A.A. Degree For students seeking to complete the first two years of a four-year program. Completed coursework can then be transferred to a four-year institution where a bachelor’s degree may be earned with the completion of additional coursework.
Please refer to the catalog for curriculum requirements.
Do you like working as part of a team, developing a plan, and seeing it through to completion? Do concepts like leadership, entrepreneurship, marketing, capital structure, employee motivation, marginal costs, risk management, globalization, SWOT, and strategic planning pique your interest? If so, maybe a career in the dynamic world of business is for you. Business majors learn the latest management, technology, and communications skills, enabling them to work in a changing global marketplace. Career paths in business are very diverse; including marketing, general management, financial services, human resources, business consulting, international business, logistics, and project management. As with most careers, earnings and upward mobility are highly related to the level of education you achieve.
This program is for students who plan on transferring to a four year college/university and earning a bachelor’s degree in a business related major. In today's competitive marketplace a bachelor’s degree is becoming the minimum requirement for most professional level jobs in management, finance, marketing, human resources, logistics, and other business fields.
A sampling of jobs requiring a minimum of a bachelor’s degree include; management analysts, medical and health services managers, marketing managers and analysts, human resources managers and specialists, financial analysts and managers, logistics managers, public relations professionals, and sales managers (Source - U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook 2012).
Skills you will learn
Students in the Business Administration Transfer A.A. degree program at FCC will take courses in economics, accounting, basic business, computing, statistics, general education and elective courses to prepare them for more advanced business studies at a transfer college. The A.A. degree in Business Administration Transfer also prepares students for entry level jobs or advancement in business prior to transfer.
- Students will discover, apply, and analyze fundamental business, accounting, economic, and computing concepts.
- Students will develop and apply effective communication skills.
- Students will be successful when transferring to a bachelor’s degree program in business.
Growth Potential and Estimated Salaries
In the business world growth potential and estimated salaries are closely related to education level, relevant experience, and individual performance. For more information on salaries, minimum educational requirements, and growth rates for specific business jobs search the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook. http://www.bls.gov/ooh/
This degree is designed for transfer to most bachelor’s degree granting colleges and universities, however students should carefully coordinate their FCC course selections with an FCC transfer advisor, since each transfer college may require different specific general education or elective courses. For working adult students, FCC has solid transfer relationships with local colleges who specialize in your unique needs – including the Mount Saint Mary’s University Frederick Campus Evening Business Program and the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) Business Program.
FacultyIn addition to highly qualified full-time faculty, the program utilizes local business professionals who teach on an adjunct basis in their area of education and expertise.
FCC offers a tuition payment plan. Scholarship and loan assistance is available for those who are eligible. FCC also has ten specific locally funded scholarships for business majors.