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Business Administration

Learn to manage time, resources and people

Business administration helps prepare you to manage people, resources and time. With a degree or certificate in business administration, you'll be able to fulfill many different roles within small, medium and large businesses; be prepared to work in professional settings; and will be provided opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Whether you want to be an entrepreneur, a manager, an accountant or auditor, take your first steps with business administration at MVC.

School of Business, Health and Human Services

Programs of Study

Business Administration for Transfer

Associate of Science for Transfer (MAS1001/MAS1002)

The Associate of Science Degree in Business Administration for Transfer degree program provides curriculum on use of technology, application of software, accounting procedures, application of business decisions/calculations, and application of economic/business theories to develop effective business processes.

General Business Concentration

Associate of Science (MAS524), Certificate (MCE524)

This program focuses on the general study of business including domestic, international and electronic, and the important ways in which business impacts our daily lives.

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Accounting Concentration

Associate of Science (MAS523), Certificate (MCE523)

This program prepares individuals to practice the profession of accounting and to perform related business functions. This includes instruction in accounting principles and theory, financial accounting, managerial accounting, cost accounting, budget control, tax accounting, legal aspects of accounting, reporting procedures, statement analysis, planning and consulting, business information systems, accounting research methods, professional standards and ethics, and applications to specific for-profit, public, and non-profit organizations.

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Management Concentration

Associate of Science (MAS521), Certificate (MCE521)

This program generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization with an emphasis on people as the most important asset of a business. Students seeking management positions will be better candidates for promotion, and those already in management positions to improve their management skills and effectiveness. 

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Marketing Concentration

Associate of Science (MAS525), Certificate (MCE525)

This program prepares individuals to undertake and manage the process of developing both consumer and business markets, and communicating product benefits to targeted market segments.

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Real Estate Concentration

Associate of Science (MAS527), Certificate (MCE527)

This program prepares individuals to develop, buy, sell, appraise, and manage real property. This includes instruction in land use development policy, real estate law, real estate marketing procedures, agency management, brokerage, property inspection and appraisal, real estate investing, leased and rental properties, commercial real estate, and property management.

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More Ways to Learn

Why pursue business administration?

Studying business administration allows you to pursue and specialize in a career of your choice, grows your communication and leadership skills, and provides a wide variety of options for further study. With a degree in business administration, you gain the foundational skills to be a competent manager, small business owner, accountant, and more.

What You'll Learn

  • How to use technology to analyze business decisions, develop and interpret data and reports, and enhance business communications.
  • Apply basic business and accounting calculations, or with the accounting concentration, how to apply accounting principles to payroll, costs, income tax and computerized accounting.
  • Understand the law and legal practices related to business organizations.
  • How to apply sound management practices, moral judgment and ethical behavior to business situations.
  • How to identify and analyze human relations techniques.

Career Options

  • Operations or Office Manager
  • Real Estate Agent
  • Accountant or Auditor
  • Small Business Owner
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Human Resources Generalist

Meet Your Faculty

Our business administration team is packed with real-world expertise and passion. Areas of specialty include accounting, business law, real estate, management, entrepreneurship, marketing, and more.

Counseling and Advising
  • Laura Dunphy
    Laura Dunphy

    Associate Professor, Business & Management

    About Laura

  • Andrea Stoll
    Andrea Stoll

    Assistant Professor, Accounting

    About Andrea

  • Marcus Anderson
    Marcus Anderson

    Assistant Professor, Marketing & Entrepreneurship

    About Marcus

Part-Time Faculty