Associate in Applied Science
Associate in Arts
Bachelor of Science

Program Overview

A degree in Business from SMC will prepare you for an exciting career in business, marketing, and more.

The program melds business theories and practices, technology, and communication to give you a solid introduction to the business field. The practical coursework will have you build a business plan, develop a marketing plan, and apply your learning in an internship. You’ll develop all the skills hiring managers are looking for such as cost control, sales and marketing, project management, financial analysis, technological aptitude, professionalism, and communication.

Plus you can specialize in an area that suits your interests such as office assistant or office management. You can also enhance your resume with a certificate in small business management/entrepreneurship, office assistant/specialist, human resource management (through Ferris), international business (Ferris), or leadership and supervision (Ferris).

The programs are designed to blend seamlessly into any of the Ferris @ SMC bachelor in business programs. Plus with the Ferris @ SMC program you can take three years of classes at SMC’s low tuition and only one year at Ferris’ tuition.

The Business degree is also offered at the Niles Campus.

Associate in Applied Science or
Associate in Arts Degree


Bachelor's Degrees

Why Business at Southwestern Michigan College and Ferris State University?

  • 3 years at SMC’s low tuition rate
  • SMC credits transfer easily to Ferris State University
  • Out-of-state students get charged Ferris’s in state tuition
  • On-campus housing available through SMC
  • Convenience of starting classes on the SMC Dowagiac campus and staying all 4 years