Business Management Certificate (Career)

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Program Manager: Dr. Susan McMaster
Phone: 240.629.7978

Program Description

Prepares students for entry level employment in careers requiring basic business and management skills.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate competence discovering, applying, and thinking critically about basic business, accounting, and computing concepts and trends.
  • Identify and analyze ethical issues in business.
  • Communicate effectively using multiple communication methods (oral, written, graphic, and electronic).
  • Apply computing technologies to solve business problems. 

Program Requirements

Departmental Requirements
ACCT 101Principles of Accounting I3
ACCT 102Principles of Accounting II3
BMGT 103Introduction to Business3
BMGT 120Business Communications3
CMIS 101Information Systems and Technology3
ECON 200Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON 202Principles of Microeconomics3
Select any ACCT or BMGT course not taken above or Math Elective3
Principles of Management (recommended)
Total Credits24

Transfer Note

For more information on careers and transfer, contact the Career and Academic Planning Services office at 301.846.2471 or visit Transfer Services.

Guided Pathway to Success (GPS)

Suggested schedules map your path to degree completion.

Students should meet with an advisor each semester to carefully select and sequence courses based on their specific academic goals and interests. Visit Jefferson Hall or call 301.846.2471 for advising.

Plan of Study Grid
Recommended First SemesterCredits
ACCT 101 Principles of Accounting I 3
BMGT 103 Introduction to Business 3
BMGT 120 Business Communications 3
CMIS 101 Information Systems and Technology 3
Recommended Second Semester
ACCT 102 Principles of Accounting II 3
ECON 200 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 202 Principles of Microeconomics 3
Select any ACCT, BMGT not taken above or Math Elective 3
Principles of Management (recommended)  
 Total Credits24

Part-time Students

Part-time students should complete courses in the order listed on the pathway. Please contact program manager for questions about part-time status.

Students who take fewer than 15 credits each semester or who require developmental English or Math coursework will need additional semesters to complete their degrees. Summer term and January session classes may help students to make faster progress.

Pathway Legend

Milestone - courses with the Milestone notation should be taken within the recommend credit range to stay on track for program completion.

Fall, Spring, Summer - courses with a Fall, Spring, or Summer notation indicate the course is offered in the specified semester only.