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Montgomery College Business Student Orientation

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Montgomery College Business Student Orientation
Why Study Business?
Getting Down to Business
This orientation provides an overview of the following topics for business students at Montgomery College:
Why study business?
Business Program foundations
Academic Advising
Transfer Planning and Scholarships
Business Learning Resources
Career Resources
Get involved! Extracurricular Opportunities
Special Programs and Honors
Networking - Join the Business Buddy Program!
Data is from (1) National Association of Colleges & Employers, (2) U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and (3) The Hamilton Project
Develop specialized skills and improve your capacity to analyze information, communicate effectively, think critically, and thrive in work situations
A wide variety of career choices - A business degree allows for professional versatility as 85% of jobs are in
With a ride range of career skills, 75% of companies are looking to hire business majors creating
lots of career possibilities
$53,901 is the average starting salary for Business Majors
$3.79 Million is the average career earnings for Business Majors
Add student testimonial
Business Program Foundations
Sign up now for the Business Buddy Program by accessing the sign up sheet at: http://bit.ly/MCbusinessbuddies
Academic Advising
Transfer Planning and Scholarships
Business Learning Resources
Career Resources
Get Involved! Extracurricular Opportunities
Honors and Special Programs
Thank You!
For additional questions or concerns, please feel free to contact your campus business program:
Rockville: (240) 567-5137, Germantown: (240) 567-7722, Takoma Park/Silver Spring: (240) 567-1613

The Business Program is a part of the Business, Economics, Accounting, Computer Applications, Hospitality Management, and Paralegal Studies (BEACAHMPS) Area. We offer programs of study leading to degrees that transfer to four-year schools and to degrees and certificates that will prepare students for an exciting career. For our department website, visit: http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/business/

On the Rockville campus, we are known as the Business, Economics, Computer Applications, Accounting, and Hospitality Management Department (BECAHM). We are located in the HU 261. For more information, visit: http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/becahm/

The department of Business, Economics, Accounting, Management, Computer Applications and Paralegal Studies (BEACAPS) is located on both the Germantown (HT 341) and Takoma Park/Silver Spring (IS 205) campuses. For more information, visit: http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/beacaps/

