Business Administration

Program Description

Today’s global economy offers boundless opportunities, but only for those who are prepared. When you enroll in Peninsula College’s Business Administration Program, you will begin a process of education and learning that can prepare you for immediate employment, advancement in your current job, or successful transfer to a four-year college or university. The program is designed to develop the skills necessary to be successful in a competitive job market.

The Business Administration Program offers three different degree options: Accounting, Management, and Entrepreneurship. The program also offers short-term certificates leading toward the degree options. The Washington State Workforce Training & Education Coordinating Board reports a skill gap in business, management, and sales jobs, where the jobs exceed worker supply. Students develop a foundation of knowledge in business, accounting, management, entrepreneurship, and application software related to business and communication.

Career Opportunities

Previous graduates have found employment in education, government, private industry, and self-employment in a wide variety of career paths related to business, accounting, and management.

In Our Program, Students Will Learn to:

(Student Learning Outcomes)
  • Apply management principles and skills to effectively supervise and motivate employees to achieve a company’s mission.
  • Apply quantitative methods for critical thinking and problem solving.
  • Prepare financial statements including a balance sheet, income statement, statement of cash flows and statement of equity.
  • Analyze financial statements for the purpose of managing a business.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of marketing principles to promote a company.
  • Apply quantitative methods for critical thinking and problem solving.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in application software, including Quickbooks, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.
  • Formulate a personal code of ethical behavior as it relates to a modern business environment.
  • Identify key legal principles that apply in business transactions and demonstrate an understanding of legal risk management.
  • Recognize and analyze how general (macro) and specific (micro) economic forces shape the environment of business and decision making.
  • Demonstrate competency in written and oral communication.