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Associate of Applied Science Business Administration -Tillamook Bay Community College

Online Associate of Applied Science: Business Administration

with coursework emphasis in Accounting or Management

Business administration professionals play an important role in the local, state, and national economy. Virtually all companies, businesses, and public institutions employ people who are trained in some aspect of business administration including areas such as accounting, business management, retail service, and computer applications. If you enjoy working with and tracking numbers and financial information, working with the public in a retail setting, or see yourself as a supervisor in a business setting, this may be the program for you. Students have the option to choose either an emphasis with coursework in Accounting or an emphasis with coursework in Management.

Business Administration Degree – Online

100% of the courses to earn a Business Administration degree are taught online, conveniently allowing you to learn anywhere, anytime you have an internet connection. This is an excellent choice for people with a work or life schedule that requires the flexibility an online degree can afford you.

Watch the Business Administration Career Pathway Video

Associate of Applied Science degree in Business Administration: 90 – 91 credits.

Two-Year Degree Map (PDF)

Degree Worksheet (PDF)

Business Certificate Requirements (PDF)

Business Administration Career Pathway (PDF)


The Associate of Applied Science degree in Business Administration has three separate certificates.

  • All courses count toward the the degree.
  • Certificates are good for people who want to get a job sooner or for those who want to improve their skills.

1. Accounting Clerk One-Year Certificate– 47 Credits

  • Bookkeepers who perform bank reconciliations, journalizing, posting, worksheets, accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll.
  • Clerical duties such as typing and filing.

2. Entry-Level Accounting Clerk Career Pathway – 14 credits

  • Work as accounting or bookkeeping clerk; support finance functions in a company or institution.

3. Basic Computer Literacy Career Pathway – 13 Credits

  • Use basic computer applications in business operations.
  • Have a working knowledge of Word, Excel and other MS Office Applications.


Program Outcomes


Students who successfully complete the program will be able to:

  • Work effectively and ethically within a diverse business team
  • Apply analytical and critical thinking to evaluate information, solve problems and make decisions.
  • Communicate effectively, appropriately, and professionally to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Use computer applications for appropriate managerial analysis, presentations, and reports.