Contemporary Business Administration

The Contemporary Business Administration curriculum introduces students to the various aspects of the free enterprise system. Students will be provided with a fundamental and broad knowledge of business functions, processes, and organizations in today’s global economy.

Graduates develop skills in communication, computer applications, decision making, and team-building to have a sound business education base for lifelong learning. They should be prepared for employment opportunities in government agencies, financial institutions, and small to large business or industry.

Enrollment Point: Fall, Winter, Spring as space allows

Contemporary Business Administration

Certificate of Completion
4 Quarters
62 Credits
Associate of Applied Science
6 Quarters
92 Credits
AAS - Transfer
Bachelor of Applied Science

All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.

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At Renton Technical College, tuition is affordable and competitive.

Financial Aid

Federal aid is available for most students to help pay for school. Fill out your FAFSA now to get started.


The RTC Foundation offers scholarships to help pay the costs of attending school.

All costs are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.

Please see the online class schedule for day & time information.

Steven McKinnon

Entry Requirements

Admission Recommendations

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Keyboarding skills and familiarity with Microsoft Windows and Office software. Students entering without strong computer skills may take longer to complete.

Course Information

Course # Course Title Credits
COL 101 College Success 2
BUS 110 Social Media Marketing 5
BUS 125 Concept to Commercialization 5
BUS 130 Small Business Marketing 5
BUS 135 Finance for Small Business 5
BUS 180 Principles of Management 5
BUS 230 Principles of Operations Management 5
BUS 240 Principles of Selling and Negotiation 5
BUS 270 Human Resources Management 5
BUS 280 Office Procedures or  
  Approved General Education option* 5
BUS& 101 Introduction to Business 5
BUS& 201 Business Law 5
COMP 100 Applied Composition or  
ENGL& 101 English Composition 5
  Total 62
Course # Course Title Credits
AMATH 175 Financial Math or  
  More advanced AMATH or MATH& class 5
  Approved General Education options (5) 25
  Total 92

Approved General Education classes are listed below. Students should choose options that meet their career and educational goals. Transfer credits and requests to take a class not listed below must be approved by the program Dean.

Course # Course Title Credits
ACCT& 201 Principles of Accounting I 5
ACCT& 202 Principles of Accounting II 5
ACCT& 203 Principles of Accounting III 5
ART& 100 Art Appreciation 5
BIOL& 100 Survey of Biology 5
CMST& 101 Introduction to Communication 5
CMST& 220 Public Speaking 5
ECON& 201 Microeconomics 5
ECON& 202 Macroeconomics 5
ENGL& 102 Composition II 5
GEOL&101 Introduction to Physical Geology 5
HUM& 101 Introduction to Humanities 5
MATH& 107 Math in Society 5
MATH& 141 Precalculus I 5
MATH& 146 Introduction to Statistics 5
MATH& 148 Business Calculus 5
MUSC& 105 Music Appreciation 5
NUTR&101 Human Nutrition 5
PSYC& 100 General Psychology 5
SOC& 101 Introduction to Sociology 5

*Students who select this option will complete a total of 6 general education classes for the AAS degree.

Program Outcomes

  • Formulate effective operational decisions in a legal, ethical, and economic environment.
  • Apply core marketing principles to improve profitability, customer satisfaction, and social welfare.
  • Develop business decision-making strategies using financial management techniques.
  • Develop critical thinking skills to evaluate alternatives and make effective business decisions.
  • Build a diverse knowledge base to identify different management practices and leadership styles that impact organizational effectiveness.


External accreditation is not applicable to this program.


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