Business Administration Degree at Pierce College District 11

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Business Administration Degree

The business administration program at Pierce College District 11 prepares students for careers in education, government, private business and retail. The program focuses on planning, organizing, directing, and controlling the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Program courses include: management theory, humor resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making. Get more details below including other Washington colleges that offer business administration degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Business Administration Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. Pierce College District 11 has offered the following degree levels for students:

  • Less Than One Year Certificate
  • Associate's Degree

Students by Academic Level (2015)

 Graduates
Less Than One Year Certificate3
Associate's Degree26

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male9
Female20

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
Black7
Hispanic3
White12
Multiple Races3
Unknown4

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Business Administration program at Pierce College District 11, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Chief Executives

Description

Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, chief executives employment is expected to shrink at a rate of -1.2% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 3
    • Average Hourly Rate: $102.60
    • Average Annual Salary: $213410
  • Tacoma-Lakewood, WA Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 460
    • Average Hourly Rate: $87.52
    • Average Annual Salary: $182040

General and Operations Managers

Description

Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, general and operations managers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 7.1% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 20
    • Average Hourly Rate: $64.86
    • Average Annual Salary: $134910
  • Tacoma-Lakewood, WA Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 3
    • Average Hourly Rate: $52.75
    • Average Annual Salary: $109720

Sales Managers

Description

Plan, direct, or coordinate the actual distribution or movement of a product or service to the customer. Coordinate sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals and establish training programs for sales representatives. Analyze sales statistics gathered by staff to determine sales potential and inventory requirements and monitor the preferences of customers.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, sales managers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 5.1% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 5
    • Average Hourly Rate: $62.11
    • Average Annual Salary: $129180
  • Tacoma-Lakewood, WA Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 670
    • Average Hourly Rate: $59.02
    • Average Annual Salary: $122750

Administrative Services Managers

Description

Plan, direct, or coordinate one or more administrative services of an organization, such as records and information management, mail distribution, facilities planning and maintenance, custodial operations, and other office support services.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, administrative services managers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 8.2% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 2
    • Average Hourly Rate: $49.16
    • Average Annual Salary: $102260
  • Tacoma-Lakewood, WA Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 380
    • Average Hourly Rate: $37.33
    • Average Annual Salary: $77650

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Business Administration Programs in Washington

Business Administration programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Tacoma Community College

Tacoma, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 11 students completed this program

Programs

  • Business Administration (C,A)
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management (C,A)
  • Retail Management (C,A)

Pacific Lutheran University

Tacoma, WA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 120 students completed this program

Programs

  • Business Administration (B,M)

University of Puget Sound

Tacoma, WA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 60 students completed this program

Programs

  • Business Administration (B)

University of Washington - Tacoma Campus

Tacoma, WA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 58 students completed this program

Programs

  • Business Administration (B,M)
  • Organizational and Nonprofit Management (B,M)

Bates Technical College

Tacoma, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Business Administration (C)

Pierce College at Puyallup

Puyallup, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 8 students completed this program

Programs

  • Business Administration (C,A)
  • Office Management (C,A)
  • Project Management (C,A)

Saint Martin's University

Lacey, WA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 95 students completed this program

Programs

  • Business Administration (B)

Highline Community College

Des Moines, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 9 students completed this program

Programs

  • Business Administration (A)
  • Office Management (A)
  • Organizational and Nonprofit Management (A)
  • Customer Service Management (A)

South Puget Sound Community College

Olympia, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 14 students completed this program

Programs

  • Business Administration (C,A)
  • Office Management (C,A)
  • Retail Management (C,A)

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