Business

Business Degrees from Oklahoma City Community College

Take classes on the fundamentals that drive every successful business in every industry.

  • Overview

    You can pick from many associate degrees in business from Oklahoma City Community College as well as several business certificate programs. Your educational options include this two-year general business program that transfers easily to the college or university of your choice.

    All of our community college business programs are approved by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.

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  • Overview

    You can pick from many associate degrees in business from Oklahoma City Community College as well as several business certificate programs. Your educational options include this two-year general business program that transfers easily to the college or university of your choice.

    All of our community college business programs are approved by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.

    Take the Next Step

    It’s easy. Simply fill out this OCCC online admissions application.

  • Highlights

    Vital Skills for Everyday Business Success

    While businesses face some new challenges today that didn’t exist even 10 years ago, the skills companies need remain the same no matter your job in an organization and no matter the industry:

    • Business economics – understand the big picture
    • Business accounting – know both what’s coming in and what’s going out the door
    • Business statistics – uncover what’s working and what isn’t
    • Business communication (both writing and speaking) – avoid problems fueled by misunderstanding
    • Business management – make informed and strategic decisions
  • Degree Options

    Business Degrees at Oklahoma City Community College

    Oklahoma City Community College offers this associate in science degree with a general business emphasis. If you plan to earn your bachelor’s degree and perhaps an MBA in your chosen specialty – finance, management, marketing, for example – this is the best place to start.

  • Courses

    Business Classes at Oklahoma City Community College

    Our top faculty create college classes that provide the best mix of business theory and real-world applications of those theories in day-to-day business operations. Required classes in this business degree program include:

    • Macroeconomics and microeconomics
    • Calculus for business
    • Business accounting, both financial and managerial
    • Business communication

    Visit OCCC’s online college course catalog for full details on your business degree options, including fun and challenging business elective classes. There you’ll find full requirements for business degrees and descriptions of business classes. 

  • Faculty
    Lisa Adkins

    Lisa Adkins


    Professor/Coordinator of Administrative Office Technology

    I began working at the College in 1982 as the Division Secretary for the Academic Division of Business. During the next 15 years, I worked my way up the ranks with the office. During my time at OCCC, I completed my A.A.S. in Secretarial Science at OCCC (1985), my B.S. in Liberal Studies/Office Administration (1994) and my M.Ed. in General Education/Business-Marketing (1997) from the University of Central Oklahoma. I also taught as an Adjunct Professor at OCCC. My full-time teaching career began 1997. My main program is Administrative Office Technology, but I've also taught classes in the Business program. Once the Success classes began, I began teaching those courses as well. I love working at OCCC - it is a great institution that is focused on student success.

     
    Gyanendra Baral

    Gyanendra Baral


    Professor of Business and Economics

    A.B.D. in Economics, University of Memphis Masters in Local and Regional Economic Development, Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, Netherlands Masters in Economics, Tribhuvan University, Nepal B.A. in Math and Economics - Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal

     
    Myra Decker

    Myra Decker


    Professor of Accounting and Business

    Faculty advisor for A.S.-Business and A.A.S.-Business with Accounting Option degree programs.

     
    Kayla Fessler

    Kayla Fessler


    Professor of Accounting

    Education:  M.Ed., University of Central Oklahoma and B.S. in Accounting, University of Central Oklahoma. Credentials:  Certified Public Accountant since 1981. I attended school and graduated from Rush Springs High School which is where I am from. I have been teaching at OCCC for 32 years as of the end of Spring 2012. 

     
    Jenean Jones

    Jenean Jones


    Professor of Administrative Office Technology

    Have been teaching full time at Oklahoma City Community College since 1978. Bachelor of Science in Business Education from Oklahoma City University. Master of Science in Business Education from The University of Oklahoma.  

     
    Michael Machiorlatti

    Michael Machiorlatti


    Professor of Business/Economics

    I was born in Michigan and went to undergrad at Aquinas College in Michigan.  I studed Economics at the University of Oregon and Applied Mathematics at UCO.  Currently I am studying biostatistics at the Health Sciences Center at OU.  I enjoy running, traveling, and and relaxing with a movie or dinner out.I really like proactive and active students. I want to know what you are interested in with respect to work and life goals.

     
    Charles Myrick

    Charles Myrick


    Professor of Business/Economics

    Mr. Myrick is from Poplarville, MS where he received his associates degree from Pearl River Community College.  He is a third generation recipient of an associates degree and is a firm believer of the the community college system. He later went on to receive his bachelors and masters degrees from Mississippi State University in economics with an minor emphasis in both degrees in political science.  He taught at Mississippi State University as a student teacher for one year and later taught at Dyersburg State Community College in Dyersburg, TN for 5 years before coming to Oklahoma City College.Mr. Myrick has been employed as a full time professor at OCCC since August 2009.  He also works sparingly for Embry Riddle University and Oklahoma Christian as an economics professor.Mr. Myrick is a firm believer in students reading their textbooks to receive as much information as possible and for students not to rely on lectures alone.  His beliefs include that the student should never stop trying to learn new things.  For this belief, Mr. Myrick still considers himself a student for life.

