Professional Business Systems (Occupational Associate)

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Prepare for a career in business with the Professional Business Systems degree program at Laurus College and enjoy our full support

Professional Business Systems Training in 2 Years*

Do you possess self-motivation, good time management skills, and a desire to succeed?

There’s a good chance you’re cut out for a career in numerous business fields if you get the right skills! You just need to develop your knowledge of accounting, marketing, and office management.

With your initiative and our support, we thrive.

Our Occupational Associate Degree program in Professional Business Systems prepares you for a career in business, whether that be working for a corporation, startup, or following your own entrepreneurial ambitions.

All the Things You’ll Learn

The Professional Business Systems program gives students the opportunity to build a strong foundation for understanding business operations while also enhancing their skills in communication, digital presentations and business software.

Among the topics covered in this Occupational Associate Degree program are:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Business Start-up Strategies
  • Digital Presentations
  • Principles of Management
  • Business Communications
  • Digital Graphics
  • Internet Fundamentals
  • Personal Finance
  • Project Management

Here’s How You’ll Grow with Us

Upon completion of the Professional Business Systems Occupational Associate degree, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the key functions of business, including accounting, economics, management, marketing, and regulations
  • Understand the role of human motivation and relationships in an organization
  • Show proficiency in effective leadership skills, including communication and problem solving skills
  • Identify the basics for starting a business, including legal structure, local and state regulations, and the dilemmas faced by entrepreneurs
  • Apply the basic principles of marketing and develop a marketing plan
  • Create and edit documents using Microsoft Office, presentation and desktop publishing software
  • Create and work with spreadsheets, charts, data and databases
  • Perform scholarly research

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Where You Could Be After Completing Our Program

Business Systems professionals plan, direct, or coordinate one or more administrative services of an organization, such as records and information management, human resources, accounting, marketing, facilities planning and maintenance, purchasing and event planning.

Grads with Professional Business Systems training may find employment in a wide range of interesting and rewarding positions, including

  • Administrative Services Manager
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Receptionist and Information Clerk
  • Executive Administrative Assistant
  • Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerk
  • File Clerk
  • and more!

With so many professional opportunities available to people with the right qualifications, Laurus can prepare you for a career that will take you to that next level in life.

The Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system is used by Federal statistical agencies to classify workers into occupational categories for the purpose of collecting, calculating, or disseminating data. The Professional Business Systems Occupational Associate Degree Program offered at Laurus College can help prepare graduates for a variety of careers that include, but are not limited to the list of careers that may be listed under the following SOC codes (for more information on a particular SOC code, visit www.onetonline.org):

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If you’re juggling work and a family, you’re busy. Our hybrid learning model gives you greater freedom and flexibility to learn on your own schedule.

That means you’re in control of your learning experience. All you have to do is make that crucial first move. And training with Laurus for a career in the business world, with all our dedicated support from Day 1 till you land that dream job, is always a smart choice.

With a program led by experienced professionals from the field, Laurus helps motivated people get the skills and experience to pursue careers in the challenging business world.

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Meet the Business Systems Faculty

Christie Barnes

Christie Barnes

Instructor

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Clint Stover

Clint Stover

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Dennis Bagay

Dennis Bagay

Instructor

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Iain Freckleton

Iain Freckleton

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Issy Graham

Issy Graham

Instructor

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Kasey MacNair

Kasey MacNair

Instructor

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Laurie Manibusan

Laurie Manibusan

Instructor

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Lyn Stangeland

Lyn Stangeland

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Lynette Belsky

Lynette Belsky

Instructor

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Melanie Bryant

Melanie Bryant

Director of Education

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Nancy Munkres

Nancy Munkres

Instructor

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Patricia McClairen

Patricia McClairen

Instructor

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Randall Lewis

Randall Lewis

Instructor

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Richard Krueger

Richard Krueger

Instructor

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Shanna Miller

Shanna Miller

Instructor

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Wendy Flores

Wendy Flores

Interim Director

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The Laurus Advantage

Practical, Career-Focused Training that prepares you for an in-demand career.

Supportive Learning Environment where instructors care about your success.

Flexible Scheduling Options that include both day and evening classes.

Technology Included – Students attending classes in an Associate or Bachelor's Degree program are given the opportunity to receive hardware and software specific to audio production needed to complete their program.

Job Search Assistance through our Career Services Department, including resume & portfolio creation, interview preparation and live workshops.

* Program length when completed in normal time.

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