Academics

Business Management (BUS)

Student in Business Management Class at Green River

The Green River Business Management program prepares students for potential employment and career advancement in many areas of Business, including marketing, management, international business, and sales.

The role of today's business managers and supervisors requires an understanding of traditional business practices as well as skills and knowledge in the area of e-business. Business managers require training in software applications for work productivity, interpersonal communications and human relations for worker efficiency and satisfaction, as well as training in the use of technology for work related responsibilities. The Business Management program also includes exposure to international business which contributes approximately fifty percent of revenues generated by multinational corporations. The program takes a broad approach to the study of business, marketing and management. Several classes offered through the program may also apply toward the AA transfer degree.

Prerequisites

Complete an application to Green River Community College, complete the COMPASS assessment, and meet with an advisor.

When can new students enroll?

You may enter Green River's Business Management program at the beginning of any quarter.

How long does the program take?

If you attend Green River full-time, the Associate in Applied Arts degree requirements can be completed in two years and the certificates in one or two years. If you attend part-time, completion will depend on how many credits you earn each quarter. If you want to complete the program by taking night classes, completion may take longer than two years.

Does the program transfer to four-year schools?

All transferability is at the discretion of the receiving institution. Careful planning with the instructors and coordination of courses with the college or university of your choice is advised.

Special program notes

Here's what Green River's Business Management program offers you: Program Planning: The program has been carefully planned by education professionals and a community advisory committee of specialists from industry, government and the nonprofit sectors. The program also offers various opportunities to associate with industry professionals.

Faculty: Instruction in the program is provided by well-qualified faculty. All instructors hold advanced degrees, and each has had a number of years of managerial experience in the business world

Day and Evening classes: Classes are offered both days and evenings to meet your needs.

Distance Learning: Selected classes are offered in a distance learning format. options may include Internet courses, telecourses, and Washington Online. Talk to an advisor to learn more.

Employment outlook

There is always a demand for trained, educated individuals in the Business field. Employment trends show that Business Management is one of the fastest growing segments of the work force. Placement for Green River's Business Management graduates is excellent. Students are provided with employment assistance through our Career Center, and work with a full-time faculty member to obtain supervised work experiences.