Business managers plan, organize, direct, and oversee the activities needed to accomplish an organization’s mission. They ensure that vital resources - people, money, equipment, information, and work processes - are used effectively and efficiently. They work in organizations of all kinds, including for-profit business, nonprofits, and public institutions.
This program prepares students for entry-level positions in the field of business management or to complete a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or a related major at a four-year university.
Program Learning Outcomes
Students who complete the Business Program will be able to:
- Utilize common business terminology.
- Describe common business functions and practices.
- Develop business-related written materials such as letters, memoranda, case studies, reports, or other documents.
- Evaluate and analyze business-related data using various mathematical techniques.
- Analyze and solve financial, economic, technological, or other problems in business organizations.
Careers in this field
- General business is a broad area that can lead to many career opportunities. Students should clearly define their goals and seek experiences and skills necessary to reach those goals.
- Learn about various fields of business through research on internet sites, informational interviews of professionals, and exposure to work environments through shadowing, volunteering, or interning.
- Develop interpersonal and organizational skills through participation in and leadership of student organizations. Strong communication skills, including public speaking, are also important to achieving success in this field.
- Gaining relevant experience through part-time and summer jobs or internships is critical.
Careers Relating to Business Majors
- Real Estate
- Human Resources Management
Transfer Options in Business
Common university majors related to the field of Business Administration include:
- Business Administration
- Business Economics
- Business Information Systems
- Business Law
- Construction Management
- Financial Services
- Health Administration
- Hospitality Management
- Human Resources
- Industrial Engineering and Technology
- International Business
- Public Administration
- Real Estate
Students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university in this discipline should consult with a counselor or visit the Transfer Center to determine the appropriate major preparation courses for their specific transfer institution and major. More information on transfer programs and procedures is available in the Transfer Guide section of the catalog.