Business college

Business college

A business college is a school that provides education above the high school level but could not be compared to that of a regular University or College. Unlike universities and even junior and community colleges, business colleges typically train the student for a specific vocational aspect, usually clerical tasks such as typing, stenography or simple bookkeeping.

The goal of a business college is not to provide a thorough education, as is the model of modern universities in the Liberal Arts fields but rather to provide training for a very specific task. Traditionally, credits earned at a business college do not transfer to other universities and one cannot earn a Bachelors Degree, though an Associate Degree is usually offered.

Business Colleges have been finding more competition coming from Community Colleges which provide both vocational as well as liberal arts classes and are often able to offer the classes at a lower rate of tuition. Business Colleges should not be confused with Business Schools which typically offer an MBA program after a student has earned their Bachelors Degree.

Business colleges are sometimes also called Proprietary colleges, especially when they grant associate degrees or higher.

ee also

*Business and Enterprise College, a type of specialist school in England

External links

* [ Association of Proprietary Colleges]

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