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Get the Skills You Need for a Career in Business Administration

Through the City College business department you can earn an associate’s business administration degree and choose between a focus on accounting or management. Both are highly sought after skills in the business world and with the coursework and real world experience you get while earning your degree, you will put yourself in a position to get the career you really want.

An associate’s degree program typically takes two years to complete, but at City College you have the opportunity to finish it early or take more time if you need it. You can schedule classes around your current job or family obligations and still work toward a degree that will take your career to the next level. Earn the degree that will get you there while still having the flexibility to live your life.

Choose Your Focus

With our college of business administration, you get more than just a great education; you get to specialize. By choosing your area of focus you get even more specialized skills that will help you land the exact kind of position you want. You can choose between accounting and management.

With a focus on accounting you will learn all the practical skills needed to work as an accountant or bookkeeper. Two years of study include all the basics of economics, math, accounting, auditing, payroll, taxes, accounting and bookkeeping software, and even a little bit about management, marketing, and organizational structures.

With a focus on management your coursework will also include all of the basics of business, but with an emphasis on organizational structures and management, human resources, leadership, management strategies, business ethics, and motivating employees. 

Coursework

Associate of Science in Business Administration in Accounting

Accounting principles are the foundation of every successful business, from accounts payable and receivable to tax preparation and auditing. Many companies need employees who have the skills and knowledge to work in the accounting field.

For a career in accounting, you need the skills associated with managing accounts, keeping the books, working with taxes, and performing audits. Through City College’s business administration degree with a focus on accounting, you’ll get these skills and more through the required coursework. Here’s a sample of the kinds of courses you can expect to take as you earn your degree: 

  • Accounting I
  • Accounting II
  • Business Law and Ethics
  • Business Principles
  • Principles of Management
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Principles of Human Resources

Associate of Science in Business Administration in Management

The Associate of Science in Business Administration Management curriculum encompasses many different areas. You will study a wide variety of subjects such as principles of management, human resource management, accounting, and principles of marketing.

You will also learn some of the basics of business, from finance to accounting to marketing and law, but you will also take specific courses on management practices and leadership:

  • Sales Strategies
  • Integrated Advertising
  • Operations Management
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Global Marketing
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Development

Job Opportunities for Graduates 

The most exciting thing about starting your education and earning degrees from business administration schools is that you open up a door to so many more career opportunities than you could have imagined. There are countless jobs and positions open right now for someone with the skills you’ll learn in these programs, whether you choose accounting or management.

A career in accounting is a great choice for anyone who is detail oriented, who enjoys being organized, who likes to problem solve, and who works well independently while also enjoying working with others at times. Working in the field of accounting can involve many different responsibilities. You might prepare financial records, organize and maintain records, use software for bookkeeping, check records for accuracy and mistakes, receive payments, and more.

A focus on management will also put you in a position to find one of any number of exciting business careers. Your broad education will prepare you to work in finance, marketing, human resources, business law, and management. People working in management enjoy working with other people and being leaders; they thrive on problem solving; they also have a diverse array of business skills. 

Job Opportunities: Focus on Accounting
Job Opportunities: Focus on Management
  • Accounting Assistant
  • Billing Clerk
  • Payroll Assistant
  • Bookkeeper
  • Accounts receivable clerk
  • Tax specialist or preparer
  • Controller
  • Financial or business analyst/li>
  • Administrative service manager
  • Assistant manager
  • Human resources assistant
  • Financial manager
  • Purchasing manager
  • Sales assistant
  • Management analyst
  • Project manager
  • Retail manager

An Educational Stepping Stone

 Although it can quickly put you into an exciting new career, an associate’s degree in business administration doesn’t have to be the end of your education. It will get your foot in the door and get you onto the career path you have been dreaming of, but it can also serve as a stepping stone to an advanced degree.

With an associate’s business administration degree in hand, you will be part of the way toward earning a bachelor’s degree. You may stay in the workforce for a while before deciding that you could advance your career even further with more education. Already having that associate’s degree means taking the next step will be easier and quicker.

 Starting Your Business Career at City College

Of all business administration colleges available to you, only City College can offer the specialized programming you need to focus on a career in either management or accounting, while also providing you with an on-campus experience working with industry professionals.

When it comes to a choice of a college of business administration, City College has a lot of benefits to offer new students. It all starts with the degree programs that are relevant to the real world. You get coursework and instruction that matches what employers actually want to see in workers. And you get to learn those skills from people who have actually worked in the business world.

 In addition to the education you get at City College, you also get convenience. Choose your courses to work with your life, not the other way around. You can also choose from several different campuses so you don’t have to uproot your life and home to get your education. There are so many good reasons to choose an education in business administration, and many more to do it here at City College. Get more information on our business administration associate degree programs and get enrolled today.

For more detailed information on these programs, see our Academic Catalog.

*Learn more about our Business Administration programs offered at our Florida campuses by clicking the link below.

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