Business Degree

Associate of Arts
The Business Program at Montgomery College

At Montgomery College, you’ll gain hands-on, practical skills in business from seasoned industry professionals. MC will help you launch your career, and will also prepare you for advanced degree programs at prestigious institutions across the US.  Pursue an associate’s degree to launch your exciting career in business, or transfer to a four-year college.

Available Fully Online
Complete this degree on your schedule, from anywhere with an internet connection, by taking all your classes online. Find out more about online learning.

This curriculum is designed for students planning to transfer to a four-year college and major in general business, or a more specialized field of business such as  finance, accounting, international business, marketing, or management. It also provides a solid foundation for students planning to major in economics or pre-law. Completion of all requirements for this curriculum will lead to the award of the AA degree in business. Note: Many credits earned in the management certificate requirements may not be applied toward an AA in business. Students should seek advice from a counselor.

Business students may be eligible for the Macklin Business Institute scholars program, a competitive honors program which includes seminars, special honors courses, mentoring, the possibility of an internship, and a scholarship. Students potentially interested in this program should wait to take ACCT 221, ACCT222, ECON 201, and ECON 202 for the sophomore year.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Interpret and evaluate financial information to assist business decision making.
  • Apply economic principles to business decision making.
  • Apply basic ethical principles to businesses practices.
  • Use appropriate analytical and statistical tools and technology to support business practices.
 

Program Advising

Z-Degree
This degree is available as a Z-Degree—no textbook purchases required. (Learn more about Z-degrees).
Meet with your academic advisor regularly to discuss your academic plans and make sure you are on track to graduate and/or transfer. The program advising guide outlines the degree requirements and is meant to supplement the advising process. 

 

Transfer Opportunities

MC has a long history of successfully preparing students for transfer to four-year institutions. See all business transfer agreements.

Careers

Careers include financial analyst, management consultant, accountant, actuary, market research analyst, business teacher, financial manager, business operations manager, and cost estimator. Some positions require a bachelor’s degree.

Curriculum

Suggested Course Sequence: Business

A suggested Business course sequence for full-time students follows.

A suggested Business course sequence for full-time students follows.

All students should review the advising guide and consult an advisor. Most courses have either assessment levels that must be met or prerequisites (courses that must be taken first). Part-time students and those who need to meet assessment levels or take prerequisite courses will take longer to complete a degree. An advisor will help make sure you are taking your courses in the right order.

All degree-seeking students must take a central group of General Education courses in English, mathematics, arts, behavioral and social sciences, humanities, and science. These courses are included in the suggested course sequence below.

   

Suggested Course Sequence


All students should review the Program Advising Guide and consult an advisor.

First Semester


Second Semester


Third Semester


  • MGMT 201 - Business Law  3 semester hours
  • OR

  • Elective 3 semester hours ††
  • Humanities distribution 3 semester hours (HUMD)

Fourth Semester


  • ECON 202 - Principles of Economics II  3 semester hours
  • Arts/Humanities distribution (ARTD/HUMD) or health course (HLTH) 3 semester hours (GEIR)
  • Natural sciences distribution 3 semester hours (NSND)
  • Elective 3 semester hours ††

* ENGL 101/ENGL 101A, if needed for ENGL 102/ENGL 103, or general elective. Please consult an advisor or transfer institution for assistance with course selection.

Behavioral and Social Science Distribution (BSSD) courses must come from different disciplines.

† Many, but not all four year institutions require MATH 150 or MATH 181 as a Math foundation. Students should consult with an adviser regarding the requirements of transfer institutions.

†† Students should consult an adviser regarding the requirements of transfer institutions. For some institutions, MGMT 201 may be appropriate, for others (e.g. The Smith School at the University Maryland) another course will be more appropriate. If necessary use as needed to fill the 60 credit requirement.

‡ Students must complete one Global or Cultural Perspectives designated course as part of their General Education Program to graduate.

 

 

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