Glen Oaks Community College

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

Transfer Agreement requirements in preparing students for transfer.
Portrait of a young business woman in the modern office, and a team behind her
Program Information

Is this for me?

Successful business people have a passion for business. They must know their business inside and out and have the drive to effectively execute the business plan. They must have the pulse on new and emerging products, businesses, and technology.

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.

Employment Information

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:

  • Accounting
  • Service
  • Business
  • Government
  • Industry
  • Health Care
  • Banking & Finance
  • Management / Marketing
  • Retail

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.

Our Faculty

Glen Oaks faculty are skilled, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic about the subjects they teach. One of our Professor of Business, Larry Hass, has been named five times to Who’s Who Among Teachers at America’s Junior Colleges and has authored and edited sections of several business textbooks.