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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.
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.
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.
“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.
program runs for four 15-credit semesters, totaling 60 credits. Visit the Tuition
and Fees page for the latest rates.
Explore the following options:
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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Accounting 102 is dependent upon successful
completion of Accounting 101.
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.