Business skills are applicable to a wide range of areas and careers. Whether you are pursuing a career in business or another discipline, Mission College’s Business Department can help you build the skills necessary to succeed on the job.

The Business Department offers courses in wide range of topics as well as degree and certificate programs. Classes meet during the day, evening, online and on weekends. Many certificate programs can now be completed entirely through distance
learning. Classes are offered on a rotating basis in a number of delivery formats.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Business program, students will be able to:

  • Describe the functions of American business;
  • Choose a business career path;
  • Transfer to colleges and universities;
  • Successfully operate a business.
Career Options
  • Account Executive
  • Analyst
  • Bank Employee
  • Buyer
  • Data Entry Specialist
  • Entrepreneur
  • Financial Planner
  • Government Service
  • Insurance Rep
  • Investment Counselor
  • Manager
  • Public Administration
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Real Estate Retail/Industrial Sales
  • Stockbroker
  • Tax Consultant

There are many self-employment opportunities available in these fields. Some career options require more than two years of college study.

  • Additional training in courses acceptable as electives for civil services occupations.
  • Hands-on experience in the use of computers for business purposes.
  • Opportunities for work experience in local industry and business.
  • Training for small business management/entrepreneurship.
Additional Catalog Information
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Wendy Shan


AA / AS Business