Business

The GRCC Business Department prides itself on creating opportunities. Depending on your area of study, you’ll develop the skills needed to enter the workforce after one or two years, or to continue your education by transferring to a four-year school.

You’ll benefit from our small class sizes, which allow our expert faculty members to provide individualized instruction. Whatever your strengths or interests, the Business Department has an offering for you.

Each field within our department offers a range of career opportunities. Management and supervision graduates might begin as assistant managers or management trainees at any number of enterprises, while those earning a degree or certificate in marketing are prepared for positions in retail, advertising, or sales. We also cater to workers who are interested in individual courses that will improve their job performance.

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Transfer Pathways

While most students who earn one-year certificates or two-year associate’s degrees through the Business Department are prepared to directly enter the workforce, many choose to continue their education at four-year institutions. 

Whichever school you plan to transfer to, our academic advisers will work with you to ensure that the transition goes as smoothly as possible. 

 

 

Entrepreneurship

The exciting world of being an entrepreneur opens up vast opportinities for self employment and owning your own business.  Never has there been a better time with the low cost of technology and social media and the many resources available to start your own enterprise.  Many GRCC students have started their own businesses non-profit and profit.  Two of the most in demand skill sets and entrepreneral mindset and innovative thinking.

A few wonderful resources for entrepreneurs are Start Garden, Small Business Administration, and Entrepreneur Magazine.

For further questions please contact Felix Pereiro at FPereiro@grcc.edu

Job Prospects

Below are some examples of job opportunities in the West Michigan region related to this program. Please note that this is not a complete list of all job prospects in the market.

Meet Business Professor Pereiro

Professor Felix Pereiro is passionate about working with students and ideas that change the world. Felix has over 30 years of real-world industry experience and has worked for small, medium, and large organizations both domestic and global. He is a passionate and inspirational motivator of students and helps them learn the skills needed to find gainful employment in well-paying business fields. Professor Pereiro challenges students to go beyond book-learning and develop street-smarts through his in-class real world learning experiences.

Professor Pereiro’s students have won countless business competitions; two students have each won $5000.00 of seed capital to fund their business ideas. His students have successfully transferred and succeeded at four-year colleges and universities. Many students have started and sustain ongoing successful business enterprises.

Professor Pereiro believes that education helps people transform their lives and reach their full potential.