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Associate in Business


Program Admission Dates: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

The Associate in Business DTA/MRP degree is a pathway for students planning to prepare for various business majors at universities in Washington. This agreement is with the Washington Baccalaureate Institutions (BIs) offering a bachelor’s degree in business administration including accounting, management, and management information systems. BIs that are party to this agreement are Central Washington University, Eastern Washington University, The Evergreen State College, University of Washington (all campuses), Washington State University (all campuses), Western Washington University, Gonzaga University, Heritage University, Pacific Lutheran University, Saint Martin’s University, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle University, Walla Walla University, and Whitworth University.

Business DTA/MRP students should contact their potential transfer institution(s) early in their program regarding:

  • The specific course choices in each area of the Statewide agreement where options are listed (humanities, social science)
  • Admission requirements for both the insitution(s) and the major, including overall minimum GPA, a higher GPA in a selected subset of courses, or a specific minimum grade in one or more courses such as math or English; meeting the minimum requirements of the degree does not guarantee admission to the transfer insitution(s)

Business DTA/MRP graduates will:

  • describe and discuss the measurement of economic performance, national income accounting, aggregate supply and demand, fiscal policy, money creation/ Federal Reserve system, monetary policy, inflation, and unemployment
  • analyze resource and income distribution, assess consumer and business behavior, and evaluate price determination and production cost
  • recognize the social and behavioral nature of law and the structure and function of the American legal system and to assess and articulate basic legal principles and processes
  • analyze and evaluate accounting information as part of the control, planning, and decision-making processes
  • describe and discuss functions and their graphs, linear programming, matrices, combinatorics, logic, statistics, and the applications of math to finance and economics
  • recognize applications of differential and integral calculus to business problems
  • demonstrate communication, intercultural appreciation, teamwork, information literacy, and critical thinking
  • meet Social Science, Humanities, Written Communication, and Quantitative Reasoning distribution area outcomes

Lake Washington Institute of Technology does not offer every course each quarter. It is the student’s responsibility to consult the Class Schedule and work out an individual schedule with an advisor. Any developmental coursework a student may be required to complete may increase the program length.