Business Administration

Business Administration

You’re wearing the suit. You’re reading the balance sheet. You’re in the conference room or on the video call. 

Are you in business? Maybe. Business, like science, is a way to approach problems. Do you see the pattern in the numbers? Do you hear an opportunity in the meeting? Can you propose a solution, close the deal?

That’s doing business.

Business Basics that Grow With Your Career

Start your career in business at OCC. You gain all the fundamental skills, including introductions to accounting, stats, economics, computers, and business law. Choose the electives that match your long-term goals—more math if you want to earn a bachelor’s of science, for example.

Any of your three ABA options prepares you to transfer to a four-year university. If you know which school you’re heading to, work with your OCC advisor to make sure your courses line up with their requirements.

How the Money Moves

Every businessperson needs to understand accounting. Will it be your strong suit? Find out in OCC’s introductory, two-credit class on accounting procedures. It’s a low-risk way to begin to chart your way into the business world.

Likewise, you’ll deepen your understanding of economics, the way supply, surplus, and value move and change—locally, nationally, and globally. Our econ instructors make this potentially abstract field come to life. See economics playing out in every business setting.

Always Something New in Business

Where you go from this beginning is wide open. Studying business leads to many possible careers. You can start in one direction and grow with the opportunities you find—or make. Business is broad as well as deep. You can continue to learn at every career move.

Job Market Outlook

Over three-quarters of the world’s trade happens within global supply chains. Even if you’re not drawn to travel, international business may be part of your future work.
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Learn from Our Deep Bench

With over two dozen instructors in business, management, economics, and accounting, OCC’s ABA program gives you a depth and breadth of experience you won’t find elsewhere. Gain from our experience.

Match Your Program to Your Goals

OCC’s three varieties of ABA degrees each deliver a sturdy foundation for your education in business administration. Each one satisfies the Michigan Transfer Agreement, making them solid starts to either a bachelor’s of business administration or a bachelor’s of science in business.

The International Option prepares you to study abroad after you transfer. You take all the business basics courses, and several bring a global perspective to economics or business topics. If you’re interested in international business, consider also studying an additional language. We offer Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish at OCC.

Associate Degrees

We offer 3 Associate in Business Administration (ABA) degrees. Options include:

Business Administration

Business basics, including statistics and economics (60-66 credits):

Online Option

Identical to the in-person ABA; can be pursued part-time (60-66 credits):

International Business Option

All the business basics, with intercultural and international perspectives (60-67 credits):

Enroll Now

Begin your studies with these steps:

  • Apply to OCC. If you’re not already an OCC student, create a profile and complete our online application.
  • On the application, select your desired CAD option.
  • Existing OCC students can update their academic program using the Student Update Information Request form.