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Business Management

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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Total Credits: 91

First Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
BUS 119
Basic Finance
5
BUS& 101
Introduction to Business
5
Choose 1 course from:
BT 107
Business Communications
5
CMST 227
Intercultural Communication
5
ENGL& 101
English Composition I
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Second Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
BUS 123
Practical Business Math Applications
5
MMGT 211
Marketing
5
Choose 1 course from:
CMST& 210
Interpersonal Communication
5
PHIL 110
Introduction to Ethics
5
PHIL& 115
Critical Thinking
5
PSYC& 100
General Psychology
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Third Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
BUS 105
Leadership
5
MMGT 101
Principles of Management
5
Choose 5 credit from:
ACCT 140
QuickBooks
5
BUS 124
Intermediate Business Math I
2
BUS 125
Consumer Math
3
BUS 217
Business Statistics
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Fourth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
BUS& 201
Business Law
5
MMGT 125
Social Media Marketing
5
Choose 1 course from:
MIS 211
Information Technology In Business
5
MMGT 106
How to Start a Small Business
5
MMGT 126
Search Engine Marketing
5
MMGT 128
Social Media Marketing Campaign
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Fifth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
ECON 100
Fundamentals of Economics
5
MMGT 231
Human Resource Management
5
Choose 5 credit from:
MIS 211
Information Technology In Business
5
MMGT 106
How to Start a Small Business
5
MMGT 126
Search Engine Marketing
5
MMGT 128
Social Media Marketing Campaign
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Sixth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
ACCT 103
Fundamental Bookkeeping Procedures
3
BUS 280
Human Relations in Business
5
MMGT 223
Customer Service
3
Choose 1 course from:
MIS 211
Information Technology In Business
5
MMGT 106
How to Start a Small Business
5
MMGT 126
Search Engine Marketing
5
MMGT 128
Social Media Marketing Campaign
5
Total Credits
 
16
 

You and your advisor will use the Program Map located on this page to create a personal education plan customized to your interests and goals, your start quarter, full- or part-time status, any prior credits you have, and the classes available each quarter.
For an up to date list of all classes that satisfy requirements for your degree/ certificate in iCatalog, click here, then select the specific degree or certificate you are pursuing.

  • Tuition

  • Resident

    $
    10,716
  • Non-Resident

    $
    15,312
  • International

    $
    27,528
  • Avg. Books

    $
    702
  • Max. Course Fees

    $
    N/A
  • Institutional Fees

    $
    N/A

These dollar amounts reflect the total cost of completing the program. More details
All dollar figures appearing below reflect the total cost of completing the program described by the Typical Student Schedule located on this web page, which are for the current graduation requirements of this program. Exact totals may vary depending on the catalog requirements you are following, if you have transferred in courses, or if you have been granted substitutions.

Tuition, program fees, and course fees are for the current academic year, as approved by the Community Colleges of Spokane Board of Trustees. Tuition and fees are subject to change by the Washington State Legislature and/or the Community Colleges of Spokane Board of Trustees.

Resident tuition is what Washington residents pay. Non-Resident tuition is what out-of-state students pay. International tuition is what out-of-country students pay. For clarification on residency, see Determining your Residency Status.

Avg. Books & Supplies: $942 for an academic year.
The cost for books and course-related material is an estimate based on the Washington Financial Aid Association’s annual student budget. The actual cost of textbooks and course-related supplies can vary widely depending on your program of study and the options you have for obtaining textbooks and other course material.

Program Fees are one-time costs required for the program that are not included in course fees or in tuition. These fees include things like tools, equipment, and uniforms. Only a few programs have program fees.

Max. Course Fees cover the cost of special equipment and materials needed to complete coursework. These fees are not included in tuition. Not all courses have fees and the actual costs that a student pays will vary depending on the courses taken.

Institutional Fees cover a variety of services for students, such as class registration, technology support, health clinic services, bus passes, and more. Most of these fees are instituted after a vote by the student body.

  • Jamie Southwell
    Jamie Southwell
    Program Specialist 2
    Jamie.Southwell@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3912

  • Charlene Barker
    Charlene Barker
    Moonlight Appointment
    B.A., Fu-Jen Catholic University, Taipei, Taiwan; M.B.A., Eastern Washington University
    Charlene.Barker@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3146
  • Melissa Barker
    Melissa Barker
    Adjunct Academic Employee
    Melissa.Barker@sfcc.spokane.edu
    N/A
  • Brent Booth
    Brent Booth
    General Business
    A.A., North Idaho College; B.A., Washington State University; M.B.A., University of Montana; Ph.D, Northcentral University
    Brent.Booth@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3699
  • Ken Commers
    Ken Commers
    General Business
    B.A., University of Montana; M.S. University of Idaho
    Ken.Commers@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3692
  • Geoff Glenn
    Geoff Glenn
    Adjunct Academic Employee
    Geoff.Glenn@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3882
  • Norm Thompson
    Norm Thompson
    General Business
    S.B., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; M.B.A, M.S., J.D., University of Washington
    Norm.Thompson@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3691

Have a question? Let's hear it.

Jamie Southwell

Pathways Specialist
jamie.southwell@sfcc.spokane.edu
509-533-3912
Building 24, Room 125