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Revised effective semester:  Fall 2013

This curriculum is designed for students planning to transfer to a four-year college and major in general business or a more specialized field of business such as finance, accounting, international business, marketing, or management. It also provides a solid foundation for students planning to major in economics or pre-law. Completion of all requirements for this curriculum will lead to the award of the A.A. degree in business.  Note: Many credits earned in the management certificate requirements may not be applied toward an A.A. in Business.  Students should seek advice from a counselor.

Business students may be eligible for the Macklin Business Institute scholars program, a competitive honors program which includes seminars, special honors courses, mentoring, the possibility of an internship, and a scholarship. Students potentially interested in this program should take EC 201, EC 202, or AC 202 in the sophomore year. For more information on this program see this catalog, the Montgomery College website, or a counselor.


General Education Requirements
Foundation Courses
English foundation 3
Health foundation 1-3
  Mathematics foundation 3-4
  Speech foundation 3
Distribution Courses    
  Arts distribution* 3
  Humanities distribution* 3
  Arts or humanities distribution 3
EC 201 Principles of Economics I (BSSD) 3
  Behavioral and social sciences distribution†  3
Natural sciences distribution with lab 4
  Natural sciences distribution without lab 3
Program Requirements
AC 201 Accounting I 4
AC 202 Accounting II 4
BA 101 Introduction to Business 3
BA 210 Statistics for Business and Economics


MA 116 Elements of Statistics* 3
CA 120 Introduction to Computer Applications


CS 110 Computer Concepts* 3
EC 202 Principles of Economics II 3
MG 201 Business Law or elective † 3
Elective‡ 3-5
Total credit hours   60

CA 120 for UMCP, CS 110 for UMUC, or check with other transfer schools.
† Students should consult an advisor regarding the requirements of transfer institutions. For some institutions, MG 201 may be appropriate, for others (e.g. The Smith School at the University Maryland) another course will be more appropriate.
‡  EN 101 will satisfy this elective or if necessary, use as needed to fulfill the 60 credit requirement.

Program Outcomes for the Business A.A. Degree

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Identify, apply, analyze, summarize, interpret, and evaluate financial information to facilitate business decision making.
  • Assess local, national, and international economic-related conditions and government policies and their impact on the economy.
  • Apply microeconomic principles to make profit-maximizing business decisions.
  • Apply basic statistical tools and techniques to business decisions and situations.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic ethical principles applicable to businesses.
  • Identify key features related to significant business functions.
  • Use appropriate technological tools and computer software to support business processes.


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Refer to course description pages to identify courses with prerequisites.
Courses in italics meet General Education requirements

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