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Associate of Arts and Sciences in Business and Entrepreneurship

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Associate of Arts and Sciences in Business and Entrepreneurship

This program of study provides students with essential quantitative, communication, and core business skills and knowledge to immediately perform successfully in a commercial enterprise or community organization.

Additionally, the concentration areas of the program allow students to customize their degree to focus specifically on casino management, entrepreneurial pursuits, or preparation for a baccalaureate program in business. The program is a direct transfer degree designed for students who may be interested in pursuing a baccalaureate degree at Northwest Indian College or another four-year college or university. Students interested in continuing toward a baccalaureate program should consult with an NWIC advisor before selecting courses to ensure the requirements are met for those programs.

Department Chair & Faculty

Brandon Morris

Faculty – Tribal Governance and Business Management
Work Phone: (360) 392-4223
bmorris1@nwic.edu

 

Adib Jamshedi

Faculty – Tribal Governance Business Management
Work Phone:(360) 594-4083
ajamshedi@nwic.edu
 

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

ENTREPRENEURIAL THINKING AND PROCESS IN A TRIBAL ENVIRONMENT

Upon successful completion of this program, students will:

  • Describe the key activities involved in the entrepreneurial process.
  • Analyze the impact of Tribal legal structures on entrepreneurial activities.
  • Access funding programs targeted to entrepreneurial efforts by Native Americans.

GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS OPERATIONS AND MANAGEMENT

Upon successful completion of this program, students will:

  • Explain business processes including Accounting, Human Resources, Marketing, and Sales.
  • Describe a variety of management practices and organizational structures.
  • Outline important principles and impacts of business law on commercial enterprises.
  • Compare and contrast various leadership philosophies.

NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIES

Upon successful completion of this program, students will:

  • Categorize businesses and industries based upon customer market segments.
  • Define international trade metrics, governing bodies, and trade barriers.
  • Explain the impacts of supply and demand on local, national, and international economies.
  • Differentiate between nominal and real economic statistics.

QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS

Upon successful completion of this program, students will:

  • Apply appropriate financial metrics for measuring business performance.
  • Calculate financial ratios given requisite information.
  • Analyze and integrate financial metrics into the business decision-making process.

COMMUNICATION

Upon successful completion of this program, students will:

  • Clearly articulate meaningful business information in both verbal and written forms.
  • Utilize business terminology and concepts to describe the current business environment.
  • Share knowledge of effective business practices with their local communities.

ETHICS

Upon successful completion of this program, students will:

  • Discuss the principles and practical application of social responsibility.
  • Critique real-world examples of business ethics.
  • Apply ethical theories to their local environment and community.
  • Distinguish between the characteristics of ethical and legal actions.

Student Life

NWIC students are encouraged to engage and integrate into the life of the institution. Students are offered opportunities to participate in enrichment activities through Student Affairs, student government, and residence life.

Financial Aid

Northwest Indian College administers a broad range of financial aid, scholarships, and work-study programs for students who can demonstrate financial need.

NWIC Extended Campus Locations

Northwest Indian College‘s main campus is located at the Lummi Nation. The College also has six full service extended campus sites located at Muckleshoot, Nez Perce, Nisqually, Port Gamble S’Klallam, Swinomish, and Tulalip. Please use the location links to view details for each extended campus site.

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