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Business Administration

Industry Description
The nation's businesses are a part of an economic system that contributes to our society's standard of living and quality of life. Businesses provide the necessities of life such as food, clothing, housing, and medical care. Excelling in the day-to-day business processes that drive organizational success is integral for business managers. Business and management skills are critical to the survival of companies. Managers in today's highly competitive industries must have knowledge and skills in accounting, marketing, resource allocation, technology, retailing, and many more elements that are vital to a company's success.  

Department Overview
The Business Administration curriculum is designed for students who wish to gain the technology and skills necessary for employment and advancement in the business management environment. Students will be prepared to own their own business, work in a leadership role for others or transfer to a four-year institution. Business Administration curriculum is reviewed by an advisory board composed of local and regional industry members. 

Students may earn an Associate in Applied Arts and Sciences Degree in Business and Management upon completion of the two-year program of study. A Business and Management one-year certificate is available upon completion of the first year of study in the AAAS Degree program.
There is also an Associate in Business - DTA Degree for students wishing to pursue a business degree at a Washington public baccalaureate institution. (See AA-DTA in Degrees section of catalog.)

Career Opportunities
  • Administrative Services
  • Advertisers
  • Marketers
  • Financial Managers
  • Real Estate Managers
  • Food Service Managers
  • Business Owners
  • Retailing Managers

GESA Credit Union Scholarship in Business and Accounting
Provides a $500 annual scholarship for a student pursuing a business or accounting degree. To qualify for the competitive scholarship, the student must have graduated from a high school in Walla Walla County, and maintain a minimum of 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Entrance Requirements
Students may begin their study in these programs in fall, winter or spring quarters. However, due to course sequencing and course prerequisites, it is preferable to begin in the fall quarter. In order to start this program, the placement process must be completed through the Testing Center. Visit for more information.

Other Information

Students transferring into the Business Administration department from another institution should have their transcripts evaluated by an advisor at WWCC to determine which courses apply toward the business degree(s). Before entering the program all students need to secure an advisor within the Business Administration Department and become familiar with the degree requirements.

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