Learn essential business principles while developing critical thinking and problem-solving skills to be effective in multiple roles across a range of business structures.

Completion Award
Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences
Length of Study
93-95 Credits
Starting Quarter
Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Online, On Campus

  1. Understand general business principles related to products and services, accounting and finance, marketing and sales, business operations, legal issues and business decision-making
  2. Apply business mathematics to analyze data and solve business problems
  3. Apply theories of motivation, organizational behavior and effective management skills to create a healthy, productive work environment
  4. Effectively communicate--both verbally and in writing--in a variety of business and multicultural settings

In addition to the outcomes above, students will gain the skills and knowledge included in Shoreline Student Learning Outcomes (SSLOs): Communication, Critical Thinking, Equity & Social Justice, Information Literacy, and Quantitative & Symbolic Reasoning. 

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Graduates develop a broad base of knowledge and skills to be successful in a variety of business settings in positions such as account or bank representative, loan officer, management trainee, assistant buyer, distribution agent, sales associate, account manager and business development associate. The greatest expansion in the job market over the next ten years is expected in small businesses. Entry-level annual salaries typically range from $38,600 to $67,700.

Potential employers include: Small businesses, retail businesses, wholesale businesses, distribution centers, service industries and private industries.

Estimated Tuition & Fees

(does not include additional program or course fees, books, or supply costs)

Per Quarter
WA-Resident Non-WA resident,
US citizen, &
Eligible non-citizen

On Campus
Non-WA resident
Non-US citizen¹
Non-WA resident, US citizen
Online Only
1 credit $145.17  $245.71  $339.54 $162.51
5 credits $673.85  $1,176.57  $1,645.70  $760.55
12 credits (full-time) $1,462.52  $2,476.40 $3,422.10  $1,637.76
15 credits $1,641.05 $2,667.59  $3,624.45 $1,819.05

¹ Includes all International Students, both on campus and overseas online

Additional Fees
Approximately $20 - $120 per quarter, depending on courses selected

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