Monroe Community College is the perfect place for students to begin their degree before transferring to a four-year university or entering their careers. The MCC School of Business and Entrepreneurial Studies offers convenient courses at the Brighton and Downtown campuses, the Economic and Workforce Development Center, as well as online. Washington Monthly recognized MCC among the Most Innovative Colleges for Adult Learners in 2017. MCC’s motto is “Inspiring every day,” and students will find the needed inspiration to acquire their degree from supportive faculty members. Graduates often continue their education at Cornell, University of Rochester, Roberts Wesleyan College, or Syracuse. Business graduates can also be found working at Bank of America, Citibank, Microsoft, Nike, and Paychex Securities Corporation.
Whether you are returning to finish your degree or starting college for the first time, the School of Business and Entrepreneurial Studies provides many options. Associate degree options include Accounting Technician, Business Administration, International Business, Computer Information Systems, and Entrepreneurial and Applied Business Studies. Classes are designed to teach students skills directly applicable to their careers. Students in the Accounting Technician program will focus on creating financial statements, preparing reports, and the latest accounting software.
The Business Administration curriculum is well-rounded, with courses in accounting, finance, marketing, business management, international business, and human resources. With exposure to so many facets of business, students who pursue a four-year degree are able to easily select a major. International Business students will take a similar business foundation but will enhance their understanding of global markets through classes with an emphasis on foreign politics and trade relationships.
CIS students gain valuable skills such as website design, programming, and building databases-the perfect medley of 21st-century resume boosters.
Through a degree in Entrepreneurial and Applied Business Studies, students will be prepared to open a successful business or take over the family business. Highlights of this program include creating a solid business plan, learning effective marketing strategies, and budgeting. The curriculum has been designed with input from successful local entrepreneurs, so you get all the secrets your competitors wished they knew.
You can get the full college experience while attending MCC, with on-campus dorms, restaurants, and a fitness center. Peer navigators help freshmen get acquainted with college life through the First Year Experience. Students seeking to enhance their leadership skills can join the LEAD program. LEAD students can earn a Leadership certificate by attending workshops and participating in community service projects. Some of the community outreach projects include voter registration and helping run non-profit websites.
Don’t let the demands of attending classes in person hold you back from your dreams of earning a degree; turn to MCC’s Virtual Campus. Business students can pursue any of the business degrees in an online format. An online certificate in Small Business Management is also offered for budding entrepreneurs. The credits from this program can be applied to an associate’s degree if students decide they’d like to go more in-depth in their business studies. Several events are also held online, so students gain a sense of community, even if distance learning is their preferred method of study.