College of the Mainland offers an Associate of  Arts degree in Business and four certificates and Associate of Applied Science options in Business Administration.

Associate of Arts - Business

An Associate of Arts (AA) in business prepares the student with basic knowledge of of foundational components of of business administration. An AA in Business can open many doors of opportunity. The student may choose to continue higher studies in a 4-year institution and/or choose to look for employment in different areas like accounting, marketing, management, finance, sales, etc.

Associate of Applied Science - Business Administration

The Business Administration Program is designed to give students a substantial business background that can be applied to any industry from entrepreneurial start-ups to large corporate offices. The student will receive a broad foundation in understanding business organization, and gain basic management, computer, accounting, and marketing skills. The student will also have the opportunity to choose the area of emphasis from accounting, entrepreneurship, marketing, or management. The student may choose to complete a certificate or an Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS) degree.


The Business Administration degree with an Emphasis in Accounting provides students with skills and knowledge necessary to manage and keep track of an organization’s money and financial records. The AAS in Business (with emphasis in Accounting), consists of all the courses required for students who wish to have a career in accounting.


The Business Administration degree with an Emphasis in Entrepreneurship helps entrepreneurs avoid common mistakes that keep many small businesses from succeeding. This option will provide the basic knowledge needed to start a new business or manage and grow a small business successfully.


The Business Administration degree with an Emphasis in Management enables the student to move into a variety of entry-level management positions in the fields of sales, advertising, human resources, office management and other related areas.


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