Business - Business Careers

Business - Business Careers

Berkshire Community College - Pittsfield, MA

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The Business Careers program is for the student primarily interested in going to work in business after graduation from BCC.(This program is not designed to transfer to baccalaureate institutions.) This flexible program can help students prepare for responsible positions in areas such as first-level management in an applied technology or service organization. Students study accounting, computer literacy, economics, and oral and written communications, along with business specialty courses in the areas of their choice. Program graduates can expect to find employment in manufacturing operations, accounting, finance, customer service, government, sales, insurance, marketing, human resources management, and other career areas. Program Advisor: Eric Gauger, ext.413-236-4575.

  • Tuition & Fees

    Tuition & Fees

    624

    per Year

  • Books & Supplies

    Books & Supplies

    823

    per Year

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    63000

    per Year

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Curriculum

Graduation Requirements

To earn a degree in this program, a student must complete the 61 program and general education credits, plus the additional requirements, shown below.

Program Credits

BSS 102 Mircosoft Word OR
BSS 201 Microsoft Excel 3
BUS 107 Fundamentals of Business 3
BUS 111 Principles of Accounting I 3
BUS 112 Principles of Accounting II 3
BUS 247 Business Communications 3
BUS Electives 6
CIS 102 Fundamental Computer Literacy (see footnote 2) 4
Professional Electives (see footnote 3) 9
Free Electives 3

37
General Education Credits

COM Communication 3
ENG English Composition/Writing 6
BUS 105 Business Mathematics OR
MAT Mathematics (see footnote 1) 3
Humanities and Fine Arts 3
ECO 211 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECO 212 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
General Education Elective (see footnote 2) 3

24
Total Credits 61
Additional Requirements As Shown

Core Competencies Portfolio 6 Items
Forum 12 Units
Health/Fitness 30 Hours
Minimum Cumulative Averages
(overall and area of specialization) 2.0


Suggested Block For Program Completion

The following is a suggestion for completing this program in two years. The actual time to complete the program may vary according to each student's individual needs.

First Semester 16 Credits
BUS 107 Fundamentals of Business 3
BUS 111 Principles of Accounting l 3
CIS 102 Fundamental Computer Literacy (2) 4
BUS 105 Business Mathematics OR
MAT Mathematics (1) 3
ENG English Composition/ Writing 3
Second Semester 15 Credits
BSS 102 Microsoft Word OR
BSS 201 Microsoft Excel 3
BUS 112 Principles of Accounting ll 3
COM Communication 3
ENG English Composition/ Writing 3
Humanties and Fine Arts 3
Third Semester 15 Credits
BUS Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Professional Elective(3) 3
ECO 212 Principles Of Macroeconomics 3
General Education (3) 3
Fourth Semester 15 Credits
BUS 247 Business Communications 3
BUS Elective 3
Professional Electives (3) 6
ECO 211 Principles Of Macroeconomics 3
Expected Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, graduates:

will have necessary math skills to handle complex economic, accounting and finance problems
will be able to recognize, analyze, and calculate sales, cost, revenue, profit, and other financial data to make informed business decisions
will possess excellent communication skills to relate well to customers, management, and their peers in workplace
will be ethically and socially responsible while they go to work for business firms or government organizations in real world
(1) Mathematics to be chosen from any MAT course with the "MA" General Education Designation.

(2) BSS 102 , Introduction to Mircosoft Word; BSS 201 , Microsoft Excel; and BSS 120 , Introductory Keyboarding, may be substitued for CIS 102 .

(3) Professional Elective chosen from AIB, BSS, BUS, CIS, CUL, ECO, and HSP courses.

(4) General Education Elective chosen from History, Natural or Physical Science, Environmental Studies.