Do you want to become a better leader? Do you own a business—or aspire to? If so, Anne Arundel Community College’s Leadership program can help prepare you to become an entrepreneur or take your current career to the next level. You’ll learn directly from faculty who are leaders and can draw on that experience. Our cutting-edge curriculum includes a new Mindful Leadership course, combining wellness with effective business management. Then you’ll put it all into practice, interning under some of the best leaders in the county. By the time you finish our program, you’ll help your teams shine in a way they never have before. You’ll also be able to transfer to a top four-year college or university.
AACC offers the following Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees. The state of Maryland refers to the A.A.S. as a career degree, because it's intended to provide you with skills to enter the workforce. In some cases, AACC has entered into transfer agreements that allow these degrees to transfer to select colleges. A list of active agreements may be found on this website. You can also learn more about transferring from AACC to continue your education.
You’ll prepare to lead businesses in the ever-changing 21st century economy. You’ll build your management, communications, and leadership skills, with the ability to gain hands-on experience through our internship program. Your studies will give you real-world skills you can apply right now to be more successful.
The following certificate prepares students for employment and feeds into the A.A.S. degree, if desired.
You’ll enhance your managerial and communication skills, while coming to an in-depth understanding of business communications, ethics, and leadership. You’ll be able to focus your studies according to your interests, whether it be global business, management, or workforce diversity.
If you're interested in earning a four-year degree or higher in accounting, business, economics or entrepreneurship, you may wish to consider the following Associate of Science (A.S.) in Business Administration. This degree will prepare you to transfer to a four-year institution. Whichever path you choose - career or transfer - we strongly encourage you to meet with an advisor to structure your AACC studies to meet your individual education goals.
You’ll gain a rich background in core business skills, such as accounting, statistics and business law. You’ll also complete common general education requirements such as English, math and science, so you are well prepared to transfer to a four-year college.
Some of our graduates build their own successful small businesses. Others are executives across a diverse array of industries. Many become management consultants, and some of our alumni also serve as managers across a number of specialties—accounting, finance, research and development, marketing, and operations. Most complete our program to fast-track their growing careers. But with four-year transfer agreements with dozens of colleges and universities in Maryland and beyond, a degree from AACC has never been a better investment. For outlook information about specific careers, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook (sponsored by the Bureau of Labor Statistics).