     
    Germain Pichop

    Germain Pichop


    Chair/Professor of Business and Economics and Department Chair of Business

    Dr. Germain Pichop, a Fulbright Scholar, is the  Chair of Business Department and Co-Director of the Center of Excellence in International Business at Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC). Prior to joining OCCC, Dr. Pichop worked as an economist for the Africa Regional Program of The World Vegetable Center (AVRDC), where he coordinated socio-economic research activities across 15 African countries, and took him to few Asian countries as well. Dr. Pichop was born in Cameroon (Africa), where he grew up and studied. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Economics and Business Administration from The University of Yaoundé (Cameroon) in 1994. He also studied at the International Relations Institute of Cameroon (IRIC) where he obtained a Master's Degree in International Marketing and International Affairs (1996). In 1997 he served as intern at the Cameroon National Cocoa and Coffee Board (NCCB), where he was exposed to the complexities of the international trade of cocoa and coffee. He was awarded the Fulbright grant in 1998 to pursue a doctoral program in agricultural and applied economics at Oklahoma State University. After graduating with his PhD in 2003, Dr. Pichop worked as Research Associate at the Department of Agricultural Economics at Oklahoma State University, before teaching Economics as an adjunct professor of business and economics at Oklahoma City Community College. Dr. Pichop has published over 20 peer reviewed papers and books and book chapters. He is a recipient of the Leadership Recognition Award at Oklahoma State University (2000), and a SIFE Sam M. Walton Free Enterprise Fellow. He is an ACBSP trained Business Programs evaluator and a member of the Board of Directors for Kappa Beta Delta International Honor Society.

     
    Mathew Price

    Mathew Price


    Professor of Economics

    Education: B.A. Business Management - OU M.S. Economics - OU Work Experience: Teaching assistant 2002-2006 - OU Adjunct Professor 2006-2009 - OU and UCO Part-Time Statistics Tutor 2006-Present - OU Full-Time Professor 2009-Present - OCCC Side Projects: Owner and MMA Coach - Four Fathoms Boxing Club Continuing Education: Working on Finance M.B.A. at Oklahoma City University, and concurrently getting certified in Project Management through P.M.I.  Lifelong soccer fanatic - Tottenham Hotspurs!! Happily Married!!

     
    Richard Steere

    Richard Steere


    Professor of Automotive Technology

    Graduated from West Texas A&M (BS in Industrial Technology.ASE Master CertifiedGM Master CertifiedCNG Oklahoma State CertifiedIMPCO Technologies Natural Gas CertifiedHave taught for General Motors in their Training Centers in Chicago, Dallas, and Oklahoma City.

     
    Ramachandran Vijayan

    Ramachandran Vijayan


    Professor of Business

    Professor of Business/Co-Director Center for International Business, Oklahoma City Community College. Adjunct Professor of International Business, Oklahoma City University. EDUCATION Post Graduate Diploma in Business, Robert Kennedy College, 2010                          MBA Finance/International Business, Oklahoma City University, 1990 Advanced Diploma in Business Administration,  ABE, England, 1984 Diploma in Business Studies, Stamford College, Singapore, 1982 Teaching experience: 28 years of teaching experience in Malaysia, China, Singapore, Canada and the United States in the disciplines of Management, International Finance, International Marketing, Corporate Finance and Investments. Industry experience: 26 years of work experience in the insurance, property appraisal and broadcasting industries.  Has been involved for many years in business matchmaking ventures between America and Chinese entreprises.

     
    Bradley Walker

    Bradley Walker


    Department Chair/Professor of Automotive Technology

    B.S., University of Central Oklahoma; I graduated from the GM ASEP program here at OCCC.I am an ASE certified Master Automobile Technician.I have been in the automotive industry for 25 years.Before coming to OCCC I was at Bob Moore Saturn for 13 years where I was the shop foreman.

     
    Anita Williams

    Anita Williams


    Chair/Professor of Business

    Anita Williams has been a Professor of Business and Chair of the Finance Program at Oklahoma City Community College for twenty years.  Prior to that, she was the Coordinator for the Finance Program for ten years, after working in the banking industry.  She received her degrees from OCCC and the University of Central Oklahoma."I truly believe in Benjamin Franklin's quote, 'An investment in knowledge pays the best interest,' and admire our students who have made a commitment to continue their education." 

     
    Tamala Zolicoffer

    Tamala Zolicoffer


    Chair/Professor of Accounting

    Education:  BS in Accounting from UCO and an MS in Accounting from OSUWork experience:  Six years public accounting experience with Deloitte & Touche; six years as an Internal Audit Supervisor in the City Auditor's Office for the City of Oklahoma City; five years as a tax preparer for American Express Tax & Business Services; and ten years with my own accounting firm, Tamala Zolicoffer, CPA.  I have been teaching at OCCC since January, 2004, and have been full-time since August, 2008.Credentials:  CPA since 1990.

     
  • After OCCC

    Jobs for Business Degree Graduates

    Study business at Oklahoma City Community College, and you’ll gain the right foundation for nearly any job at nearly any company. Truly, no matter your role at work, it’s never a bad idea to know more about:

    • Business operations and management and planning
    • How they make decisions about what to risk and when
    • How businesses put systems in place to achieve long-term sustainability
    • How they adapt to changes in the marketplace
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