Seeking a Business Degree at Triton College offers you many choices such as continuing your studies at one of the many colleges and universities in the Chicago area or entering the workforce with a general understanding of business. Men and women with a business degree are highly sought after by many companies for their knowledge of how businesses operate. Unlike other degrees that are available, which focus on one aspect of a business’ operation, those who have degrees in business have the flexibility to make an impact in a number of different fields. Obtaining a business degree can help get you on the fast-track to a management position within an organization. When a company is looking to fill a management position, they are looking for someone who can not only focus of the specific tasks of their work group, but who can also take a “big picture” look at the company as a whole and see how the tasks that their work group completes contributes to the overall success of the company. Particularly important to the role of today’s business managers is working in a collaborative and collegial environment. At Triton College we emphasize a team approach in our business courses that can help you succeed in the real business world.
In a highly competitive and global marketplace students must understand the role of business and how today’s managers help solve problems for their companies. According to the 2015 4th Quarter report of most in demand job postings by occupational groups in Cook County - management, sales, business services and financial are the top tiered openings. These jobs include management analysts, sales managers, and business development managers. Companies such as Accenture, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Macy’s and Target are a few of the leading companies who are looking for employees with a business degree. Also, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment of general and operations managers is expected to remain steady in coming years. The number of job openings in any given field will depend on the overall growth within that industry. The prestige and high pay of business manager jobs often results in strong competition. Those with associate, bachelor's and master's degrees will enjoy the best opportunities.
According to BLS data from May 2012, the median annual income for Top Executives was $101,650 per year with a 2012-2022 job outlook growth of 11 percent. The median annual income for sales managers was $105,260 per year with a job outlook growth of 8 percent. The median annual income for human resource managers was $99,720 per year with a job outlook growth of 13 percent. The median annual income for financial managers was $109,740 per year with a job outlook growth of 9 percent. The median annual income for administrative services managers was $81,080 per year with a job outlook growth of 12 percent. The median annual income for advertising, promotions and marketing managers was $115,750 per year with a job outlook growth of 12 percent. The median annual income for compensation and benefits managers was $95,250 per year with a job outlook growth of 3 percent.
- Accounting & Business Administration Degree (Associate in Science - U230A06)
- Business Management Degree (Associate in Applied Science - C206B)
- Human Resource Management Degree (Associate in Applied Science - C206J)
- Administrative Assistant Certificate - C407D
- Business Management Certificate - C306B
- Business Support Specialist Certificate - C307D
- Entrepreneurship Certificate - C406D
- Financial Services Certificate - C306K
- Human Resource Management Certificate - C306F
- Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate - C407K
Pending: Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs
Curriculum/Plan of Study
U230A06, C206B, C306B, C206J, C306F, C406D, C307D, C407K, C407D, C306K
Accounting/Finance/Human Resource/Entrepreneurial Studies
No information at this time.
Dr. William M. Griffin
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3579