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Catalog 2013-2014 
Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration: Technical Management, AS

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No. of Credits: 62
Contact: J.  Fehr, Interim Chair, Business and Technology Division; A. Miklos, Program Coordinator, Business Administration

This transfer option prepares the student for transfer into a business administration or technical management program to a four-year college or university. It is a broad-based program with a sound foundation in general  education along with a core curriculum of management, accounting, economics, and information technology courses to help the student effectively lead and support others in technical specialty areas. Elective courses include a wide selection of technical subjects in engineering, engineering technology, electronics, information technology, manufacturing technology, mathematics, or physics that the student may choose from or may have already completed in previous studies. Blending technical knowledge with management skills affords the student more career advancement options.

To assure maximum transferability of credits, students are urged to consult with an academic advisor early in this program of study.

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

Career Opportunities:

technical program/project manager, logistics specialist, maintenance supervisor, technical planner, other technical fields

Transfer Options:

This program of study is part of an articulated partnership with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Students successfully meeting the requirements of this associate’s program can transfer the necessary credits to Embry-Riddle and complete their Bachelor of Science in Technical Management through courses offered in Southern Maryland.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students will...

  1. Create and edit business communications using a word processing program, business spreadsheets, business databases, business presentation software, and accounting software
  2. Examine the basic functions of business and how businesses interact within their industries
  3. Compute, analyze, and interpret financial data
  4. Analyze contracts from a legal and business perspective
  5. Examine managerial best practices
  6. Evaluate and critique emerging technologies to apply that knowledge to personal and professional environments
  7. Analyze external forces that impact business
  8. Analyze macroeconomic forces in a global environment

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.


* Courses requiring a prerequisite

** Program option

*** special criteria for required general education courses

**** Pending MHEC approval

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