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What is 'Business Management'?

The nature of managerial jobs varies as significantly as the range of administrative services required by organizations. Managers coordinate and direct the many support services that allow organizations to operate efficiently. They perform a broad range of duties. They might, for example, provide payroll, conference planning and travel, information and data processing, mail, oversee secretarial and reception services materials scheduling and distribution, printing and reproduction, records management, telecommunications management, security, parking, energy consumption, and personal property procurement, supply, recycling, and disposal. They manage support services for organizations as diverse as insurance companies, computer manufacturers, and government offices. Very often, managers are responsible for production processes in manufacturing which benefit from having a business management degree.

Specific duties for these managers vary by degree of responsibility and authority. First-line managers directly supervise a staff that performs various support services. Mid-level managers, on the other hand, develop departmental plans, set goals and deadlines, implement procedures to improve productivity and customer service, and define the responsibilities of supervisory-level managers. Some mid-level administrative services managers oversee first-line supervisors from various departments, including the clerical staff. Mid-level managers also may be involved in the hiring and dismissal of employees, but they generally have no role in the formulation of personnel policy. Some of these managers advance to upper level positions, such as vice president of administrative services, which are discussed in the Handbook statement on top executives.

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All MCC Business programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

Is It For You?

People interested in becoming managers at any function within business organizations should have good leadership and communication skills and be able to establish effective working relationships with many different people, ranging from other managers, supervisors, and professionals, to production workers and other employees who support the efforts of the organizaation.. They should be analytical, detail-oriented, flexible, and decisive. They must be able to coordinate several activities at once, quickly analyze and resolve specific problems, and cope with deadlines. A business management education can provide these skills and give students a fundamental understanding of the world of business.


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Jobs and Salary Expectations

To find out the approximate salary for Management jobs. Salary.com is a website that shows a particular job title and the salary range associated with that type of position. These salaries are not just for the Midwest.


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Attainment of the business unit’s Business Management: Associate in Applied Science, Transfer-Associate of Arts Science programs’ mission and goals is based upon program outcomes. The following program learning outcomes have been developed that address “what” we expect students to achieve and describe specific skills and abilities to be mastered by students completing the Business Management: Associate in Applied Science, Transfer-Associate of Arts Science programs. Each outcome is supported by a competency that demonstrates “how" students will achieve the outcome. Each competency is support by a performance measure that identifies how the competency will be measured. In addition, specific course outcomes have been developed to support the program outcomes.

Upon successful completion of MCC’s Business Management: Associate in Applied Science, Transfer-Associate of Arts Science programs, students will be able to:

  • Identify the basic principles of Accounting, Economics, Marketing, and              Management.
Competency: Apply the principles of the four subject areas in business scenarios.
  • Explain the importance of SWOT analysis and its role in business decision         making.
Competencies: Identify internal and external environment factors; Identify key terms within SWOT analysis; Incorporate a SWOT analysis into a business plan.
  • Explain various economic principles and concepts fundamental to business.

                     Competencies: Apply the economic principle of supply and demand;                      Determine opportunity cost; Compute price and demand elasticity.

  • Explain a country’s Gross Domestic Product.
Competency: Compute the gross domestic product.
  • Identify the types of unemployment.
Competency: Define various categories of unemployment.
  • Identify the types of competitive markets in which businesses operate.
Competency: Compare and contrast various market structures.
  • Apply breakeven analysis formulas to effectively analyze financial         information.
Competency: Use breakeven to determine product pricing.


The results of these outcomes are published periodically at http://www.mccneb.edu/business  as well as in appropriate college publications.


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Program Faculty

MCC Instructor Receives International Teaching Award

Steve Nichols receives award

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs has named Steven Nichols, management instructor, a 2014 International Teaching Excellence Award recipient.

Nichols was a 2014 Teaching Excellence Award recipient for ACBSP Region 5 in April, which qualified him for the international award. The two recipients were selected from the association’s 10 global regions and were recognized at a special Salute to Regions luncheon during the ACBSP annual conference June 27–30 in Chicago.

The Associate Degree Commission of ACBSP established the Teaching Excellence Award to recognize outstanding classroom teachers. ACBSP is the only specialized accrediting body for business schools that presents an award recognizing excellence in teaching, open to application by the entire membership, which represents more than 1,200 campuses worldwide.

Program Descriptions

  • Business Management - Generalist (BGAAS)
  • Business Transfer (BSTAA)
  • Business Management - Management Specialist
  • Business Management - Not-for-Profit Management

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