Business Administration (Transfer)
The broad field of business provides for a wide variety of career opportunities. Some of the professions open to those with a business administration degree are business executive and manager, financial manager, health services manager, hotel and motel manager, public administrator, restaurant manager, and small business operator/entrepreneur.

Typical duties might include developing and administering business plans to increase profits, identifying strategies and implementing policies for maintaining good relations with customers and the community, interacting with other key managers within the organization to establish goals overseeing the finances of a department or the entire organization, and supervising, training and evaluating staff members.

Salaries may range from $42,000 to $125,000 per year. They vary within the industry and are dependent upon the company's size, location, and the person's scope of responsibilities, experience, and education.

Students may select an area of specialization (e.g., accounting, finance, marketing, management) in which to major at their transfer institution. Students should check with individual colleges to meet specific requirements.

Students must complete all specifically listed courses and Major Area Requirements with a minimum grade of "C" or better in order to successfully complete the program and earn the award.

Refer to the Degree & Certificate Requirements section in the Clark College Catalog to identify the courses needed to satisfy the General Education Requirements.
Business Administration Transfer to WSU Vancouver (AA)
This is a program for the first two years of major study in Business Administration. Contact a WSU Vancouver advisor to determine required coursework as early as possible.
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (10 credits required)
 
ENGL&101
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
5 cr.
ENGL&102
ENGLISH COMPOSITION II
5 cr.
Quantitative Skills (5 credits required)
 
MATH 105
FINITE MATHEMATICS
5 cr.
Health & Physical Education (3 credits required)
Health & Physical Education
3 cr.
Oral Communications (5 credits required)
 
Humanities (15 credits required)
CMST&220
PUBLIC SPEAKING
5 cr.
or CMST&230
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
5 cr.
Additional Humanities Courses
10 cr.
Social Sciences (15 credits required)
ECON&201
MICRO ECONOMICS
5 cr.
ECON&202
MACRO ECONOMICS
5 cr.
PSYC&100
GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY
5 cr.
or SOC& 101
INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY
5 cr.
Natural Sciences (15 credits required)
MATH&148
BUSINESS CALCULUS
5 cr.
Natural Sciences*
10 cr.
Major Area Requirement
ACCT&201
PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING I
5 cr.
ACCT&202
PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING II
5 cr.
ACCT&203
PRIN OF ACCOUNTING III
5 cr.
BUS 203
DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS **
3 cr.
BUS 204
INFERENTIAL STATISTICS **
3 cr.
BUS& 201
BUSINESS LAW
5 cr.
General Electives (15 credits required)
General Electives
 
Total Required Credits: 90
* Must earn ten (10) credits in addition to MATH& 148 in Natural Science from two different departments.
A lab course is required.
**All business majors intending to complete a Clark College AA degree must take BUS 203 and 204.
MATH 203 and 204 will NOT meet the requirement for this degree.
Business DTA/MRP (AA)
This pathway is applicable to students planning to prepare for various business majors at universities in Washington state. Effective Fall 2008 this agreement cancels and supersedes the existing statewide Business DTA agreement dated Summer 2003. Prior to Fall 2008 parties to the 2003 Business DTA additionally agree to continue to honor that agreement. Parties to that agreement may honor the April 2006 agreement prior to Fall 2008, if it is advantageous to the student. This agreement shall be subject to review and renewal by all parties not later than Winter 2010.

This document represents the business DTA/MRP agreement, an agreement that meets all requirements of Washington's Direct Transfer Agreement, between the baccalaureate institutions offering a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts in business administration including accounting, management and management information systems. Baccalaureate institutions party to this agreement are: CWU, EWU, UW (all campuses), WSU (all campuses), WWU, Gonzaga, Heritage, PLU, SMU, SPU, SU, and Walla Walla University.

Students need to make early contact with their potential transfer institutions regarding the specific course choices in each area of the agreement where options are listed (Humanities, Social Science, and Business Law or Introduction to Law) and for electives. Students also need to check with their potential transfer institutions regarding the requirement for overall minimum GPA, a higher GPA in a selected subset of courses, or a specific minimum grade in one or more courses such as math or English.

Students planning on transfer to the University of Washington should contact that institution early as Clark College does not currently offer a class that meets the transfer equivalency for Introduction to Law as required by this degree agreement.

Though this degree does not require such, Clark College students should know that the standard Clark AA degree path has these differences from the MRP defined below:

  1. Clark requires 3 credits of Health-Physical Education coursework,

  2. As of Fall 2011, Clark requires a course in Oral Communication, and

  3. Clark's Social Science distribution requirement stipulates that students take courses from at least three different departments.

