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Business Studies

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Program Overview

Business Studies

A degree in business can offer limitless opportunities. At Delta College, you’ll gain the skills and knowledge needed to work in a rapidly changing, dynamic and competitive marketplace. You’ll also learn about business concepts and how to apply them across industries in domestic and global markets. From accounting and finance to management and sales, you can get your start in business at Delta College.  

Earning Potential

Interested in a career in management? Learn more about our region’s employment outlook and career opportunities you can pursue in this field of study.

Plan, direct or coordinate the operations of a public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing or administrative services.

median annual salary
annual job openings

are currently employed within the State of Michigan Prosperity Regions 5 and 6.

This number is expected to over the next four years.

of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.

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Conduct organizational studies and evaluations, design systems and procedures, conduct work simplification and measurement studies and prepare operations and procedures manuals to assist management in operating more efficiently and effectively. Also includes program analysts and management consultants.

median annual salary
annual job openings

are currently employed within the State of Michigan Prosperity Regions 5 and 6.

This number is expected to over the next four years.

of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.

Visit Career Coach for more details.

Map of Michigan with Delta College's region highlighted.

Plan, direct or coordinate one or more administrative services of an organization, such as records and information management, mail distribution, facilities planning and maintenance, custodial operations and other office support services.

median annual salary
annual job openings

are currently employed within the State of Michigan Prosperity Regions 5 and 6.

This number is expected to over the next four years.

of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.

Visit Career Coach for more details.

Map of Michigan with Delta College's region highlighted.

About Delta's Program

One of the best things about Delta College is the opportunity to start here and go anywhere. And, in the process, save thousands of dollars. It's a smart choice to get your associate's and then transfer on.

For information about how your Delta courses will transfer to universities, check with the admissions office of your transfer institution. You can begin exploring how classes will transfer with the Michigan Transfer Network.

Option 1: Transfer agreements

Transfer agreements are contracts signed by the presidents of each institution guaranteeing transfer of specific courses or pathways.

Option 2: MiTransfer Pathway in Business Studies

Delta works with many colleges and universities to provide special multi-institutional, associate-to-bachelor’s degree transfer pathways. Upon completing this pathway, you would earn an Associate in Arts, including the major courses listed below. 

Major courses that transfer to your transfer destination: 

  • ECN 221W – Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECN 222W – Principles of Microeconomics
  • ACC 211 – Principles of Financial Accounting
  • ACC 212 – Principles of Managerial Accounting
  • MGT 251W – Business Law I

Transfer destinations:

  • Baker College
  • Central Michigan University
  • Davenport University
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Finlandia University
  • Grand Valley State University
  • Lawrence Tech. University
  • Michigan Technological University
  • Northern Michigan University
  • Oakland University
  • Rochester University
  • Saginaw Valley State University
  • Siena Heights University
  • Spring Arbor University
  • University of Detroit Mercy
  • University of Michigan-Dearborn
  • University of Michigan-Flint
  • Walsh College
  • Wayne State University
  • Western Michigan University

Interested? Make an appointment with academic advising to discuss your options. An advisor can help you determine the exact courses you need to get the education you seek. Regular meetings with your advisor are strongly recommended to stay on track for graduation. 

Why you should choose Delta

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.

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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!

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Study abroad

Want to travel and see the world? You can do that at Delta. And get college credit while you do. Every year Delta offers study abroad opportunities.

Why study abroad?

  • Experience a new culture
  • Improve your foreign language skills
  • Make lifelong friends
  • Find new interests
  • Looks good on job applications
  • Personal growth

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Facts & Figures

Michigan

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment of management occupations is projected to grow 6% from 2014 to 2024 which will result in about 505,400 new jobs.

Briefcase

The median annual wage for management occupations was $97,230 in May 2014, which was the highest wage of all the major occupational groups.