Business Administration (A.A.)

Business Administration Program Overview

The Business Administration (A.A.) program parallels the freshman and sophomore years of business studies at a baccalaureate college or university. In addition to providing a solid background in accounting, economics and core business courses, the program requires course work in liberal arts and sciences to help students understand themselves and their society.

Our smaller class sizes, reasonable tuition, flexible online and on campus course options, and a strong Massachusetts transfer program make this a popular program for students heading to UMass Isenberg, MCLA, Westfield plus other colleges across the country.

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  • Job Growth and Wages

    There's a tremendous need in the marketplace for professionals who know how to manage the resources of an organization or business in an effective manner. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of business and financial operations occupations is projected to grow 7% through 2028, adding about 591,800 new jobs.

    In May 2022, the median annual wage for business and financial occupations was $86,080.

    According to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, those with an associate degree earn higher median weekly salaries than those with only partial college credit or less.

    In 2020, median weekly earnings for those with a high school diploma were reportedly $781; by comparison, associate degree holders made weekly median earnings of $938 – marking an 17% increase in salary.

    An associate degree can also be a valuable benchmark in your educational journey. Not only will you have a credential that shows employers what you've already accomplished, you'll be that much closer to earning a bachelor's degree and pursuing management-level positions.

  • Transfer Schools
    • UMass Isenberg School of Business
    • Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
    • Westfield State College
    • Elms College
    • Baypath College
    • Western New England University

    The BCC Business program is part of the state Mass Transfer program.

  • Expected Outcomes

    Graduates of this program should be able to:

    • Use their academic skills, behaviors and attitudes to successfully pursue further studies in a business-related discipline
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the practice of management, marketing and accounting, and the applications of these topics in the business environment and their contribution to strategic planning
    • Use critical thinking skills to appraise and evaluate business practices, including the use of quantitative and qualitative techniques;
    • Possess excellent communication skills to relate well to customers, management and their peers in the workplace; using written, oral and nonverbal techniques, including the use of technology in the gathering and presentation of information
    • Recognize the presence of various cultures in the business world and comprehend the need to have a global perspective when analyzing and planning in a business environment;
    • Comprehend the rapid change taking place in the business environment and demonstrate an ability to engage in ongoing professional development.