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Catalog 2018-19 
Catalog 2018-19 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Fully Online Program

Business Administration

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Important Information

Short Description

This curriculum is designed for students planning to major in such areas as finance, marketing, economics, advertising, human resource management, business administration and management.

Type of Credential

Associate of Arts (A.A.) Degree

Program Code


Contacts and Additional Information

Department Chair:

Rosemarie Cramer (all campuses, year round):
443-840-1658 or rcramer@ccbcmd.edu

Program Coordinators:

CCBC Catonsville, Mark Williams (year round):
443-840-4334 or mwilliams@ccbcmd.edu

CCBC Dundalk/Essex, Kelly Lemons (August 15 – June 15):
443-840-1447 or klemons@ccbcmd.edu

Additional Information:

Semester Sequence

This is a suggested full-time schedule for a student who has completed any developmental course work and has no transfer credits. Refer to the College catalog for specific requirements in selecting General Education Courses .

Semester 1*

Semester 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

Courses Needed for This Program*

General Education Requirements and Electives - 34-36 Credits

General Education Electives:

Choose courses in each category from the list of approved General Education Courses . One must be a Diversity course.

Students must have at least 60 credits for an associate degree. Students who choose to take 3 credits of Mathematics and 7 credits of Biological and Physical Sciences, rather than 4 and 8, may need to take an additional class in order to reach at least 60 credits.

  • Arts and Humanities 3 Credit(s).
  • Biological and Physical Sciences (one lab required) 7-8 Credit(s).
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences (other than Economics) 3 Credit(s).
  • Wellness and Health 3 Credit(s).

Program Requirements and Electives - 24-27 Credits

Program Electives:

  • Program Elective - ACCT, ECON, or MNGT, MATH, TDML or LGST if needed to meet 60 credit minimum

Total Number of Credits Required for Degree: 60 min*


*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed transferable college credits from other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101 - Academic Development: Transitioning to College . This 1-credit course is designed to be taken in the first semester at CCBC. Students must provide an official transcript(s) from an accredited institution to document successful completion of college coursework for the ACDV 101 requirement to be waived.

** Check with transfer institution for Math requirement.

Program Description

This curriculum is designed for students planning to major in such areas as finance, marketing, economics, advertising, human resource management, business administration and management.

Since four-year institutions vary widely in their requirements, it is strongly recommended that students who wish to pursue studies by following this transfer pattern speak with an academic advisor before registering for courses. This sequence of courses should be adjusted to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.

CCBC now offers a fully online degree program option in Business Administration that provides the flexibility necessary for mature students with a demanding schedule to earn this valuable credential.

Students are encouraged to consider pursuing an Internship. While students are responsible for finding their own internship experience, prior approval must be obtained from the department chair/coordinator before pursuing an internship for credit.

This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The attainment of this accreditation certifies that the teaching and learning processes within the Business Studies Department meet the rigorous educational standards established by the ACBSP.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this degree, students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate mastery of financial and managerial accounting concepts by preparing balance sheets, income statements, statements of cash flows, and budgets and by performing costs, volume, and profit analysis;
  2. demonstrate mastery of the process and functions of management (planning, organizing, leading, staffing, and controlling) and the principles of managerial decision making through written assignments and in-class exercises designed to promote strategic thinking and analysis;
  3. compare and contrast the forms of business ownership (sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, and hybrid forms) and understand the major steps involved in developing a business plan for the formation of a new business;
  4. develop a marketing plan that employs the four P’s of marketing (product, price, promotion, and place);
  5. calculate, interpret and/or analyze key macroeconomic and microeconomic indicators for the US economy used to predict and describe business cycles, and recognize the increasing interdependence of the US economy with other world trading partners;
  6. create, design, and deliver effective and well-organized oral and written presentations utilizing state-of-the-art technology; and
  7. analyze the relationship between human resource management issues in the workplace and changing ethical and legal issues and how these changing paradigms impact the human resource management of a culturally diverse workforce.

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