Leadership and Management (Associate of Applied Science)

Award: Associate of Applied Science
Degree Code: BLMR
Number of Credits: 60

Program Description

This program is designed for the student who wants to earn an undergraduate degree in an accelerated or standard format. This degree prepares students in the field of leadership and management for leadership or supervisory positions in small businesses as well as medium- and/or large-sized businesses. The accelerated and standard program combines theory and practice through classroom, on-line, and hybrid courses.

Transfer Information

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 Requirements

Course Number Course Title Credits
CIS 101 Introduction to Computer Concepts [I] 3
ECO 221 Economics - Micro [SS] 3
ECO 222 Economics - Macro [SS] 3
EGL 101 College Composition [E] 3
MAT 127 Introduction to Statistics [M] 4
MAT 125 or
MAT 128
Applied Calculus [M] or
Introduction to Statistics II [M]
4
SCI Science Elective with Lab [S/SL] 4
SPH 121 or
SPH 141
Interpersonal Communications [H] or
Public Speaking [H]
3

Program Requirements

Course Number Course Title Credits
ACC 101 or
BUS 191
Accounting I or
Introduction to Finance
3
BUS 103 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 131 Principles of Management 3
BUS 187 Business Ethics 3
BUS 210 Business Law 3
BUS 216 Organizational Leadership 3
BUS 231 Management of Human Resources 3
BUS 241 Effective Teams and Work Groups 3
BUS 280 Strategic Planning Concepts 3
EGL 211 Technical Writing 3
PSY 222 Organizational Psychology 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
Session I (9 credits)
ECO 221 Economics - Micro
EGL 101 College Composition
BUS 103 Introduction to Business
Session II (9 credits)
SPH 121 or
SPH 141
Interpersonal Communications
Public Speaking
CIS 101 Introduction to Computer Concepts
BUS 210 Business Law
Session III (9 credits)
BUS 131 Principles of Management
BUS 231 Management of Human Resources
BUS 241 Effective Teams and Work Groups
Session IV (7 credits)
MAT 127 Introduction to Statistics
BUS 187 Business Ethics
Session V (10 credits)
MAT 125 or
MAT 128
Applied Calculus or
Introduction to Statistics II
ECO 222 Economics - Macro
BUS 216 Organizational Leadership
Session VI (9 credits)
ACC 101 or
BUS 191
Accounting I or
Introduction to Finance
EGL 211 Technical Writing
BUS 280 Strategic Planning Concepts
Session VII (7 credits)
PSY 222 Organizational Psychology
SCI Lab Science Elective

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, and office systems.​​​