Answers to Frequently Asked Questions concerning Business and Commerce are listed below.
- What is the business and commerce degree?
- What duties do business and commerce graduates perform?
- Where does a business and commerce graduate work?
- What is the income potential for a business and commerce graduate?
- What will the business and commerce degree allow me to do?
- What is Southwest's employment rate for graduates of the business and commerce program?
- Why choose the business and commerce program at Southwest?
A: The business and commerce degree is an Associate of Applied Science Degree that has six areas of concentration: Banking and Finance, Electronic Business Management, Human Resources Management, Logistics/Transportation Management, Management, and Quality and Productivity.
A: Graduates may perform such duties as:
- Banking and Finance (clerks, tellers, financial analysts, credit investigators and analysts)
- Electronic Business Management (content specialists, e-commerce customer service representatives, and e-commerce project coordinators)
- Human Resources Management (HR generalists,recruiters, personnel trainers, and benefits analysts)
- Logistics/Transportation Management (logistics analysts, domestic and international transportation coordinators, warehouse operators, materials controllers)
- Management (entry level managers and business development associates)
- Quality and Productivity (quality assurance coordinator, quality controller and quality managers)
A: A business and commerce graduate may work in:
- Banking and Finance (banks, credit unions, investment firms)
- Electronic Business Management (Web development firms, ISPs, medium to large businesses)
- Human Resources Management (small to large businesses and organizations)
- Logistics/Transportation Management (trucking companies, air freight companies, warehouses)
- Management (small to large businesses and organizations)
- Quality and Productivity (manufacturing and service firms)
A: Income varies depending on the type of position attained in any of the concentrations. The medians for the U.S. and Memphis Metropolitan are:
- Banking and Finance: U.S. $34,362; Memphis $34,018
- Electronic Business Management: U.S. $39,676; Memphis $39,279
- Human Resources Management: U.S. $37,763; Memphis $37,386
- Logistics/Transportation Management: U.S. $38,090; Memphis $37,709
- Management: dependant upon area of concentration
A: Earn an Associate of Applied Science degree at Southwest and enter the job market immediately.
A: Southwest's employment rate for business and commerce graduates generally exceeds 96 percent each year.
A: Southwest offers:
- Fully accredited programs by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
- Small classes for more personalized attention
- Flexible class schedules available at multiple campuses, centers, sites; and distance learning opportunities
- Affordable tuition
- Support services, including career counseling, free tutoring and career services, financial aid, job opportunity assistance and on-site child care services