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The responsibilities of the office manager have grown exponentially in recent years.

Today, an office manager’s duties now include human resources, employee relations and marketing, as well as the traditional functions. And Anne Arundel Community College’s Business Office Management program will teach you to do it all. You’ll work with faculty who are active in the field and gain experience through internships and service-learning opportunities. You’ll also have access to the latest office technology. By the time you finish, you’ll be well-prepared for a promising career, and you’ll also have the skills and tools you need to rise rapidly in your organization. You’ll also be able to transfer to a quality four-year college or university.

Career Degrees

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.

Office Management, Business Management, A.A.S.

Through our cutting-edge curriculum, you’ll become well-versed in the many skills and functions that make a successful office manager. 


Credit Certificates

The following certificate prepares students for employment and feeds into the A.A.S. degree, if desired.

Office Management, Business Management

You'll enhance and upgrade your managerial and communication skills to prepare for careers in the 21st century, including today’s technologically advanced workplace.


Interested in Transfer?

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.

Business Administration Transfer, A.S.

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.

Business Administration Transfer (A.S.)

What can you do with a degree in Business Office Management?

Our graduates pursue rewarding careers as:

  • Office managers
  • Office assistants
  • Secretaries
  • Office clerks
  • Administrative assistants

Plus, with four-year transfer agreements with dozens of colleges and universities in Maryland and beyond, an AACC degree has never been a better investment. For outlook information about specific careers, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Related Studies

If Business Office Management sounds appealing, but you’d like to compare it to other credit and noncredit offerings, see if one of these is a better fit.