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BA – Business Administration Instructor Qualifications

General Requirements:
  • Masters in Business, Finance, Accounting, Economics or other business-related field required (unless otherwise specified for individual courses).
  • Five years of related full-time equivalent non-teaching work experience related to the subject areas teaching required.
  • Prior teaching experience preferred.

BA 98  Business Administration: Skills and Issues
BA 100 Career Planning and Prep in Business
BA 101 Introduction to Business
BA 113 Business Credit Procedures
BA 114 Financial Survival
BA 131 Intro to Business Technology
BA 205 Solving Communications Problems with Technology
BA 206 Management Fundamentals
BA 207 Introduction to E-Commerce
BA 218 Personal Finance, BA 223, Principles of Marketing
BA 222 Financial Management
BA 223 Principles of Marketing
BA 242 Introduction to Investments
BA 244 Introduction to Records Management
BA 249 Principles of Retailing and E-tailing
BA 251 Office Management
BA 270 Global Business Management
BA 277 Business Practices and Contemporary Social Issues
BA 280A, BA 280B Coop Ed.
BA 289 Marketing Capstone
BA 285 Human Relations
BA 295 Management Capstone

Courses for which there are additional or different requirements:

BA 111 Introduction to Accounting

  • Master’s degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, Economics or other business-related field
  • Completed at least 12 quarter hours of accounting credits (undergraduate or graduate)
  • Three years of full-time equivalent non-teaching accounting work experience
  • Prior teaching experience is preferred

OR

  • Post baccalaureate certificate in accounting or a bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, Economics or other business-related field;
  • Completed at least 12 quarter hours of accounting credits (undergraduate or graduate)
  • Three years of full-time equivalent non-teaching accounting work experience.
  • Teaching experience is preferred.

BA 115 Credit Techniques
Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting or Finance plus CCE or CBF certification by the National Institute of Credit required.

BA 116 Microsoft Office for Workplace Communications

  • Master’s Degree in a business field (Business or Business Education);
  • OR Master’s Degree in any field and a minimum combination of three years of relevant teaching experience and industry experience;
  • OR Bachelor’s degree in any field and a minimum combination of four years of relevant teaching experience and industry experience.
  • Preferred: Experience teaching Applications courses

BA 131 Computers in Business
General Requirements, plus competency in software taught

BA 141 Introduction to International Business Law
General Requirements. Law degree and a minimum of one year international business experience preferred.

BA 150 Intro to Entrepreneurship and BA 250 Small Business Management

  • General Business Qualifications

OR

  • Bachelor’s Degree
    Five years business ownership experience

BA 169, BA 161 Purchasing I&II
General Requirements, plus CPM certification from the National Association of Purchasing Manager.

BA 177 Payroll Accounting

  • Master’s degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, Economics or other business-related field
  • Completed at least 12 quarter hours of accounting credits (undergraduate or graduate)
  • Three years of full-time equivalent non-teaching accounting work experience
  • Prior teaching experience is preferred
    Demonstrated competency and experience with payroll software

OR

  • Post baccalaureate certificate in accounting or a bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, Economics or other business-related Field;
  • Completed at least 12 quarter hours of accounting credits (undergraduate or graduate)
  • Three years of full-time equivalent non-teaching accounting work experience.
  • Teaching experience is preferred.
  • Demonstrated competency and experience with payroll software

BA 203 Intro to International Business, BA 234 International Marketing
General Requirements. A minimum of three years international business experience preferred.

BA 208 Intro to Non-Profits and Philanthropy

  • General Business Qualifications
  • Experience in the non-profit sector

BA 216A Data Analytics with Excel and Tableau

  • Master’s Degree in a business field (Business or Business Education);

OR

  • Master’s Degree in any field and a minimum combination of three years of relevant teaching experience and industry experience;

OR

  • Bachelor’s degree in any field and a minimum combination of four years of relevant teaching experience and industry experience
  • Preferred: Experience teaching Applications courses

BA 224 Human Resource Management

  • General Business Qualifications.
  • OR
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Five years of related full-time equivalent non-teaching work experience required
  • SHRM Certification required

BA 226 & BA 227 Business Law I & II

  • General Requirements. Law degree (JD) preferred.

