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Business Management

For students planning to gain education for employability and/or enter Midland College’s Bachelor of Applied Technology in Organizational Management, a pathway that includes at least two business certificates and an Associate of Applied Science in Business Management is available.

This pathway program provides curriculum that has been developed to meet the needs of local industry by providing students with initial training and skill improvement. Specific business areas of training include business principles, accounting, economics, business and professional communication, business computer software applications, business law, and finance.

Students interested in these programs should contact the Business Studies Department Chair or Faculty member to formulate the correct sequence of study and to obtain additional information.


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Program Description

ASSOCIATE of APPLIED SCIENCE (AAS) in Business management

This degree is designed to prepare students with the necessary skills and knowledge to be a successful employee of a small business or to successfully start their own business. The graduates of this program can also pursue a bachelor degree in Organizational Management at Midland College or elsewhere. Earning an AAS degree in Small Business Management leads to a variety of career opportunities such as: Bookkeeper; Human Resources Assistant; Import-Export Assistant; Retail Sales; Store Manager; Retail Department Head; Management Trainee/Supervisor; Insurance Sales.

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Assistant Manager Certificate

This 29-credit hour certificate is designed to prepare students for entry level jobs immediately after completion of the program. It is also applicable to upgrade skills for individuals already employed in small business. This is the second of two “stackable” certificates that offer course work included in the Associates of Applied Science in Business Management degree.

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Business Leadership Certificate

This certificate program will enable participants to acquire leadership skills that are essential to excel professionally, and to network with other professionals from other organizations.

Hospitality Certificate

On a global scale, hospitality - which includes travel, tourism, lodging, and dinning - is the largest and fastest-growing sector of the world economy, with hundreds of millions of people traveling every year. It is the world’s number one employer and it represents a substantial percent of global spending.

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Small Business Start-up Certificate

This condensed 16-credit hour start-up certificate program offers students the opportunity to obtain an overview of small business concepts to get them started on the road to establishing their own small business. The goal of this certificate is to create a foundation for prospective business owners to be successful entrepreneurs. This is the first of two “stackable” certificates that offer course work included in the Associates of Applied Science in Business Management degree.

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Specific to the Business Studies Department, the following scholarships may be available for students interested in majoring in Business. For details, contact Dr. Omar Belazi at obelazi@midland.edu or 432-685-6755.

To apply for any MC Scholarship through AcademicWorks:

1. APPLY at https://midland.academicworks.com
2. Confirm the link sent to your email and complete application
3. Check your MC student email for notifications of award
4. Accept award & write your electronic thank you letter to the donor

*Already receiving a scholarship? Don't forget to update your application each semester! You will receive an email when it is time to do so.

Midland College has articulation agreements with a variety of schools and programs to assist our students with transferring to a university. Our curriculum maps, located in the catalog, provide a guided path for general transfer to our top five receiving institutions; however, your Pathways Advisor can assist you with a personalized plan for your specific transfer based on university and program. It is strongly recommended and encouraged that you contact your Pathways Advisor for assistance with course selection if you plan to transfer.

Earning a baccalaureate degree in Organizational Management or Business Administration leads to a variety of career opportunities such as:

  • Accountant
  • Marketing Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Financial Analyst
  • Banker
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Health Care Administrator

Visit the course catalog for the most complete and up-to-date information.



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Thank you for choosing Midland College! If you are here to collect a few credits, take courses to transfer, or here to start a new career, we welcome you.

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