Business Administration, International Business Concentration, A.A.

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Our general education courses combined with language course(s), all delivered with the latest learning technologies, provide a strong foundation for your career in International Business.

Carroll’s International Business Administration degree is customized for students interested in a career in international business and finance.

International business is defined as business transactions that take place across national borders. This includes small firms that export or import products up to large global corporations with operations and alliances around the world. Distinctions among different types of international firms help to understand its financial, administrative, marketing, human resources or operations decisions. 

Benefits of Our International Business Program

Our program provides students with a well-rounded core of courses within the traditional concepts of business: accounting, economics, management, marketing and law. Combined with language course(s), this degree prepares students for transfer to 4-year colleges as Business majors with a concentration in International Business.

Why choose Carroll for your International Business degree:

  • Many of our courses are offered in accelerated, 7-week formats.
  • Evening/online courses available.
  • Behind-the-Scenes Trips to Under Armour, M&T Stadium, Camden Yards, QVC, NYSE Stock Exchange, Macy’s Herald Square, Harley Davidson, Pepsi, Fila and more. 

High achieving students in the program are recognized each semester by Carroll’s Business faculty as our Sturm Scholars. Business majors with a 3.200 GPA may be eligible for membership in the International Business honor society, Alpha Beta Gamma.

International Business Strategies

  • Seek cultural experiences in the community and on campus.
  • Exposure to at least one world language


“I always had an interest in studying business administration, but I didn’t know which focus I wanted to pursue. Studying business at Carroll allowed me to take different courses that all worked towards my degree, while also helping me decide which major I wanted to pursue when I transferred.” –Thomas Putman

“Every business class I have taken at Carroll has been very organized and instructive. The teachers are informative while still presenting each topic in an interesting way. From lectures to field trips, seminars to online simulations, it is impossible to get bored with how the information is presented in each class.” –Juliana Howard

“Without the business curriculum I had, I wouldn’t have been able to test myself being out of my comfort zone, meet a lot of new people, establish strong friendships, learn a lot about not only business but about life too, and figure out my strengths that I should be developing and my weaknesses that I should keep working on.” –Iliyan Slavov


Carroll offers an exceptional education at an extraordinary value. If you start your Business education by earning an AA degree at Carroll, you'll pay less than half of what you would pay for the first two years of a typical 4-year college. 

What does this program cost?

The program runs for four 15-credit semesters, totaling 60 credits. Visit the Tuition and Fees page for the latest rates.

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Faculty Spotlight



Marlene Titus

Marlene has a Juris Doctor from the University of Baltimore School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Loyola College (now known as Loyola University, Baltimore). She practiced law in the areas of corporate/business/bankruptcy and general litigation. Marlene’s held positions at Carroll Community College in the non-credit Miller Center for Small Business, and as the Navigator and adjunct faculty in the Cybersecurity department. She’s been an adjunct faculty member since 2015. Marlene is now Assistant Professor and the Program Director for the Business and Accounting Department, teaching courses in business and business law.


Jonathan Boyle

Jonathan Boyle has a B.A. in History from John Carroll University and an M.B.A. in Management and Marketing from The University of Toledo. For 18 years, he has taught a variety of online and face-to-face business courses at higher education institutions located in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan. In 2019, Jonathan started as a full-time faculty at Carroll teaching courses in Business.


Margo Chaney Adkins

Margo Chaney Adkins holds a B.S. in Management Information Systems and a M.Ed. in Post-Secondary Education from Salisbury University. She has taught and created curriculum for online, hybrid and self-directed formats in higher education at Carroll Community College for thirteen years and face-to-face for sixteen years. Prior to Carroll, she taught IT and software courses at Anne Arundel Community College and Wor-Wic Community College and has several years’ experience in the private sector. She is also an author and editor of the Pearson “Skills for Success” series for 2013, 2016 and 2019. She is currently an Associate Professor and the Coordinator of Introduction to Computer Information Systems, Business Management AAS and the Office Technology programs at Carroll Community College.


Kristen Maszarose

Kristen Maszarose holds a B.A. in Business from Ohio University and an M.S. in Management, Marketing specialization, from the University of Maryland University College (now known as the University of Maryland Global Campus). Her experience ranges from sales and marketing to advising at the higher education level. She has been teaching in both the online and face-to-face environment for three years. Kristen is currently an Instructor teaching business, marketing and personal finance courses at Carroll.


Jim Ourand

James (Jim) Ourand has a B.A. in Accounting from Frostburg State University and an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Baltimore. He is an active Certified Public Accountant supporting clients in accounting, tax and business advising. For more than 30 years, he has held various positions in accounting, finance and management for large and small businesses. In 2018, he started as a full-time faculty at Carroll teaching courses in Accounting and Finance.


Advisory Boards

Our curriculum is designed and continuously reviewed by an advisory board of industry experts and business leaders, ensuring the program meets all current skill and knowledge requirements. You can visit our Advisory Boards page to see the list of Business and Accounting Advisory Board members, as well as advisory board members for our other programs.


Graduates from this program may transfer to 4-year colleges as business majors with a concentration in international business. 

Carroll has transfer agreements with virtually every public college and university in Maryland, as well as many other schools in Maryland and across the country. Learn more about transferring your courses to a different institution or explore Transfer Agreements by area of study.


An Associate's degree in International 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 conclusion of this degree also proves appropriate to establish a career in business.

Where can you go?

Promote the success of a multinational corporation with a career in International Business. You’ll discover a variety of exciting employment opportunities in the U.S. and abroad. 

Careers in International Business include:

  • Import/Export Agent
  • Translator
  • Foreign Currency Investment Advisor
  • Foreign Sales Representative
  • International Management Consultant 

Job duties in International Business include:

  • Managing imports and exports in multinational corporations
  • Translating for business
  • Traveling abroad to facilitate business deals
  • Preparing employees for foreign travel and business dealings
  • Studying and implementing ethical behavior and standards
  • Practicing cultural sensitivity in business
  • Representing your company internationally as a sales representative or consultant

Business Careers Outlook 

According to a 2016 report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of job openings in most business-related fields is projected to grow through 2026.* 

*U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Employment by Detailed Occupation, 2016. 

How long will it take me to get an A.A. degree in International Business? 

Business degrees are 60 credits and can be completed in two years if the student completes 30 credits a year. Plan ahead! Not all courses are offered every semester. Please work with an advisor to develop your personalized academic plan. 

Which math course should I take? 

It depends on the requirements of the transfer school. Some require Applied Calculus while others require Statistics. This should be considered as you develop your academic plan.

Do courses need to be taken in a certain order? 

Accounting 102 is dependent upon successful completion of Accounting 101. 

What should I take first in the Business Administration program? 

Introduction to Business, Introduction to Computer Information Systems, and Accounting 101 are the first courses you should take. However, these do not all need to be taken in your first semester. General education courses, such as English or Science, are equally important.