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Business Administration

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Business Administration

Associate in Arts Degree (FV, FP, M, W)
Associate in Applied Science (FV, FP, M, W)
Certificate of Proficiency (FV, FP, M, W)
Certificate of Specialization (FV, FP, W)

This program offers students the first four semesters of a bachelor's degree in business administration. Students take courses in communications, humanities, science, mathematics and social science, as well as basic business courses in accounting, economics, management and data processing.

Graduates may transfer to any four-year college or university that offers a degree in business administration. Students are strongly advised to work closely with a counselor or advisor to ensure transferability of courses to a particular institution.

Students also may choose from two business administration certificates. These flexible programs are designed to address the educational and occupational needs of several groups of people in the business field.

Graduates work in finance, production, marketing, personnel, accounting, and management and statistics as management trainees, sales representatives and administrative assistants in all areas of commerce and industry for companies and organizations of all sizes.

Persons interested in business administration should possess:

  • Strong desire to work with people
  • Ability to manage business transactions
  • Good math background
  • Flexibility to work in a variety of situations
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing 

OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FIELD
A Business degree provides students broad exposure to each of the crucial elements which collectively make an organization function well.

 A degree in business is much more varied than most people realize. It may involve the obvious functions which quickly come to mind such as marketing, finance and management. However, there is an increasing need for these majors to apply the skills they learn in careers in government, health care, the arts, international commerce and non-profit organizations.

The skills learned thru the principles in business can serve as the backbone for economic, social, and political systems at every level.

SALARY INFORMATION
Careers in business can be very lucrative with top managers making six figures and entry-level opportunities starting in the $40,000 range. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics quotes the median income for professions in the Business and Finance market as $52,000.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
For more information on the statistics courses at Meramec, please contact the Business/Economics department at 314-984-7138.