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Business Administration Program Descriptions

The information and links below offer descriptions of business management degrees, certificates, and letters of recognition, and includes information regarding courses and required minimum credit hours.

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Associate of Science (A.S.) - Business Administration Transfer
For those students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university majoring in any aspect of business. 

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) - Financial Accounting
For those students with the technical knowledge and credentials for entry or advancement as paraprofessionals in the field of accounting.

Financial Accounting
Intended for students who already have earned a bachelor's degree or higher and who wish to complete the individual course requirements to sit for the Maryland Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam.
Minimum credit hours: 51
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Business Accountant
This program provides the knowledge and skills required for an entry-level accountant. Emphasis is on the practical approach to public accounting. It prepares the student Comprehensive Examination for Accreditation in Accountancy. Range of occupations: accountant, management accountant, tax accountant, government accountant or auditor, internal auditor.  
Minimum credit hours: 30  
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Professional Bookkeeper
This program provides the knowledge and skills required of a full-charge bookkeeper. It prepares the student to take the Professional Bookkeeper Certification Examination. Because the program is carefully tailored to job-related skills, the student can complete it in two terms.
Minimum credit hours: 18
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