Department Chair: Dr. Pierre Laguerre
Department Secretary: Linda Karalian
Room: A-306C
Phone: (201) 447-7214

Business Coordinator: Tomer Zilkha

Our Mission

Located in close proximity to New York City, the business program at Bergen Community College is a rigorous yet rewarding program designed to turn prospective business students into working professionals. With majors in economics, accounting, management, marketing, finance and hospitality, Bergen Community College is one of the most accredited community colleges in the nation. Our dedicated faculty with years of research and industry experience will guide you into becoming a future business leader. Whether you are looking to jumpstart your career or transfer into a four-year institution, your business career starts here at Bergen Community College!

Students have the option to pursue an Associate of Applied Science degree (A.A.S.) in accounting or banking and finance. Following these degree options can open up career opportunities in the accounting and finance fields.

Career Paths

The Associate of Applied Science degree (A.A.S.) with options in accounting or banking and finance is designed to provide students with the coursework needed to transfer to a four-year institution and pursue a bachelor’s degree in accounting, banking and finance, business, economics, and international trade. The curriculum provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to pursue a pathway to careers in accounting and finance including accountant, accountant clerk, payroll and tax preparation positions, bank operations positions, and finance roles. Students can take coursework and concentrated options in general business administration, accounting, banking and finance, international trade, management, and marketing. Students are strongly encouraged to consult with Bergen Community College faculty and Career Services as they begin to explore career options. Students can also utilize Career Coach, a resource provided by Bergen, to explore degree programs and corresponding careers https://bergen.emsicc.com.

Transfer Opportunities

Students pursuing the Associate of Applied Science degree (A.A.S.) with options in accounting or banking and finance can transfer into majors, such as accounting, banking and finance, business, economics, and international trade. Students are encouraged to work closely with Bergen Community College faculty and Advising Transfer Services. Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution in NJ can explore the “Transfer Programs” feature on NJ Transfer https://njtransfer.org.

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