Business Management

Career
Catalog year 2015/2016

Designed for students seeking immediate employment in entry-level management or management trainee positions upon completion of the program or for individuals desiring to start their own businesses. Although the majority of the coursework will transfer to other institutions, the program is oriented toward employment preparation.

The Business Management AAS can be completed entirely online. For details, see Learning Online.


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Marty Crabbs
Program Manager
301.846.2611

Doree Lynn Miles
Academic Office Manager
301.846.2505
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  • Students must complete their credit English and Mathematics within the first 24 credits.
  • One general education course must meet the cultural competence graduation requirement. 
  • CORE: The General Education CORE is that foundation of the higher education curriculum providing a coherent intellectual experience for all students. Students should check with an advisor or the transfer institution (ARTSYS) before selecting General Education CORE requirements. http://www.acaff.usmh.usmd.edu/artweb/index.html
Course  Credits
English
 
EN 101–English Composition 3
Mathematics
 
Mathematics Elective (GenEd course list) (BU/MA 205 recommended) 3/4
Social & Behavioral Sciences
 
HS 102–Human Relations 3
Arts & Humanities
 
Communications Elective (GenEd course list) 3
Biological & Physical Sciences
 
Biological & Physical Sciences Elective (GenEd course list) 3/4
Interdisciplinary & Emerging Issues
 
CIS 101–Information Systems and Technology 3
Wellness Elective (GenEd course list) 3
PE/Health Requirement  (Wellness elective satisfies this requirement) 1/3
Departmental Requirements
 
ACCT 101–Principles of Accounting I  3
ACCT 102–Principles of Accounting II  3
BU 103–Introduction to Business 3
BU 211–Business Law I   3
BU 227–Principles of Management 3
BU 273–Business Communications 3
CIS 111E–Microcomputer Software Apps: Spreadsheets  or
CIS 111R–Business Software Applications
3
EC 201–Principles of Economics (Macro) 3
EC 202–Principles of Economics (Micro)  3
Electives
 
Take 12 credits from: Any BU or ACCT course not already taken,
HOS 110, HOS 121*, HOS 216, HOS 219, HOS 218, INTR 103, MDA 109,
MDA 112, MDA 216*, MDA 218, or MDA 220
12
Total 60

* Corrected 7/1/15 per catalog addendum 15-16 v2 6-30-15.
Career

Prepares students who are interested in starting a small business or engaging in other entrepreneurial activities.
 

Gainful Employment Information
 
 
Course Credits
Departmental Requirements
 
BU 103–Introduction to Business   3
CIS 101–Information Systems and Technology 3
ACCT 101–Principles of Accounting I 3
EN 101–English Composition  or
 
BU 273–Business Communications 3
BU 109–Entrepreneurship and Small Business Enterprise  3
BU 225–Marketing 3
BU 227–Principles of Management 3
ACCT 111–Microcomputer Software Apps: Computerized Accounting  or
BU 223–Human Resources  or
BU 211–Business Law
3
Total 24
Prepares students for entry level employment in careers requiring basic business and management skills.

Gainful Employment Information

 
 
Course Credits
Departmental Requirements 
 
BU 103–Introduction to Business 3
CIS 101–Information Systems and Technology 3
ACCT 101–Principles of Accounting I 3
ACCT 102–Principles of Accounting II  3
EC 201–Principles of Economics (Macro) 3
EC 202–Principles of Economics (Micro) 3
EN 101–English Composition  or
BU 273–Business Communication
3
Any BU or ACCT course not taken above or Math Elective; Recommend BU 227 Principles of Management 3
Total 24
Prepares students for entry level employment in careers requiring basic business and project management skills.
 
Course Credits
Departmental Requirements
 
BU 103–Introduction to Business 3
CIS 101–Information Systems and Technology 3
ACCT 101–Principles of Accounting I 3
EN 101–English Composition  or
BU 273–Business Communication
3
BU 227–Principles of Management 3
BU 290–Project Management 3
Electives  Any BU, ACCT, EC, or CIS 111E Spreadsheets (recommended) 6
Total 24
 
Prepares students for work as a medical practice manager.
Students must receive a “C” or better in all MDA courses.
 
