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  ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCES DEGREE2018 - 2019
AREA OF CONCENTRATION IN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
Administrative Professions
Award: Associate of Applied Sciences Degree
No. of credits required: 
60
For more information: Contact Sherry Massoni, 443-412-2645, smassoni@harford.edu; or Admissions, 443-412-2109.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
The Business Management program is designed to enable students to obtain knowledge, skills, and competencies in the challenging business fields of Marketing Management, Entrepreneurship, Human Resources Management, Administrative Professions, and Agribusiness.

Students have the option to complete certificates in each of these business management career fields initially. Upon successful completion of the certificate, students are able to incorporate the 24 credit hours earned into an Associate of Applied Science degree in Business Management to satisfy their individual career goals.

PROGRAM GOALS
Upon successful completion of this program of study students will be able to:
  1. Use the language of business and demonstrate effective and professional communication skills.
  2. Analyze ethical and social responsibilities in business decision making.
  3. Examine different types of business systems, organizations, management practices and theories related to the global economy.
  4. Demonstrate problem-solving skills in business decision making.
  5. Use information technology applications to develop business solutions.
  6. Demonstrate acquired proficiencies in a business or organizational setting.

REQUIRED COURSES
 NumberTitle Credits
 BA 101Introduction to Business  *3   
 OS 100Keyboarding Basics *1   
 OS 113Intermediate Keyboarding and Document Processing *3   
 OS 214Advanced Keyboarding & Document Processing *3   
 OS 129Introduction to Office Procedures and Management *4   
 OS 136Introduction to Bookkeeping: Quickbooks *3   
 OS 116Communication Technologies  *4   
 BA 245Contemporary Issues in Business *3   
 OS 245End User Technology Solutions 3   
 BA 210Business Computer Applications 3   
 CMST 105Interpersonal Communication 3   
 ENG 101English Composition 3   
 ENG 216Business Communications 3   
 PHIL 221Business Ethics 3   
 Behavioral/Social Science Elective 3   
 Biological/Physical Lab Science Elective 4   
 Arts/Humanities Elective 3   
 Mathematics Elective 3   
 General Elective3   
 Physical Education Elective 1   
 Physical Education Elective 1   
 Total Credits60  

* Upon successful completion of these 24 credit hours, the student will be able to obtain a Business Management Administrative Professions Certificate.


 

EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION
The Business Management Administrative Professions program prepares students for a business career by providing comprehensive skills for today's rapidly changing business environment. Employment projections provided by the U.S. Department of Labor and regional workforce development data indicate that opportunities in administrative support professions will continue to increase.

According to the 2016-2017 Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment of administrative professionals is expected to grow 3% through 2024, which will add approximately 118,800 new positions to the career field.