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Why choose Business at PPCC?

A Business degree from PPCC is among the most versatile and foundational paths to a variety of careers. Whether you choose to go into the corporate world, the non-profit sector, academia, build your own entrepreneurial enterprise or pursue more advanced degrees, a Business degree can be a valuable starting point. 

What do PPCC Business students study?

As a PPCC business student, you will learn about a wide variety of business topics such as accounting, finance, marketing, and more. As part of your studies, you will:

  • Develop an understanding of the basic concepts of business
  • Explore the various career opportunities in business
  • Develop analytical problem-solving skills
  • Develop critical thinking skills

You will discover a deeper understanding of business through learning to think, analyze, write, and work critically while developing social and global perspectives.

Classes you might take

Focuses on the operation of the American business system. Covers fundamentals of the economy, careers and opportunities, marketing, management, production, governmental regulations, tools of business, and social responsibilities.
Emphasizes public law, regulation of business, ethical considerations, and various relationships existing within society, government, and business. Specific attention is devoted to economic regulation, social regulation, regulation and laws impacting labor-management issues, and environmental concerns. Students develop an understanding of the role of law in social, political, and economic change.
Focuses on the study of the American economy, stressing the interrelationships among household, business, and government sectors. Explores saving and investment decisions, unemployment, inflation, national income accounting, taxing and spending policies, the limits of the market and government, public choice theory, the Federal Reserve System, money and banking, and international trade.

Social Innovation

Designed in partnership with the local business community, PPCC's Business department offers the only 2-year Social Innovation program in the nation. Designed for business professional determined to include purpose, mission, and a difference in society - all while making profits - students will be prepared to address the ever-changing relationship between business and society.

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Program Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes (PLO) are competencies with which students will be proficient at the completion of an academic program. Program Learning Outcomes link with course learning outcomes and competencies.

Program Learning Outcomes

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Business Department Chair

Dallas Pierce


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Every Year the PPCC Foundation offers hundreds of thousands of dollar's worth of scholarship money for eligible and in need students.

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