Leadership and Management

Award: Associate of Applied Science
Degree Code: BLMZ
Number of Credits: 65

Program Description

This program option is designed for the working adult who wants to earn an undergraduate degree in an accelerated format while continuing to work full or part-time. This degree option prepares students in the field of leadership and management in small business as well as medium and large size business. The accelerated program combines theory and practice through classroom, on-line, and guided experiential experiences in a cohort learning model.

Students who plan to enroll in the Leadership and Management Option must be college-ready at the time of admission. For accelerated studies, college-ready is defined as placing into English 101 (EGL101) and Intermediate Algebra (MAT093) on the skills assessments. Additional information on accelerated programs can be obtained from the Admissions Office (admissions@cecil.edu) or designated academic advisors.

Transfer Information

Cecil College has an articulation agreement with Wilmington University. Students satisfactorily completing the Associate of Applied Science – Leadership and Management Option degree at Cecil College are guaranteed admission to Wilmington University’s Leadership and Management program and will receive a $3000 scholarship.

Cecil College has articulation agreements with Maryland and other regional institutions. Click on "Transfer Opportunities" in MyCecil under the Advising Tab for a list of transfer pathways. In addition, transfer information is available through ARTSYS (The Articulation System of Maryland). Contact your advisor for detailed information.

Required Courses

General Education and Program Requirements
Number Title Credits
BUS 103 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 131 Principles of Management 3
BUS 187 Business Ethics 3
BUS 191 Introduction to Finance 3
BUS 216 Organizational Leadership 3
BUS 231 Management of Human Resources 3
BUS 234 Team Building Experiential Learning 3
BUS 235 Applied Technology Experiential Learning 3
BUS 236 Finance Experiential Learning 3
BUS 237 International Economics Experiential Learning 3
BUS 238 Human Resources Experiential Learning 3
BUS 239 Process Improvement Experiential Learning 3
BUS 240 Strategic Planning Experiential Learning 3
EGL 101 Freshman Composition [E] 3
EGL 211 Technical Writing 3
MAT 127 Introduction to Statistics [M] 4
CIS 101 Introduction to Computer Concepts [I] 3
ECO 222 Economics - Macro [SS] 3
PSY 222 Organizational Psychology 3
SCI Lab Science Elective [S/SL] 4
SPH 141 Public Speaking [H] 3

Recommended Sequence

The following is a recommended sequence of courses for completing this program as a full-time student. Developmental and prerequisite course requirements, credit load, and/or course availability may affect a student’s individual progress. Students should consult their degree audit at MyCecil or an academic advisor for individual degree planning.

Session I (9 credits)
EGL 101 Freshman Composition
BUS 103 Introduction to Business
BUS 234 Team Building Experiential Learning
Session II (9 credits)
SPH 141 Public Speaking
CIS 101 Introduction to Computer Concepts
BUS 235 Applied Technology Experiential Learning
Session III (9 credits)
BUS 131 Principles of Management
BUS 231 Management of Human Resources
BUS 238 Human Resources Experiential Learning
Session IV (10 credits)
MAT 127 Introduction to Statistics
BUS 187 Business Ethics
BUS 239 Process Improvement Experiential Learning
Session V (9 credits)
ECO 222 Economics - Macro
BUS 216 Organizational Leadership
BUS 237 International Economics Experiential Learning
Session VI (9 credits)
BUS 191 Introduction to Finance
EGL 211 Technical Writing
BUS 236 Finance Experiential Learning
Session VII (10 credits)
PSY 222 Organizational Psychology
SCI Lab Science Elective
BUS 240 Strategic Planning Experiential Learning

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Critically examine, analyze, and recommend logical actions based on a variety of business concepts, models, and principles
  • Apply written and oral communication skills
  • Apply basic computational, statistical, and quantitative reasoning skills in collecting, analyzing, and interpreting numerical information
  • Utilize verbal communication skills to engage an audience
  • Utilize and apply computer hardware, software, the Internet, and other technological tools to enhance reasoning skills in making business decisions
  • Be able to work effectively in both leadership and support roles as part of diverse teams to achieve a variety of business-related tasks
  • Apply a basic understanding of economic and accounting principles to complex business issues
  • Consistently act in a professional, respectful, honest, and ethical manner and to apply ethical principles and logical reasoning to make business decisions
  • Demonstrate an understanding of a global environment
  • Recognize and understand trends in business (through successes and failures)
  • Understand how to organize and start a business
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of the principles and concepts of entrepreneurship and management
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the differences between leadership and management
  • Apply functional area concepts and theories
  • Describe various situational approaches to leadership and understand varying perspectives on leadership
  • Analyze and apply skills of interpersonal effectiveness to everyday interaction by using observation, active listening, and questions
  • Apply critical and strategic thinking to produce sound managerial decisions while taking into account relevant perspectives, research, and the impact on the communities served
  • Describe strategic, ethical, and virtual forms of leadership in today’s world

Career Opportunities

Production management, human resources, office management, entrepreneur, office systems.​​​