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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 ECON 201, ECON 202, or ACCT 222 in the sophomore year. For more information on this program see this catalog, the Montgomery College website, or a counselor.


First Semester
BSAD 101 Introduction to Business 3
CMAP 120
Introduction to Computer Applications
CMSC 110 Computer Concepts†
Behavioral and social sciences distribution ‡ 3
 Mathematics foundation*
Second Semester
BSAD 210
Statistics for Business and Economics 
MATH 117 Elements of Statistics 3
Arts distribution 3
English foundation 3
Natural sciences distribution with lab 4
 Speech foundation
Third Semester
ACCT 221  Accounting I 4
ECON 201 Principles of Economics I (BSSD)
MGMT 201 Business law
Elective †† 3
 Health foundation
 Humanities distribution
Fourth Semester
ACCT 222
Accounting II 4
ECON 202 Principles of Economics II 3
Arts or humanities distribution 3
Natural sciences distribution 3
Elective ‡‡ 2
Total Credit Hours 60-63


†Students should consult an adviser regarding the requirements of transfer institutions.

** ENGL 101 will satisfy this elective or if necessary, use as needed to fulfill the 60 credit requirement.

†† Students should consult an adviser regarding the requirements of transfer institutions. For some institutions,  MGMT 201 may be appropriate, for others (e.g. The Smith School at the University Maryland) another course will.

‡‡ If necessary use as needed to fill the 60 credit requirement.

Program Outcomes for the Business AA Degree

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

  • Interpret and evaluate financial information to assist business decision making.
  • Apply economic principles to business decision making.
  • Apply basic ethical principles to businesses practices.
  • Use appropriate analytical and statistical tools and technology to support business practice


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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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