Business Management

A world of opportunity awaits you

Business Management

A world of opportunity awaits you

Business Management

A world of opportunity awaits you

Modern business environments are constantly changing to stay competitive and meet the demands of clients worldwide. In the Business Management program, you’ll learn the professional skills need to succeed in this fast-paced, exciting field.

Program Options

The Business Management program is designed to develop the professional and business skills necessary to succeed in today’s competitive, demanding and changing business environment. The program includes instructions in skills such as selling and marketing, supervision and leadership, international business, and accounting and computer applications.

Degree Paths

Bachelor in Applied Science - Applied Management (BASAM)
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Business Management, AAS
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Certificate Options

Business Management Individual Technical Certificate
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Entrepreneurship Certificate
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Entrepreneurship I Micro-Certificate
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Program Courses

Courses List
ACCT 142 - Payroll Procedures

ACCT 142 - Payroll Procedures

(3)
Computation of employee earnings, completion of payroll register, completion of individual earnings records, and preparation of various tax forms and reports. None

ACCT 145 - Small Business Accounting I

ACCT 145 - Small Business Accounting I

(5)
Learn to analyze and record the business transactions of sole-proprietorship, service businesses in journals and ledgers using double-entry accounting. Complete worksheets, record adjusting and closing entries, and create financial statements as required for a complete accounting cycle. Additional topics include cash control, basic payroll preparation, and partnerships. Not intended for transfer. None

ACCT 146 - Small Business Accounting II

ACCT 146 - Small Business Accounting II

(5)
Learn to analyze and record the business transactions of sole-proprietorship, merchandise businesses in general and special journals using double-entry accounting. Complete worksheets, record adjusting and closing entries, and create financial statements as required for a complete accounting cycle. Additional topics include notes payable and notes receivable, bad debt, inventory, and fixed assets. Not intended for transfer. Prerequisite: ACCT 145.

ACCT 244 - Sage 50

ACCT 244 - Sage 50

(3)
Introduction to the completion of the accounting cycle using Sage (formerly Peachtree) accounting software. Includes accounts payable, accounts receivable, inventory, and financial reports. Prerequisite: ACCT 145 or ACCT& 201 or equivalent.

ACCT& 201 - Prin of Accounting I

ACCT& 201 - Prin of Accounting I

(5)
Introduction to financial accounting as an essential part of business decision making. The concepts of asset/liability valuation and reporting, income measurement, inventory systems and the interpretation of financial statements are presented. Required for business majors transferring to 4 year business programs. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement or grade of 2.0 or higher in ENGL 099 or instructor permission.

ACCT& 202 - Prin of Accounting II

ACCT& 202 - Prin of Accounting II

(5)
Continuation of ACCT& 201. Business organizations, financing, cash flow analysis and financial statement analysis are presented. Required for business majors transferring to 4 year business programs. Prerequisite: Completed ENGL& 101 with a grade of 2.0 or higher and ACCT& 201, or instructor permission.

ACCT& 203 - Prin of Accounting III

ACCT& 203 - Prin of Accounting III

(5)
Introduction to the use of accounting information in the planning, controlling and decision-making processes of business managers. Job and process costing, cost-volume-profit analysis and budgeting are discussed in detail. Prerequisite: Completed ENGL& 101 with a grade of 2.0 or higher; ACCT& 202, or concurrent enrollment in ACCT& 202, or instructor permission.

BA 999 - Another gened test course

BA 999 - Another gened test course

(5)
Gened test course 8/21/08 abstract None

BLDG 101 - Introduction to Building Construction

BLDG 101 - Introduction to Building Construction

(11)
Practical hands-on experience in core construction skills. Includes basic building vocabulary and nomenclature in the safe operation of hand and power tools. Covers construction math applications and exposure to construction trade clusters. Instruction will include OSHA 10-Hour Construction Industry Certification and fork lift operation certification. None

BUS 111 - Business Math

BUS 111 - Business Math

(5)
Applied mathematics in daily business experiences. Basic mathematics (whole numbers, decimals, fractions, percents, ratios, equations and formulas) applied to business cases. Additional mathematical applications as they relate to banking, (including introductory international/cultural issues) payroll, purchasing, selling, interest, inflation, annuities, stocks, bonds, loans, taxes, insurance, depreciation, financial statements, ratios, metric system, business statistics, financial calculators. Practical mathematical problem solving techniques explored through presentations, discussion, and lab work. This course is non-transferable and for professional/technical students only. Prerequisite: Recommended - Basic Arithmetic skills including fractions and percentages, Math 095 with a grade of C or higher, or equivalent. Math placement score or instructor permission.

