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Northwood 3+1 Bachelor’s Track

Associate in Business Studies

Program Overview

If you have already earned an associate’s degree in any field other than management from a regionally accredited institution, you may be interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree in management through the Delta College – Northwood University partnership. This option allows you to take your first 3 years of classes at Delta College and the final year at Northwood.

Earning Potential

With a bachelor's degree, you'll have higher earning potential. Plus, job growth is on the rise and is expected to grow by 7% over the next 10 years. 

In this field, it is estimated you could earn $80,200 a year.

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Likely Careers

  • Operations Manager
  • Management Analyst
  • Administrative Services Manager
  • Logistics Manager
  • Accounting professor working with students in class.
    Amazing faculty 

    At Delta, you get small classes, professors who see your potential and resources to help you succeed. Delta professors are here to teach. And, they're really good at it.

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About Delta's Program

Managers are people that inspire, motivate and lead others. Delta College’s management programs help students develop effective interpersonal abilities, instill entrepreneurial thinking, excel in diverse business environments, and so much more. The knowledge gained and the skills learned with management education can be applied across virtually every industry and organization. Earn the certificate along with your degree in a skilled trades program, and you will have taken the first step toward owning your own business.

A sample of business topics you will explore include:

  • Accounting
  • Business Law
  • Computer Concepts
  • Economics
  • Ethics
  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Statistics

Coursework in this degree gives students a cross section of core business functional areas that are required to become a more effective manager or business owner.

Why you should choose Delta


Life is busy. But that shouldn't get in the way of your education. Delta offers classes at night, on weekends and online to make taking classes and getting that degree easier. Plus, Delta has learning centers so you can take classes even closer to home.  


Co-op opportunities

You can get hands-on experience in your field while you're working toward that degree. I know. It's awesome! Plus, you'll even get paid. That's co-op! Check it out.


Free tutoring

At the Teaching Learning Center, located in the Library, we offer tutoring on a wide variety of subjects, and help with developing study and learning skills. Most tutoring is on a walk-in basis but we do have some online tutoring options.

Best of all, it's free for currently enrolled Delta students. Just another way we demonstrate our commitment to helping students succeed.


Honors Program

The specially-designed courses emphasize creative and critical thinking, providing a unique learning experience. You have more exploration of the subject area with increased faculty and student interaction. Make the most of your Delta experience. Join Honors!


Facts & Figures


Last year, over $850,000 was awarded in scholarships. Those scholarships include Delta endowed, institutional and community funds.

Associate’s salary

An associate’s degree earns you 35% more income on average.