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The mission of the Business Management department at Anne Arundel Community College is to provide educational programs for future business leaders and managers.  The department also hopes to leverage relationships with the local business community through partnerships and internships that are mutually beneficial to all.

The vision of the Business Management Department at Anne Arundel Community College is to offer degrees and certificates that immerse students in all aspects of today’s rapidly changing and technologically challenging business environment.  The curriculum provides the comprehensive skills necessary for a successful business career.  It also gives the student a solid foundation for the continuation of their academic career if a bachelor degree is desired.  A core commitment of the department is to imbue the philosophy of creativity and innovation in terms of connecting academic experiences in the classroom with real-world business applications.

Areas of Study

Whether you're a business owner, middle management employee, working adult learner or a traditional age student, the Business Management department is prepared to meet your needs to advance your knowledge and skills of today’s business environment. 

Learn more about our areas of study:

Faculty and Staff

Department Chair

Shad B. Ewart, assistant professor

Full-time Faculty

Deborah Collins

John Sagi

Brandi Ulrich

Bill Yuan

Instructional Specialists

Stephen Berry

Kipp Snow

Office Staff

Heather Harrington

Resources for Students

Current Student Resources


Community organizations come to AACC to partner with classes and students for help in accomplishing their mission.  Students utilize the content they have learned in class and apply it to these real world situations.  For example, Books for International Goodwill accepts book donations and sends them to countries who lack access to text books.  Students organized a campus-wide drive to collect, package and transport the books.  Books were collected from all 3 campuses give the students the chance to practice planning, organization and logistics as they collected over 5,000 books.  A win-win situation.


Students can elect to complete an internship with one of the hundreds of local companies in the AACC Internship database.  Employers look favorably on potential employees who have experience in the field and those potential employees who experience exceeds what can be learned in the classroom.

Business Resource Center

Our business resource center is fully equipped with a business library, private and work group spaces, a conference room, Wi-Fi access, computers with Internet access as well as software applications helpful to those starting new ventures.

Business Management Department Events

Business Expo

At this event, Students learn how to create and design promotional materials for a product and use a trade show format to assess the effectiveness of the pitch.  Judges use “River Hawk Dollars” to invest and winners are chosen by the amount of “money” invested in their business.

Truck Pull

AACC through AACPS Middle Schoolers/Faculty/Staff compete as teams to pull a truck in a friendly competition.  Local employers set up tables and provide information so students can explore the job opportunities in the Supply Chain Management/Transportation Logistics and Cargo Security field.

Lunch of Champions

Students prepare resumes and cover letters in their Business Communications (BPA 162) and Marketing Principles (BPA 125) classes.  Judges conduct mock interviews, score the letters/resumes and select finalists.  The finalists have lunch with the judges in a business setting where proper etiquette is explored.

High School Student Resources

Diamond Challenge

High school students complete on the AACC campus where they pitch their new venture business concept to a panel of judges.  Winning teams go onto the next round of the competition.


The following scholarships are available to business students:

  • Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce Scholarship
  • Gwen V. Atwell Memorial Scholarship
  • The Belle Grove Corporation Endowed Scholarship
  • Ray Huff, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
  • Marley Station Business Scholarship
  • Rocci S. Mastroberti Memorial Scholarship
  • William and Doris Neall Endowed Scholarship
  • Kyle McKinley Pollero Scholarship
  • Walter Sexton Scholarship