Business Administration

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Overview

Program Description

The Business Administration degree is designed for persons interested in entry-level administrative positions in many kinds of businesses.  Graduates may also start their own business.  Completion of a specialized Certificate can lead to increased employment opportunities in Financial Services or Business Operations Coordinator.  

Career Opportunities

Opportunities and potential earnings vary with the geographic area and size of firm as well as past experience of the individual.  The opportunities available in establishing one’s own business are limited only by abilities and desires.  Jobs in management include planning and organizing operations, directing personnel and implementing control mechanisms to assure the smooth operation of the organization.  Marketing jobs might include retail buying, selling and promotion.  The skills learned can lead to career opportunities in financial services organizations or as a Business Operations Coordinator.  See Business » Business Administration for more career and employment information.

Program Outcomes   

 At the completion of the Business Administration Program, the successful student will be able to:

  • Analyze and evaluate alternatives that lead to successful accomplishment of organizational objectives
  • Create and deliver information in written, oral and symbolic forms to convey information
  • Formulate strategies to collect and evaluate quantitative and qualitative data to support organizational objectives
  • Recognize and assess ethical dilemmas in the workplace
  • Recognize and adapt interpersonal behaviors and communication styles to effectively collaborate in a multicultural world

AAS Degree Requirements  

An Associate in Applied Science will be awarded upon successful completion of a minimum of 90 credits. All core and general education requirements must be met.

Certificate Options

A Financial Services Certificate or a Business Operations Coordinator Certificate can be earned concurrently with the Business AAS degree by choosing specific courses from the Business AAS Choice List.  Please see the appropriate Program Planning Guides for details.  

Program Information

Admission: Students may begin the Business Administration Program every quarter.

Length of Program: Full-time students typically complete this program in six quarters, if basic skills and/or pre-college are complete.

Special Program Note: Students entering the Business AAS program should take the Placement test prior to enrolling in the program. This test will determine whether students need to take basic skills courses. Please call (360) 754-7711, ext. 4625 for additional information.

Additional Program Information

Educational Plan

Business Administration

Associate in Applied Science Degree
90 credits

Core Requirements

Shared between our Certificate and Degree

No course description for: ACCT&201
No course description for: BUS&101
No course description for: BUS160
No course description for: BUS&201
No course description for: BUS240
No course description for: BUS260
No course description for: BUS289
No course description for: OFTEC108
No course description for: OFTEC141
No course description for: ECON&202

and choose one of the following:
No course description for: ENGL&102
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No course description for: ENGL&102C
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No course description for: ENGL&235
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No course description for: OFTEC260

Electives- Select a minimum of 15 credits from the following list with the assistance of an advisor  

No course description for: ACCT&202
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No course description for: ACCT206
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No course description for: ACCT239
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No course description for: BUS140
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No course description for: BUS202
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No course description for: BUS220
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No course description for: BUS270
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No course description for: CMST105
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No course description for: ECON&201
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No course description for: PHIL102
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No course description for: PSYC116

Or 
BUS 190/290 Cooperative Work Experience/Internship

7 unrestricted elective credits

General Education Requirements

Communication: 

No course description for: ENGL&101

Additional Communication: 
No course description for: CMST&220
-OR-
No course description for: CMST240

Computation
No course description for: BUS104
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No course description for: MATH&146

 

DIVERSITY REQUIREMENT: South Puget Sound Community College requires all new students as of summer 2005 seeking an Associate Degree to complete a “diversity” course which meets the college criteria for listing as a diversity course and has been approved for such listing by the college Instructional Council prior to the student enrolling in the class.

Effective Catalog Year 2017-2018, Revised June 17, 2014