Business

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Richard L. Toler, Jr, Ph.D., MBA

Residential Faculty - Program Director- General Business

480-461-7719

This program is part of the Business & Information Systems Department.

Business

Did you have a lemonade stand when you were young? Ever trade your sandwich with somebody in the lunchroom? How about selling candy bars for a school trip? You may not have known it at the time, but you were doing business. Business, in the broadest sense, describes any commercial, financial, and industrial activity where goods and services are exchanged between two parties.

The Business program at MCC provides quality academic coursework, sound teaching methodologies, and state-of-the-art technologies to help you develop marketable skills that are responsive to the needs of a variety of workplaces. Our programs are designed to give you the competency, tools, and capabilities necessary to successfully contribute to today’s evolving business environment. Our programs also give you what you need to transfer to a four-year university.

The Business program includes five specialty subjects:

  • Business
  • Business Communication
  • International Trade
  • Small Business
  • Salesmanship

The Right Pathway for You

MCC offers Certificates of Completion, Associate Degrees and Transfer Options for this program. Your interests and goals will guide you in selecting the pathway that is ideal for you. You may find a combination of certificates, degrees or transfer options is the fastest way to realize your dreams.

Certificates

The knowledge and skills acquired while earning a Certificate of Completion (CCL) can help launch you into a new career or energize your current job. Generally requiring fewer credit hours than degrees or transfer programs, a CCL may be your best first step into higher education.

A list of available certificates offered in the Business program
Name Type Title Courses
Certificate of Completion CCL Adobe Creative Suite in Business: Master Suite Applications Specialist
Certificate of Completion CCL Adobe Creative Suite in Business: Print and Web Applications Specialist
Certificate of Completion CCL Adobe Creative Suite in Business: Production Applications Specialist
Certificate of Completion CCL Administrative Professional
Certificate of Completion CCL Computer Applications: Microsoft Office Specialist/Basic - Track I
Certificate of Completion CCL Computer Applications: Microsoft Office Specialist/Basic Track II
Certificate of Completion CCL Computer Applications: Microsoft Office Specialist /Advanced Track I
Certificate of Completion CCL Computer Applications: Microsoft Office Specialist/Advanced Track II
Certificate of Completion CCL Entrepreneurial Studies Level I
Certificate of Completion CCL Entrepreneurial Studies Level II
Certificate of Completion CCL General Business
Certificate of Completion CCL International Trade
Certificate of Completion CCL Management
Certificate of Completion CCL Marketing
Certificate of Completion CCL Organizational Leadership
Certificate of Completion CCL Project Management
Certificate of Completion CCL Retail Management
Certificate of Completion CCL Technology Support Analyst

Degrees

MCC’s associate degrees enhance your resume and prepare you to enter the workforce with an advantage. Whether you are interested in simply completing basic, required college courses or specializing in a specific area, there’s a degree for you.

A list of available associate degrees offered in the Business program
Name Type Title Courses
Associate in Business - General Requirements ABUS-GR Associate in Business General Requirements
Associate in Applied Science AAS Business - Bookkeeping Technician Track XIII
Associate in Applied Science AAS Business - Business Communication Track I
Associate in Applied Science AAS Business - Game Technology Track XI
Associate in Applied Science AAS Business - International Trade Track VI
Associate in Applied Science AAS Business - Management Information Systems Track IV
Associate in Applied Science AAS Business - Management Track II
Associate in Applied Science AAS Business - Marketing Track III
Associate in Applied Science AAS Business - Multimedia Technology Track VII
Associate in Applied Science AAS Business - Project Management Track IX
Associate in Applied Science AAS Business - Real Estate Track V
Associate in Applied Science AAS Business - Small Business Track X
Associate in Applied Science AAS Business - Web Technology Track VIII
Associate in Applied Science AAS General Business
Associate in Applied Science AAS Administrative Professional
Associate in Applied Science AAS Organizational Management
Associate in Applied Science AAS Retail Management

Transfer Options

Want to pursue a bachelor’s degree? Save money by starting at MCC in manageable, small classes taught by renowned faculty. Our transfer pathways with Arizona universities help you achieve two goals: completing an associate’s degree while also staying on track to earn a bachelor’s degree at your transfer destination.

Below are some transfer options that may be available to you. Please contact Academic Advisement to learn more.

A list of transfer options for the Business program
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Associate in Business - General Requirements Arizona State University Bachelor of Science in Accountancy
Associate in Business - General Requirements Arizona State University Bachelor of Science in Finance
Associate in Business - General Requirements Arizona State University Bachelor of Science in Management
Associate in Business - General Requirements Arizona State University Bachelor of Science in Management (Entrepreneurship)
Associate in Business - General Requirements Arizona State University Bachelor of Science in Marketing
Associate in Business - General Requirements Arizona State University Bachelor of Science in Supply Chain Management

Career Opportunities

The Business program can lead to a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are a sampling of some of the possible positions and Arizona-based salaries related to this program.

Example job titles with salary information
Occupation / Title Annual Median Wage
Administrative Services Managers $76,910
Advertising and Promotions Managers $69,580
Business Operations Specialists, All Other $62,010
Business Teachers, Postsecondary $78,100
Chief Executives $166,300
Computer User Support Specialists $46,960
Construction Managers $81,410
Cost Estimators $64,900
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants $50,840
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers $38,040
General and Operations Managers $81,030
Graphic Designers $44,560
Human Resources Specialists $54,330
Industrial Production Managers $87,490
Management Analysts $71,400
Managers, All Other $93,690
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists $60,740
Marketing Managers $100,470
Multimedia Artists and Animators $58,940
Sales Managers $96,440
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive $34,000
Social and Community Service Managers $58,400
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $68,530
Web Developers $62,750
Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.

Financial Aid

You can get a high-quality, affordable education. MCC’s low tuition rates and various financial aid opportunities make it possible. Explore federal and state grants, Federal Work-Study, scholarships, student loans, and other options today.

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Before signing up for classes, you’ll want to meet with an academic advisor. Together, you’ll lay out an academic plan that suits you best. This step is essential to your academic success.

Advising for the Business program is available through the Business & Information Systems department. They will help you determine the exact courses you need to get the education you’re looking for.