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Academic Catalog
   
    Sep 23, 2021  
Catalog 2021-2022 
    
Catalog 2021-2022

Business Management, AAS with Concentrations


No. of Credits: 60
Contact: Anthony Stout, Acting Chair, Business

This degree program prepares students who are currently employed as well as those without prior work experience to develop the skills required of managers in a variety of business settings. Introductory courses expand knowledge and skills in a number of business disciplines, while upper-level courses and electives allow students to specialize to suit their career plans.

The Business Management AAS program provides students with a broad background in the functional areas of business, such as accounting and finance, management and strategy, marketing and communication, and human resources and leadership. Students may either continue their studies or find entry-level employment in the field. While there are some transfer opportunities for students in the Business Management AAS program, students interested in transferring to a 4-year college should consider completing the Business Administration AS degree program.

Cooperative education is available in this program. This program is fully available online.

The Business Management Associate of Applied Science degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs. Accreditation information may be obtained from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs, 11520 West 119th Street, Suite 420, Overland, KS 66213; 913-339-9356; www.acbsp.org.

The maximum number of credits accepted in transfer from other institutions to this program is 45.

Fast Track Program:

This program is available in an accelerated format.  Learn more about the Fast Track option.

Career Opportunities:

manager of a business or government and/or nonprofit organization

Transfer Options:

A complete list of all transfer opportunities can be found on the Transfer Services page

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students will

  1. Communicate in a variety of domains, including writing, speaking, listening and reading, while respecting the impact of technology on effective communication.
  2. Employ critical thinking skills to evaluate the practical implications of organizational policies, decisions and strategy.
  3. Identify, research, analyze, and solve complex business problems using appropriate technological and analytical tools.
  4. Identify and communicate the variety of risks and opportunities of doing business in a global environment.
  5. Identify, evaluate and articulate defensible resolutions to practical social responsibility and ethical dilemmas.
  6. Demonstrate knowledge of traditional business functions including computer information systems, accounting, marketing, economics, finance, leadership, strategy, and management science.

Business and Information Systems Pathway


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Visit Career Coach for more information on this program, related programs, and job opportunities in Southern Maryland and the Washington D.C. Metropolitan region.

Required Courses and Recommended Sequence:


The following is a recommended sequence of courses for completing this program. College Prep and prerequisite course requirements, credit load, and/or course availability may affect a student’s individual progress. Course availability within the program sequences is specifically intended for full-time students who begin their course work with the fall semester. Students should always consult their online program evaluation or an academic advisor to better understand typical course availability and individual program planning.

Business Elective (3 credits)


Acceptable:

  • Select one course from the Business Elective courses listed in the Third Semester

Business Management: Construction Management Concentration


In addition to the core skills provided in the overarching Business Management AAS curriculum, the Construction Management Concentration prepares students for construction management practice and entry-level management responsibilities in the construction field. Students gain knowledge and skills in construction project management and implementation, including the ability to prepare construction documents, cost estimates, and project schedules; perform site inspections; manage resources; and work with local, state, and federal regulatory agencies.

This program may be completed online.

Business Management: Digital Marketing Management Concentration


In addition to the core skills provided in the overarching Business Management AAS curriculum, the Marketing Management Concentration provides students with a broad understanding of business and a focus on digital marketing. Students gain skills analyzing, interpreting, and presenting in both traditional marketing and social media environments.

This program may be completed online.

Business Management: Hospitality Management Concentration


In addition to the core skills provided in the overarching Business Management AAS curriculum, the Concentration in Hospitality Management equips students for management positions in the hospitality industry. Students gain skills in supervision of front office operations, housekeeping management, and food and beverage services, as well as marketing and the use of information systems in the hospitality industry.

This program may be completed online.

Business Management: Retail Management Concentration


In addition to the core skills provided in the overarching Business Management AAS curriculum, the Retail Management Concentration focuses on the knowledge and skills necessary for leadership roles within the retail industry. Students explore management concepts in both small and large retail environments preparing students to assume positions of managerial responsibility in the retail industry.

This program may be completed online.

Business Management: Small Business & Entrepreneurship Concentration


In addition to the core skills provided in the overarching Business Management AAS curriculum, the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Concentration covers the essential concepts of starting and operating a small business. Students develop skills in business communication, management, marketing, customer relations, and operating a small business with a socially responsible mindset.

This program may be completed online.

Business Management: Technology Management Concentration


In addition to the core skills provided in the overarching Business Management AAS curriculum, the Technology Management Concentration highlights the critical role of information technology in business operations. Students learn how to use information technology in business applications for systems analysis and decision support. Students gain knowledge in project management.

This program may be completed online.

Notes:


* Courses requiring a prerequisite or co-requisite   

****Pending MHEC approval

Course Indicators: English Composition (E), Arts (A), Cultural and Global Awareness (C), Humanities (H), Biological/Physical Sciences (S), Social/Behavioral Sciences (B), Mathematics (M)