ACC Business Area of Study

Business

Business Administration

Managing day-to-day operations is critical to any business’ success. ACC’s Business Administration Program includes studies in business principles, accounting, and economics. Your training here will qualify you for administrative roles in private, public, and nonprofit organizations and prepare you for transfer to a four-year university to continue your studies.

ACC’s Business Administration Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Job Titles & Career Information

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  • Chief Sustainability Officers

    Communicate and coordinate with management, shareholders, customers, and employees to address sustainability issues. Enact or oversee a corporate sustainability strategy.

    Hourly Wage: $66.35

    Currently Employed: 1136

    Projections:

    1136 people are employed as Chief Sustainability Officers. This number is expected to increase by 8.01% over the next four years.

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  • Customs Brokers

    Prepare customs documentation and ensure that shipments meet all applicable laws to facilitate the import and export of goods. Determine and track duties and taxes payable and process payments on behalf of client. Sign documents under a power of attorney. Represent clients in meetings with customs officials and apply for duty refunds and tariff reclassifications. Coordinate transportation and storage of imported goods.

    Hourly Wage: $35.07

    Currently Employed: 6764

    Projections:

    6764 people are employed as Customs Brokers. This number is expected to increase by 7.75% over the next four years.

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  • Business Continuity Planners

    Develop, maintain, or implement business continuity and disaster recovery strategies and solutions, including risk assessments, business impact analyses, strategy selection, and documentation of business continuity and disaster recovery procedures. Plan, conduct, and debrief regular mock-disaster exercises to test the adequacy of existing plans and strategies, updating procedures and plans regularly. Act as a coordinator for continuity efforts after a disruption event.

    Hourly Wage: $35.07

    Currently Employed: 6764

    Projections:

    6764 people are employed as Business Continuity Planners. This number is expected to increase by 7.75% over the next four years.

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  • Purchasing Managers

    Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of buyers, purchasing officers, and related workers involved in purchasing materials, products, and services. Includes wholesale or retail trade merchandising managers and procurement managers.

    Hourly Wage: $54.58

    Currently Employed: 320

    Projections:

    320 people are employed as Purchasing Managers. This number is expected to increase by 6.88% over the next four years.

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  • Business Intelligence Analysts

    Produce financial and market intelligence by querying data repositories and generating periodic reports. Devise methods for identifying data patterns and trends in available information sources.

    Hourly Wage: $41.55

    Currently Employed: 1899

    Projections:

    1899 people are employed as Business Intelligence Analysts. This number is expected to increase by 7.06% over the next four years.

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  • Financial Managers, Branch or Department

    Direct and coordinate financial activities of workers in a branch, office, or department of an establishment, such as branch bank, brokerage firm, risk and insurance department, or credit department.

    Hourly Wage: $59.48

    Currently Employed: 2735

    Projections:

    2735 people are employed as Financial Managers, Branch or Department. This number is expected to increase by 8.92% over the next four years.

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  • Budget Analysts

    Examine budget estimates for completeness, accuracy, and conformance with procedures and regulations. Analyze budgeting and accounting reports.

    Hourly Wage: $30.62

    Currently Employed: 813

    Projections:

    813 people are employed as Budget Analysts. This number is expected to increase by 5.29% over the next four years.

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  • Financial Analysts

    Conduct quantitative analyses of information affecting investment programs of public or private institutions.

    Hourly Wage: $39.96

    Currently Employed: 3315

    Projections:

    3315 people are employed as Financial Analysts. This number is expected to increase by 6.52% over the next four years.

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  • Financial Examiners

    Enforce or ensure compliance with laws and regulations governing financial and securities institutions and financial and real estate transactions. May examine, verify, or authenticate records.

    Hourly Wage: $35.7

    Currently Employed: 425

    Projections:

    425 people are employed as Financial Examiners. This number is expected to increase by 7.29% over the next four years.

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  • Chief Executives

    Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.

    Hourly Wage: $66.35

    Currently Employed: 1136

    Projections:

    1136 people are employed as Chief Executives. This number is expected to increase by 8.01% over the next four years.

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  • Advertising Sales Agents

    Sell or solicit advertising space, time, or media in publications, signage, TV, radio, or the Internet. Includes individuals who obtain leases for outdoor advertising sites or persuade retailers to use sales promotion display items.

    Hourly Wage: $24.25

    Currently Employed: 1453

    Projections:

    1453 people are employed as Advertising Sales Agents. This number is expected to increase by 3.37% over the next four years.

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  • Human Resources Managers

    Plan, direct, or coordinate human resources activities and staff of an organization.

    Hourly Wage: $52.73

    Currently Employed: 711

    Projections:

    711 people are employed as Human Resources Managers. This number is expected to increase by 9.56% over the next four years.

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Data analysis of traditional and real-time labor market information (LMI) provided in collaboration with Emsi (Economic Modeling Specialists International), a CareerBuilder company.

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Awards in This Program

Associate of Science

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Field of Study

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