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.
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:
Shad B. Ewart, academic chair and assistant professor
Brandi Angel, assistant professor
Stephanie Goldenberg, assistant professor
Teri Kotkiewicz, associate professor
John Sagi, Ph.D., professor
Johnelka Stafford, assistant professor
Bill Yuan, associate professor
Stephen Berry, instructional specialist
Donna Sutherland, office manager
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Business students can apply for the following institutional scholarships through MyAACC: