Pursuing a Business Management degree will provide marketable skills in these areas:
- Complex Problem Solving – Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
- Judgment and Decision Making – Thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
- Speaking – Talking to others
- Critical Thinking – Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
- Systems Analysis – Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
- Reading Comprehension – Reading work-related information
- Writing – Writing things for co-workers or customers
- Active Learning – Figuring out how to use new ideas or things
- Active Listening – Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
- Coordination – Changing what is done based on other people's actions
- Systems Evaluation – Measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it
- Monitoring – Keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
- Social Perceptiveness – Understanding people's reactions
- Service Orientation – Looking for ways to help people
- Time Management – Managing your time and the time of other people
Earning an AAS degree in Business Management leads to a variety of career opportunities such as:
- Human Resources Assistant
- Import/Export Assistant
- Retail Sales, Store Manager
- Retail Department head
- Management Trainee/Supervisor
- Insurance Sales
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment is projected to grow 7% from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. The employment growth of these managers will depend primarily on growth or contraction in the industries that employ them.
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.
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.
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 Manager 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.
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.
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.
SUSIE B. NOBLES
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 email@example.com or 432-685-6755.
Apply for General Scholarships through the Financial Aid Portal
How to Apply
- Login to My MC Portal
- Click the Students tab
- Click the "Financial Aid Portal" link
- Under Log In, provide your Social Security Number and password. If you do not have a password, click the "First Time User" link at the bottom-right and follow prompts.
For additional general scholarship details and deadlines, visit the General Scholarships
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