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Business Studies

Business Studies

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.

Program Goal

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.

Program Outcomes

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

Admissions Requirements

Applicants for admission to the Business Studies degree program must comply with the college admission requirements; no specific program requirements apply.

Employment Opportunities

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 Accounting and Financial Reporting I 3 0 3
BUS110M Introduction to Business 3 0 3
CIS110M Microsoft® Computer Applications I 2 2 3
ENGL110M College Composition I 4 0 4
FYE100M First Year Cornerstone 1 0 1
  Total 13 2 14
 
First Year Spring Semester TH LAB CR
ACCT123M Accounting and Financial Reporting II 3 0 3
BUS114M Management 3 0 3
MKTG125M Principles of Marketing: A Global Perspective 3 0 3
ENGL220M College Composition II 4 0 4
MATH145M Topics in Applied College Mathematics 4 0 4
  Total 17 0 17


Degree Program - Second Year

Second Year Fall Semester TH LAB CR
BUS212M Business Law I 3 0 3
ECON134M Macroeconomics 3 0 3
MATH202M Probability and Statistics 4 0 4
  Business Elective* 3 0 3
  Business Elective* 3 0 3
  Total 16 0 16
 
Second Year Spring Semester TH LAB CR
BUS210M Organizational Communications 3 0 3
ECON135M Microeconomics 3 0 3
  Business Elective* 3 0 3
  Foreign Language/Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 0 3
  Lab Science Elective 3 3 4
  Total 15 3 16
Total Credits - 63

* 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.