The Business Administration program is designed to allow students to pursue three different career options: Accounting, Management, and Entrepreneurship. The Washington State Workforce Training & Education Coordinating Board reports a skill gap in accounting jobs where the accounting jobs exceed worker supply. Jobs in business administration exist in a wide variety of career paths. Students develop a foundation of knowledge in accounting, management, business, entrepreneurship and application software related to business and communication.
Classroom instruction and practical experiences are combined into a course of study that provides students with broad exposure to the principles and philosophies of business and management. The AAS-T option may improve the transferability of Associate in Applied Science degrees to some four-year programs. Students can continue their academic studies at Peninsula College in the Bachelor of Applied Management degree (BAS). Contact the BAS advisor for additional prerequisite requirements at BAS@pencol.edu.
Degree & Certificate Options:
- Business Administration - Accounting AAS Degree
- Business Administration - Accounting AAS-T Degree
- Business Administration - Entrepreneurship Foundations AAS Degree
- Business Administration - Entrepreneurship Foundations AAS-T Degree
- Business Administration - Management AAS Degree
- Business Administration - Management AAS-T Degree
- Business Foundations Certificate
Short-Term Proficiency Certificates:
- Business Administration
- Business Administration – Accounting
- Business Administration - Economics and Finance
- Business Administration - Business Entrepreneurship
- Business Administration - Business Environment
- Business Administration - Business Management
- Business Administration - Business Technology
Professional Technical Program Info at a Glance
Program: Business Administration
Type: Professional Technical Program
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Prepare and analyze company financial statements.
- Prepare budgets for a company using Microsoft Excel.
- Apply quantitative methods for critical thinking and problem solving.
- Formulate a personal code of ethical behavior as it relates to a modern business environment.
- Utilize electronic technology, including accessing information from various sources.
- Recognize and analyze how general and specific economic forces shape the environment of business and decision making.
- Demonstrate competency in written and oral communication.
- Identify key legal principles that apply in business transactions and demonstrate an understanding of legal risk management.
- Apply the skills needed to maintain effective working relationships in diverse groups.
- Identify and apply management skills and concepts that can be applied in a wide variety of situations.
- Demonstrate proficiency in Quickbooks.
- Prepare payroll and business tax reports in compliance with state and federal laws.
Previous graduates have found employment in education, government, private industry, and self-employment. The accounting-related occupation has been identified as a high demand field in Washington State. Many of the new accounting positions will be created in small, rapidly growing businesses. The demand for persons trained in this field should remain strong over the next several years.