BUSINESS STUDIES
Career Programs

Business Studies, a career and non-transferable degree program, provides opportunities for students to prepare for a wide variety of careers in business.

Students have the option of pursuing a general degree in Business Studies or selecting one of four concentrations, each comprised of 15 credits and designed to prepare students for specialty areas: Business Systems, Entrepreneurship, Management, Software Professional. Students should contact the program coordinator for advisement.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES
  • Use effective verbal and written communication in conducting business
  • Analyze/resolve problems common to entry-level business positions
  • Apply management skills in a variety of business functions
  • Comprehend how the global economy and international events affect domestic and international business decisions
  • Understand basic accounting statements and their role in managing a business
  • Identify unethical behavior in a business setting and formulate appropriate action
  • Understand, analyze, and discuss current economic events and problems
  • Acquire computer literacy and exposure to hardware, software, networking, databases, and ethical issues
  • Apply financial concepts and tools to achieve personal goals.

Students may study full-time or part-time. Admission to the Business Studies program requires a high school diploma.

Business Studies students interested in pursuing bachelor’s degree studies in labor or management should consider the Rutgers School of Labor and Management program on the MCCC campus.


Business Systems Concentration

The Business Systems concentration (BUS.STUD. SYST.AAS) prepares students for positions as help desk specialists, general office managers, or PC systems administrators in small to mid-sized firms. Students focus their degree based on individual professional needs, building upon the competencies gained from the general Business Studies program.


Entrepreneurship Concentration

The Entrepreneurship concentration (BUS.STUD. ENTR.AAS) prepares students to own a small business. Students interested in forming their own enterprise, taking on a franchise, or purchasing an existing small business would benefit from this concentration, building upon the competencies gained from the general Business Studies program.


Management Concentration

The Management concentration (BUS.STUD. MGMT.AAS) prepares students for positions as general office managers, retail sales managers, or supervisors in mid- to large-sized firms. Students focus their degree based on individual professional needs, building upon the competencies gained from the general Business Studies program.


Software Professional Concentration

The Software Professional concentration (BUS. STUD.SFTW.AAS) prepares students for entry-level positions as general office managers, administrative professionals, executive assistants, office support staff, or supervisors in small to mid-sized firms. Students focus their degree based on individual professional needs, building upon the competencies gained from the general Business Studies program.

ACCOUNTING
Career Programs

The field of accounting is dynamic, exciting, growing and currently in need of paraprofessionals. The Accounting program seeks to meet this need by preparing students for various entry-level accounting positions in governmental agencies, private and public corporations, and small business firms.

Graduates can begin their career as junior accountants, assistant auditors, bookkeepers, or accounting clerks. Recent graduates have obtained positions with the State of New Jersey, The Clark Group, The Mercadien Group, Bell Atlantic, Congoleum Corporation, the City of Trenton, Educational Testing Service, and AGFA Division of Miles.

Courses offered include income taxation, not-forprofit accounting, auditing, and cost accounting. Successful graduates of the program will be able to:

  • perform all the steps of the accounting cycle for sole proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations
  • compute and record financial transactions that are unique to governmental and not-for-profit institutions such as hospitals, colleges, and universities
  • analyze financial statements, prepare managerial reports, and suggest appropriate actions to alleviate or eliminate problems
  • implement an effective system of internal control
  • utilize the computer to record accounting information and perform spreadsheet analysis
  • research printed and electronic resources, evaluate the quality of the information, and report findings orally and/or in written reports

Students may study full-time or part-time. Most courses are offered both day and evening; advanced accounting courses may be offered only at night.

For students who already possess qualified baccalaureate degrees and are considering sitting for the CPA (Certified Public Accountant) Examination, the Accounting program contains 26 semester hours in accounting and 12 semester hours in business courses other than accounting, eligible toward the qualification.

Admission to the program requires a high school diploma or its equivalent.


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