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Bachelor of Science

Be prepared to make your contribution—and earn your share—in the demanding world of business. This degree completion program gives you the flexibility to tailor your degree to fit your specific career goals, including an international business option. This two-year program builds on your associate degree and prepares you to advance into such positions as business manager, sales representative, or production supervisor in a variety of fields, including manufacturing, retailing, construction, financial institutions, and government.


Business Administration: : The goals of this program are: to provide students a broad-based business education that will widen the field of start-up positions open to them upon graduation, to provide a solid undergraduate curriculum for those who intend to go to graduate school, and, finally, to establish a foundation for long-term career flexibility in a fast paced and ever changing competitive world. To these ends, the Business Administration Degree Program incorporates a combination of core business courses and application-oriented courses, concentrations that allow students to pursue specific areas of interest, internship opportunities, active student engagement opportunities, and faculty with real world experience.

Professional Track: If you have a specialized associate degree, such as  construction technology, legal assistance, retail fashion merchandising, or others this is an excellent program for you. You will find this program attractive for building a solid knowledge of business and management upon your technical expertise. It is also great for you who have an associate in business who would like to add technical or specialized training to your credentials. Business Administration-Pro Track will prepare you for the rapidly changing nature of the work environment in business, government and other nonprofit organizations and equip you with the skills you need for entry-level positions as well as advancement. Building upon a core of business courses, the program features a tight sequence of major courses; however, the program also provides the flexibility to specialize in an area you want. This major is also valuable as preparation for law school, as well as for graduate studies in business.

Aviation (Traverse City only): To meet your needs in the Northwestern Michigan College Flight Technology Program, Ferris and NMC partner to offer a program that prepares you to become highly qualified pilots who are also skilled in the business world. In the first two years of study you should expect to earn your commercial pilot certificate with single-engine and multi-engine ratings, instrument rating, flight instructor certificate, and 210 total flight hours. In your third and fourth years of study you will complete the business courses that will prepare you to not only fly, but to lead. Northwestern Michigan College Aviation Program.


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