Business Management, Associate of Applied Science

This curriculum is designed to prepare students seeking employment in business and for those who are already employed and who wish to upgrade their skills. Graduates of this program can expect to be hired in entry-level management positions, such as: supervisor, office manager, marketing representative, etc. The program can be taken on a full-time or part-time basis. After completing the program and obtaining employment, students often elect to continue their education by working towards a bachelor's degree on a part-time basis at a four-year college/university in the area.

This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The attainment of this accreditation certifies that the teaching and learning processes within the Business Studies Department meet the rigorous educational standards established by the ACBSP.

Program objectives

Upon successful completion of this degree, students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate mastery of financial and managerial accounting concepts by preparing balance sheets, income statements, statements of cash flows, and budgets and by performing cost, volume, and profit analysis;
  2. demonstrate mastery of the process and functions of management (planning, organizing, leading, staffing, and controlling) and the principles of managerial decision making through written assignments and in-class exercises designed to promote strategic thinking and analysis;
  3. compare and contrast the forms of business ownership (sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, and hybrid forms) and understand the major steps involved in developing a business plan for the formation of a new business;
  4. develop a marketing plan that employs the four Ps of marketing (product, price, promotion, and place);
  5. calculate, interpret, and/or analyze key macroeconomic and microeconomic indicators for the US economy used to predict and describe business cycles, and recognize the increasing interdependence of the US economy with other world trading partners;
  6. create, design, and deliver effective and well-organized oral and written presentations utilizing state-of-the-art technology;
  7. analyze the relationship between human resource management issues in the workplace and changing ethical and legal issues and how these changing paradigms impact the human resource management of a culturally diverse workforce.

Total Number of Credits Required for Degree: 60*

Semester Sequence

This is a suggested full-time schedule for a student who has completed any developmental course work and has no transfer credits. Refer to the College catalog for specific requirements in selecting General Education Courses.

Semester 1*

Semester 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

Important Information

Short Description

This curriculum is designed to prepare students seeking employment in business and for those who are already employed and who wish to upgrade their skills. Graduates of this program can expect to be hired in entry-level management positions, such as: supervisor, office manager, marketing representative, etc. 

Type of Credential

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Program Code

290

Contacts and Additional Information

Department Chair:

Rosemarie Cramer (all campuses, year round):
443-840-1658 or rcramer@ccbcmd.edu

Program Coordinators:

CCBC Catonsville, Mark Williams (year round):
443-840-4334 or mwilliams@ccbcmd.edu

CCBC Dundalk/Essex, Kelly Lemons (August 15 – June 15):
443-840-1447 or klemons@ccbcmd.edu

Additional Information:

Courses Needed for This Program*

General Education Requirements and Electives - 18-19 Credits

General Education Requirements:
General Education Electives:

Choose courses in each category from the list of approved General Education Courses. One course must be a Diversity course.

  • Social and Behavioral Sciences 3 Credit(s).
  • Biological and Physical Sciences (BIOL 100 or CHEM 100 recommended) 3 Credit(s).
  • Mathematics (MATH 153MATH 163, or higher recommended) 3-4 Credit(s).**

Program Requirements and Electives - 39 Credits

Program Requirements:
Program Electives:

Choose a total of nine credits.

In addition to the classes listed here, students may choose one elective from ACCT, ECON, TDML, MATH, or LGST courses.

Notes

*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed transferable college credits from other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101 - Academic Development: Transitioning to College. This 1-credit course is designed to be taken in the first semester at CCBC. Students must provide an official transcript(s) from an accredited institution to document successful completion of college coursework for the ACDV 101 requirement to be waived.

**Check with transfer institution for Math requirement.