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Business Management: Associate in Technical Arts (ATA)

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.

Advisor / Program Contacts

Full Time Faculty
(360) 475-7383
Full Time Faculty
(360) 432-5407

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.

Required & Prerequisite Courses