Course Credits
Departmental Requirements 
 
ACCT 101–Principles of Accounting I 3
BU 227–Principles of Management 3
BU 273–Business Communication 3
CIS 101–Information Systems and Technology 3
MDA 109–Medical Terminology 3
MDA 112–Medical Administrative Office Applications 3
MDA 216–Introduction to Medical Office Coding 3
MDA 218–Health Insurance Billing and Reimbursement 3
MDA 220–Introduction to Electronic Health Records 3
Total 27
Prepares students for employment as a manager in the hospitality industry.
 
Course  Credits
Departmental Requirements
 
BU 103–Introduction to Business 3
CIS 101–Information Systems and Technology 3
ACCT 101–Principles of Accounting I 3
BU 273–Business Communication 3
BU 227–Principles of Management 3
HOS 110–Introduction to Hospitality Management 3
HOS 216– Food and Beverage Operations  or
HOS 219–Foundations of Lodging Management
3
HOS 218–Hospitality Information Systems 3
HOS 121–Sanitation and Food Safety 1
Total 25
 
 
Introduces students to the business environment; including management, human resources, marketing, planning, accounting, and computing.
 
Course Credits
Departmental Requirements
 
BU 103–Introduction to Business 3
ACCT 101–Principles of Accounting I 3
CIS 101–Information Systems and Technology  3
Total 9
 
   
SLO # Student Learning Outcome
SLO #1 Demonstrate competence discovering, applying, and thinking critically about basic business, accounting, and computing concepts and trends. 
SLO #2 Identify and analyze ethical issues in business. 
SLO #3 Communicate effectively using multiple communication methods (oral, written, graphic, and electronic). 
SLO #4 Apply computing technologies to solve business problems 

What business degree programs does FCC offer?

  • Two bbusiness programs are offered:  Business Administration, and Business Management.  In addition there are several shorter certificates.

Why should a student major in business?

  • The business field is dynamic, global, and constantly changing. Whether you want to start your own business or work for another business in areas like marketing, management, financial services, healthcare, human resources, business consulting, logistics, or project management, you will need education in business. 

What is an AA degree in Business Administration - Transfer?

  • This program is designed to prepare students to transfer to and major in business at a four-year college or university.  It articulates completely with most Maryland colleges.  Two years (approximately 60 college credits) at FCC provide the qualifications to be a business major at another school where a further specialization can be in finance, accounting, marketing, human resource management or other areas of interest.  By getting an A.A. degree at FCC, you earn about half the credits you need to get a bachelor’s degree, and save money as well.  About 80% of our business majors choose this option, due to the increased educational requirements for most professional level jobs in business.

What is an AAS degree in Business Management - Career?

  • If a student is interested in becoming an entrepreneur or in advancing to a higher level in a current position, business management offers courses to make this happen.  Flexible course options help the student tailor their program to specific needs.  The program is very flexible and many courses will transfer to other colleges if a four-year college becomes an option.

Are there specific differences between these two degrees?

  • The biggest difference is that the Transfer degree requires more general education courses and fewer technical courses, which makes this degree easier to transfer to four year colleges. The Career degree requires fewer general education courses and more technical courses since it is focused on immediate employment or advancement. Both degrees require approximately 60 college credits.

What purpose is served by certificates?

  • Certificates are a stepping stone allowing a student to take technical business courses and receive recognition for those accomplishments, while still allowing students to use these courses to complete a degree over time. 

Who teaches FCC’s business courses?

  • Our full time and adjunct faculty typically have a master’s degree (or higher) in their field of study, and almost all have significant actual real world experience in business.  In the classroom they integrate real world experience, hands on activities, and textbook theory.

Where can current information be obtained about these programs?

  • The program manager for business studies can help students decide if a business career is realistic for them.  One way to get started is to enroll in Introduction to Business (BU103),  an overview course required for all business students,  exposing them to many facets of business, including management, marketing, entrepreneurship, planning, human resources, operations, and finance.
FCC provides a tuition payment plan. Scholarship and loan assistance is available for eligible students. In addition to general scholarships, the following are available to business management students:
  • Routzahn Business Scholarship
  • Frederick Gas Company Scholarship
  • Mercantile/F&M Bank Scholarship
  • Linton & Co. Scholarship
  • Maryland National Bank Scholarship
  • Morgan-Keller Scholarship
  • Alan P.Linton Scholarship
  • James & Dorothy Dinnis Entrepeneurial Scholarship
  • Ron N. Young &W. Bert Anderson City Scholarship
  • Walter P. Feaga Scholarship