The business environment is constantly changing. As a result, effective and efficient management requires learning and applying the latest techniques in management to advance your career and become a more valuable manager in an organization.
As a graduate of the Midland College (MC) business management program, you will be prepared to assume first-line supervisory positions in business organizations of every type. You will also be on a career track to higher levels of management as your experience grows in applying the concepts and techniques learned at Midland College.
At MC, Business Management is a Career and Technical Education (CTE) program designed to prepare you to enter the job market in two years or less. Earn an associate degree or a specialty certificate to become job-ready for a competitive workplace. Graduates of this program may also pursue a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management at MC or elsewhere.
The Associate of Applied Science for Business Management degree has a flexible offering of business courses. Students will learn practical management skills in the areas of goal setting, leadership, problem solving, human resources, and team building. These are skills required of successful employees, not just managers. By acquiring and applying knowledge in this field, students enhance their visibility and marketability on the job while demonstrating their capability of accepting new challenges.
Workforce Solutions (WIOA) Eligible
Students choosing this academic pathway may receive funding and other financial assistance and support from Workforce Solutions. See www.facebook.com/PermianBasinWorkforce, call (432) 367-1449 (option 5), or open the flyer for information on the services they provide in partnership with Midland College. The Workforce Solutions office is located on Midland College's main campus, in room 138 of the Technology Center (TC) Building. Note: Students receiving federal and state financial aid are not eligible for WIOA assistance.
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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.
Business Management Foundations Certificate
This condensed 18-credit hour certificate program is the first of three “stackable” certificates offering course work included in the Associate of Applied Science in Business Management. It offers students the opportunity to obtain an overview of small business concepts to help them start their own small business. The goal of this certificate is to create a foundation for prospective business owners to be successful entrepreneurs.
Assistant Manager Certificate
This 28-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 or desiring promotion into management positions. This is the second of three “stackable” certificates that offer course work included in the Associates of Applied Science in Business Management degree.
Business Leadership Certificate
This 35-credit hour certificate program will enable participants to acquire leadership skills that are essential in managerial and leadership positions, and to network with other professionals from other organizations. The certificate is the third of three “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.
Apply for General Scholarships through the Financial Aid Portal
The student's FAFSA application must be on file with MC Financial Aid to access the Financial Aid Portal and apply for scholarships.
If the student's FAFSA application is not on file with MC Financial Aid, the student
needs to complete the FAFSA application, and once processed, will have access to complete
the general scholarship application.
How to Apply
- Complete current year FAFSA or TASFA applications
- Register for 6+ credit hours towards a degree or certification
- Minimum GPA of 2.50 or higher each semester
For additional scholarship details and deadlines, visit the General Scholarships page.
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