Program Description

Business is, by far, the most popular field of study among undergraduates due to being one of American's most profitable and fastest growing career fields. The program is designed for students who seek to acquire a complete framework in basic business concepts and skills in order to analyze and create solutions for modern day business problems. Students will acquire the knowledge and skills to apply management, marketing and accounting concepts to improve operational performance within their chosen field. The major emphasis in this program is placed on analytical and marketable skills.

Degree Programs

Business Administration (Associate of Arts)

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.

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Leadership and Management (Associate of Applied Science)

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.

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Management (Associate of Applied Science)

The Associate of Applied Science in 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.

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Certificate Programs

Management

The goal of this certificate is to provide a defined course of study for those working in the field that does not have the necessary college-level course work for their positions. This certificate is not recommended for beginning students who are not working in the specific fields addressed by this certificate.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why choose management as a major at Cecil College?

A business management degree from Cecil College prepares you with the fundamentals business practices on which to build a career and puts you on track for a leadership role. Earning an associate degree in business management can improve your job prospects and overall earning potential.

Is management right for me?

The ability and skill to manage people and projects can be a very rewarding experience. Students interested in entry-level managerial positions often learn about managerial technology, economics, accounting and marketing best practices. Students can also gain valuable managerial experience by participating in extracurricular activities such as club memberships, applying for campus employment and working the Career Service Center to identify and pursue internship opportunities. Thus, management graduates will have acquired a vast array of skills and developed the aptitude to work in a variety of industries.

Which one is right for me, an associate degree in management or a management certificate?

Both avenues provide a solid foundation in basic management skills. The management certificate is most appropriate for students who have earned a degree in another field of study and are seeking a career change or for anyone that is already working in the profession and needs enhanced skills for career advancement.

An associate degree in management also provides the opportunity to start a professional career in an entry-level position post-graduation, with the added ability to transfer to a bachelor’s degree program in the future. Speak to an advisor in our Academic Advising Office for help choosing the right path! You can also contact one of our business faculty members.

How much can a marketing major make right out of college?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the range in median pay for management occupations is $51,800 to $137,720. To note, median pay varies with the level of education/degree completed.

What paths can I take when deciding to pursue management degree?

Here are a few examples of career paths/ job titles:

  • Department Manager
  • General and Operations Managers
  • Sales Managers
  • Transportation Managers
  • Construction Managers
  • Security Managers
  • Loss Prevention Managers
  • Investment Fund Managers
  • Storage and Distribution Managers
  • Supply Chain Managers

Should I seek a management internship while a student at Cecil College?

Yes! Completing an internship provides valuable on the job experience applying the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom and can increase post-graduation career opportunities and income. Visit Cecil College’s Career Services Office to learn more about available opportunities, to advance your resume writing or interview skills, and for general career advising. Cecil College students are highly successful securing and completing internships in business management.

Admissions & Advising

Cecil College is an open enrollment institution. Get more information, find out how to apply, or meet with an advisor.

Transfer

Whether transferring coursework to Cecil College or transferring your completed degree or certificate to a four year institution, transfer is a viable option to help meet your educational goals.

Cecil College has articulation agreements with Maryland and regional institutions, such as DeSales University and Drexel University.

Transfer information for Maryland colleges and universities is available through the Articulation System of Maryland (ARTSYS) website at www.artsys.usmd.edu. Additional transfer information can be found on the Transfer Agreements page.

Faculty

Full-time Faculty

Candace Vogelsong
Department Chair – Business & Management
M.B.A., Wilmington University
M.B.A., Wilmington College

Adele Foltz
Associate Professor – Accounting
M.B.A., Wesley College

Carlos Lampkin
Assistant Professor – Economics
M.B.A., Wilmington University

Scott Walton
Assistant Professor – Business & Computer Information Systems
D.B.A., Wilmington University

Mark Krysiak
Lecturer – Business and Tranportation & Logistics
M.B.A., University of Baltimore

Adjunct Faculty

Cecil College's adjunct business management faculty are highly credentialed in their discipline and have years of professional experience.