ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCES DEGREE2019 - 2020
AREA OF CONCENTRATION IN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
Agribusiness
Award: Associate of Applied Sciences Degree
No. of credits required: 
60
For more information: Contact Miriam Huddleston, 443-412-2426, mhuddleston@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 concentrations, 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 145Farm and Agribusiness Management *3   
 BA 209Agricultural Marketing *3   
 BA 246Legal Environment of Business *
               or
 BA 205Business Law *3   
 BA 242Introduction to International Business *3   
 BA 210Business Computer Applications *3   
 BA 245Contemporary Issues in Business *3   
 OS 129Introduction to Office Procedures and Management 4   
 OS 136Introduction to Bookkeeping: Quickbooks 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 Elective 3   
 Physical Education Elective 1   
 Total Credits60  

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

 

EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION
The Business Management Agribusiness program prepares students for a business career by providing comprehensive business skills and knowledge as it relates to the agribusiness industry. Agricultural business managers are employed by companies that manufacture and market animal and plant products. Employment opportunities in this field are expected to grow at an average rate over the next decade according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Employment positions include sales representatives, farm managers, food production managers and food retailers. In addition, the Harford County Division of Agriculture has launched and sustained a "buy local" advertising campaign to stimulate consumer demand for locally grown fruits, vegetables and grains. Stimulation of consumer demand may result in job creation in agribusiness in Harford County.