Career-Ready Business

Looking to enter the workforce quickly? Mid's career-ready business pathways allow you to complete a certificate in as little as two semesters and continue on toward an associate degree, building skills and certifications along the way. These pathways are excellent options for those beginning their education or for those looking to improve their skills and advance their careers.

Online Learning at Mid

Many of our business-related transfer pathways can largely be completed remotely using online and real-time virtual technologies, like Zoom.

100% Online
  • Business Marketing & Management Level I
  • Business Marketing & Management Level II
  • Small Business Management & Entrepreneurship
90%+ Online
  • General Business

Transfer Focused Business

Interested in earning your bachelor or master's degree? Mid’s business-related transfer programs and pathways prepare you to transfer into and succeed in the pursuit of advanced degrees. Learn more about our transfer focused options and see if they may be right for you.



General Business

This pathway provides you with the opportunity to gain the skills needed to manage an existing small business, or the guidance to begin the adventure as an entrepreneur and open your own business. Courses within this pathway expand upon the Small Business Management & Entrepreneurship Training Credential, and include an internship component which allows you to obtain real-world, on-the-job experience using the skills you've learned through your coursework. An emphasis is placed on developing skills that involve both critical thinking and creative approaches to solving business problems.

Small Business Management & Entrepreneurship Training Credential

This credential offers you the opportunity to acquire skills to manage your own company or to supervise an employing firm’s daily operations by learning and applying basic business principles. Upon completing this credential, you'll be able to manage a firm’s operations, which include developing goals and effectively managing firm’s resources – capital, financial, and human. This training credential may also be applied toward the Associate of Applied Science in Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship Degree.

Business Management & Marketing Level I Certificate

This pathway offers those seeking to advance within their current position, or considering a career change an opportunity to acquire skills to assist them in making that transition. This certificate may also be applied toward a Business Management & Marketing Certificate - Level II, Small Business Management & Entrepreneurship Training Credential, or Mid's Associate of Applied Science in Small Business Management & Entrepreneurship Degree.

Business Management & Marketing Level II Training Credential

This pathway expands upon the knowledge and skills included in the Business Management & Marketing Level I Certificate. If you pursue this credential, you'll acquire a more in depth knowledge of specific tools and theories that you can then apply to managing a business's day-to-day operations. This training credential may also be applied toward Mid's Small Business Management & Entrepreneurship Training Credential, or the Associate of Applied Science in Small Business Management & Entrepreneurship Degree.

Why Choose Mid?

Business is booming.

A business degree is one of the most flexible degrees you can hold, opening doors to numerous career fields, from marketing to human resources to administration. Our certificates, training credentials, and associate degrees allow you to enter managerial or sales roles quickly with skills employers are looking for in potential team members.

Employers appreciate potential team members who can demonstrate skill achievements accomplished throughout their education journey, noting that they often require less training than other new graduates and that they come equipped with practical skills.

Faculty with connections.

Many of our instructors have previous or current careers in business-related fields, so they bring real-life experiences into their courses. And, they stay connected to business trends in order to provide relevant and meaningful content, adapting how and what they teach to reflect today's business world.

Career Outlook

Graduates with a business education may enter many different careers including accounting, advertising, economics, finance, general business, management, marketing, human resources, industrial relations, and public administration. Depending on the organization in which they work, they may become generalists or specialists.


Managers develop strategies and policies to ensure that an organization's goals and objectives are met. Their responsibilities can include a wide range of roles, whether it's as the superintendent of a school or park, manager of retail location, or the chief executive officer of a large corporation.

Marketing, Advertising, & Public Relations

Marketing and advertising professionals promote a firm's products or services, coordinate market research, develop marketing strategies, determine the demand for and potential sales of products and services, propose advertisements and promotions, and use available communication channels to target specific audiences.

Human Resources

Helping organizations attract the most qualified employees and matching them to the jobs for which they are best suited, recruiting and interviewing new employees, providing advice on hiring decisions, and helping to improve morale and limit turnover by providing training and boosting employee satisfaction with jobs and working conditions are the key functions of human resource professionals.

Associate Degree Careers

Manufacturing Sales Representatives

Median Pay $30.29/hour | $63,000/year | 2% Growth

Food Service Managers

Median Pay $26.08/hour | $54,240/year | 11% Growth

Lodging Managers

Median Pay $25.67/hour | $53,390/year | 1% Growth

Real Estate Brokers and Agents

Median Pay $24.18/hour | $50,300/year | 7% Growth

Data sourced from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and valid 2018 through 2028.

Research Careers

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