The Business Major
The Business major (associate degree) has been designed to provide students with a strong academic foundation in business management theories and practices, accounting, economics, marketing, communication, and technology. Students gain an understanding of the field of business from the theoretical and practical areas while learning the value of leadership and teamwork. The Business major also provides a comprehensive foundation in decision making, problem-solving, and quantitative reasoning. Our goal is to offer an educational experience that will enable students to pursue a career in business as well as successfully continue their education. Work experience is embedded throughout the program, requiring students to immediately use and apply what they are learning.
After completing the associate degree, students are well-prepared for further studies in accounting, finance, marketing, general management, entrepreneurial studies, health care management, international business, human resource management, and sales.
Dean College also offers a highly flexible Accelerated Business Degree Option, which allows students to complete the associate degree in Business in 12-14 months. Highly motivated students who have received the approval of their academic advisor and the Dean of the School of the Business can pursue this option, saving both time and money as they progress quickly on to transfer institutions or into the world of work.
For more information about the courses you will take for this degree program, please click below:
Associate degree business majors interested in earning a bachelor's degree in business may apply and complete Dean College's 4-year BS in Business degree program. For more information about this degree, please click here.
Associate degree business majors interested in the management side of the arts and entertainment industry may also complete Dean College's 4-year bachelor's degree program in Arts and Entertainment Management. For more information on this program, please click here.