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Business Management Department Overview


How to Succeed in Business
The world of business can be very competitive and not always easy to maneuver. If you want to succeed, you will need to be prepared and proper preparation means being armed with the kind of knowledge, skills and experience you will receive from the Business Management program at South Central College. This focused, contemporary business program has been specifically designed to provide you with the tools you need in several key areas of business management that include accounting, marketing, computer technology and office administration.

Although the responsibilities of business managers can vary depending upon the industry, there are similar elements that run through most managerial positions. Business managers need to be able to communicate effectively as they are often charged with hiring staff, motivating the people they supervise and leading work groups toward the accomplishment of shared goals. They also need to be able to make informed decisions, negotiate on behalf of their company and have the capacity to put together an efficient business plan.

At South Central, you will benefit from many advantages that a community college has to offer while working toward your degree. Smaller class sizes, more individualized attention and greater affordability are just a few reasons that makes SCC an excellent college choice.  

If you decide to continue on with your education and get a four-year degree, you will find smooth transferability of credits to many four-year institutions. South Central College, as a member of MnSCU, participates in the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum program which enables students to transfer credits easily between the colleges within the system.

The Business Management program includes courses/coursework in liberal arts and sciences and focused curriculum in the following areas:

  • Principles of Marketing
  • Financial and Managerial Accounting
  • Principles of Finance
  • Management Information Systems
  • Sales
  • Business and Management
  • Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Human Resources
  • Communications
  • Economics

Employment Outlook
The business world is very diverse and can provide opportunities to accommodate almost any area of personal interest. Overall, the career outlook is good for business managers with positive job growth expected over the next five years. If you choose to work in high-growth industries such as healthcare or technology, you can expect even greater career potential.

Region 2014 Jobs 2019 Jobs % Change Average Hourly Wage Average Annual Wage
Regional 18,280 18,566 2% $19.62 $40,809
State 2237,826 245,193 4% $24.57 $52,110
National 1,9,805,765 10,434,116 6% $29.52 $61,401

Core Competencies

  1. Have an enhanced understanding of business concepts
  2. Apply effective accounting principles and practices
  3. Demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively in the workplace

Department Faculty

Alan Bronnenberg,   Dave Hammitt,   Roberta Moorhouse,   Shayne Narjes,   Jodi Olson

Business Management Majors