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Business Management Program

Management is, above all, a practice where art, science and craft meet. -Henry Mintzberg, Internationally Known Business and Management Expert

What is Business Management?

Business Management involves the coordinating of efforts and resources within an office, department, organization or company to achieve defined objectives.  In a field often defined by the word “leadership,” business managers make decisions, provide direction and set an example for other employees. Those who earn a Business Management Degree may work for a local startup or a global operation in such areas as operations, public relations, human resources or marketing. 

The Business Management Program at Macomb

Macomb’s Business Management Program will provide you with both a practical and theoretical management background, in tune with today’s business world.  You will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to enter or advance in the field of Business Management, with a focus on management applications and techniques, relevant laws, entrepreneurship, and human and organizational relationships.

Business Management Courses at Macomb

In the Business Management Program at Macomb, you will take a variety of courses specific to your selected major, including:

  • Business Enterprise
  • Principles of Management
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Computer & Information
    Processing Principles
  • Financial Record Keeping
  • Accounting for Entrepreneurs
  • Principles of Accounting
  • Personnel & Human
    Resource Management
  • Business Law
  • Business Communications
  • Human Relations
  • Entrepreneurship & Small
    Business Management
  • Business Management Software Applications
  • Effective Organizational Behavior
    and Team Development 
  • Management Decision Making
    & Critical Analysis

Career Opportunities with an Associate of Business Administration Degree or Certificate in Business Management

At Macomb, you may choose to earn an Associate of Business Administration Degree or Certificate in Business Management and/or a Skill Specific Certificate in Business Management – New Supervisor, all of which qualify for you positions that include general and operations manager, and manager.

Occupational Certificate in Business

Macomb’s Workforce and Continuing Education Department offers certificate programs (link to Certificate Programs Page) in business that may be earned in six months or less.  These can provide you with a gateway into a business career and the option of earning a salary in a business-related position while you pursue further education, training and/or certification in Business Management.

Transfer Pathways to a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management

The credits earned in Macomb’s Program transfer to many colleges and universities in Michigan.

If you intend to transfer and pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, speak with a Macomb counselor or academic advisor as soon as possible after you have applied to Macomb to plan the best pathway.

How do I find out more about Macomb’s Business Management Program?

For more information about Macomb’s Business Management Program, contact Business Management Program Advisor, Professor Tanya Balcom, at 586.226.4830 or Professor Angela McLean, at 586.445.7216 .

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