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General Business Degree Online College Course


Courses in the MassBay Business concentration are a great first step to becoming the entrepreneur, marketing director, accountant, interior designer, or events manager of your dreams. 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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Associate in Science Degree Programs


General Business

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.


General Business: Hospitality Management

Gain an overview of the exciting hospitality industry though this comprehensive program.  You’ll receive an introduction to all aspects of the hotel, resort, and restaurant management sectors, as well as critical thinking and communication skills necessary for dealing with the general public.  The hospitality industry is a growth industry, and its expansion is expected to continue.  The industry seeks employees with marketing and management backgrounds, and the MassBay program includes courses in both areas.  Students will have internship opportunities at excellent locations in Boston.


General Business: International Business

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.



Certificate Programs


General Business: Entrepreneurship

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.


General Business: Hospitality Management

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.