The flexible career choice

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How can you go wrong with a business degree?

Are you interested in positioning yourself for a better entry-level opportunity, getting your bachelor’s degree in business, or perhaps vying for a promotion in your current job? Tidewater Community College’s Associate of Science in Business Administration can prepare you for a rewarding career in fields ranging from accounting and business management to marketing, office information systems and or small business entrepreneurship.

At TCC you have the option of immediately applying what you learn in the workplace and/or transferring to a four-year school to pursue a bachelor’s degree.

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The path to business

There’s a niche for practically everyone, so it’s up to you to decide which business career fits you best. If you think you might like to work for yourself, consider entrepreneurship or accounting. If your goal is to work for a large corporation, consider human resources, banking or management.

“Our program appeals to students who are not quite sure of the path ahead, but they have a business focus,” said Kelly Gillerlain, professor of business management and administration at the Chesapeake Campus. “We make sure the program stays current, because we understand we are sending our students to other institutions of higher learning, and we want them to be prepared for success.”

“We know our students’ names and their stories,” said Linda Williams, professor of business management and administration at the Chesapeake Campus. “That’s the real secret to our success.”

Real-world learning

TCC’s business degree produces the second largest number of graduates at the college, with classes offered on every campus and online. Real-world learning is the focus. “It’s important to me that students see applications of what they are learning,” said Peter Shaw, professor of business management and administration on the Norfolk Campus.

“I engage students with email blasts about global business events, looking at anything from a smart phone launch to a global business concern. I also engage students with myriad resources on my faculty webpage, including links to the real time U.S. debt clock, global facts and satellite photos displaying different economies.”


Chris Chyzik

Chris Chyzik, who is graduating in 2015, chose TCC’s business program because “it really clicked for me.  Now I want to know everything about it.” He will transfer to Old Dominion University in the fall. “I’m leaning towards business analytics or business management as career tracks,” he said.  “I’m hoping to be the kind of manager who has open communications with employees. That sounds good to me.”

Business program options at TCC

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