& 107 Math in Society (5 Cr)
MATH 130 Introduction to Statistics (5 Cr)

Natural Science, Social Science, Humanities

Course # Course Name Credit Hrs.
Choose 10 credits from the Direct Transfer Agreement list. One course must meet the Cultural Diversity Requirement (CDR). 10

Electives

Course # Course Name Credit Hrs.
Choose 5 credits from the following: 5
BUS 241 Multicultural Business Consulting (5 Cr)
BUS 250 Entrepreneurship (5 Cr)
BUS 280 Advanced Studies in International Business (5 Cr)
CES 241 Multicultural Business Consulting (5 Cr)

EXPRL 191/192/193 Academic Internship Experience (1-5 Cr)
MKTG 290 Marketing Activities in DECA (1-5 Cr)

Approved Electives

Course # Course Name Credit Hrs.
Any program approved electives (5 Cr) 5

 

Associate in Arts Degree

Business Management

Program Updated: The requirements for this program have been updated for 2017 – 2018.
Please review the changes and consult with your adviser or program manager if you have questions.

Brief Description

The Associate in Arts in Business Management is designed to help students learn new or enhance existing business skills and obtain a strong, broad-based knowledge of business management in the manufacturing, retail, and service industries. This program also promotes success in both profit and non-profit organizations for a competitive edge in today’s business climate. Certificates in Entrepreneurship and Project Management may be applied to this degree.

Learning Outcomes

Degree recipients should possess the skills and abilities described below:

  • Identify contemporary business concepts, principles and practices
  • Demonstrate the interrelationship of the functional areas of business including management, marketing, law, organizational behavior, computer and software systems, human resources, insurance, accounting, and finance
  • Analyze the interrelationship of a business organization within the larger business environment, including international business
  • Apply basic legal business concepts within the legal environment in which business is conducted
  • Perform basic business calculations to demonstrate basic financial literacy
  • Apply problem solving and analysis skills to business research questions and demonstrate appropriate solutions
  • Communicate business concepts effectively both in writing and orally in clear concise language appropriate to the audience
  • Work as an effective team member and leader to develop a business plan and reach specific business goals
  • Demonstrate an understanding of contemporary human relations/ organizational behavior in terms of concepts, processes, and models and the issues, advantages, and challenges related to diversity in business organizations
  • Identify the issues and challenges related to ethics in current business organizations

Completion Worksheet

Download the completion worksheet for this degree [PDF]

Program Requirements

Core Coursework

Course # Course Name Credit Hrs.
ACCT 234 Managerial Accounting 5
BTS 165 Business Spreadsheet Analysis & Design 5
BUS& 101 Introduction to Business 5
BUS 120 Organizational Behavior 5
BUS 145 Business Mathematics 5
BUS 221 Human Resource Management 5
ENGL& 101 English Composition I 5
INTST 150 International Business 5
MKTG 101 Introduction to Marketing 5
MKTG 102 Intro to Digital Marketing Platforms 5
Choose one course from the following: 5
ACCT 101 Practical Accounting I (5 Cr)
ACCT& 201 Principles of Accounting (5 Cr)
Choose one course from the following: 5
BUS& 201 Business Law (5 Cr)
PHIL 260 Business Ethics (5 Cr)
Choose one course from the following: 5
BUS 230 Project Management (5 Cr)
BUS 245 Property & Liability Insurance (5 Cr)
Choose 5 credits from the following: 5
BUS 241 Multicultural Business Consulting (5 Cr)
CES 241 Multicultural Business Consulting (5 Cr)
EXPRL 191/2/3 Academic Internship Experience (1-5 Cr)
MKTG 290 Marketing Activities in DECA (1-5 Cr)
Science Lab Elective 6
Approved Electives 14

 

Certificate of Accomplishment

Entrepreneurship

Program Updated: The requirements for this program have been updated for 2017 – 2018.
Please review the changes and consult with your adviser or program manager if you have questions.

Brief Description

The Entrepreneurship certificate is designed for students interested in entrepreneurial opportunities. It offers students an opportunity to understand entrepreneurship, take the first steps towards developing a new business and building the skills entrepreneurs need to be successful.

Learning Outcomes

Certificate recipients should possess the skills and abilities described below:

  • Plan in the entrepreneurial environment, including launching a new business
  • Develop a business plan for a startup business
  • Lead product innovation for businesses ranging from startups to well established corporations

Completion Worksheet

Download the completion worksheet for this degree [PDF]

Program Requirements

Core Coursework

Course # Course Name Credit Hrs.
BTS 165 Business Spreadsheet Analysis & Design 5
BUS 250 Entrepreneurship 5
MKTG 101 Introduction to Marketing 5
MKTG 102 Intro to Digital Platforms 5
Choose one course from the following: 5
ACCT 101 Practical Accounting I (5 Cr)
ACCT& 201 Principles of Accounting I (5 Cr)
Choose one course from the following: 5
BUS 221 Human Resource Management (5 Cr)
MKTG 290 Marketing Activities in DECA (5 Cr)

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program.

 

Certificate of Accomplishment

Project Management

Program Updated: The requirements for this program have been updated for 2017 – 2018.
Please review the changes and consult with your adviser or program manager if you have questions.

Brief Description

The Project Management certificate addresses basic project management for better managing time, people, and money resources in a business environment. The certificate serves as the basis for further study and additional specialized skills in project management.

Learning Outcomes

Certificate recipients should possess the skills & abilities described below:

  • Initiate, plan, execute, monitor and complete projects
  • Understand and be able to communicate project management concepts
  • Understand and be able to track projects using project management techniques and software
  • Use best practices as identified by the profession

Completion Worksheet

Download the completion worksheet for this degree [PDF]

Program Requirements

Core Coursework

Course # Course Name Credit Hrs.
CMST& 230 Small Group Communication 5
BTS 165 Business Spreadsheet Analysis & Design 5
BTS 280 Project Planning Tracking & Reporting 5
BUS 120 Organizational Behavior 5
BUS 230 Project Management 5

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program.


Professional or technical program offerings and course requirements listed in this website may be altered by the college to reflect the needs of industry, student interests and availability of resources.

This website is designed as a tool to assist in making degree selection decisions, but may not be up-to-date in all instances. Please review worksheets with an advisor to ensure that you receive the most up-to-date information.

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Last Updated October 14, 2015