Business Management

Associate in Technical Arts

This program is designed to prepare students for leadership roles in retail, sales, public service, government and small business environments within a 2 year format. The program Mission Statement is: “To assist individuals in mastering the management, leadership relationship while adopting strategies that foster critical thinking, technological skills, professional growth and the ability to manage change in a dynamic global business environment.”

ATA Requirements: The ATA is awarded upon the successful completion of a minimum of 90 quarter credits with an overall grade point average of 2.0. Students are required to successfully complete the required Management core plus 24 credits from a selection of additional Management courses. To complete the 90 credit degree program, the student is free to choose 10 additional credits of elective coursework, at the 100 level or above. This degree currently transfers to The Evergreen State College.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, successful students will have demonstrated the ability to apply their skills and knowledge in the following ways:
  1. Articulate the relationship of leadership and how it relates to the functions of management.
  2. Use basic accounting information and quantitative analysis to suggest effective solutions to business problems and situations as they relate to management, investors, creditors and government agencies.
  3. Effectively use oral and written communications skills as they relate to the business environment.
  4. Effectively use computer software to research and organize information, supporting management information systems and decision making.
  5. Evaluate and suggest improvements to products/service delivery in meeting customer and marketplace needs.
  6. Show respect and the ability to work collaboratively with diverse individuals and teams.
  7. Analyze legal and ethical implications of business conduct.
  8. Develop strategies that foster personal and professional growth and the ability to manage change in a global business environment.
Advisor Office Phone
Johnson, Hella-Ilona Business 212360.475.7383
MacKaben, Kandace OC Shelton TJL 126360.432.5407

Required CoursesCredits
BMGMT102Introduction—International Business5
BMGMT140Business and Personal Mathematics*5
BMGMT282Principles of Leadership/Management5

Choose one of the following two courses:
ACCT&201Prin of Accounting I5 
BSTEC130Practical Accounting55
BSTEC150Business English*5
BUS&201Business Law5
CIS150Survey of Computing4
ENGL&101English Composition I*5
OLRM220Human Relations in the Workplace3

Choose one of the following two courses:
BSTEC123MS Word Specialist*4 
BSTEC124MS Excel Specialist*44

Choose one of the following two courses:
CMST&220Public Speaking5 
CMST242Career Communications55

Select 24 additional credits from the following:
BMGMT105Introduction to Financial Planning5 
BMGMT145Business Ethics2 
BMGMT146Entrepreneurship—Financial Analysis2 
BMGMT147H.R. Interviewing/Risk Management2 
BMGMT148Deadline and Project Management1 
BMGMT149Entrepreneurship-Marketing for Growth2 
BMGMT170Client/Customer Relations2 
BMGMT181Principles of Sales5 
BMGMT185E-Business Strategies5 
BMGMT203Small Business Planning & Management5 
BMGMT247H.R. Performance Reviews224
Successful completion of additional elective coursework
numbered 100 and above
Total Credits Required90

Recommended Elective Courses
CO-OP111Cooperative Education Seminar I*2 
CO-OP121Cooperative Work Experience*3-13 
CO-OP122Cooperative Work Experience*3-13 
CO-OP123Cooperative Work Experience*3-13 

*See course description for prerequisite.

Source: 2014-2015 Olympic College Catalog