Students must also meet the residency requirements as established by Clark. While Clark College has approved offering the degree below, Clark students should keep these requirements in mind should their transfer pathways change.

Students are responsible for researching and preparing for specific major requirements of baccalaureate institutions as early as possible prior to transferring.

Please visit the Major Related Programs/Articulated Degrees section of this catalog to view a printable PDF of this document.
Generic DTA Requirements
A. Basic Requirements
1. Communications Skills
10 cr.
2. Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning Requirement
5 cr.
Intermediate algebra proficiency is required.
B. Distribution Requirements
1. Humanities
15 cr.
2. Social Sciences
15 cr.
3. Natural Sciences
0 cr.
C. Major Requirements
1. Business courses
0 cr.
D. Electives
1. Elective courses
0 cr.
MRP Requirements
A. Basic Requirements
1. English Composition
10 cr.
2. Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning Requirement
10 cr.
Finite Math (5 cr.)
Business Calculus (5 cr.)
Intermediate algebra proficiency is required
B. Distribution Requirements
1. Humanities
15 cr.
Consistent with the requirements in all DTA degrees - no more than 10 credits per discipline area, 5 credits maximum in world languages or ASL. No more than 5 credits of performance/skills classes are allowed.
2. Social Sciences
15 cr.
Microeconomics (5 cr.)
Macroeconomics (5 cr.)
Additional social science - not economics (5 cr.)
3. Natural Sciences
15 cr.
Statistics - business statistics preferred (5 cr.)
Physical, biological, and/or earth science, including at least one lab course (10 cr.)
C. Major Requirements
1. Business Courses
20 cr.
Intro to Financial Accounting (5 cr.)
Financial Accounting II (5 cr.)
Managerial Accounting (5 cr.)
Business Law or Introduction to Law (5 cr.)
D. Electives
1. Electives
5 cr.
Clark College Equivalents
A. Basic Requirements
1. Communication Skills
 
ENGL&101
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
5 cr.
ENGL&102
ENGLISH COMPOSITION II
5 cr.
2. Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning
 
MATH 105
FINITE MATHEMATICS
5 cr.
MATH&148
BUSINESS CALCULUS
5 cr.
B. Distribution Requirements
1. Humanities
 
15 quarter credits of Humanities as defined in the Clark College catalog.

CMST&220 is specifically required for WSUV business transfer.
2. Social Sciences
 
ECON&201
MICRO ECONOMICS
5 cr.
ECON&202
MACRO ECONOMICS
5 cr.
Social Science outside Economics
5 cr.
3.Natural Sciences
 
BUS 203
DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS
3 cr.
or MATH 203
DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS
3 cr.
BUS 204
INFERENTIAL STATISTICS
3 cr.
or MATH 204
INFERENTIAL STATISTICS
3 cr.
Natural Science coursework, including 1 lab as defined by Clark College
10 cr.
C. Major Requirements
1. Business Courses (for all schools except UW)
 
ACCT&201
PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING I
5 cr.
ACCT&202
PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING II
5 cr.
ACCT&203
PRIN OF ACCOUNTING III
5 cr.
BUS& 201
BUSINESS LAW
5 cr.
D. Electives
1. Elective Courses
5 cr.
Notes
A. Basic Requirements
1. Communication Skills
 
ENGL& 102 is REQUIRED at Eastern Washington University.
B. Distribution Requirements
1. Humanities
 
Students intending the international business major should consult their potential transfer institutions regarding the level of world language required for admission to the major. 5 credits in world languages may apply to the Humanities requirement.

CMST&220 is specifically required for WSUV business transfer.
3. Natural Sciences
 
Students intending the manufacturing management major at WWU should consult WWU regarding the selection of natural science courses required for admission to the major.
C. Major Requirements
1. Business Courses
 
UW requires Introduction to Law, an equivalent for which does not exist at Clark.

The following institutions do not require a lower division Business Law course and agree to accept the course taken as part of this degree as a lower division elective, but generally not as an equivalent to the course required at the upper division: Heritage, PLU, SU, and Walla Walla University.
D. Electives
1. Elective Courses
 
Note: The following 4 schools REQUIRE a course for admissions. Please consult with transfer advisors for exact courses at Clark to fulfill requirements.

WSU (all campuses): MIS 250
Gonzaga: BMIS 235
PLU: CSCE 120
SPU: BUS 1700
Total Required Credits: 90 Minimum