BUS 112 - Personal Finance

BUS 112 - Personal Finance

(5)
Analysis of savings, investments and consumer spending patterns. Personal budgeting, net worth, goal setting, consumer credit, financial institutions, insurance, real estate, stocks, mutual funds, precious metals, taxes, social security, retirement plans and estate planning. None

BUS 120 - Business Computers and Applications

BUS 120 - Business Computers and Applications

(5)
Strategic use of common software applications to support business activity. Use software to create professional documents in Microsoft Word, build effective business presentations in Microsoft PowerPoint, introduction to problem-solving spreadsheet models in Microsoft Excel and introduction to databases with Microsoft Access. Current industry computer topics will be covered; basic web page design, advance spreadsheet modeling, social media, Networking, Management Information Systems and other current topics. Prerequisite: Basic keyboarding and Computer Skills recommended.

BUS 122 - Social Media & Digital Marketing

BUS 122 - Social Media & Digital Marketing

(5)
The use of social networks, online communities, or other online collaborative media for advertising, marketing, sales, public relations or customer service. Popular online digital technologies will be used to design an effective social media marketing campaign. None

BUS 180 - Leadership Development & Management Skills: D

BUS 180 - Leadership Development & Management Skills: D

(5)
Identify individual strengths and weakness to build strong business leaders and managers . Leading and managing through times of change, innovation and other challenges. Focuses on communication, relationships, teamwork, collaboration, accountability, motivation, influence, problem solving, goal setting and decision making. None

BUS 199 - Internship / Cooperative Education

BUS 199 - Internship / Cooperative Education

(1-15)
Supervised work experience in the field providing practical experience in the operations and methods of business. The internship will augment the classroom learning by applying skills and knowledge learned in a real business setting. Students will be supervised by business professionals who are experienced practitioners in the field, and will practice the work skills required to be successful in their chosen field. In partnership with the instructor and the supervisor, students will develop learning objectives to achieve during the internship/work experience. Prerequisite: Instructor permission required.

BUS 205 - Human Resources Management

BUS 205 - Human Resources Management

(5)
A comprehensive introduction to the management of human resources in profit and non-profit organizations, including job analysis, workforce planning, employee recruitment, selection, training and development, compensation, benefits, discipline/termination and performance appraisal, as well as human resources law, human resources information systems, employee health and safety, and labor relations. None

BUS 212 - Investment and Financial Planning II

BUS 212 - Investment and Financial Planning II

(3)
Continuation of BUS 112 for those who have had some investment experience. Stocks, bonds, warrants, options, commodities, investment trusts, real estate, retirement plans, tax shelters and estate planning. Prerequisite: BUS 112 or instructor’s permission.

BUS 240 - Fundamentals of Marketing

BUS 240 - Fundamentals of Marketing

(5)
Introduction to the marketing of goods and services in a free enterprise system and the role of marketing in society. Topics include the marketing environment, marketing functions in manufacturing, retailing and service industries, market analysis including buyer behavior and market segmentation, marketing mix policies, advertising, pricing and public and legal policies that impact marketing. This course provides a valuable background both for students intending to transfer to 4 year business programs and for business owners wishing to improve their knowledge of marketing practices None

BUS 241 - Introduction to International Business

BUS 241 - Introduction to International Business

(5)
Social Sciences
An overview of how businesses operate in the global environment including topics on marketing, management, production, human resource management and finance. Prerequisite: Completed ENGL& 101 with a grade of 2.0 or higher

BUS 242 - Professional Selling and Sales Management

BUS 242 - Professional Selling and Sales Management

(5)
Introduction to sales process, buying process, relationship selling, prospecting, sales call planning, communication, negotiating, and closing sales as well as how to motivate, compensate, and train sales people. Includes topics in Customer Relationship Management. None

BUS 280 - Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

BUS 280 - Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

(5)
Introduction to developing and starting a business. Develop a business plan which includes marketing, financial, and planning sections of the plan. Use a computer to accomplish the functions involved in a small business including the planning, organizing, and control of a small business. None

BUS 290 - Leadership Skagit

BUS 290 - Leadership Skagit

(1-17)
Study the issues challenging our region. Explore different locations, industries and resources in Skagit County. Focus on critical topics such as history and sense of place, law and justice, economy and economic development, community services and health, and arts and culture. Meet with local leaders, identify existing resources and learn how to apply leadership skills to current issues in each of these areas. Directly apply leadership skills to choose, plan, and complete a service project in partnership with a local nonprofit agency. Identify individual strengths and weaknesses as a community leader. Learn to lead through times of change, innovation and other challenges. Focus on ethics and stewardship, interpersonal communications, teamwork, group process, equity, diversity, inclusion, conflict resolution, managing change, and public speaking. Instructor permission required.

