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The challenge of management! It takes a special kind of person with a special knack to be a good business manager. Over 60
percent of the workforce in Spokane is employed in a distributive occupation. This creates a big demand for persons with
training as middle managers and junior executives. The Business Management program at SFCC is designed to give an individual
on-the-job work experience while learning the basic principles of business management. Students are given credit for approved
Courses in the program include management, marketing, professional sales, principles of leadership, social media marketing and
human relations. There are seventy five credits of required core courses and students are required to complete an additional
fifteen credits from one of the five areas of emphasis in the Business Management AAS degree: Credit and Financial Management,
Fashion Merchandising, Marketing, Retail Management, and Small Business Management. Credits may
vary by emphasis, but a minimum of fifteen in one emphasis is required. Select courses from the area of emphasis that best
meets your needs. Only one AAS Degree in Business Management will be awarded.
The Business Management Department also offers three certificates which can be found under Credit and Financial Management,
Management, and Retail Management.
NOTE: Students wishing to transfer to a four-year institution should consult the
Business Administration transfer degrees. Most vocational courses do NOT
satisfy requirements for the transfer degree.
Course of Study
Keyboarding proficiency of 35 wpm expected at completion of AAS degree
Employment opportunities include entry, supervisory, management, management positions in manufacturing, wholesaling, and retailing
of goods and services.