Through these departments, Montgomery College offers degree programs and certificates for students who plan to transfer to four-year programs or begin/change careers as noted under the "Academic Advising" section of this presentation.
Our A.A. degree in Business is designed for students transferring to a four-year program and is available either in person or completely online. Certificates and Letters of Recognition are shorter programs to help students gain entrance or advance in a chosen field. We offer certificate programs in both Accounting and Management, and a Supervisory Letter of Recognition.
We also now offer fully online degrees in both business and in information systems!
For an introduction to the Germantown and Takoma Park/Silver Spring Faculty pictured below visit: http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/EDU/Department2.aspx?id=64254
Your Montgomery College email address is an important tool with many benefits. Important updates from your professors about your courses, and information regarding Business related jobs, extracurricular opportunities, upcoming events, and more will come to your MC Email address from "Business Studies" when you designate as a business major. Students can access email by logging into MyMC and clicking the email icon as pictured here.
Mark Your Calendars!
Frequently Asked Questions about the Business Program
Meet our Faculty and Staff!
For an introduction to the Rockville campus faculty and staff pictured below visit: http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/EDU/Department2.aspx?id=64255
Access your MC EMail
Don't forget - your email address can also be used as a tool to get discounts and more from retail sites such as Amazon.com, Apple, and Microsoft. For instance, you can now get Microsoft Office 365 for free using your student email address! Please visit: https://products.office.com/en-us/student
Forward your MC Email!
If you are interested in forwarding your MC email to a personal email account, this link will allow you to access and read your MC e-mails that are incoming (in real-time) from the MyMC portal in your desired personal e-mail account:
The Academic Calendars list key dates related to the progress of instruction - semester start and stop dates, holidays, exam periods, and more. Please visit: http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/edu/department2.aspx?id=16456
Montgomery College follows a final exam schedule during the fall and spring semesters. During the winter and summer sessions, final exams are given the last day of class. Please check the final exam schedule when enrolling for schedules to avoid time conflicts. Visit: http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/edu/department2.aspx?id=15555
I am very busy outside of school. How much time will each class take?
While class times will vary by day, a good rule of thumb is to plan for about 2 hours of work outside of class for every one hour in class. This means that for a 3 credit course (as many are) you should plan on about 9 hours of work each week for the class. This applies to hybrid and online classes as well! Some classes, like Accounting (a four credit course), will require more time. Talk with your professor to make sure you understand his/her expectations.
How long should it take to complete the Business Degree Program?
The time it takes to complete a degree varies based on the student and how many courses can be taken each semester. Some students complete in two years, others in five - work with an advisor to determine a schedule that works for you.
What are the students in the Business Program like?
As the second largest program of study at Montgomery College, the Business program students generally reflect Montgomery College's diverse student body. For more information, visit: http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/EDU/Department4.aspx?id=54314
Business Faculty are available for advising appointments throughout the year. A current schedule of availability may be accessed at: http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/schedules/. You may also visit: http://www.montgomerycollege.edu/academics/program-advising/#b for contact information
or contact a business office to schedule an appointment now:
Rockville:(240)567-5137, Germantown: (240) 567-7722, Takoma Park/Silver Spring: (240) 567-1613
Business A.A. Degree
Management Certificate
Supervisory Letter of Recognition
For the Business A.A. Degree requirements and course offerings, visit:
Students interested in accounting can pursue an AA degree in Business or an Accounting certificate. However, the certificate is intended for students seeking to either upgrade their professional competence, or for students who have a Bachelor’s degree in an area other than accounting who wish to sit for the CPA exam in Maryland.
Montgomery College offers all required CPA Exam Courses!
For more information about the CPA Exam, visit:
To access the Accounting Certificate requirements, visit:
This worksheet may be accessed here:
For the Management Certificate requirements and course offerings, visit:
For the Supervisory Letter of Recognition requirements and course offerings, visit:
Students may receive a Management Certificate while continuing to pursue a Business A.A. Degree!
Students may receive a Supervisory Letter of Recognition while continuing to pursue a Business A.A. Degree!
Calculate your Grade Point Average!
For additional advising tools and planning materials, visit:
Using this user friendly GPA Calculator, you can determine your GPA:
or http://bit.ly/MCGPAcalculator
Access Student Forms
Access student forms to declare as a business major, name/address changes, application information, graduation requests, transcript requests, and more:
Find Classes with No Assessment Levels or Prerequisites
For a list of courses to get started even if you are limited in your course options due to placing into developmental courses (i.e., ENGL 001, ENGL 002, READ 095, READ 099) or any courses within the American English Language Program (AELP) (i.e., AELW 910, AELW 920, AELW 930, AELW 940, AELR 910, AELR 920, AELR 930, AELS 910, AELS 920).
Don't forget to access the Montgomery College New Student Orientation, available in an "In-Person" format and an interactive "Online" format. New Student Orientation (NSO) is mandatory for all new degree-seeking students. Students must complete NSO before you can register for classes. http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/EDU/Department.aspx?id=13559
Worksheet available at: http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/EDU/Department.aspx?id=13744
Start working on your Academic plan!
This certificate worksheet may be accessed at:
This worksheet may be accessed at: http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/EDU/plain.aspx?id=15000
General Education Foundation and Distribution Courses may be accessed at:
This worksheet may be accessed at:
Note classes in bold are more likely to transfer!
Make sure to choose a class with a * next to it to meet the global/cultural perspectives requirement!
These program requirements are unique to the Business curriculum.
ACCT 221 MUST be completed prior to the completion of ACCT 222. Please wait to enroll in these courses until your second program year.
Note that you will be required to complete both ECON 201 and ECON 202 (listed below)
Students may take any elective to meet this requirement. While MGMT 201 is encouraged, please check transfer potential. This class may transfer as a business elective (e.g., the Smith School at UMD) rather than Business Law, meaning you may have to retake the course after transfer. Please note Towson University requires this course for transfer!
You may choose any course to meet the elective requirements. However, students should be mindful of whether classes will transfer if planning to attend a four-year institution upon graduation.
Calculus (Math 150 or Math 181) will be required to attend most transfer universities and should be completed prior to your last semester if possible.
Make sure one of your general education courses has an * designation next to it!
A total of 60 credits are required to complete this program with the following courses included
"I chose a business major due to the immense applicability of the related material in everyday life. I wasn’t exactly sure what I wanted to pursue as a career; however, I knew that a business major would provide me with endless opportunities upon graduation. Moreover, the Business Department at Montgomery College is phenomenal, allowing students to transfer to top tier business schools. "

- Pavanjot Singh Guraya, Business A.A. 2015 Graduate
Student Testimonial
I chose to study business because I wanted a career in which I am challenged on a daily basis. If you choose to study business, you will find that it is much more than numbers- it'll help you grow as a person.

- Kenneth Valle, Business A.A. 2015 Graduate
Student Testimonial
"When I found business as my career to pursue, I gained clarity as to how I would fulfill my passion of helping others. Business is extremely diverse through its potential power to solve global issues such as poverty, and going into this field allows me to create meaningful change."

- Menaza Fernando, Business A.A. 2015 Graduate
Student Testimonial
General Education courses are required for all degree programs. Please see the following slide for course choices.
Brian Baick
Susan Blumen
Georgia Buckles
Joanne Frazier
Michael Gurevitz
Lindsay Hubbard
Stephen Lang
Richard Lenet
James Nelson
Bill Talbot
Hannah Weiser
David Youngberg
Shah Mehrabi
Montgomery College offers multiple learning resources to help students.
Smarthinking is Free online tutoring for all MC students, anywhere, anytime! Math - Science - Business - Writing - Spanish - IT
Smarthinking Online Tutoring
Accounting Tutors
Writing, Reading and Language Center
Additional Free Tutoring
Library resources
Blackboard Support and Tutorials
Access Smarthinking online tutoring at:
The WRLC serves as a
resource for students, faculty, and staff and provides support services to students in all classes that require reading, writing, speech, American English pronunciation, and world languages. The services provided are one-to-one tutoring, specialized workshops, access to instructional technology, PC and Mac computers, the Microsoft Office software suite, WEPA print services, and various resources assigned by faculty.
For more information visit: http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/edu/department.aspx?id=74419
Biology - Chemistry - Math - Physics, Engineering, Geosciences
Short-term tutoring is available on the Rockville campus on a walk-in basis for currently enrolled students taking math, biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, and geosciences courses at Montgomery College.
There are seven tutoring stations in the Center. Each station has a sign above it which indicates the subject you can be tutored in at that desk.
Each tutoring station has a sign-in sheet so that you may be taken in turn.
Tutors assisting in the Math/Science Center are members of the faculty, Math/Science Center staff, or outstanding students who have been recommended by their professors.
For more information visit: https://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/EDU/Department2.aspx?id=27965
For more information, visit: http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/libraries/a
There are locations at each campus:
Germantown, in the Humanities/Social Sciences Building (HS),
Rockville, in the Macklin Tower (MT) building,
Two locations in Takoma Park/Silver Spring, the Cafritz Arts Center (CF) building and the Resource Center (RC) building.
The Montgomery College Libraries play an essential role in supporting the curriculum at Montgomery College, offering a variety of services, in-person and virtual, and a number of resources, both in physical and electronic formats, that support research, teaching, and learning and to accommodate diverse learning styles and provide 24/7 access to resources, services and research assistance

Students may contact the Blackboard help desk for assistance in the following ways:

Telephone support
with a certified Blackboard support representative. The Blackboard Helpdesk can be reached through the IT Helpdesk phone number 240-567-7222 and is available 24/7/365.

Online chat
with a certified Blackboard support representative. This feature is accessible through the Blackboard Technical Support Website and is available 24/7/365 at: http://bbcrm.edusupportcenter.com/ics/support/default.asp?deptID=8569

The Blackboard help desk is available to all students and faculty using Blackboard for instruction. This 24-hours-per-day, 7-days-per-week service is available to provide assistance to students, faculty and staff who have questions about using Blackboard.
Blackboard Tutorials are also available at: https://help.blackboard.com/en-us/Learn/Reference/Blackboard_Learn_Videos/Student_Videos
"Business intrigues me because learning about it makes me feel as if I have an aerial view of our society and its habits. Most people looking to succeed have similar ambitions, but being equipped to appropriately analyze the happenings around us gives business students the knowledge necessary for our ambition to transform into success."

