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Intro Business Class Offers Flexibility

Flexible course times appeal to busy students

Intro to Business studentBusy business students will see their class options expand this fall at Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC). In addition to daytime, weekday classes, students now have the option of beginning their Business degree online or on Saturdays.

Introduction to Business, the first step in completing a Business degree and a course for any students interested in marketing, banking and finance, entrepreneurship or management, will offer daytime, online and Saturday class times in the fall 2013 semester. “Saturday and online classes are great options for working adults who find weeknight classes difficult to fit into their schedule,” said Jennifer Malarski, MCTC Business instructor. “Additionally, students coming to MCTC for Saturday morning classes will avoid downtown traffic and enjoy a more relaxed campus.”

Flexible introductory courses are aimed at students whose schedules may not allow them to take classes on weekdays and nights. These students include working professionals, full-time parents and individuals making a career change. “One student who took my online class is transitioning from a career as a computer programmer,” said Rama Ramaswamy, MCTC Business instructor who will teach the Saturday class. “Many of my students go on to pursue four-year degrees, and some continue on into corporate work.”

The Saturday Introduction to Business course is just the beginning of a larger trend. “The next step we hope to take is to offer the program’s introductory marketing course—which is also required for the degree—on the same day,” said Rama. “Eventually we would like to offer an entire weekend degree course for students. It would serve our community well to be able to offer a full range of Saturday classes.”

Click here for more information about the MCTC Business degree.