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By Alumna Deborah Wray

After graduating with an AAS in Medical Office Administration, I decided that I didn't want to be confined to just one area of employment, so I entered the Business Administration curriculum. Little did I know that this particular area of study would open my eyes to the way the world works—at least economically.

The microeconomics course showed me how businesses deal with each other on a daily basis. The Business Law course taught me about different contracts and laws specific to businesses. Marketing was very interesting. This course showed me how products are displayed and advertised to entice shoppers to buy. I also learned about the different methods used to gather information before marketing a product. Business math was also interesting. Not only did this course open my eyes to the ways businesses configure prices and discounts, it actually helped me become a better consumer. Another important course worth mentioning is "Principles of Management."

These classes have been beneficial to me in the workplace as well as in my personal life. I've become a more knowledgeable consumer who looks past the pretty packages and "discounts" to see the product for what it is and what it can do for me.

Another benefit of takings classes in this curriculum is that it will give you a good foundation on which to build should you ever want to start your own business—whether it is a home-based business, partnership, corporation, or LLC. They're all covered, along with the pros and cons of starting each one.

I cannot say enough good things about this program. Mr. Lateef Balogun, who was my instructor for most of my classes and my advisor, was always helpful and available for feedback. I am very satisfied with the curriculum and the instructors involved and I'd recommend it to anyone interested in a degree in business.