Business and Economics

PSC Business & Economics Department

Thinking about a career in business? Get the training you need at Prairie State College. Whether you want to earn a certificate in one of our career programs, earn a degree to transfer to a four-year college or university, or take a few classes to brush up on business skills, or learn new skills, the Business Department at PSC offers something for everyone. Download the business program brochure.

Department News

Classes that meet less than 16 weeks!

We know how busy you are…. that’s why we set up many business classes designed to fit busy schedules!

While we believe the normal sixteen week class schedule is the correct learning pace for most students, we recognize many of our students require and can learn at a faster pace. We offer many convenient and fast ways to earn college credit including on line and accelerated courses. The following lists the classes we offer at an accelerated pace in Spring 2015. For courses offered entirely on line, look for courses in the Spring Schedule with an IN section.

Course #Course NameDay(s)TimeWeeks

BUS 101 LS1

Introduction to Business


5 - 6:40 p.m.

Last 12 weeks

BUS 101 FX

Introduction to Business


1 - 2:20 p.m.

Last 14 weeks

BUS 104 LS

Professionalism in the Workplace


1 - 2:15 p.m.

Last 12 weeks

BUS 201 LS

Business Law


7 - 10:00 p.m.

Last 12 weeks






ECON 201 LS1

Macroeconomic Principles


12:30 - 2:15 p.m.

Last 12 weeks

ECON 201 LS2

Macroeconomic Principles


9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Last 12 weeks


Microeconomic Principles


12:30 - 2:10 p.m.

Last 12 weeks

*For these courses some internet coursework is required.

Invest in Your Future

Deciding how to invest, planning for retirement and taking control of debt can be confusing and overwhelming. Gain the knowledge you need to protect and increase your assets. Enroll in BUS-165, Personal Asset Management.

You need not be in a PSC Business program to enroll. Learn how to . . .

  • choose stocks, bonds, money market instruments, mutual funds and real estate
  • select the right life, property and health insurance
  • manage credit card debt and have credit card companies pay you for using their card
  • apply for a low-interest loan for a home, a car or other personal needs

This course will be taught by business faculty member Joseph Berlinski, who has more than 30 years of real-world experience. Unlike many instructors who teach financial management courses, our professor doesn’t represent any commercial product. We just want to educate you!

Go farther, faster in your career with a degree from Prairie State College. Set yourself apart from the competition with an Associate in Applied Science degree in Management or an Associate in Arts degree in Business that transfers to a four-year college.

Prairie State College also offers several certificates in Business from accounting to transportation, warehousing, and logistics. Click on one of the links below for more information.

Degrees and Certificates

View the curriculum for these programs in the current Academic Catalog. You can also access the entire PDF of the catalog (1.63 MB). Since the printing of this catalog, there have been some additions and deletions. View the addendum for more information.

Please visit the Career and Transfer Programs Web page, where you will find advising guides with the most recent PSC catalog updates. The advising guides describe the requirements needed to complete a degree or certificate.


A listing of course descriptions is available in the current Academic Catalog. For a listing of when courses are offered, consult the current course schedule or WebAdvisor.