School of Business | Majors and Courses

  • Business

    Associate Degree in Business

    Today’s fast-paced global economy calls for strong communication skills, real-world experience and an understanding of business concepts.

    An associate degree in business from Dean College will prepare you for a successful career, whether you plan to transfer to a four-year school or go directly into the working field.

    One of the few private two-year colleges in Massachusetts offering an A.S. in Business, Dean combines hands-on experience with a solid foundation in accounting, economics, marketing, communication and technology.

    In small classes, you’ll work closely with faculty members who get to know you as an individual. Real-life learning and the opportunity to meet true business professionals is also a critical component to our program. And if you plan to pursue a bachelor’s degree, you’ll be happy to know that our graduates have an extraordinary 98 percent rate of acceptance to four-year schools.

    Course Sequence

    Business

    MAJOR (21 credits) Credits
    BUS 123
    Foundations of Business
    3
    ACCT 103
    Financial Accounting
    3
    ACCT 200
    Managerial Accounting
    3
    BUS 230
    Principles of Management
    3
    BUS 235
    Principles of Marketing
    3
    ECO 150
    Principles of Economics
    3
    Or
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    ECO 112
    Principles of Economics - Micro
    3
    ECO 111
    Principles of Economics - Macro
    3
    PSY 111
    General Psychology
    3
    CORE (28 credits) Credits
    ENG 111
    Composition I
    3
    ENG 112
    Composition II
    3
    SPC 101
    Communication Fundamentals
    3
    MTH 150
    Foundations of Quantitative Reasoning
    3
    BIO 180
    Human Biology
    4
    ART ELECTIVE
    Core Distribution Arts Elective
    3
    HUMANITIES ELECTIVE
    Humanities Elective
    3
    NATURAL SCIENCE AND MATH ELECTIVE
    Natural Sciences and Mathematics Elective
    3
    SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE
    Social Sciences Elective
    3
    ELECTIVES (12 credits) Credits
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    Elective - Open
    3
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    Elective - Open
    3
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    Elective - Open
    3
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    Elective - Open
    3
    TOTAL CREDITS: 61 Credits
    DEAN CareerLink
    Updated daily, DEAN CareerLink offers current students and alumni access to an entire career network with job and internship opportunities, research tools, external job search website recommendations, events and workshops, and networking opportunities.

    What else can we help with? 
    • Internship opportunities
    • Connections with potential employers
    • Resume assistance
    • Writing a cover letter
    • Mock interviews and strategies
    • Networking opportunities and techniques
    • Integrating social media in your job search

    Useful Links
    Dozens of useful industry, career and employment search web sites, providing a great resource as you research and attempt to build your perfect career.  

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