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This pathway prepares students for a career in business and becoming a productive office employee. The pathway offers three different degrees. General Business focuses on traditional concepts of business, Management Information Systems combines computer information systems and business, and International Business allows students to pursue their interest in finance and international business. This program is beneficial for students planning to transfer; however, the conclusion of this degree also proves appropriate for a career in business.

 Associate of Arts-Business Admin, International Business

Faculty Advisor: Lynne Smith Phone: 410-386-8248 Email: lsmith@carrollcc.edu The International Business sequence is customized for students interested in international business and finance. Graduates from this program may transfer to four-year colleges as business majors with a concentration in international business. Business majors with a 3.200 GPA may be eligible for membership in Alpha Beta Gamma.

General Education Requirements

ARTS AND HUMANITIES: Take 1 Fine and Performing Arts Area or Humanities Area course, plus Introduction to Speech Communication (COMM-105 formerly SPCH-101).  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
ENGLISH COMPOSITION: (Minimum C grade required.)
ENGLISH LITERATURE:
EMERGING ISSUES:
MATHEMATICS: (select 1 course)  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
SCIENCE: Choose 2 General Education Science courses; one must be a lab course (7-8 credits).  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE:

Business Administration-IB Program Requirements

Elective

Take 2 elective credits. Refer to ARTSYS or your transfer college's catalog to select an appropriate course.

 Associate of Arts-Business Admin, Management Info Sys

Faculty Advisor: Lynne Smith Phone: 410-386-8248 Email: lsmith@carrollcc.edu Business Administration-Management Information Systems is customized for students interested in computer information systems with an understanding of business. Graduates from this recommendation may transfer to four-year colleges as business majors with a concentration in management information systems. Business majors with a 3.200 GPA may be eligible for membership in Alpha Beta Gamma.

General Education Requirements

ARTS AND HUMANITIES: Take 1 Fine and Performing Arts Area or Humanities Area course, plus Introduction to Speech Communication (COMM-105 formerly SPCH-101).   Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
ENGLISH COMPOSITION: (Minimum C grade required.)
ENGLISH LITERATURE:
EMERGING ISSUES: Choose one course (3 credits)  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
MATHEMATICS: (select 1 course)  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
SCIENCE: Choose 2 General Education Science courses; one must be a lab course. (7-8 credits)   Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE: Select 1 Social and Behavioral Science course, plus Principles of Macro Economics.

Business Administration-MIS Program Requirements

Electives

Refer to ARTSYS and the receiving institution's catalog to select transferable courses.

 Associate of Arts-Business Administration

Faculty Advisor: Lynne Smith Phone: 410-386-8248 Email: lsmith@carrollcc.edu The Business Administration program introduces students to the field of business. Many graduates from this program transfer to four-year colleges as business majors with a concentration in marketing, management, accounting, finance, international business, human resource management, or management information systems. This program of study is also appropriate for students who plan to transfer to four-year colleges in fields of study outside of business. An associate's degree in business, when combined with a bachelor's degree in another field of study, will equip students with knowledge in their area of expertise as well as the language and decision-making process of management. The Associates degree in Business Administration is also appropriate for those who wish to conclude their studies at the associate's level. The degree program provides students with an understanding of how and why decisions are made within a business and how to be a productive member of an organization. There are three emphases within the Business Administration major. The first, Business Administration-General Business, provides students with a well-rounded core of courses within the traditional concepts of business: accounting, economics, management, marketing and law. The second, Business Administration-Management Information Systems, combines study in the area of computer information systems with an understanding of business. Finally, Business Administration-International Business, is customized for students with an interest in international business and finance. Business majors with a 3.200 GPA may be eligible for membership in Alpha Beta Gamma.

General Education Requirements

ARTS AND HUMANITIES: Take 1 Fine and Performing Arts Area or Humanities Area course, plus Introduction to Speech Communication (COMM-105 formerly SPCH-101).   Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
ENGLISH COMPOSITION: Minimum C grade required.
ENGLISH LITERATURE:
EMERGING ISSUES:  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
MATHEMATICS:  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
SCIENCE: Choose 2 General Education Science courses; one must be a lab course (7-8 credits).   Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE: Take 1 Social and Behavioral Science course, plus Principles of Macro Economics:  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.

Business Administration Program Requirements

Electives

Business Electives:  Courses in the following subjects count toward this requirement.
  • Accounting*
  • Business Administration*
  • Finance*
  • Marketing*
  • Management*
  • Mathematics*
Refer to ARTSYS and the receiving institution's catalog to select transferable courses.

Career Strategies

Business Strategies

 International Business Strategies

  • Seek cultural experiences in the community and on campus.
  • Study world governments, economics, and religions in class or via a Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC). 
  • Become fluent in at least one additional language.

General Strategies

  • Treat school like a job: attend, be on time, complete assignments, etc.
  • Attend programs and activities sponsored by the Business Area of Study and related Areas of Study.
  • Volunteer your expertise in your specialization (accounting, marketing, etc.) at non-profit organizations; build a network of contacts in the non-profit sector.
  • Secure strong faculty recommendations; consider finding a mentor in your career area of interest.
  • Cultivate strong persuasion skills. Learn how to communicate effectively with a wide range of people and build relationships.
  • Consider on-campus employment as a means to build your skills and your network of contacts.
  • Develop problem solving skills, self-confidence, assertiveness and empathy to deliver effective customer service.
  • Participate in leadership programs like the Leadership ChallengeAdvanced Leadership Challenge as well as leadership positions in community organizations.
  • Become comfortable with giving presentations. Take classes in communication and public speaking (e.g. Introduction to Speech Communication SPCH-101Advanced Public Speaking SPCH-201, etc.).
  • Create your resume, social media and professional brand.
  • Develop your resume and online presence via Linked In, Facebook, Weebly, etc.
  • Follow blogs or websites of accomplished individuals you admire.
  • Talk to professionals in the industry; conduct informational interviews.
  • Gain experience through part-time, summer or internship positions in a business environment.
  • Follow businesses in your area of interest through Facebook, LinkedIn, Glassdoor and social media.
  • Develop strong teamwork skills from work or student organization(s) experiences.
  • Participate in service-learning events through classes or for one-day volunteer programs (e.g. Cold Weather Shelter, Westminster Clean-up, etc.).
  • Develop excellent computer skills, including relevant software packages, through online tutorials, MOOCs or in Carroll classes.

 

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