WCC Corner: Consider the Possibilities with a Business Administration Degree

Jessica Griffin

Interested in a business administration degree? Wilson Community College’s Business Administration program offers courses in management, marketing, accounting, economics, and specialized electives designed to prepare students for multiple careers, management roles, and careers. entrepreneurship.

A business administration degree provides graduates with the necessary foundation to enter various industries, advance their careers, embark on a bachelor’s degree program, or pursue a new venture. Students can enroll in the two-year study program or take advantage of one or more of our certificates.

Certificates are typically 12 to 18 hours of coursework designed to prepare individuals to work in a specific industry or “upskill” to advance in the workplace. Whichever path students choose, they will have the opportunity to learn from passionate and talented faculty members with relevant experience in industry and entrepreneurship.

And we are very proud that one of our recent business administration graduates was recently hired at the college as an accounting specialist. Jordan earned a double major at WCC, so in addition to the business degree, he also earned one in accounting and finance.

“My time in the business administration program is unforgettable,” he said. “I had the pleasure of learning with knowledgeable instructors who were accommodating to their students. It is an honor to now work alongside them, and I am confident that working at the WCC will be a rewarding experience.

According to a Jobs EQ report, business careers in Wilson and surrounding counties will steadily increase over the next five to seven years. These careers include operations managers, administrative services managers, human resource managers, logisticians, and project management specialists, to name a few.

“One of the things that makes a business administration degree so appealing is the flexibility of careers. Our courses are intentionally diverse, so students who earn our diploma or certificates will be able to take what they’ve learned and apply it to a number of jobs. explained Wes Hill, dean of continuing education and business and applied technologies.

Courses in the business administration program are designed for two different delivery methods – blended and online. Blended courses have a face-to-face component where students come to campus to take classes, but also have an additional online portion. This allows students who are not as comfortable being completely online the opportunity to see an instructor in the classroom. We also offer fully online classes for students who need a more flexible schedule.

Another interesting aspect of our program is work-based learning. Students have the opportunity to work in a business environment for course credit. This allows students to apply the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom to the real world. For some students, work-based learning jobs turn into full-time jobs after graduation.

If you are interested in learning more about the program or careers in business administration, contact Wes Hill at 252-246-1339 or [email protected] You can also visit our website at www.wilsoncc.edu. At #WilsonCC, we make Wilson work.


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• September 14 — Orientation of new students.

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Jessica Griffin is Director of Institutional Advancement at Wilson Community College. She can be reached at [email protected] or 252-246-1271.


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