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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 variety of business fields. Our core commitment is to imbue creativity and innovation, connecting the classroom with real-world business applications. The department leverages relationships with the local business community to create internships and activities such as the Business Expo, Global Giving Market and Diamond Challenge.

Our department offers degrees and certificates in areas as diverse as marketing, human resources and small business management. The department also houses the Transportation, Logistics and Cargo Security program, which was developed to respond to the local and regional job opportunities at the airport, seaport, warehouses/distribution centers and other logistics companies.

The Business Management department curriculum provides the comprehensive skills necessary for a successful business career. It also will provide you with a solid foundation for continuing your academic career if you plan 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 about and skills in today’s business environment. 

Learn more about our majors:


Faculty and Staff

Academic Chair

Teri Kotkiewicz, academic chair and associate professor
410-777-2176
tikotkiewicz@aacc.edu 
CRSC 335

Faculty

Brandi Angel, assistant professor
410-777-2895
blangel@aacc.edu
CRSC 315

Shad Ewart, assistant professor
410-777-2289
sbewart@aacc.edu
CRSC 319

Johnelka Stafford, assistant professor
410-777-2370
jwstafford1@aacc.edu 
CRSC 319

Instructional Specialist

Stephen Berry, instructional specialist
410-777-2363
smberry1@aacc.edu
CRSC 337

Office Staff

Robyn Hickey, office manager
410-777-2390
rahickey@aacc.edu
CRSC 322


Scholarships

The following scholarships are available for students in the Business Administration department. For information visit the AACC Scholarships page

Anne Arundel County Association of REALTORS® Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1997 by the Anne Arundel County Association of REALTORS® to provide a scholarship for members, dependents or employees.

Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce Scholarship

This scholarship started with the fundraising efforts of the Trade Council, a countywide business organization. This scholarship supports students interested in studying business.

Bank of America Scholarship

The Bank of America scholarship provides assistance for eligible students in good academic standing who are actively pursuing classes in their chosen program of study.

Gwen V. Atwell Memorial Scholarship

Established in memory of Gwen V. Atwell, this scholarship provides assistance for eligible students who are actively pursuing studies in the Business and Public Administration program.

Hamel Builders Scholarship in Honor of Cullen Murray

Hamel Builders and Cullen Murray have a shared commitment to helping people improve their lives through education. This scholarship is established to allow students to focus on completing their education and pursuing successful careers in the areas of construction management and nursing.

Kyle McKinley Pollero Scholarship

Established in honor of Kyle McKinley Pollero, this scholarship provides assistance to eligible students who have a demonstrated interest in business, computing and technical studies.

Marley Station Business Scholarship

The Marley Station Business Scholarship provides funds for eligible students who are pursuing studies in business management.

Martha L. Linksz Scholarship

Martha L. Linksz taught business and public administration at AACC from 1976 to 2010. During her time here she chaired the Promotion and Tenure, and Academic Standards committees. She believed in supporting career and vocational programs.

Philip E. and Carole R. Ratcliffe Foundation Entrepreneurial Studies Scholarship

With a transformational investment from the Philip E. and Carole R. Ratcliffe Foundation in 2003, AACC launched the Entrepreneurial Studies Institute to support aspiring entrepreneurs and current business owners. It is the on-going, extraordinary commitment from the Ratcliffe Foundation that continues to provide scholarships, seed funds and resources to support entrepreneurship at AACC. Learn more about the Ratcliffe Scholarship

Ruth Grimes Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Ruth Grimes, who was an accomplished professional as an Anne Arundel County Realtor for many years, and served as president of the Anne Arundel County Board of REALTORS® during her career. This scholarship supports AACC students pursuing studies in business.

The Brick Companies Marjorie Groom Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Marjorie Groom, mother of Marshall Groom, who dedicated 52 years of service to The Brick Companies. The Brick Companies creates memorable places for current and future generations through social responsibility and environmental leadership, and supports programs and initiatives that benefit employees and the communities in which its businesses operate.

Walter Sexton Scholarship

Established in memory of Walter Sexton, this scholarship offers assistance to students pursuing studies in business and public administration.

William and Doris Neall Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1990 by Robert R. Neall, who served as Maryland senator and delegate as well as Anne Arundel County executive, in memory of his parents, William and Doris Neall. It is designated for students who are enrolled full time in business and public administration.

Transportation Logistics and Cargo Security Scholarships

Chaney Scholarship for Sustainable Land Use

This scholarship was established to support students interested in environmental, mining, construction, agriculture, engineering, transportation, forestry and farming studies. It is the hope to encourage future leaders in these areas.

Propeller Club of Baltimore Scholarship

The Propeller Club of Baltimore Scholarship was established in 2016 as a way to recognize outstanding achievements by a student in the Transportation, Logistics and Cargo Security program at Anne Arundel Community College. By establishing this scholarship, club members hope to encourage interest in the transportation, logistics and cargo security disciplines.

Republic Services Scholarship

This scholarship originally was established by BFI, the predecessor to Republic Services. It provides funds to eligible students pursuing studies in natural/environmental sciences, business, logistics or transportation. The goal is to help deserving students achieve their career goals and to continue to serve the local communities.

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 lacking access to textbooks. Students organized an AACC drive to collect, package and transport the books, which were collected from the Arnold, Glen Burnie and Arundel Mills locations. 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?

We’re here to help.

School of Business and Law
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Teri Kotkiewicz, chair

410-777-2162

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Stacy Korbelak
Assistant Dean

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Crosby Marketing Scholars Program

The Crosby Marketing Scholars Program creates greater opportunities for underrepresented students from diverse backgrounds to pursue degrees and future careers in advertising and public relations. You could receive up to two years of tuition, fees, book and supplies.

Learn more about the Crosby Marketing Scholars Program.

In the News

"Talk With Shad Ewart Business Of Cannabis And Hemp," WNAV News, Feb. 15, 2021

"The Green Rush: Cannabis Career Opportunities," WCBM Radio, Oct. 11, 2020

"AACC Professor Pursuing Credit-bearing Cannabis Program," Capital Gazette, Jan. 27, 2018

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