- Steven Francis, Business A.A. 2015 Graduate
Student Testimonial
Andrea Foster
Bruce Madariaga
Sherry Mirbod
Philliph Ringelsen
James Baisley
Satarupa Das
This orientation was designed by Professor Hannah R. Weiser. For concerns about content or updates, email hannah.weiser@montgomerycollege.edu.
Business students planning to transfer to four-year institutions may access transfer information and scholarship information at the following site: http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/transfer
The College Navigator site is a great free resource for guidance: http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/
as well as Niche: College reviews by students for students: https://colleges.niche.com
For access to this resource, Plan B options and Business transfer schools in 50 mile radius: http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/uploadedFiles/EDU/Counseling_and_Advising/Transfer/Transfer_Resources/OptionsForBusinessMajors(4).pdf
Not sure where to transfer? We can help!
It is important to get involved on campus, and MC has a number of opportunities for you to do so. Extracurriculars play a part when you apply to colleges and jobs. That is because the things you do in your free time reveal a lot about you. Also, engaging on campus shows a willingness to go beyond the minimum expectations. For example:
Serving in a leadership role for a club shows that you have leadership skills.
Doing volunteer work as part of Enactus shows that you are dedicated to helping others.
Working a part-time job while keeping your grades up shows that you are responsible and can manage your time.
Montgomery College Career Services offers a variety of support and tools for obtaining the career of your choice, including a career coach to help you determine the right path for you. For more information, visit: http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/edu/tertiary1.aspx?urlid=50
Montgomery College Career Services offers multiple resources for students including:
ejobs: an online job site exclusively for MC students and alumni: https://montgomerycollege-csm.symplicity.com/students/
Career Coach: an information search tool specific to Montgomery County: http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/careercoach.html
Workshops, Events, and Job Fairs: http://calendar.montgomerycollege.edu/EventList.aspx?fromdate=11/1/2012&todate=11/7/2012&display=Week&view=DateTime
One-on-One counseling such as Resume writing and review
Resume Workshop
Raptor Tank: Business Pitch Competition
Raptors for Change
Office of Student Life
In addition to the intellectual satisfaction, MC offers many honors programs and additional special programs to provide recognition on your transcripts and resume if you meet certain standards. When you transfer to a four-year program or go on a job interview, that acknowledgement shows you are a motivated person willing to give a little extra.

MC Honors and Special programs pay off in other ways, too. Opportunities open up, including select internships, invitations to academic conferences, scholarships, and travel. You become part of a smaller community with other motivated students, and you can explore course material not covered in non-honors sections. Instructors and industry leaders become mentors.

