MVC Online

Online Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration

The Online Bachelor of Business Administration with a focus on Small Business Development ensures students understand the principles of general business management along with the tools needed for successful implementation and undertaking of new business ideas. Online business administration students will learn disciplines in the following subject areas:

  • Accounting
  • Business Law
  • Consumer and market behavior
  • Effective communication and leadership
  • Business strategy
  • Finance
  • Labor management

Those who enter the small business world must have a strong grasp of the parts that make successful companies operate the way they do. The small business focus gives students the opportunity to gain in-depth insight from experienced instructors that are familiar with common small business trends and methodology. Students who enroll and complete the online program will be prepared to begin a career in business or start an enterprise and those who are already established in the field will gain useful knowledge to and continue to grow and profit in their firm.

Small Business Requirements

Online Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

The Online Bachelor of Psychology degree will facilitate students' understanding of the complexities of human behavior and the forces that influence that behavior. This will be done by exploring the major theories and subfields of psychology which will allow students to develop a foundational representation of the field of psychology as a whole. This will culminate in each student conducting their own psychological research - a final project that will require an integration of their gained knowledge. Because of the focus on critical thinking and communication skills, this program will prepare students for a multitude of potential career opportunities.

  • Personality theories
  • Research methods
  • History of psychology

Graduates of the Online Bachelor of Psychology will have the ability to continue advanced studies in psychology or attain entry-level professional positions at mental health facilities or counseling centers. Those who complete the psychology program are also prepared with a solid foundation to enter a wide range of careers that may not be specific to the discipline such as business, education, etc. The study of psychology will help the student develop and understand human behavior through learning a variety of interpersonal and communication skills.

Psychology Requirements

Online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Criminial Justice is the application or study of laws regarding criminal behavior. Those who study criminal justice include the police, those working in a judiciary capacity, and lawyers who either defend or prosecute those accused of a crime. Others work to advocate for changes in the current system of criminal justice, such as athose who render decisions regarding current laws, like members of Supreme Courts. It is important that the criminal justice system includes the word justice, since laws applied to those accused of a crime should be fair.

Justice also refers not only to the fair trial accorded to the citizens of most countries, but also to the just retribution for victims of a crime, as for example, seeing an offender punished. Criminal justice is always a goal. All involved in the arrest, prosecution, defense or judgment of a suspect aim to be fair. However, this goal is not always met, accounting for the flexibility in the application of laws, the changes to laws that are unfair, and the judiciary power of interpretation.

Some possible careers in criminal justice include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Local/municipal police officer
  • County/sheriff officer
  • State police officer
  • Federal law enforcement agencies
  • Legal services
  • Corrections
  • Parole/probation
  • Investigations
  • Private security

Criminal Justice Degree Plan

For more information, contact Criminal Justice Instructor and program coordinator:
Prof. Alecia Schmidt

Email Admissions Counselor/Advisor: Kevin Gasser

Online Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Health Information Systems (HIS)

Those with a dual interest in computers and medical sciences have a perfect career choice in Health Information Systems (HIS), also known as health information management (HIM). The timing for such a choice could not be better, as American medical doctors now confront a huge procedural shift from handwritten patient notes to digital records. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HSS) mandated widespread adoption by American doctors and hospitals of electronic health records, EHRs—also known as electronic medical records, EMRs.

Work Environment and Opportunities: HIS professionals will continue to be on the front lines of implementing this emerging technology. HIS professionals are needed not only in all geographical areas of the country but within all types of medical settings, from private practices to hospitals, home health agencies to nursing homes, and mental health facilities to public health agencies. The immediate tasks confronting the HIS professional will depend partially on what stage in the transition to all-electronic handling of patient information his or her employer is currently practicing. According to a report by Medical News Today in February 2012, over 41,000 MDs and almost 2,000 hospitals have received over three billion dollars in incentive payments from HHS, Medicare and Medicaid incentive programs to adopt Health IS. The fraction of hospitals in the U.S. using EHRs went from 16% in 2009 to 35% in 2011. However, the heat is on: Doctors and hospitals will be liable for financial penalties under Medicare if they are not using EHRs by 2015.

HIS Degree Plan

For more information about the HIS program, contact:
Dr. Karla Bruntzel

Email Admissions Counselor/Advisor: Kevin Gasser