Award: Associate of Applied Sciences Degree
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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's degree in Business Management to satisfy their individual career goals.
Upon successful completion of this program of study students will be able to:
- Use the language of business and demonstrate effective and professional communication skills.
- Analyze ethical and social responsibilities in business decision making.
- Examine different types of business systems, organizations, management practices and theories related to the global economy.
- Demonstrate problem-solving skills in business decision making.
- Use information technology applications to develop business solutions.
- Demonstrate acquired proficiencies in a business or organizational setting.
* Upon successful completion of these 24 credit hours, the student will be able to obtain a Business Management Entrepreneurship Certificate.
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 most recent county census statistics, private non-farm employment increased 17.5% between 2000 and 2006 with over 69,000 county residents employed by small private firms ( http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/24/24025.html ). At the state level, small firms employed 53.3% of the state's non-farm private labor force in 2004, which was above the national average. Research conducted by the Office of Advocacy estimates that 97.7% of employer firms in Maryland are small businesses ( http://www.sba.gov/advo/research ).