Associate of Business
Are you interested in business-related fields like leadership, management, accounting, finance, and marketing – the basic functions that are required to run a business? Are you an effective communicator and do you enjoy working in teams to plan for success and solve problems?
Glen Oaks offers both the Associate of Business and Associate of Applied Science in Business to get you on your path to a career in business.
For students wanting to transfer to a four-year institution to obtain a bachelor’s degree, the Associate of Business meets the Michigan
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Business managers must keep an eye on the competition and continually identify ways to maintain and grow the business. It is important to set realistic business goals and stay focused on achieving them.
The Associate of Business (AB) degree gives the student a core of business and general courses and is designed as a transfer degree for those planning to acquire a bachelor’s degree in business. It is recommended that students work closely with a Glen Oaks Community College advisor and with an advisor from the college or university of their choice to ensure transfer-ability of courses.
Glen Oaks Community College students are at an advantage with a community college “start” before transferring to a college or university. Glen Oaks advisors have complete curriculum guides listing course equivalencies for many programs. Glen Oaks advisors work closely with colleges, receive regular program information, communicate on a regular basis and attend workshops and seminars at various institutions. They keep current on transfer information which impacts Glen Oaks students.
The Associate of Applied Science in Business degree prepares you for entry-level jobs in:
- Health Care
- Banking & Finance
- Management / Marketing
The U.S. Department of Labor expects jobs in management to show above average growth through 2016. This is due to the continuing complexity of business. According to National Bureau of Labor Statistics data, first-line retail supervisors/managers of retail sales workers earned $37,427 on average and first-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers earned as much as $64,281 on average in annual wages.