Consider applying to one of the programs discussed here: The Macklin Business Institute, the Hillman Entrepreneurs Program, Renaissance Scholars, Phi Theta Kappa or receive an Honors special recognition/award!
Macklin Business Institute
Phi Theta Kappa
The Business Buddy Program pairs a student who is currently in the Business program with new students interested in business as an informal "buddy" for further help and support. This program is a great way to get involved at MC, especially as a mentor, while being flexible to meet your own scheduling needs.
Interested in the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business?
Many students from Montgomery College hope to transfer to the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, and many do. Please note that this program is available on both the College Park and Shady Grove campuses with some differences in the application process and program structure. UMD’s Robert H. Smith School is considered a limited enrollment program and is highly competitive. The average GPA for admission is approximately a 3.4. We recommend that you contact these programs directly for more information.
The College Park campus of the Robert H. Smith School of Business has a competitive application process. For more information, please review the attached pathway for transfer planning and we encourage you to contact the College Park campus: 301-405-2286 | undergradinfo@rhsmith.umd.edu
College Park Campus
This resource is available at: http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/uploadedFiles/EDU/Counseling_and_Advising/Transfer/Transfer_Resources/SmithUMCP-Jan-2015.pdf
Please note UMd's policy for Gateway courses.
Note that not all majors are offered at the Shady Grove Campus
Be careful when selecting electives!
The Shady Grove campus of the Robert H. Smith School of Business has a unique application process and program compared to the College Park campus. For more information, please review the attached pathway for transfer planning and we encourage you to contact the Shady Grove campus
MC contact: Karina Reid email: kreid@umd.edu phone#(301) 738-6093
Shady Grove Campus
The Shady Grove campus offers a guaranteed admissions program if you apply and are accepted into the Terp Transfer Partnership before your last semester at MC and graduate with a Business A.A. Degree from MC with a 3.4 or higher GPA.
For more information visit: For ttp: http://www.shadygrove.umd.edu/usg-ttp
Key distinctions Shady Grove:
Automatic transfer admission program through the Terp Transfer Partnership (see below)
Operates in more of a "cohort" program, making it difficult to work while attending this program due to schedule requirements
Application requirements differ slightly (e.g., a total of 6 courses are considered gateway courses as compared to 3 at College Park)
Class sizes are similar to MC, 30-40 students per class
Same great Robert H. Smith School degree. However, there are less business major types available (e.g., Finance only available at CP)
Only admits students in the fall (College Park admits for fall and Spring)
The campus location is right near the Rockville MC campus
For all Shady Grove specific transfer planning worksheets, visit: http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/EDU/Plain.aspx?id=52825
There are lots of transfer opportunities within a 50 mile radius of MC!
While many students plan to attend the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, this program is competitive and students are encouraged to consider alternative options as well, such as alternative majors (e.g., Communications or Economics) and even other business schools.
MC Business Transfer Program Agreements
Below you will find a comprehensive list of the business partnerships created by MC Faculty, Staff and Administrators. Each agreement was designed so MC students could seamlessly continue their education and reach their academic goals.
For more information on the business tranfer agreements visit: http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/businessagreements/
Students may access scholarships through MC and the schools you intend to transfer to. For more information, contact the institutions you plan to transfer to. You may also find more information and scholarship conferences available at: http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/edu/department.aspx?id=19652
Catholic University, D.C., B.A. in Management
Universities at Shady Grove U. of MD, Univ. College @ USG : B.S. in Accounting, B.S. in Business Administration
UMUC Univ. of MD, University College: B.S. in Business Administration, B.S. in Human Resource Management, B.S. in, Management Studies
Universities at Shady Grove Univ. of MD, College Park @ USG: B.S. in Accounting , B.S. in International Business , B.S. in Management, B.S. in Marketing
Univ. of the District of Columbia, B.B.A. in Accounting, B.B.A. in Management
Hood College, MD, B.A. in Business Administration
Excelsior College, Online, B.S. in General Business
Scholly is a simple smartphone app that matches students with hundreds of higher education scholarships they can apply for, tailored to their demographic and home state. It is really easy to use and provides a huge resource for students, with easy access to a list of many scholarships offered by various organizations. The Scholly App was created by a student just like you. It costs only 99 cents and it provides easy access to scholarships outside universities.
Did you know? $100 million in scholarships go unused every year!
For the App: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/scholly-scholarship-search/id640381740?mt=8
Interested in learning more about how to create a cover letter and resume? Access Professor Hannah Weiser's Resume Workshop at:
or http://prezi.com/lzilfnda9ilr/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy
Career services
Patricia McGlone
Student Success Center SA 172
20200 Observation Drive
Germantown, MD 20876
Hours M-F 8:30-5:00
Phone 240-567-1970
Beth Reilly
Counseling Building C19
51 Mannakee
Rockville, MD 20850
Hours M-F 8:30-5:00
Phone 240-567-4449
Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Joseph O'Hare
Resources Center Suite 205, Room 206
7600 Takoma Ave.
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Hours M-F 8:30-5:00
Phone 240-567-1630
Contact Information:
For contact information, visit: http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/EDU/Department.aspx?id=63777
For more information visit: http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/edu/tertiary1.aspx?urlid=50
Enactus is a nationwide community of student, academic and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better more sustainable world. Various Enactus opportunities are available for skill building and volunteer work throughout the school year. For more information, visit: http://enactus.org
For playback errors Youtube: Enactus See Opportunity - A Glass Half Full or visit: https://www.youtube.com/user/enactus
For playback errors Youtube: Join MC Enactus!
Learn about Enactus:
Join MC Enactus!
See photos from the first ever Raptor Tank: https://www.flickr.com/photos/montgomerycollege/sets/72157651727550265/
Raptors for Change is a social entrepreneurship competition that enables student teams to use their creativity to raise money for one of four charities. Each team of up to four people is given 18 handcrafted Ugandan necklaces and 18 dollars - resources they can use to raise as much money as possible for their selected charity in five days. This competition is a great way to work with friends, build a resume, earn prizes, and help others!
Students from all majors can take part in the competition. If you have any questions feel free to email MCraptorsforchange@gmail.com or contact the advisor, Joanne Frazier at joanne.frazier@montgomerycollege.edu. We will be advertising the kick-off soon!
Raptor Tank is designed to promote student start-up ideas and economic development by bringing together students with mentors and judges from the entrepreneurial community in a real life business challenge. Learn more at bit.ly/raptortank
The competition generally begins during fall semester. Students submit an executive summary of a business plan to a panel of faculty, staff, students, and/or business professionals for review. During spring semester, selected finalists attend a series of workshops with subject matter experts regarding entrepreneurship. These finalists then make a business pitch to a panel of external judges (primarily local entrepreneurs). The judges select the winning participants who receive up to $5,000 in seed money to start and/or grow the business venture. Interested participants may contact Hannah Weiser at hannah.weiser@montgomerycollege.edu or mcraptortank@gmail.com
Clubs and Organizations
MC Business students are encouraged to take their college experience to the next level by joining a club or organization - a great extracurricular activity!
For information about clubs of interest on your campus and even how to start your own club, visit: https://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/edu/plain.aspx?id=2439
For more information about the Business Club on the Germantown campus visit: http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/EDU/Department2.aspx?id=73233
For more information or to become a member of the Rockville SBA email sbaclub.mc@gmail.com or visit: http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/EDU/Department2.aspx?id=69447
To become a member of the Economics Club at Takoma Park contact: Satarupa.das@montgomerycollege.edu. To become a member of the Future Entrepreneurs club at Takoma Park, contact: Horace.Burrell@montgomerycollege.edu. For more informatin, visit: http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/EDU/Department2.aspx?id=65059