OR

  • Law Degree (JD)
  • Five years of related full-time equivalent non-teaching work experience required.
  • Prior teaching experience preferred

BA 235 Social Media Marketing

  • General Business Qualifications

OR

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Five years demonstrated social media marketing experience

BA 237 Fundamentals of Import/Export
General Requirements, plus one year direct import/export experience.

BA 238 Sales

  • General Business Qualifications

OR

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Five years demonstrated sales experience

BA 239 Advertising

  • General Business Qualifications

OR

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Five years demonstrated advertising experience

BA 255 Project Management – Business Environments

  • General Requirements plus five years project management experience.
  • Teaching experience preferred.
  • PMP preferred

BA 292 Accounting Capstone

  • Master’s degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, Economics or other business-related field
  • Completed at least 30 quarter hours of accounting credits (undergraduate or graduate)
  • Three years of full-time equivalent non-teaching accounting work experience required
  • CPA or CMA licensing and prior teaching experience is preferred

OR

  • Post baccalaureate certificate in accounting or a bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, Economics or other business-related field
  • Completed at least 30 quarter hours of accounting credit (undergraduate or graduate)
  • Three years of full-time equivalent non-teaching accounting work experience
  • CPA or CMA licensing
  • Teaching experience is preferred.

BA 9235 Advanced Credit Analysis
BA 9236 Credit Mgmt: Case Studies
Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting or Finance plus CCE or CBF certification by the National Institute of Credit required. Two years of vocational experience preferred.

BA 9703 Income Tax Prep
Basic Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting or Finance, plus CPA or Enrolled Agent or Oregon Tax Consultant license.

BA 9706 Income Tax Prep: Advanced
Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting or Finance, plus three years recent experience in preparing or auditing tax returns required (per Oregon Administrative Rules). In addition,current valid CPA or Enrolled Agent or Oregon Tax Consultant license required.

BA 210 Advanced Accounting Spreadsheet Applications*
BA 228 Computer Accounting Applications*
BA 256 Income Tax**
Instructors shall meet one of the following sets of criteria:

a. hold a master’s degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, Economics or other business-related field; completed at least 12 quarter hours of accounting credits (undergraduate or graduate); three years of full-time equivalent non-teaching accounting work experience and prior teaching experience is preferred
OR
b. hold a post baccalaureate certificate in accounting or a bachelors degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, Economics or other business-related field; completed at least 12 quarter hours of accounting credits (undergraduate or graduate); and over three years of full-time equivalent non-teaching accounting work experience. Teaching experience is preferred.

*Instructor will also demonstrate competency in software to be taught.
** CPA or Enrolled Agent or Oregon Tax Consultant license required

BA 211, 212, 213 Principles of Accounting I, II & III
BA 215 Basic Cost Accounting
BA 240 Nonprofit Financial Management and Accounting*
BA 216 Accounting Problems (currently dormant)
Instructors shall meet one of the following sets of criteria:

a. hold a master’s degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, Economics or other business-related field; completed at least 30 quarter hours of accounting credits (undergraduate or graduate); three years of full-time equivalent non-teaching accounting work experience required; and CPA or CMA licensing and prior teaching experience is preferred
OR
b. hold a post baccalaureate certificate in accounting or a bachelors degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, Economics or other business-related field; completed at least 30 quarter hours of accounting credits (undergraduate or graduate); and over three years of full-time equivalent non-teaching accounting work experience and CPA or CMA licensing. Teaching experience is preferred.

*Experience working with non-profit organizations preferred.

Approved September 2021

Instructor Qualifications for BA prior to September 2021