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Program Overview:

RCTC’s Business Administration and Business Management programs are designed to provide an overview of the practical and theoretical knowledge needed to prepare students for careers in marketing, management, sales, advertising, retailing, wholesaling and related fields.  These programs are designed to provide opportunities for students to implement and test the skills they learn.


Depending on the program option selected, coursework could include management, accounting, economics, business law, organizational dynamics, marketing, e-business, international business, statistics and/or business internship.

Program / Degree Options:

RCTC offers two certificate options, one Associate in Science (A.S.) degree and two Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees in Business.  The Business Administration certificate is 21credits and can be completed during the day, evening or online.  The Business Management certificate is 13 credits in length.  The RCTC Business Administration (A.S degree), the Business Management (A.A.S. degree), and the Business Management-Marketing (A.A.S. degree) are each 60 credits and can be completed in as little as two years.

Program Start Date(s):

Students can start coursework any semester.  Many courses are offered online and some in an accelerated format.  Some courses are not offered every semester so students are encouraged to meet with program advisors to plan ahead.

Career Information:

Fortunately business is one field that offers both a rich diversity of career opportunities and a favorable job market.  RCTC business graduates are employed in careers in management, accounting, finance, banking, marketing and sales. 

Gainful Employment Programs:

Gainful employment programs are those “that prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.”

RCTC gainful employment information for Business Administration Certificate:

Articulations / Accreditations:

For additional information on the most current list of RCTC program articulations see us at: http://www.rctc.edu/catalog/articulations

Rochester Community and Technical College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission:  A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Last Updated: October 7, 2014

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