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Do you dream of starting your own business? Know more about launching a powerful marketing campaign? Learn the art and science of interior design? Plan and execute a large-scale event?
Courses within MassBay's Business concentration are a great first step to becoming the entrepreneur, marketing director, accountant, interior designer, or events manager you’ve always imagined. Our programs offer certificates that can help you get jobs immediately or ensure a smooth transfer to bachelor’s degree programs at a top four-year university. Classes are scheduled with flexible day, evening, and online options to help meet your busy schedule.
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This professional program serves two purposes. First, it prepares students for entry -level positions in accounting including accounts receivable, accounts payable, bookkeeping, and as junior accountants and auditors. Second, it prepares students to transfer to four-year colleges to continue their education. Interested students are on track to take the CPA examination after fulfilling the more advanced course requirements at a transfer institution.
This professional program serves two purposes. It prepares students for entry level positions in accounting including accounts receivable, accounts payable, bookkeeping, and as junior accountants and auditors. Secondly, it enables students to transfer under the MassTransfer Compact with its associated benefits to Massachusetts universities and colleges. Program approvals may change slightly given new curriculum. Upon completion, the Associate in Science Degree in Accounting is awarded.
The program provides a general overview of accounting, economics, management, marketing, computer technology, and a strong foundation in the liberal arts. This comprehensive degree program is designed to prepare you to transfer to a bachelor’s degree program in Business Administration, Accounting or other business specific programs.
Interested students can also elect to enroll in FSU@MassBay, a partnership that provides seamless transfer opportunities in the Management bachelor's degree program at Framingham State University. Through FSU@MassBay, students can earn their associate's and bachelor's degrees right here on MassBay's campus.
This program provides students with the basic skills necessary to pursue a rewarding career as a business professional. The program offers students the flexibility of pursuing career opportunities in a variety of business disciplines. Students can choose specialized business and liberal arts electives that best meet their interests and goals.
The Hospitality Management Certificate program provides the knowledge and skills needed to successfully enter the Hospitality Management Industry. It also enhances the skills of those currently employed in the hospitality industry. The Certificates includes five Hospitality subjects, coursework in the fundamentals of general accounting and business communications, and a Service Industry Internship.
Students will learn how American and international businesses interrelate. An in-depth study of American and international strategies and business practices is performed using case analysis, experiential learning exercises, team activities, guest speakers and the writing and presenting of student research/reaction papers. The concentration includes the following topics: international trade and banking policies and procedures, the impact of culture, demographics and infrastructure on global trade, and how marketing, law, politics, management and human resources are performed in the international marketplace. Also, a broad academic foundation in the sciences, humanities, communications and social sciences is part of the concentration. The program includes a language component, an optional internship, and the development of a team-based export business plan.
The Accounting Certificate prepares students for entry-level positions in the workforce assisting professional accounts. Depending on pervious educational credentials, the student is able to assist bookkeepers, and work in areas including accounts payable, accounts receivable, data entry, and as junior auditor.
The Entrepreneurship Certificate provides the academic foundation and mentoring support in entrepreneurship to guide students as they develop and implement their business ideas and plans. It is primarily designed for new entrepreneurs, small business owners, students who want to enhance their business studies in entrepreneurship, and students who have a sound business idea that they want to transform into a new business venture.
The Hospitality Management Certificate program provides the knowledge and skills needed to successfully enter the Hospitality Management Industry. It also enhances the skills of those currently employed in the hospitality industry. The certificate includes five Hospitality subjects, coursework in the fundamentals of general accounting and business communications, and a Service Industry Internship.
The program provides the following: the study of interior space planning, the coordination and application of currently manufactured products, knowledge of building codes and materials of design, use of color, history of furnishings, the decorative arts, and preparation and delivery of creative graphic and oral residential and commercial presentations.
The Management Certificate is designed for students who want to broaden their current careers, or to establish a framework for further business studies, or to provide the foundation for transferring into a business oriented Associate Degree program. The Certificate is also an ideal introduction to various areas of management studies for students who have a technical or liberal arts education/vocation and are considering adding a business education component to their training. The Certificate offers a concentrated curriculum in management, a sound foundation in accounting and business law, and course work in the fundamentals of management, human resources, computer applications, marketing, and microeconomics. The Management Certificate also allows students to select from a variety of electives in business and business related psychology.
The Marketing Certificate provides students with the comprehensive knowledge of the foundations and practices of marketing, and shows them how this knowledge is applicable to a variety of marketing services and industries.