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Join us and immerse yourself in the aspects of today’s rapidly changing and technologically challenging business environment.

The Business Management department provides educational programs for future business leaders, managers and those seeking entry-level employment in a wide variety of business fields. Our core commitment is to imbue creativity and innovation, connecting the classroom with real-world business applications. To do this, the department leverages relationships with the local business community to create internships and activities such as the Business Expo, Global Giving Market, Diamond Challenge and Lunch of Champions.

The Business Management department offers degrees and certificates in areas as diverse as marketing, human resources, small business management, and transportation, logistics and cargo security. Our curriculum provides the comprehensive skills necessary for a successful business career. It also provides you a solid foundation for continuing your academic career if you choose to earn a bachelor’s degree in the future.


Majors & Offerings

Whether you're a business owner, middle management employee, working adult learner or a traditional age student, the Business Management department is prepared to meet your needs to advance your knowledge and skills of today’s business environment. 

Learn more about our majors:

Faculty and Staff

Department Chair

Shad B. Ewart, chair, assistant professor
410-777-2289
sbewart@aacc.edu 

Full-time Faculty

Stephanie Goldenberg
410-777-1265
slgoldenberg@aacc.edu

Teri Kotkiewicz
410-777-2176
tikotkiewicz@aacc.edu 

John Sagi
410-777-2638
jsagi@aacc.edu

Johnelka Stafford
410-777-2370
jwstafford1@aacc.edu 

Brandi Ulrich
410-777-2895
blulrich@aacc.edu

Bill Yuan
410-777-2765
bpyuan@aacc.edu

Instructional Specialists

Stephen Berry
410-777-2363
smberry1@aacc.edu

Office Staff

Heather Harrington
410-777-2390
hcharrington@aacc.edu

Resources for Students

Service Learning

Community organizations come to AACC to partner with classes and students for help in accomplishing their mission. Students take what they've learned in class and apply it to these real-world situations. For example, Books for International Goodwill accepts book donations and sends them to countries which lack access to textbooks. Students organized a campuswide drive to collect, package and transport the books. Books were collected from all three campuses. This gave the students an opportunity to practice planning, organization and logistical skills as they collected over 5,000 books. A win-win situation.

Learn more about Service Learning at AACC.

Internships

Students can elect to complete an internship with one of the hundreds of local companies in the AACC internship database. Employers look favorably on potential employees who have experience in the field and those potential employees whose experience exceeds what can be learned in the classroom.

Learn more about internship opportunities through AACC.

Business Resource Center

Our Business Resource Center is fully equipped with a business library, private and group workspaces, a conference room, Wi-Fi access, and computers with internet access and the software applications helpful to those starting new ventures.

Business Expo

AACC students have the opportunity to compete for award money! Just set up display tables showcasing original ideas and pitch them to judges from the local business community who use “Riverhawk Dollars” to invest. The ideas receiving the most Riverhawk “money” win.

Lunch of Champions

Students prepare résumés and cover letters in their "Business Communications" (BPA 162) and "Marketing Principles" (BPA 125) classes.  Judges conduct mock interviews, score the letters/résumés and select finalists. The finalists have lunch with the judges in a business setting where proper etiquette is explored.

Diamond Challenge

A competition at AACC for high schoolers! Students pitch their new venture business concept to a panel of judges. The winning teams go on to the next round of the competition.

Scholarships

Business students can apply for the following institutional scholarships through MyAACC:

  • Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce Scholarship.
  • Gwen V. Atwell Memorial Scholarship.
  • The Belle Grove Corp. Endowed Scholarship.
  • Ray Huff Jr. Memorial Scholarship.
  • Marley Station Business Scholarship.
  • Rocci S. Mastroberti Memorial Scholarship.
  • William and Doris Neall Endowed Scholarship.
  • Kyle McKinley Pollero Scholarship.
  • Walter Sexton Scholarship.

Questions?

In the News

"Professor: Marijuana Could be Major Issue in November Elections," WBAL News Radio, Jan. 8, 2018

"Medical Cannabis," Southern Maryland Perspective, January 2018

"AACC Professor Pursuing Credit-bearing Cannabis Program," Baltimore Sun, Jan. 27, 2018