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Jackson College’s redesigned business administration degree to make transferring easier

mlive.com — Steve Marowski mlive.com

JACKSON, MI 2020--JACKSON, MI -- Jackson College has re-tooled its business administration degree to make it easier for students to transfer credits to other schools, the college announced Tuesday.

A release from the college said the 62-hour associate in arts degree will offer more transferable credits to a majority of Michigan’s four-year institutions and help students save money.

The degree consists of six core classes -- business law; managerial and financial accounting; micro and macroeconomics; and computer information systems -- as well as a wider range of business and general education-related courses to satisfy Michigan Transfer Agreement coursework and electives.

Within those classes, students will gain tools to analyze a business situation, shape long-term action plans, oversee plans as they are carried out and make large and small decisions along the way. The degree also offers flexibility for their career path, including owning their own business, working in sales, government, nonprofit or manufacturing sectors.

Business administration faculty member Stephen Young said the college’s associate of applied science degree serves as a terminal degree for students who need a degree to enter the workforce, but they also found that many students left Jackson College for a four-year program.

“Having a broad base of knowledge from a variety of courses in the associate of arts program will help students develop the needed business knowledge and acumen to lead and manage in the dynamic and oftentimes complex nature of today’s global organization and better prepare them for entry into their selected baccalaureate program,” Young said.

Along with the business administration degree, the college also announced last week it would be offering education classes for students looking to get a degree in teaching.

Jackson College adds teacher education program

Jackson College will teach classes online through remote instruction except for hands-on portions of approved classes, according to their website. More information on the fall semester can be found here.

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