What are the benefits of getting a business degree or certificate from MxCC?
- Local businesses looking for skilled employees in commerce, health care, government, international business, nonprofit organizations
- 95% of MxCC business graduates pursue further degrees
- Accelerated core program can transition to MBA degree
- Internships gain real-world experience and build confidence
- Flexible and affordable
MxCC Offers the following business programs:
Accounting Associate in Science (A.S.)
Individuals with solid math and computer skills and who enjoy working in teams and solving problems are good candidates for the Accounting program. Accounting professionals have good analytical skills and give great attention to detail in their work.
Middlesex offers a comprehensive accounting program, an overview of the profession, and a range of approaches—from the basics of accounting to real-skill and resume-building coursework. Dedicated faculty can help graduates prepare for entry-level jobs in bookkeeping, accounts payable, accounts receivable, or banking. Many students also transfer to four-year public and private universities to complete bachelor degree programs.
Business Administration Associate in Science (A.S.)
Business Administration students love working with others, especially in challenging business settings. They enjoy solving problems, leading groups, communicating with others, and achieving common goals.
Earning a Business Administration associate in science degree helps students qualify for entry-level managerial and administrative positions or for transfer to a four-year institution. Students, especially those who want to own a business some day, also benefit from the program’s internship program.
Business Skills Certificate
This program allows an individual with a four-year degree to enroll in business core courses required for an MBA degree. Combined with the Middlesex Accelerated Program (MAP), these students have a faster route to fulfilling the business requirements needed to advance in an MBA program.
Business Studies Associate in Arts (A.A.)
CSCU Transfer Ticket
Students in the Business Studies program plan to major in business and attend one of the four state universities. The Business Studies transfer pathway is intended for community college students to transfer to Connecticut State Universities and Charter Oak State College without either losing any credits or being required to take extra credits in order to complete a bachelor’s degree in that same discipline. Students declare majors when they transfer, such as entrepreneurship, management, or marketing.
Digital Marketing Certificate
Tell a good story, be creative, work with others. That’s what professionals in the digital marketing field do. They are visual, analytical, love social media, and live in the virtual world. The Digital Marketing certificate prepares students for entry-level digital marketing positions. It also can boost current marketable skills on a resume and help facilitate a career change.
The Digital Marketing certificate is a career path that includes business, communications, English, and new media production courses. While the Digital Marketing program is offered as a certificate, the program can also be an area of specialization for the New Media Production associate degree and can be taken concurrently.
Middlesex Accelerated Program (MAP)
Instead of enrolling in traditional 15-week semesters, MAP students complete coursework in five-week mini-semesters. This means a more intense learning environment move students more quickly toward earning a degree. Even better, MAP courses are 95 percent online, putting students in charge of their schedule.
“I was initially very intimidated to come back to school at all—let alone taking online courses. But the MAP course structure has offered the flexibility, clarity, and rigidity I needed to complete my courses. I am grateful MxCC offers this type of program, and I don’t intend to take any other type of course if I can help it.”
—Alex Figueroa, MxCC 2020, Business Studies
“I never thought I would have reached this far with my associate degree from Middlesex. It allowed me to buy a house and get married. It has been a dream come true.”
—Alan Kain, MxCC 2015, Accounting,
Personal Lines Vice President, Brown & Brown of CT
After a year of pursuing my associate degree, I started a remodeling and construction business with my dad. I sat down with him and created a business plan. Then I registered my business with the state, obtained insurance, and a contractor’s license. I made business cards and my own website—all with resources I learned about during my classes at Middlesex Community College.”
—Tim LaFleur, MxCC 2017
Five reasons to participate in an internship
Internships provide the building blocks for the future. MxCC offers internships in several fields. All business programs, except for Business Studies, have internship opportunities.
- Gain real-world experience and build skills.
- Build confidence in abilities.
- Learn how to communicate in the business world.
- Network in the field and find a mentor.
- Hone time management skills.
- MxCC students in Normandy France, taking part in an entrepreneurial program at the university of Normandy, Caen. Over two weeks, they worked with French students to develop a new business and pitch it for funding.
MxCC students in Normandy France, taking part in an entrepreneurial program at the university of Normandy, Caen. Over two weeks, they worked with French students to develop a new business and pitch it for funding.
Students Fundraise for Charities
Since 2014, MxCC business and marketing students have raised more than $12,000 for several area charities by selling smoothies to fellow students and members of the college community. Organizations such as the Boy Scouts of Cromwell, Gilead Community Services, Habitat for Humanity, Meriden Humane Society, Middlesex United Way, and many more have received profits from the fundraising campaigns.
- MxCC Foundation
- Middlesex United Way
- Girl’s Inc., Meriden
- Tri-town Youth Services
- Cat Tales
- MxCC Magic Food Bus
- Artists for World Peace
- MxCC Phi Theta Kappa
- Animal Rescue Flights
- Women & Families, Meriden
- Habitat for Humanity
- Boy Scouts of Cromwell
- Meriden Humane Society
- CT Epilepsy Foundation
- New Haven Kitties Shelter & Rescue
- MxCC Veteran’s Club
- St. Jude’s Cancer Center
- The Newington Humane Society
- MARC Community Resources
- Smilow Cancer Center
- Gilead Community Services
- Ray of Light Farm
- Green Street
- St. Vincent de Paul Walk for hunger