The degree is designed to be a place for students who want to explore careers in Business Studies but are not sure what aspect of business they wish to pursue. In the first year of the program students take a wide variety of business courses, representing the disciplines of accounting, management and marketing. The second year allows for the student to narrow his/her interest and explore courses in a particular discipline. The liberal arts requirements are general to allow a student to take courses that will align with the four year institution of his/her choice.
While it is appropriate for a student to complete the degree and transfer, it is also appropriate for a student to change his/her major into one of the current degrees in the Department of Business Studies: Accounting, Business Communication, Management, or Marketing.
The AS in Business Studies degree is designed to facilitate transfer to a four-year institution for continued study in business administration. The degree is designed to be a place for students who want to explore careers in Business Studies but are not sure what aspect of business they wish to pursue.
Students who graduate from this program will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of a wide variety of disciplines
- Narrow interests in the field of business
- Articulate business principles and ethics
- Transfer to another business degree and/or four year institution
Applicants for admission to the Business Studies degree program must comply with the college admission requirements; no specific program requirements apply.
Associate Degrees in Accounting, Business Communications, Business Studies, Management, and Marketing are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). ACBSP is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Our national accreditation allows our graduates to transfer to four-year colleges and universities in all regions of the country.
According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), job prospects for business graduates are strong. Students with a business background can find entry-level jobs in the service, government and non-profit sectors.
Transfer Credit Policy
Students may transfer credits earned at other accredited institutions provided a grade of “C” or better has been earned in courses with equivalent content. Appropriate transfer credits may be accepted within a 10-year time frame.
Business Studies Degree
Degree Program - First Year
|First Year||Fall Semester||TH||LAB||CR|
|ACCT113M||Introduction to Accounting and Financial Reporting I||3||0||3|
|BUS110M||Introduction to Business||3||0||3|
|CIS110M||Microsoft® Computer Applications I||2||2||3|
|College Composition I with Corequisite or
College Composition I
|First Year||Spring Semester||TH||LAB||CR|
|ACCT123M||Introduction to Accounting and Financial Reporting II||3||0||3|
|MKTG125M||Principles of Marketing: A Global Perspective||3||0||3|
|ENGL220M||College Composition II||4||0||4|
|Quantitative Reasoning or
Quantitative Reasoning - Corequisite
|Second Year||Fall Semester||TH||LAB||CR|
|BUS212M||Business Law I||3||0||3|
|MATH202M||Probability and Statistics||4||0||4|
|Second Year||Spring Semester||TH||LAB||CR|
|Foreign Language/Humanities/Fine Arts Elective||3||0||3|
|Lab Science Elective||3||3||4|
Total Credits - X
* Business Elective: Choose any 200 level ACCT, BUS or MKTG course offered at MCC.
Students must take a minimum of eight (8) credits in 200 level Business courses (ACCT, BUS, MKTG) at MCC to meet residency requirements.