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Business Degree Programs at the Bertrand Crossing Campus

Earning your business degree is important to your future. But how does that fit in with the other commitments in your life – family, work, and running a household?
The business degree programs at Lake Michigan College’s Bertrand Crossing Campus are designed with your busy schedule in mind.

Part-time class schedule, full associate’s degree – less than three years
By taking classes part-time just two evenings a week and on Saturday mornings at the Bertrand Crossing Campus in Niles, you can complete your associate’s degree in less than three years. And, since you and other students will move through the program on the same schedule, there will be familiar faces in your classes each semester.

Two degree options to choose from
Two degree tracks will be offered at the Bertrand Crossing Campus

  • Associate in Business Administration Degree – a transfer program
  • Associate in Applied Business Degree, Management & Marketing – a career program for entry-level management positions

The programs are structured so that you do not need to decide which degree track you want to follow until the end of the first year of classes, giving you the flexibility to decide which program will best fit your needs.

Whichever program you choose, be sure to work with an LMC advisor to ensure that your program plan will meet your career or transfer needs.

Associate in Business Administration Degree
If your goal is to earn a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, the Associate in Business Administration degree allows you to earn the first two years of college requirements in order to transfer to the four-year college or university of your choice.

The program covers the basic business and communications principles that lead to careers in accounting, economics, finance, general business, management, marketing, human resource administration and public relations.

Associate in Applied Business (AAB) – Management and Marketing
The AAB in Management and Marketing is a two-year degree that prepares you for entry-level management positions in areas such as retail and wholesale. If you are employed while taking classes, you can receive up to six credit hours through the program’s co-op courses. If you have extensive work and business experience in a particular area, the program advisor can evaluate your portfolio for Credit for Prior Experiential Learning. Your program advisor can also help you determine if college courses you previously took may apply toward this degree.

While it is primarily designed for entry-level employment preparation, you can use this degree as a transfer program to Spring Arbor University’s Bachelor of Arts in Management and Organizational Development at the Bertrand Crossing Campus.

Sample Course Sequences
Associate in Applied Business (AAB) - Management and Marketing

  Fall Semester
Winter Semester
Spring Semester
  Courses Credit Courses Credit Courses Credit
Year 1
 Principles of Accounting I
4
 Principles of Accounting II
4
 Intro to Public Speaking
3
 English Composition
3
 Report Writing
3
 Macro Economics
3
 Intro to Business
3
 Computer Operation - Microcomputing
3
   
  Courses Credit Courses  Credit Courses  Credit
Year 2
 Principles of Management
3
 Humanities Elective
3
 National Government
3
 Intermediate Algebra
4
 Principles of Marketing
3
 Micro Economics
3
 Principles of Customer Service
3
 Business Correspondence
3
   
  Courses Credit Courses Credit Courses  Credit
Year 3
 Lab Science Elective
4
 Job Search Seminar
1
   
 Healthful Living
1
 Intro to Psychology
3
   
     Business Law
3
   





















Associate in Business Administration Degree

  Fall Semester
Winter Semester
Spring Semester
  Courses Credit Courses Credit Courses Credit
Year 1
 Principles of Accounting I
4
 Principles of Accounting II
4
 Intro to Public Speaking
3
 English Composition
3
 Report Writing
3
 Macro Economics
3
 Intro to Business
3
 Computer Operations: Intro to Computer Literacy
3
   
  Courses Credit Courses  Credit Courses  Credit
Year 2
 Organizational Behavior
3
 Humanities Elective 3
 National Government
3
 Intermediate Algebra
4
 Principles of Marketing
3
 Micro Economics
3
 Humanities Elective
3
 Pre-Calculus Algebra or Pre-Calculus/Algebra/Trigonometry
4
   
  Courses  Credit Courses  Credit Courses  Credit
Year 3
 Lab Science Elective
4
 Intro to Statistics
3
   
 Healthful Living
1
 Intro to Psychology
3
   
     Computer Programming (Basic)
3
   






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