BUS 292 - Leadership San Juan Islands

BUS 292 - Leadership San Juan Islands

(6)
Learn from local leaders about the issues challenging San Juan County. Explore different locations, industries and resources in the county. Focus on critical topics impacting local government, natural resources and land use planning, economic development, health, education, social services, arts, culture and history. Learn how to apply leadership skills to current issues. Directly apply leadership skills to choose, plan, and complete a service project. Identify individual personality strengths and weaknesses, and learn strategies for working effectively with different people. Topics will include self awareness, ethics and stewardship, interpersonal communications, teamwork, group process, facilitation, equity, diversity, inclusion, conflict resolution, managing change, and public speaking. Instructor permission requried.

BUS 295 - Business Integrated Experience Seminar

BUS 295 - Business Integrated Experience Seminar

(2)
In this integrative experience, students will analyze assigned business cases and current business news stories from multiple perspectives in order to arrive at a fuller understanding of the situations described. ECON& 201 OR ECON& 202

BUS 299 - Learning into Action

BUS 299 - Learning into Action

(1-15)
Student develops and completes curriculum-related independent project which demonstrates skills and abilities and explores career options. May include, but is not limited to, service learning, original research, and travel abroad. Faculty sponsor approval required. Students with 45 transferable college credits are eligible to begin Learning into Action. None

BUS 410 - Managerial Professionalism & Readiness

BUS 410 - Managerial Professionalism & Readiness

(5)
Social Sciences
Participation in the contemporary workplace focusing on the managerial and interaction skills necessary for success. Apply the materials learned in SOC 420 to professional and business contexts with the objective of securing an internship. Focuses on the interaction requirements driven by technological advancement and increasing workforce diversity. Admission to BASAM program and BASAM Director permission.

BUS 430 - Data Driven Decision Making

BUS 430 - Data Driven Decision Making

(5)
Social Sciences
Presents critical problem-solving methodologies including multi-disciplinary observational and field research, and how data collection methods enhance organizational performance and the ability to use data to make informed decisions. Topics include qualitative and quantitative analysis, and statistical and quality tools. Focuses on the integration of business function knowledge acquired in prior BASAM courses and advances capabilities in PowerPoint, Excel, and data visualization products such as Tableau. Admission to BASAM program and BASAM Director permission.

BUS 450 - Legal Environments in Business

BUS 450 - Legal Environments in Business

(5)
Social Sciences
Analyze the origins and development of law and its role in society. Survey legal rights and remedies, courts and court procedures, torts, contracts, and criminal law as it relates to the business and managerial world. Critical thinking skills are developed by the required analysis, writing summaries of court rulings and opinions and through an in-depth research paper on current legal issues in business. Admission to BASAM program and BASAM Director permission.

BUS& 101 - Intro to Business

BUS& 101 - Intro to Business

(5)
Social Sciences
An overview of the American business environment including forms of business ownership, management techniques, decision making, marketing and production, human resources, accounting and financial management and the effects of globalization on American business. Prerequisite: Grade of 2.0 or higher in ENGL 097, or AESL 098, or appropriate test score.

BUS& 201 - Business Law

BUS& 201 - Business Law

(5)
Social Sciences
Introductory study of law, analyzing its origins, development and its role in society. The course surveys legal rights and remedies, courts and court procedures, torts, contracts and criminal law. Critical thinking skills are developed by analyzing and writing summaries of court rulings/opinions. Attending one court proceeding is required. Course required for business majors transferring to four-year schools. Prerequisite: Completed ENGL& 101 with a grade of 2.0 or higher.

Courses List

 

Outcomes

Graduates of the Business Management program will be able to:

  • Identify contemporary business concepts, principles and practices
  • Demonstrate the interrelationship of the functional areas of business including management, marketing, law, organizational behavior, computer and software systems, human resources, insurance, ac­counting, and finance
  • Analyze the interrelationship of a business organization within the larger business environment, including international business
  • Apply basic legal business concepts within the legal environment in which business is conducted
  • Perform basic business calculations to demonstrate basic financial literacy
  • Apply problem solving and analysis skills to business research ques­tions and demonstrate appropriate solutions
  • Demonstrate professional and ethical behaviors expected of entry-level workers in the industry.
Program Costs

Program cost information available for Certificate Options only

 

Why Skagit Valley College?

  • High-quality faculty with advanced business degrees
  • Diverse program options: degrees, certificates and college transfer options
  • Connections with the local business community
  • Internships provide real world experience
  • Strong record of job placements

Career Opportunities

Your career choices range across a very broad variety of businesses and disciplines including:

  • Entry level – Management Track
  • Retail sales specialist
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Real Estate Sales Agent
  • Marketing Research
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Human Resource Assistant
  • Entrepreneur – Start a business
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