The Business program provides distinctive learning that actively engages students, faculty, and the business community in developing knowledge and skills relevant for success in a complex global economy. The majority of Americans make their living in business, regardless of their academic major. The job market is opening up for individuals with an associate degree in business. The Business Department offers AS and AA degrees along with a certificate in entrepreneurship.
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 2019, the median annual wage for business and financial occupations was $69,820. Earning an associate degree could make a significant financial impact on your life. 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 2018, median weekly earnings for those with a high school diploma were reportedly $730; by comparison, associate degree holders made weekly median earnings of $862 – marking an 18% increase in salary.
An associate degree can 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. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, on the internet, at: