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2023-2024 Chesapeake College Catalog 
2023-2024 Chesapeake College Catalog

Business Administration A.A. Degree (350)

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This program of study meets all the General Education Requirements at Chesapeake College.

Award: Associate of Arts Degree

Program Mission: The Chesapeake College Business Administration Degree provides students with the necessary background to successfully transfer to a four-year institution and complete a baccalaureate degree program in Business Administration.

Program Description: The Business Administration program introduces students to principles of business, economics, and accounting that are typically required in the first two years of a baccalaureate business administration curriculum and which lay the foundation for future studies. Because the modern business world demands that its staff be knowledgeable in fields beyond everyday business technology, this curriculum requires courses in the humanities, natural or physical sciences, and social sciences that fulfill the student’s general education requirements and develop analytical, evaluative, and writing skills. Students should acquaint themselves with the requirements of the major department at the college or university to which transfer is contemplated and also consult with an academic advisor in planning an appropriate program. The College’s Transfer Advisor can provide additional information regarding the transfer requirements of institutions within the University of Maryland System.

Program Goals: The Business Administration Degree program will:

  • Facilitate proficiency in content knowledge and skills for the College’s general education competencies.
  • Introduce management roles and practices.
  • Establish the importance of the global business environment.
  • Prepare students for transfer to a four-year institution.

Student Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Evaluate the ethical ramifications of business decisions.
  • Explain and operationalize macro and micro economic theories.
  • Research and explain concepts in business administration such as: employee motivation, free trade, comparative advantage, and marginal costs and benefits.

Contact Person: Ms. Catherine Rust

Students are encouraged to consult the requirements for programs at the transfer institution to select courses where flexibility exists. 

For additional educational opportunities related to this field, see the Business Administration Bachelor’s degree program offered through the Eastern Shore Higher Education Center.  For more information, contact the Executive Director for the Eastern Shore Higher Education Center at: 410-827-5761.


Program Requirements

[Courses Appear in Recommended Sequence.]

Spring Semester I

Spring Semester II

Minimum Required Credits: 60

Free Electives

 Can be satisfied by any credit course.

Online Options

This program may be taken fully online by selecting the appropriate courses.  For more information, please speak with your advisor.


♦ Must be taken within the first 12 hours unless exempted by meeting established standards.


+ See course description for details.


It is preferable for students to choose an elective that is Gen. Ed. course for transferability.    Please check your transfer institution for transfer options.  

* preferred.

**Macroeconomics and Microeconomics may be taken in any order.

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