Lorain County Community College just unveiled a new bachelor of science in commerce (BSC) degree that can be completed entirely online through LCCC’s University Partnership – making it a perfect fit for those who have a busy schedule and want to grow a business or start one of their own.
With this degree, graduates can build a career in various business-related fields with median salaries of $40,000-50,000 or more according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The degree focuses on the “the business of buying and selling,” including goods, commodities, property or services, said LCCC business professor Tony Cioffi. The program is geared for people interested in any type of business, but this program has a small business slant, he added. “Lorain County has many small businesses and this focus may be very attractive to all,” he said.
The program lets students pursue an in-depth examination of small businesses built on a foundation of courses in traditional business areas such as accounting, management and marketing. The degree additionally includes entrepreneurship and human resource management, which are also LCCC associate degree paths that allow easy transfer into the Miami University program.
Students in the University of Miami program have found roles in management with small companies and other staff positions. Some graduates are inspired to become entrepreneurs after completing the program and have started their own businesses, Cioffi said.
“Those in the program can benefit from one of the lowest regional tuition rates in Ohio,” said Ted Light, Ph.D., liberal arts and applied science chair and associate professor of the Department of Commerce at Miami University. “Miami is consistently rated among the best schools in the country, and is well known for its liberal arts curriculum,” he said. The University Partnership tuition is roughly 40 percent of the cost of taking classes at the main campus in Oxford, he added.
Enrollment is now open for this program. For more information, contact Karen Tomcko at firstname.lastname@example.org or (440) 366-4823, or learn more online.
LCCC is the first community college in Ohio to have a University Partnership program, where students can select from over 50 different associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees all offered by leading universities.