Business Administration Transfer (Associate of Arts)

Award: Associate of Arts
Degree Code: BAAR
Number of Credits: 60

Program Description

This program is designed to provide the first two years of study for business students intending to transfer to a four-year college or university. Students selecting this program should consult early in the program with an academic advisor. Articulated transfer agreements exist between Cecil College and the majority of four-year colleges and universities in the state and region.

Transfer Information

Cecil College has articulation agreements with Goldey-Beacom College as well as other Maryland and 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 Requirements

Course Number Course Title Credits
ARTS/HUM Arts and Humanities Elective [H] 3
EGL 101 College Composition [E] 3
​EGL 102 Composition and Literature [H]​ ​3
HST History Elective [H] 3
MAT 127 Introduction to Statistics [M] 4
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology [SS] 3
SCI Science Electives 1 [S/SL] 7
SOC SCI Social Science Elective [SS] 3

Program Requirements

Course Number Course Title Credits
ACC 101 Accounting I 3
ACC 102 Accounting II 3
BUS 103 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 187 Business Ethics 3
CIS 101 Introduction to Computer Concepts [I] 3
ECO 221 Economics - Micro [SS] 3
ECO 222 Economics - Macro [SS] 3
MAT 125 or
MAT 128
Applied Calculus [M] or
Introduction to Statistics II [M]
4
SPH 121 or
SPH 141
Interpersonal Communications [H] or
Public Speaking [ H ]
3

Program Electives

Select 3 credits from the following:

Course Number Course Title Credits
BUS 191 Introduction to Finance 3
BUS 210 Business Law 3
EGL 211 Technical Writing 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.

Course Number Course Title
Fall I (15 credits)
EGL 101 College Composition
BUS 103 Introduction to Business
ACC 101 Accounting I
CIS 101 Introduction to Computer Concepts
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
Spring I (16 credits)
SPH 121 or
SPH 141
Interpersonal Communications or
Public Speaking
MAT 127 Introduction to Statistics
ECO 222 Economics - Macro
ACC 102 Accounting II
EGL 102 Composition and Literature
Fall II (16-17 credits)
ECO 221 Economics - Micro
SCI Science Elective
ARTS/HUM Arts and Humanities Elective
MAT 125 or
MAT 128
Applied Calculus or
Introduction to Statistics II
SOC SCI Social Science Elective
Spring II (12-13 credits)
SCI Science Elective
HST History Elective
BUS 187 Business Ethics
BUS 191 or
BUS 210 or
EGL 211
Introduction to Finance or
Business Law or
Technical Writing

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.
  • 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.

Career Opportunities

Accountant, banking, consultant, human resources, all areas of education, government, private business, and retail.​


1 One course must have a BIO designation; the other course must have a designation of AST, CHM, ENV, PSC, or PHY. At least one course must include a corresponding lab.