MANCHESTER, Conn. (March 20, 2019) – Registration for classes in MCC’s Accounting, Business and Marketing programs will open to new students beginning Monday, April 8. Interested students and their families can get information from program coordinators at the upcoming MCC Open House, April 2.
These programs offer students knowledge and experience that can lead to an associate degree or be applied to a degree at a baccalaureate institution. Certificates can be used as professional credentials to aid a job search.
Students will learn proper business acumen to make sound financial decisions, as well as how to maintain complete sets of accounting records and prepare financial statements and tax returns.
A distinguishing benefit of the program is its association with the Alpha Beta Gamma business honor society for two-year institutions. The local Alpha chapter has inducted more than 800 students.
In addition, students may have the opportunity to compete in the Federal Reserve Challenge, in which teams from several New England colleges and universities analyze economic trends involving Gross Domestic Product, inflation, productivity, wages and housing, and then defend their theories in front of judges who are economists at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.
In recent semesters, students have been placed in unpaid as well as paid internships at employers such as the Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs, the Hartford Business Journal, South Windsor Chamber of Commerce, Travelers and others. Several of these students received offers of permanent employment after finishing their internships.
Transfer programs make it easy for students interested in transferring to one of Connecticut’s state universities to continue seamlessly to a bachelor’s degree program in accounting, business administration or marketing. Students who graduate with a 3.0 or better GPA are assured admission to UConn through the Guaranteed Admissions Program (GAP). They can select from a wide vareity of majors offered by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Students who do not participate in GAP may still be eligible to transfer to UConn through competitive transfer process.
MCC Certificates — which require fewer total credit hours — are offered for Accounting, Entrepreneurship/Small Business and Marketing.