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Whether you are looking to enter the job market, or retrain for a new career, the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Business will build your knowledge of various aspects of business management.
Within this two-year program, you’ll have the flexibility to select from two degree options or specialize in a particular area of business such as entrepreneurship, marketing, or management.
Certificates are available in the following areas of interest: Entrepreneurship, Project Management, Management, Business Occupations.
Graduates with a Business A.A.S. pursue a variety of careers, such as: bank clerk, credit clerk, general office clerk, loan application clerk, management trainee, sales, distribution, customer service, and information input specialist. Salaries in Spokane are competitive and increase depending on an individual's skills, experience, motivation, attitude, and ability to interview and promote oneself to employers.
The Business A.A.S. requires a minimum of 92 credit hours.
BUS 100 — Money Management — 3.0
Students are introduced to managing all phases of family finances. Tips and techniques to help consumers survive on a limited budget are presented. Subjects include obtaining and using credit; saving money on food, financial services, automobiles, clothing, major appliances, insurance, travel, renting an apartment or buying a home. Students develop personal financial statements and budgets for future use.View SCC Course Learning OutcomesView SFCC Course Learning Outcomes
BUS& 101 — Intro to Business — 5.0
Students are introduced to the broad field of business and its organization, operation and management. Business opportunities, ownership, marketing, physical factors, human resources, finance, regulations and decision-making processes are emphasized.View SCC Course Learning OutcomesView SFCC Course Learning Outcomes
BUS 102 — Math Skills for Business — 3.0
Vocational number skills with or without the use of calculators are presented in the course. Rounding, decimals, fractions, percents, word problems and using special functions on a calculator are emphasized. Applications include commissions, discounts, invoices, checking accounts and interest.View SCC Course Learning Outcomes
BUS 103 — Basic Business Math and Electronic Calculators — 5.0
Students work with numbers and solve business problems using a 10-key pad including special features found on most modern business desk calculators and apply basic business math formulas.View SCC Course Learning Outcomes
BUS 104 — Business Mathematics — 5.0
Practical problems in the various fields of business including a review of fundamentals are emphasized in this course. Financial statements, buying and selling goods, simple and compound interest and discounts, annuities, sinking fund and amortization, consumer credit, and stocks and bonds are presented. Prerequisite: BUS 103.View SCC Course Learning Outcomes
BUS 107 — Introduction to Electronic Calculators — 1.0
Students learn to perform basic operations of an electronic calculator and develop a reasonable combination of speed and accuracy.View SCC Course Learning Outcomes
BUS 120 — International Business — 5.0
Students investigate the importance of international business and trade within the U.S., the Pacific Northwest, and Washington State as a way of promoting economic growth and future job opportunities. International people management, international finance and accounting, and international legal and political considerations are emphasized. Other topics addressed are the effects of culture, politics, ethics and communication on international business practices, and overseas marketing and advertising, using an interdisciplinary and multicultural approach. International career options and business opportunities are discussed.View SCC Course Learning Outcomes
BUS 140 — International Marketing — 3.0
The problems of marketing in the international arena and how marketers approach and solve them are addressed in this course. Theory and practice of international marketing through the use of practical examples and actual case studies of international marketing organizations are emphasized.View SCC Course Learning OutcomesView SFCC Course Learning Outcomes
BUS& 201 — Business Law — 5.0
Students learn fundamental principles of law and the legal system and their application and operation in society. Analysis of business fact situations, isolating issues and recognizing the need for appropriate legal counsel, and the exercise of preciseness of language and action in matters with legal significance are emphasized.View SCC Course Learning OutcomesView SFCC Course Learning Outcomes
BUS 204 — Introduction to Law — 5.0
Students study today's legal environment including the various types of law, analysis of the different courts and judicial systems. Tort law, consumer law, domestic relations and estate planning are emphasized. How judges make decisions and what type of relief they may grant are presented.View SCC Course Learning Outcomes
BUS 206 — Entrepreneurship and Business Plan Writing — 10.0
The class gives students an understanding of business principles and how they fit together to assess the feasibility of a business concept and how to write an actionable business plan. Prerequisite: Completion of MMGT 205 with a 2.0 or higher or permission of instructor.View SCC Course Learning Outcomes
BUS 217 — Business Statistics — 5.0
The application and interpretation of statistics are presented in this course. Descriptive and inferential statistical methods that are most useful in marketing and business research studies are emphasized. Prerequisite: MATH 88, 97, 98, or 99 with a 2.0 or better within the last three years or appropriate placement scores.View SCC Course Learning OutcomesView SFCC Course Learning Outcomes
BUS 280 — Human Relations in Business — 5.0
The needs of the business or other formal work institutions and how they interact with individual needs are covered in this course. Leadership styles, formal organizational policies and procedures, and general cultural patterns to determine how humans act in a work environment are emphasized. The manager's role in creating an acceptable and satisfying organizational climate is covered.View SCC Course Learning OutcomesView SFCC Course Learning Outcomes
BUS 284 — Special Business Topics — 1.0-5.0 Credits
Students are provided a variety of pertinent, current business topics. Course content varies depending upon the number of credits and topics chosen.View SCC Course Learning Outcomes
BUS 285 — Special Business Topics — 1.0-5.0 Credits
BUS 286 — Special Business Topics — 1.0-5.0 Credits