Business Management

The Program
Employment
Skills You Will Learn
Program Goals
Growth Potential & Estimated Salaries
Financial Assistance

Please refer to the catalog for curriculum requirements.

 

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Tuesday 5:00-7:35 pm
7 week class begins Tuesday, October 22, 2013
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The Program

This program is for students who are focused on immediate employment in business positions requiring a two year degree or less, who do not expect to transfer to a bachelor's degree program.

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Employment

A sampling of jobs includes entry level retail management, office manager, administrative assistant, administrative services manager, self-employed business owner, sales associate, and financial services industry paraprofessional. An associate's degree may also give you a competitive edge over a job applicant with similar experience but less education, or qualify you for advancement with your current employer.

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Skills You Will Learn

You will take courses in basic business, accounting, law, management and, computing - including spreadsheets, plus additional selected specialized elective courses in business, accounting, economics, and computing. You will also take general education courses.

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Program Goals

  • Students will discover, apply, and analyze fundamental and specialized business concepts and skills.
  • Students will develop and apply effective communication skills.
  • Students will successfully utilize business computing technology applications.

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Growth Potential & 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/

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Related Academic Certificates

FCC has five shorter certificates that focus on a variety of business skill areas. Courses from these certificates can also be applied to the Business Management A.A.S. Career degree. FCC offers certificates in the following areas:

  • Certificate, Business Studies: Designed for students who want to learn basic business concepts.This option includes accounting, business communications and human relations.

    Gainful Employment Program Reporting

  • Certificate, Bank Operations: Prepares students for immediate employment with financial institutions.

  • Certificate, Financial Management in Banking: Prepares students for immediate employment with banking and financial management institutions. Students will receive knowledge in accounting, bank operations and other finance related topics.

  • Certificate, Business Enterprise: Designed for students desiring to start their own businesses whether sole proprietorship, partnership, or corporation.

    Gainful Employment Program Reporting

  • Certificate, Entrepreneurship: Builds on the coursework in the Business Enterprise Certificate.It prepares students to successfully operate their businesses by acquiring skills in management, human resources and law.

    Gainful Employment Program Reporting

  • Certificate, Supervision: Prepares students for immediate career employment in retail, service and financial industries or enhances current employment in supervisory positions.

    Gainful Employment Program Reporting

  • Certificate, Management: Build on the coursework in the Supervisory Certificate with additional courses to prepare students for managment positions.

    Gainful Employment Program Reporting

  • A.A.S., Business Management: A 60-63 credit program for students seeking immediate employment in entry-level management or management trainee positions uponcompletion of the program or for individuals desiring to start their own businesses.Although the majority of the coursework will transfer to other institutions, the program is oriented toward employment preparation.

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Transfer

Although this degree is not designed for transfer to most bachelor's degree programs, we have a transfer agreement with University of Maryland University College (UMUC). Students are advised to plan their course selections with a transfer advisor in advance should they choose to transfer to UMUC. Students whose goal is to transfer to a bachelor's degree program should refer to FCC's Business Administration A.A. - Transfer program.

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Faculty

In 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.

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Financial Assistance

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.

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For more informaton contact:

Marty Crabbs
Program Manager
301.846.2611

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Continuing Education Business Related Courses

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Business Management

For more information contact:

Marty Crabbs
Program Manager
301.846.2611

Dr. Karen Wilson
Department Chair
Assistant Professor - Medical Assisting/Dept. Chair
301.624.2848

Doree Lynn Miles
Academic Office Manager
Computing & Business Technology
301.846.2505