Associate in Applied Science - Business Management
Certificate - Business Management
Online LearningSpokane Falls Community College
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If you’re a leader who is drawn to the dynamic world of business, then a career in management could be for you.
In this program, you’ll study the basic principles of business management and learn about sales, marketing, leadership, human resources and social media. Depending on your interests and career goals, you’ll choose an area of emphasis in marketing, small business management, social media marketing, or general business.
Whether you want to work in retail or in a business office, this program will provide the training to potentially become a middle manager or junior executive in a variety of professional settings.
1. Analyze strategies to develop a balanced marketing mix to satisfy customers.
2. Describe the basic management functions and the human resource management process .
3. Apply human relations and customer service skills in a variety of situations and communicate effectively.
4. Analyze information and perform calculations related to typical business topics.
5. Understand laws impacting business operations.
You and your advisor will use this program map as a starting point in creating your own personal education plan, customized to your needs. We meet you where you are and help you reach your goals.
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Business Management AAS map
Total Credits: 91
Jamie Southwell is excited to be the pathway specialist who works with students earning their business degrees. Jamie Southwell joined Spokane Falls Community College as a student in 2020 and earned his Associates in business management shortly after. After graduation, Jamie expanded his passion for the bigfoot community by joining the team himself as the business pathway specialist. Jamie’s firsthand knowledge of the program helps students understand the business pathway, and Jamie’s passion for ensuring each student feels warm and welcomed by the community shines light on the inclusion of SFCC. He enjoys hiking, listening to music, and exploring new foods on his free time.
Brent Booth joined Spokane Falls Community college in 2007. He teaches a variety of courses in the Business Management department. He also serves as a student faculty advisor. Prior to joining SFCC, he gained multiple years of business experience working for a variety of companies ranging from small businesses to corporations. Brent holds a bachelor’s degree from Washington State University, a master’s degree from The University of Montana, and a Ph.D. from Northcentral University. In his free time, he enjoys playing golf.
My name is Ken Commers, and I am a FT Business Management faculty at Spokane Falls Community College since 2010. My main areas are developing and teaching Business Math classes, along with on-ground and online for Basic Finance, and the primary on-ground instructor for Intro to Business.
I was a 5th generation western Montanan, but as my dad says, “it’s the prettiest place a person can go to starve.” So, when the US Army came calling my senior year, I was all in. After completing my active-duty years, I returned to Montana. There I attended college at the U of MT in Missoula (Go Griz!) while spending another 4 years in the MT National Guard.
Since then, I’ve taught Jr Hi and HS business classes, coached football, worked at Intel, was a college planning consultant, and finally found my niche in adult education at the Muckleshoot Tribal College in western WA. After four years there I went on to Clover Park Technical College as a new program developer and helped establish their first Teaching and Learning Center. Ultimately, I had the opportunity to move to Spokane in 2005 to manage the Customized Jobs Skills Training program for the Community Colleges of Spokane before I fully realized my true passion will always be teaching and mentoring adults.
Then in 2019 I got the big promotion… becoming “Papa” to my amazing granddaughter! Of course, that is icing on the cake, but teaching, working with students, and changing lives, will always be my passion. I hope you too find your passion, and if I can help you in that journey, I would be truly blessed.
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