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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

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.

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are currently employed within Bay, Midland, Saginaw and Tuscola counties.

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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. Includes program analysts and management consultants.

median annual salary
annual job openings

are currently employed within Bay, Midland, Saginaw and Tuscola counties.

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.

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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 Bay, Midland, Saginaw and Tuscola counties.

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.

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Plan, direct or coordinate purchasing, warehousing, distribution, forecasting, customer service and planning services. Manage logistics personnel, logistics systems and direct daily operations.

median annual salary
annual job openings

are currently employed within Bay, Midland, Saginaw and Tuscola counties.

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

  • 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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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

Convenience

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.  

EXPLORE YOUR OPTIONS

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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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.

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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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Facts & Figures

Scholarship

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.