Joining a club is a way to expand your horizons from an educational and social perspective. Students participating in clubs can develop their leadership skills, demonstrate commitment to business or another area of interest as you apply to four-year colleges, network and socialize. Participate in the events you like - from guest speakers and networking, to resume development and job-hunting tips, to business simulations and fun trips.
On each campus, the Office of Student Life empowers students to actualize personal and social change. Student Life provides intentional learning opportunities that promote individual growth, leadership development, and community engagement. Additional MC clubs and volunteer opportunities may be found through the Office of Student Life.
For information about the Student Life office in Germantown, visit: https://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/edu/department2.aspx?id=6548

Science and Applied Studies (SA) Building | Room 186
Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Front Desk 240.567.7840 | Fax 240.567.7843
For information about the Student Life office in Rockville, visit: https://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/EDU/Department2.aspx?id=8157

Campus Center | Lower Level Room 005
Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Front Desk 240.567.5092 | Fax 240.567.7175
For information about the Student Life office in Takoma Park/ Silver Spring, visit: http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/edu/department2.aspx?id=64967

Student Services (ST) Building,| Room 217
Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Front Desk 240.567.1482
Originally a one-year sophomore-level honors business program, MBI has since grown to incorporate an additional two-year program for students applying to Montgomery College (MC) as freshman. MBI isn't a typical business program. It's an experiential learning program for business students to get hands-on experience in the business world and local community. By coupling real-life experience with what students are learning in business classes, our students are often better prepared to succeed when they transfer to top business schools.
For more information, contact the Macklin Business Institute: 51 Mannakee Street (HU 208) Rockville, MD 20850, #240-567-1707 | mbi@montgomerycollege.edu or visit: http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/edu/department.aspx?id=18936
For more information, contact the Macklin Business Institute: 51 Mannakee Street (HU 208) Rockville, MD 20850, #240-567-1707 | mbi@montgomerycollege.edu or visit:
http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/edu/department.aspx?id=18936 or email mcenactus@gmail.com
Hillman Entrepreneurs Program
The Hillman Entrepreneurs Program is a scholarship and educational program. The goal is to support, develop, and graduate ethical leaders who want to energize and give back to their local communities. Open to all transferable majors starting at Montgomery College and finishing at the University of Maryland, College Park.
For more information, contact Ms. Rebecca Razavi, Program Director, Hillman Entrepreneurs Program: Paul Peck Academic & Innovation Building (PK) Room 175G, Germantown, MD 20876, #240-567-2019 | hillmanprogram@montgomerycollege.edu or visit: https://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/hillmanprogram/
For playback errors, Youtube: Hillman Entrepreneurs Program at Montgomery College
What It Means To Be a Hillman Entrepreneur at Montgomery College:
Receive a scholarship for 2/3rd of tuition and fees and funds for books
Have the opportunity for a one-time $500 merit scholarship
Receive one-on-one advising and mentoring
Develop entrepreneurial/leadership skills
Be a member of a group of aspiring entrepreneurs
Have internship opportunities
Hillman classes meet on Friday afternoons in the PK building at Germantown Campus
Earn a minor in technology entrepreneurship
Renaissance Scholars
The Renaissance Scholars is a selective honors program offered in the evenings and on the weekends at the Germantown campus and at the Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus. The mission of the Renaissance Scholars Honors Program is to create a learning community for high-achieving and highly motivated part-time and full-time students.
For more information, visit: http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/edu/department.aspx?id=13457 or contact the Renaissance Scholars Directors:
Professor Joan Naake 20200 Observation Drive Germantown, MD 20876, #240-567-1951 | