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Business Administration


Business administration incorporates the ability to manage administrative operations for small to large businesses.

Students in our program learn industry standard techniques through classroom theory and hands-on learning that keeps with best practices in business today.

The Business MRP/DTA degree is eligible for the new Auto-Enrollment option.

Auto-enrollment creates a predictable, reliable schedule so you can balance work and family life, while earning your degree or certificate at Clark College.

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Discover Your Business Interests at Clark

A path in business administration brings opportunities that vary from owning, operating, or managing a business. At Clark, our students learn methods of maintaining a competitive edge in business through theory and practical learning.

Our program allows students to specialize in a particular area of business and learn effective teamwork skills. A particular emphasis is put on utilizing technology to solve problems and improve workflow, interpersonal skills, and professional workforce behavior.

Graduates of the program have gone on to find rewarding careers in accounting, sales, services, merchandising, and management.

Associate in Business DTA/MRP Degree (Transfer)

The Associate in Business DTA/MRP degree is a 90-credit transfer degree designed for students who plan to attend a four-year college or university and major in business. To earn the Business DTA/MRP degree, students must complete coursework in English composition, math, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and specific business requirements.

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities for Business Administration roles can vary depending on industry and exist in a variety of formats: business operations specialist, general manager, sales manager, and administrative supervisor. 

According to The U.S. Department of Labor employment projections forecast for Business Specialist jobs growing at rate of 8%, with a median wage in the Portland-Vancouver metro area estimated at $31.20 per hour. 

Clark’s program offers an Associates in Applied Science and Associate in Business DTA/MRP  designed for students to gain foundational skills in business administration or explore transfer options to a four-year institution to pursue a bachelor degree program.