LCCC Begins New University Partnership Commerce Program with Miami University

Press Release
Posted February 7, 2018

Lorain County Community College just unveiled a new bachelor of science in commerce (BSC) degree program that can be completed all online through LCCC’s University Partnership.

The program lets students pursue an in-depth examination of small businesses built on a foundation of courses in traditional business areas such as accounting, management and marketing. The degree additionally includes entrepreneurship and human resource management, which are also LCCC associate degree paths that allow easy transfer into the Miami University program.

The degree focuses on the “the business of buying and selling,” said business professor Tony Cioffi. Most of the coursework has a small business slant, he added. “Lorain County has many small businesses and this focus may be very attractive to all,” he said.

“As a Miami regional campus student, those in the program can benefit from one of the lowest regional tuition rates in Ohio,” said Ted Light, Ph.D., Liberal Arts and Applied Science Chair and associate professor of the Department of Commerce at Miami University. “Miami is consistently rated among the best schools in the country, and is well known for its liberal arts curriculum,” he said. The University Partnership tuition is roughly 40 percent of the cost of taking classes at the main campus in Oxford, he added.

Enrollment is now open for this program. For more information on the program, contact Karen Tomcko at or (440) 366-4823, or click here.

LCCC is the first community college in Ohio to have a University Partnership program, where students can select from over 50 different associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees all offered by leading universities.