Gain a strong foundation in principles and theories of data, reporting, visualizations, analytics, project development, and data-driven decision-making skills. Graduates will learn cutting-edge technlogies, and develop skills and experience with real-world business applications.
Completion Award
Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences
Length of Study
94-99 credits
Starting Quarter
Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Online, On Campus

  • Analyze and manipulate data from multiple sources and communicate meaningful insights.
  • Use technical tools and statistical knowledge to solve questions using data.
  • Use professional communications skills to effectively interact with others at all levels of an organization in a variety of formats (written, verbal, public speaking, visualization).
  • Apply critical thinking skills and systems thinking to problem solve within business contexts.
  • Use project management skills to gather requirements from stakeholders, develop a project plan, establish timeline, assign tasks, monitor progress, and communicate status.
  • Apply best practices in the realm of legal and regulatory standards, as well as appropriate ethical considerations to ensure respect for privacy and preservation of information safety to withstand scrutiny.
  • Explore and appreciate the opportunities and challenges of operating in an increasingly diverse, interconnected, and complex global community.
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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This program will prepare students to work at nonprofit organizations, small businesses, multinational corporations, and government agencies. Career options include business analysis, finance, management, marketing, and market research. Business intelligence professionals typically gain advancement opportunities by building work experience.

This degree will prepare graduates for jobs such as the following (according to
  • Market Research Analyst - Pay range $58,337 to $99,077 with an average annual salary of $75,676
  • Data Analyst (or Database Analyst or Business Information Analyst) - Pay range $52,718 to $90,360 with an average annual salary of $70,185
  • Business Analyst (or Business Data Analyst) - Pay range $55,250 to $86,562 with an average annual salary of $68,470

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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