ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCES DEGREE 2018 - 2019
AREA OF CONCENTRATION IN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
Entrepreneurship
Award: Associate of Applied Sciences Degree
No. of credits required: 
60
For more information: Contact Maurice Brown, 443-412-2466, mabrown@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   
 BA 110Introduction to Entrepreneurship *3   
 BA 112Business Innovation Economics *3   
 BA 206Entrepreneurship and Small Business *3   
 BA 246Legal Environment of Business *
               or
 BA 205Business Law *3   
 OS 136Introduction to Bookkeeping: Quickbooks *3   
 BA 210Business Computer Applications *3   
 BA 245Contemporary Issues in Business *3   
 BA 212Internet Research 1   
 OS 116Communication Technologies  4   
 BA 107Principles of Supervision 
               or
 BA 109Principles of Management 3   
 ACCT 104Payroll Accounting  
               or
 ACCT 105Financial Statement Interpretation and Analysis 1   
 CMST 105Interpersonal Communication 3   
 ENG 101English Composition 3   
 ENG 216Business Communications 3   
 ACCT 101Accounting Principles I  3   
 Behavioral/Social Science Elective 3   
 Biological/Physical Lab Science Elective 4   
 Arts/Humanities Elective 3   
 Mathematics Elective 3   
 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 Entrepreneurship Certificate.


 

EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION
The Business Management Entrepreneurship program provides aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners with the fundamental business knowledge and skills to create, organize, and manage a new business venture that is viable.

Statistics show that a majority of small businesses fail in the first year of operation primarily because of ineffective management and undercapitalization. Small businesses are critical to the economic survival of Harford County and the State of Maryland at large. According to the 2016 Kauffman Foundation report, Entrepreneurship: The Key to a New Era of American Growth and Opportunity, “entrepreneurism will be the primary source of new job creation.”