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Business—Online Degree

SMC’s online business program is designed to grow your skills as a business leader. Our online courses offer the same rigorous curriculum as in-seat classes but with the flexibility and convenience of virtual learning from home or wherever you prefer. You choose a full- or part-time curriculum based on your needs, and dedicated advisors follow you throughout the program to help keep you on track and answer any questions you may have.

  • About the Business—Online Degree

    Instilling confidence in your skills is a key aspect to this program. Students entering the online business program program generally stay with the same group of students, which encourages exceptional peer collaboration. You’ll work in teams and individually to develop business plans, build marketing strategies, and practice financial planning strategies while also learning how to maximize efficiency, motivate employees, conduct market research, and more.

    The online AA in business is designed to help you gain entry-level employment in business. It is a two-year transfer program that allows you to complete the first half of a bachelor’s degree in business or a related field. The curriculum meets Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) requirements and will transfer to institutions nationwide.

    Upon graduation, you can enter the business world or transfer to the four-year program of your choice.

  • What You’ll Learn

    View curriculum guide for the Associate in Arts in Business.

    Learn more about online classes at SMC here.

  • What Can I Do With a Business Degree?

    Business majors learn how to effectively run a business and may get jobs in any area related to business operations, including sales, marketing, human resources, management, finance, law, and more. 

    Because business is a broad field, you’ll be able to apply your degree to many applications in any industry. Business professionals might manage the operations of a sports venue, track the finances of a non-profit, lead a sales team, or develop marketing strategies to effectively position an organization in the marketplace. Below is a sample of some careers that can be obtained with a business degree. 


    Careers and Salaries
    Career Option Salary
    Administrative Services Manager:


    Budget Analysts: $84,940
    Fundraisers: $64,160
    Human Resources Specialists: $67,650
    Market Research Analysts: $74,680
    Sales Manager: $135,160
    Training and Development Specialists: $64,340
    Top Executives: $103,840

    2023 median pay. Source: The Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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