Are you intrigued by contemporary business challenges, topics and scenarios? The Business Administration department produces well-trained professionals who enter the workplace seamlessly and lead businesses into the future. Choose among programs that will prepare you to transfer to a four-year institution with a strong business foundation; provide the technical knowledge and credentials for entry-level accounting or full-charge bookkeeping positions; or if you already have your bachelor’s degree, prepare you to sit for the uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam.
Our students continue to build strong business foundations outside the classroom through extracurricular activities such as Accounting Night and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, where qualified students get experience completing tax returns for the community. Led by talented faculty who possess practical business experience and active CPA licensure, students in Business Administration study and explore some of the most in-demand areas of business, accounting and finance.
Students interested in accounting can choose between career or transfer degrees. The department offers both, as well as three credit certificates.
All business administration faculty and staff have offices located in the Careers Center building on the AACC Arnold campus. Feel free to contact them.
Robert "Reb" Beatty, CPA, CFE, CGMA, academic chair and associate professor
Oksana Fisher, CPA, assistant professor
James "Mike" Muscatello, CPA, assistant professor
Robyn Hickey, office manager
The following scholarships are available for students in the Business Administration department. For information visit the AACC Scholarships page.
This scholarship started with the fundraising efforts of the Trade Council, a countywide business organization. This scholarship supports students interested in studying business.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ruthe Marie (Ingalls) Dempsey was born and raised in East Machias, Maine, before enlisting in the United States Naval Reserve in 1945. Following her service, she transitioned to a series of bookkeeping positions in Maryland and Washington, D.C. This scholarship was established in her memory to support students who aspire to have a successful career in bookkeeping or accounting.
Established in memory of Walter Sexton, this scholarship offers assistance to students pursuing studies in business and public administration.
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.
We strive to provide you practical experience that improves your learning, enhances your college life and benefits you personally and professionally.
Visit the tutoring page to learn more about virtual help during the pandemic.
Each fall the department invites students, staff, faculty and community members to talk with industry experts on topics including individual tax returns, personal budgeting, and student aid and student loans.
Each spring, students meet with professionals from public accounting firms, government, private industry and educators to explore opportunities in their field. Learn what it’s like to work in those fields and even apply for a job.
Offered in partnership with the Internal Revenue Service and the nonprofit organization Maryland Cash, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program provides free federal and state income tax assistance, preparation and filing to individuals who earn less than $57,000. VITA is managed by a full-time faculty member who reviews all returns prepared by current and former AACC student volunteers. The service is open to students and community members and typically serves more than 200 individuals each year. Get help with your taxes or get great job experience by helping prepare taxes.