Management (Associate of Applied Science)

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

Program Description

The Associate of Applied Science Management is designed to prepare student for entry and career advancement in various management areas including finance, wholesaling, and manufacturing, as well as non-profit and government offices.

Transfer Information

Cecil College has articulation agreements with 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
ECO 221 Economics – Micro [SS] 3
EGL 101 College Composition [E] 3
EGL 102 Composition and Literature [E] 3
MAT 125 or
MAT 127
Applied Calculus [M] or
Introduction to Statistics [M]
PSY or
Psychology or Sociology Elective [SS] 3
SCI Science Elective/Science Elective with Lab [SL] 4
SPH 121 or
SPH 141
Interpersonal Communications [H] or
Public Speaking [H]

Program Requirements

Course Number Course Title Credits
ACC 101 Accounting I 3
ACC 102 Accounting II 3
BUS 103 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 131 Principles of Management 3
BUS 187 Business Ethics 3
BUS 210 Business Law 3
BUS 212 Principles of Marketing 3
BUS 216 Organizational Leadership 3
CIS 101 Introduction to Computer Concepts [I] 3
ECO 222 Economics - Macro [SS] 3
EGL 211 Technical Writing 3
ELECT ​Elective 1

Program Electives

Select 3 credits from the following:

Course Number Course Title Credits
BUS 191 Introduction to Finance 3
BUS 231 Management of Human Resources 3
BUS 241 Effective Teams and Work Groups 3
BUS 280 Strategic Planning Concepts 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 or
Psychology Elective or
Sociology Elective
Spring I (16 credits)
MAT Math Elective (Select from MAT 125 or 127)
EGL 102 Composition and Literature
EGL 211 Technical Writing
BUS 187 Business Ethics
ACC 102 Accounting II
Fall II (16 credits)
ECO 222 Economics - Macro
SCI Lab Science Elective
BUS 131 Principles of Management
BUS 212 Principles of Marketing
BUS 216 Organizational Leadership
Spring II (13 credits)
BUS 210 Business Law
ECO 221 Economics - Micro
ELECT Elective
SPH 121 or
SPH 141
Interpersonal Communications or
Public Speaking

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 understanding of how the elements of a marketing strategy work together and how the marketing concept fits into organizational planning and development.
  • Demonstrate understanding of markets and market behavior, external market forces, relationships to basic economic concepts, and globalism in satisfying needs and wants.
  • Demonstrate understanding of current and emerging trends in marketing, including direct and interactive marketing, technology-based personalization, one-to-one marketing, and e-commerce.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of consumer behaviors, social media trends, and implementation of marketing strategies.

Career Opportunities

Purchasing manager, store ma​nag​er, branch manager, department manager and sales representative, production planner, and personnel coordinator.​​​​​​​