Associate in Applied Science

What You Will Learn

The career possibilities with a Business degree are numerous with positions in management, accounting, marketing, finance, banking, insurance, sales and international business, just to name a few. The Business Professional program is ideal for students who need an Associate degree to advance their career.

This career-oriented curriculum at County College of Morris (CCM) is designed to meet the requirements of those who wish to explore the various areas of business. This program may also be used to further the general and specialized skills of those already employed.

The curriculum is not designed with transfer as the desired objective. Please look at the Business Administration program for that specific track. However, many courses in the program are accepted by baccalaureate-level colleges. Graduates have a fundamental knowledge of business principles, procedures and systems, and a broad background in theory and practice.

Why Study Business Professional at CCM?

Your goal to succeed is our mission, and the business faculty at CCM are qualified and passionate educators in academia. The faculty have extensive teaching experience as well as corporate and consulting experience. Our professors have either master’s or doctorate degrees in their respective areas of study. Many are adjuncts with the same four-year institutions our students transfer to, and many are active in their communities. Our students are also able to enjoy a wireless campus, and our classrooms are comfortable and modern.

The program’s business electives are organized by “tracks” so students can focus on obtaining skills in their desired field. These tracks are: Sales & Marketing, Accounting & Finance, Management, Entrepreneurship, and Administrative Support.

This program can be completed through a variety of methods including in class, online or hybrid courses, which combines in class and online course work.

Career Opportunities

The average starting salary for graduates with an Associates degree in Business is $35,000 – $50,000.
(Source: PayScale)

  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Auditing
  • Banking
  • Bookkeeping
  • Business information systems
  • Event planning
  • Finance
  • Human resources
  • Insurance
  • International business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Merchandising
  • Retail
  • Sales
  • Real Estate

Accreditation

This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Scholarship Opportunities

In addition to the general scholarships available at the college, Alpha Beta Gamma, a business honor society, offers scholarships.

Where You Can Go

The Business Professional curriculum provides the opportunity for the student to earn college credits through internships, a supervised off-campus work experience in a business environment. Internship experiences are facilitated through Career Services, with many companies residing in Morris County. These opportunities often lead to gratifying careers within participating companies after graduation. To learn more visit the CCM Career Services page.

Contact Info

Business Department
973-328-5656
Cohen Hall, Room 204

Professor Maureen Sutton
Chairperson
msutton@ccm.edu
973-328-5675