Business Administration & Management

As one of the fastest growing sectors of the economy, those who are supervisors and managers in the service industry have wide and varied choices in their career paths and in the industries they work.

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What's Your Goal?

If your goal is to obtain technical knowledge and skills and the quickest route to entry-level employment, you should pursue the Associate in Applied Science in Business Administration/Management or the Retail Management Certificate.

If your goal is to transfer to a four-year college or university, you should complete an Associate of Business (DTA/MRP) degree. This degree will provide you with the preferred general education requirements, at a fraction of the cost, that will prepare you to pursue a bachelor’s degree in business. The Associate of Business degree focuses on foundational coursework in math, economics, and accounting to prepare you for junior and senior level classes in business program at a 4-year college or university.

If your goal is to earn the Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Management (BAS-AM) degree at Centralia College, you should pursue the Associate in Applied Science in Business Administration/Management.

  • The AAS in Business Administration prepares students for supervisory and entry level positions in management in retail, hospitality, restaurants, and many more.
  • The Retail Management Certificate prepares students for success in the retail industry. They are prepared to manage a variety of retail sale operations and to compete for positions as sales supervisors and sales managers.
  • A bachelor's degree opens more opportunities in a wide variety of employment options available with a business degree, including but not limited to, general management, operations management, supply chain management, international management, human resource specialists, marketing specialists, financial analyst, and data analyst.  

Degree: Associate in Business-Direct Transfer Agreement/Major Related Program
Emphasis: Business Administration  
Total Credits: 90-98

The Associate in Business is designed for students intending to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor's degree in business.

First Year  
Fall Quarter
  • ECON& 202 Macroeconomics – 5 credits
  • ENGL& 101 English Composition I - 5 credits
  • Humanities Distribution - 5 credits
Winter Quarter
  • ECON& 201 Microeconomics- 5 credits
  • ENGL& 102 Composition II - 5 credits
  • Natural Science Distribution** - 5 credits
Spring Quarter
  • MATH& 146 Introduction to Statistics - 5 credits
  • CMST& 220 Public Speaking - 5 credits
  • MATH& 141 Pre-Calculus I (if needed) OR Elective - 2-5 credits
  • Health and Fitness Distribution - 3 credits
Second Year  
Fall Quarter
  • ACCT& 201 Principles of Accounting I - 5 credits
  • BUS& 201 Business Law - 5 credits
  • MATH& 142 Pre-Calculus II (if needed) - 5 credits
  • Social Science Distribution** - 5 credits
Winter Quarter
  • ACCT& 202 Principles of Accounting II- 5 credits
  • MATH& 151 Calculus I -5 credits
  • Natural Science Distribution** - 5 credits
Spring Quarter
  • ACCT& 203 Principles of Accounting III - 5 credits
  • MATH& 152 Calculus II* - 5 credits
  • Humanities Distribution - 5 credits

* Five of the 10 Quantitative credits required may include the prerequisite for Calculus (MATH& 141 and/ or MATH& 142) and can be substituted for MATH& 152.

** At least 10 credits in physical, biological and/or earth sciences including at least one lab course.

Degree: Associate in Applied Science
Emphasis: Business Administration/Management
Total Credits: 
93 

The Associate in Applied Science with a Business Administration emphasis provides students with a broad exposure to the principles and philosophies of business and management. It will also satisfy the requirements necessary for students to pursue additional advanced degrees.

First Year  
Fall Quarter
  • BTEC 210 Word I - 5 credits
  • BUS& 101 Intro to Business - 5 credits
  • CMST& 220 Public Speaking (H) - 5 credits
Winter Quarter
  • BTEC 214 Excel I - 5 credits
  • BTEC 221 Business Communications OR ENGL& 101 English Composition I - 5 credits
  • BUS 275 Principles of Management - 5 credits
Spring Quarter
  • BTEC 220 Applied Business Math OR MATH& 146 Intro to Statistics - 5 credits
  • HR 110 Human Relations in the Workplace - 5 credits
  • Health & Fitness Distribution (HF) - 3 credits
  • Business Elective* - 5 credits
Second Year  
Fall Quarter
  • ACCT& 201 Principles of Accounting I - 5 credits
  • BUS 203 Human Resource Management - 5 credits
  • Business Elective* - 5 credits
Winter Quarter
  • ACCT& 203 Principles of Accounting II - 5 credits
  • Business Elective* - 5 credits
  • Business Elective* - 5 credits
Spring Quarter
  • Business Elective* - 5 credits
  • Business Elective* - 5 credits
  • Business Elective* - 5 credits

*Recommended Business Electives: Any BUS course, up to 10 credits of ACCT courses, CMST 110, ENGL& 102 (C)**, MATH& 146 (M)**, 5 credits Natural Science w/lab (NS)**, and 10 credits Social Science (SS)** (** Indicates options to fulfill BAS-AM general education requirements)

Students should work with their adviser to select appropriate electives for career goals or continuation into the BAS-AM program.

Degree: Certificate of Proficiency
Emphasis: Retail Management  
Total Credits: 48

The Retail Management Certificate prepares current and future retail employees for success in the retail industry. Upon completion, students develop an understanding of the scope and requirements of retail management. Students are prepared to manage a variety of retail sale operations.

Certificate graduates may continue their studies by applying certificate course work towards the AAS degree in Business Administration/Management. The Retail Management certificate meets the needs of industry leaders such as the Western Association of Food Chains (WAFC).

Fall Quarter
  • BTEC 120 Applied Business Math - 5 credits
  • BTEC 130 Computer Applications - 3 credits
  • BUS 203 Human Resource Management - 5 credits
  • BUS 220 Marketing - 5 credits
Winter Quarter
  • ACCT& 201 Principles of Accounting I - 5 credits
  • BTEC 221 Business Communications - 5 credits
  • BUS 275 Princles of Management - 5 credits
Spring Quarter
  • ACCT& 203 Principles of Accounting III - 5 credits
  • BUS 210 Retail Management - 5 credits
  • HR 110 Human Relations - 5 credits

 

Business Administration (DTA/MRP)

The Associate in Business Administration transitions seamlessly to Centralia College's Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Management.

In addition, Centralia College has direct AA-degree transfer agreements with the following colleges:

 

AAS Business Administration/Management

Note: The Associate in Applied Science - Business Administration/Management program is a job-training program meant to prepare students for the workforce. These credits are intended to provide students with career skills. Transferring these credits is limited. If you would like to continue your education elsewhere, you should earn the Business Administration (DTA/MRP).

CONTACT

Connie Smejkal
Dean of Instructional Services
Office: WSC 120
360-623-8615
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