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 212 360.475.7383
MacKaben, Kandace OC Shelton 125 360.432.5407

Required Courses Credits
BMGMT 102 Introduction—International Business 5
BMGMT 140 Business and Personal Mathematics* 5
BMGMT 180 Marketing 5
BMGMT 282 Principles of Leadership/Management 5

Choose one of the following two courses:
ACCT& 201 Prin of Accounting I 5  
BSTEC 130 Practical Accounting 5 5
BSTEC 150 Business English* 5
BUS& 201 Business Law 5
CIS 150 Survey of Computing 4
ENGL& 101 English Composition I* 5
OLRM 220 Human Relations in the Workplace 3

Choose one of the following two courses:
BSTEC 123 MS Word Specialist* 4  
BSTEC 124 MS Excel Specialist* 4 4

Choose one of the following two courses:
CMST& 220 Public Speaking 5  
CMST 242 Career Communications 5 5

Select 24 additional credits from the following:
BMGMT 105 Introduction to Financial Planning 5  
BMGMT 145 Business Ethics 2  
BMGMT 146 Entrepreneurship—Financial Analysis 2  
BMGMT 147 H.R. Interviewing/Risk Management 2  
BMGMT 148 Deadline and Project Management 1  
BMGMT 149 Entrepreneurship-Marketing for Growth 2  
BMGMT 170 Client/Customer Relations 2  
BMGMT 181 Principles of Sales 5  
BMGMT 183 Negotiations 5  
BMGMT 185 E-Business Strategies 5  
BMGMT 203 Small Business Planning & Management 5  
BMGMT 247 H.R. Performance Reviews 2 24
Successful completion of additional elective coursework
numbered 100 and above
Total Credits Required 90

Recommended Elective Courses
CO-OP 111 Cooperative Education Seminar I* 2  
CO-OP 121 Cooperative Work Experience* 3-13  
CO-OP 122 Cooperative Work Experience* 3-13  
CO-OP 123 Cooperative Work Experience* 3-13  

*See course description for prerequisite.

Source: 2013-2014 Olympic College Catalog