Business Program

Business Program

Hit the ground running with a degree in business. Get the skills and experience you need to enter directly into responsible and productive careers in private industry and commerce, as well as the public sector. You will develop core business competencies and skills, gain valuable applied learning opportunities within thebusiness community, and complete a background in general education. 

Career possibilities: Accounting, Customer service, Entrepreneur, Human resources, Hospitality, Insurance, Retail, Marketing, Real estate.Some career paths require additional education or training.

What's next? Enter the public & private sectors or transfer to a bachelor’s degree-granting institution.

 

This degree is intended primarily as a transfer program leading to the Bachelor's degree.  The program requires a distribution of courses representing the freshman and sophomore years of a four-year Bachelor's program.  By appropriate course selection with input from transfer institutions, transfer counselors and academic advisors, students may prepare for transfer to upper division study in business administration, accounting, management, marketing and related fields. Check out the Program Worksheet.
Big games, awesome concerts, can’t-miss festivals – none of them happen without skilled event managers and planners behind the scenes.At North Country, those kinds of events are in our blood. We were the official college of the 1980 Winter Olympics, held in Lake Placid, just minutes from our Saranac Lake campus. Our Sports and Events Management program was developed in collaboration with New York State’s Olympic Regional Development Authority. You’ll benefit from those connections: Our presence in one of the world’s best recreation destinations, the 6-million-acre Adirondack Park, means you’ll get practical, hands-on experience right in your backyard as you dive into the field while completing your required internship. And you’ll learn from experts, as our faculty work at many of the same Adirondack venues that draw hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. Check out the Program Worksheet
Contracts and negotiation. Supply and demand. Market share and brand awareness. It takes more than a good idea to run a successful business - they’re well-crafted machines that need specialists in accounting, marketing, human resources and other disciplines to run well. (And if you’re a sole proprietor, you need to have a grasp of all those things.)Hit the ground running with a degree in business, which prepares you to enter careers in local, state and federal government as well as private companies. You can even get hands-on experience through internships at area businesses (such as at the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce). Our students can practice writing business plans for a company they would envision starting themselves in the small business management class. Check out the Program Worksheet.
This degree is offered for students who desire preparation and experience for the business world, with any emphasis on management skills.  The program is occupationally oriented with an opportunity for an internship after two semesters if the student demonstrates successful academic achievement.  The site of the college affords the student to be immersed into the tourism trade of the Adirondack Park. Check out the Program Worksheet.

 

 Check out some of these Business Program courses

Business Program

BUS 110

Quantitative Business Skills

Development of quantitative skills through application of mathematical operations to the solution of practical problems in general business, retailing, accounting, consumer credit, and personal finance. Topics include percentages, simple and compound interest, establishing retail pricing, discounts, depreciation, payroll, taxes, bank statements and reconciliation, preparing accounting financial reports, consumer credit, investing, annuities, and statistics.

Business Programs

BUS 154

Small Business Accounting

A practical approach to the principles of accounting pertaining to proprietorships. The accounting cycle and preparation of financial statements are emphasized, with a focus on control of cash, payroll, sales, and purchases. The latest available technology will be used to expose students to accounting software used by small businesses.

Business Programs

BUS 212

Marketing

An overview of marketing management in modern organizations. Introduces basic marketing terminology and concepts, focusing on the marketing mix elements of product, price and promotion and distribution. The role of marketing in society is presented, along with economic, demographic, legal, ethical and technical considerations. 

 

Bethany Valenze

 "North Country Community College gave me the opportunity to pursue my goal of becoming a sports and events management professional and allowed me to make the local connections needed to stay and be successful in the Adirondacks."
 
-Bethany Valenze,  AS Sports and Events Management, 2017
Events and Services Coordinator, Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism, Lake Placid, NY