Accelerated Business Certificate (ABC@MC)

abc logoabc logoToday’s business environment is competitive, demanding and ever changing. Organizations need employees with a solid business background who demonstrate the potential to contribute to the success of the organization. Companies in every industry need professionals who are resilient, creative, honest and determined.

Midland College's Business Leadership Certificate is an accelerated course-of-study program. It is designed to provide a foundation for people with promotion and career potential. Included in the program is exposure to such fields as financial services, marketing, general management, human resources, logistics and project management.

Students will learn the essence of sound business practices. Courses include hands-on, comprehensive and practical training in the following areas:

  • Economics
  • Accounting
  • Basic business
  • Oral and written business communication skills
  • Computing
  • Management strategies
  • Marketing strategies
  • Financial statement interpretation
  • Legal aspects of business
  • Problem-solving methodologies
  • Business math
  • Personal finance

Program Benefits

  • Faculty members are caring, capable, and committed instructors who help students succeed.
  • Students receive high-quality instruction in small face-to-face and online classes.
  • Low costs make the program a great bargain!
  • Midland College is widely recognized as a premier community college in Texas.
  • Courses in the Business Leadership Certificate program lead to an Associate of Applied Science degree in Midland College's Business Management program and to a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management.

Program Outcomes
Midland College's Accelerated Business Certificate allows students the opportunity to receive career training in an accelerated format with scholarship opportunities and comprehensive and personalized advisement. The program is focused on understanding how business works and is targeted to those individuals who commit to enrolling in fast-paced, quality preparation in order to be successful in today's business environment.

Upon successful completion of the Accelerated Business Certificate, students will:

  • Be able to identify, select, communicate and implement sound and appropriate business concepts, strategies and best practices in the pursuit of effective and efficient business operations.
  • Display effective interpersonal communication, leadership, motivation and team dynamics skills in their interactions with others.
  • Communicate effectively about business issues, including the demonstration of competence with a wide variety of electronic tools to research, analyze, manage and present information orally and in writing.
  • Consistently apply role model and communicate high standards of ethical judgment and behavior in the conduct of personal and business affairs.


The Accelerated Business Certificate (ABC@MC) is a unique opportunity for students to progress efficiently through an intensive business program. ABC@MC begins each second summer session with an intensive “boot camp,” Business Principles, course. In Business Principles students will be exposed to business basics and become versed in the language and practice of business enterprise. At the conclusion of the summer semester, students will then be required to register for a block of courses in the Fall and Spring semesters. Participation in ABC@MC requires grit and determination. Students with the desire to secure a credential in a short time will emerge as adaptive, confident, and capable of thinking like business owners. ABC@MC includes an important leadership and community development component. During each regular semester, students will be enrolled in a Leadership course that will offer students an opportunity to network with local business leaders where skills learned in coursework can be put into practice.

The program will prepare business professionals to work independently, assume responsibility, succeed as a team member, and develop critical thinking skills. Those who complete the Business Leadership Certificate will be able to prepare, analyze and discuss basic financial statements; evaluate basic managerial and marketing problems and develop solutions, and solve common business problems.
Midland College’s Accelerated Business Leadership Certificate provides the basic business skills that organizations value – critical thinking, communication, teamwork, management, and technology. Each course in the certificate includes activities and projects that focus on student-directed learning that emphasizes the dynamics within the business environment.

Full-Time Curriculum – 35 SCH    

  

1st SEMESTER (Summer II)

SCH

 

 

BUSI 1301 - Business Principles

3

 

 

Total Semester Credit Hours

3

 

 

2nd SEMESTER (Fall)

SCH

3rd SEMESTER (Spring)

SCH 

LEAD 1200 - Leadership Development with Critical Thinking

2

LEAD 2200 - Corporate and Community Development with Critical Thinking

2

MRKG 1311 - Principles of Marketing

3

SPCH 1321 - Business and Professional Communication

3

BCIS 1305 - Business Computer Applications

3

BUSI 2301 - Business Law

3

ACNT 1403 - Introduction to Accounting

4

BUSG 1315 - Small Business Operations

3

BUSG 1304 - Introduction to Financial Advising

3

ECON 2301 - Principles of Macroeconomics

3

Total Semester Credit Hours

15

Total Semester Credit Hours

14

4th SEMESTER (Summer I)

SCH

 

 

BUSG 1391 - Special Topics

3

 

 

Total Semester Credit Hours

3

 

 



Contact Information


Julia Vickery, Director Pathways Advising
(432) 685-4704 | jvickery@midland.edu

Doug Johnson, Business Studies Department Chair
(432) 685-4665 | dougj@midland.edu