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.