The objectives of the business program are to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to seek and hold employment in a business-related field, to provide students with a well-rounded education which can be transferred to a four-year college or university, and to provide students with the skills necessary to function in a diverse and computer-literate society.
The program offers a well-balanced distribution of business and liberal arts courses. The program is divided into two major areas of emphasis. One area focuses on the study of business topics, while the other area emphasizes the coursework that meets the general education requirements. The program provides the student with the opportunity to develop skills, abilities, and understanding that are required for successful job entry or for advanced study in the business field.
Students who take the courses recommended in the business focus area will be able to:
- display knowledge of business concepts required for today’s ever-changing business environment.
- obtain an appreciation for the evolution of the profession and an awareness of the social, technological, political, legal and economic forces shaping its future.
- demonstrate the ability to recognize and appreciate ethical and social values.
- examine the theory, policy and trends of economic problems of society and the individual.
The business program offers the student a number of career and educational opportunities. The curriculum is designed for career-oriented students who desire career positions in business, college transfer students who wish to complete a four-year degree, and working adults who want to complete their associate degree and gain further career skills for today’s work environment.
Graduates with a bachelor’s degree work in management, human resources, finance, production, marketing, sales, accounting or as administrative assistants in all areas of commerce and industry.
Preparation for IHCC:
A strong mathematics and English background is recommended for the business program.
Since the bachelor’s degree requirements of various transfer institutions differ, students planning to transfer to a four-year institution are strongly advised to familiarize themselves with the requirements of the business program at the institution to which they plan to transfer. Students should consult with an advisor at the transfer institution and with an IHCC academic counselor to plan a program that meets those requirements.