Students drawn to majors with an interest in business and related fields are known to be energetic, ambitious, and social.
They may enjoy leading or persuading others and look at organizations and imagine how they could be more efficient or productive. If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, like to make and grow money, have interest in turning passions into new ventures, or enjoy managing money of any kind, a major in this interest area may be for you.
Programs of Study
* These programs are also offered as 60-credit online degree programs.
CREDIT CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS
Administrative Professions, Business Management Certificate
Business Administration Lower-Level Certificate
CPA Exam Lower-Level
Entrepreneurship, Business Management Certificate
Human Resources, Business Management Certificate
Marketing, Business Management Certificate
Medical Office Assistant
Students with an interest in the Business | Finance arena have several opportunities on campus. Clubs like BCAT and Emerging Leaders allow students to attend regional and national conferences to learn leadership styles that will transfer into their careers. Internships with local financial planners and bankers, opportunities like Student Government, and on- and off-campus networking events give students a taste of what these fields are like and help them hone transferrable skills while exploring personal values, goals, and career options. For marketing students, semester-long projects such as developing marketing plans for local business owners have earned student's high grades, valuable experience, and internship offers with many of the businesses.
Harford Community College offers several scholarships specifically for those interested in pursuing careers in this interest area. For a complete list, check out Harford's scholarship site, AwardSpring.
Work and Transfer Options
When it comes to careers in the Business | Finance interest area, options are wide open! Students in a recent cohort of 4Financial internships were so impressed with the companies they were working for, many accepted full-time positions before they were over. Others in these fields choose to transfer and earn Bachelor's degrees and/or MBAs. Still others choose the entrepreneurial route and start their own business. Such was the case with former Harford students and veterans Derell Lee and Jon Pace who watched their dream become a reality with the launch of their company Vegun Nutrition.