BusinessAdministrationLooking for a career in business?  Earn your associate of applied science degree in business administration at SWCC!  Southwestern's business administration curriculum has a general education core with specific course work in business, accounting, economics, management, and law. 

SWCC business administration graduates display a knowledge of business concepts required for today's ever-changing business environment with a background in critical thinking skills and team building.

If you plan to transfer to a four-year college or university for a bachelor's degree,  the associate of arts degree with a business major is recommended.

Awards Available

Business Administration:  Associate of Applied Science Degree

Business Administration and Business Leadership Degree Sheet

Business Leadership Certificate

The leadership certificate is designed for working professionals who are preparing themselves for leadership positions in government, business or not-for-profit organizations. It balances practical leadership skills with a strong business foundation.

Potential Careers

  • Banking
  • Financial management
  • Insurance
  • Marketing
  • Purchasing
  • Tourism
  • Government
  • Accounting
  • Business owner

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • describe the U.S. business system, economic system, legal aspects and the social responsibility of business.
  • identify the characteristics of the sole proprietorship, the partnership, the corporation, and the cooperative forms of business ownership and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each form.
  • utilize oral and written communication skills, group work skills, and problem solving skills.
  • apply generally accepted accounting procedures for all levels of business activity and in all sizes of businesses from the small sole proprietorship to the large highly organized corporations.
  • describe how businesses account for their finances and report financial information to the public.
  • explain the key aspects of managing a business.
  • apply concepts in core business disciplines and critical thinking skills to make sound business and financial decisions.
  • describe workplace ethics and diversity.

Instructors:  Holly Booth and Joe Pastorino