Prepare for successful business ownership with a broad base of knowledge and skills essential in today's market. Develop a strong foundation in business principles with specialized focus on knowledge key to entrepreneurship.

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

  1. Understand the nature of business operations, business finance, legal issues and decision-making
  2. Understand the principles of managing business products, marketing and sales
  3. Apply theories of motivation and management to foster a productive work environment
  4. Demonstrate effective leadership and supervision skills
  5. Apply business mathematics in order to analyze data and solve business problems
  6. Communicate effectively-both verbally and in writing-within 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 of the program develop knowledge and skills in entrepreneurship to work in a variety of business settings, including starting one's own business. Virtually every industry employs people with entrepreneurial skills, such as the retail, wholesale and service industries. Salaries vary greatly depending upon the position, level of responsibility, previous experience or type of business the graduate starts.

Potential employers include: self-employment, small businesses, corporations, government agencies 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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Federal aid, scholarships, grants, and more are available to help you pay for school.

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