Jun 19, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog SVC 
2023-2024 Catalog SVC [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Management, AAS


The Business Management (BUS) program is designed to develop the professional and business skills necessary to succeed in today’s competitive, demanding, and changing business environment. The Business Management program includes instruction in business and management, leadership, professional selling, business law, economics, entrepreneurship, marketing, human resources, accounting and computer systems and applications. 

Students may choose to earn a two-year Associate in Applied Science Degree, AAS  in Business Management or a four-quarter certificate in Entrepreneurship Certificate . Throughout the Business Management program, students are given projects to complete that provide practical experience. These skills are designed for entry-level positions in various businesses and industries and may lead to supervisory or management positions combined with business experience. In this environment, a student can gain confidence, a sense of professionalism, and develop the tools to become a team player and leader. Students may also choose to take classes for career advancement goals or to enhance current skills. The Business Management program offers an online learning option.

Sample Career Options

Degree Intent and Transfer Options

Upon completion, Workforce degrees and/or certificates are intended to give students the skills needed to move directly into employment. While these degrees are not intended to transfer to a university, students will be eligible to apply for admission to Skagit Valley College’s Bachelor of Applied Science - Management (BASM) degree  and, in some cases, could transfer to other schools. If you are interested in continuing your education by entering a bachelor’s degree program, please work closely with your Academic Advisor and Department Chair.

Program Map

Program Maps are an integral part of the Planning Guide. Each Program Map includes a suggested quarterly sequence of courses so you could earn your degree within two years of full-time study. Your Program Map is also designed to help you create an individualized, customized Educational Plan, which is required of all SVC students. To start creating your Educational Plan, please consult with an Academic Advisor.

90 credits

First Year

Total Credits: 15

Total Credits: 16

Total Credits: 16

Second Year

Total Credits: 15

Total Credits: 15

Total Credits: 13


† Students who do not receive an appropriate test score will require additional coursework to develop necessary skills for entry into class.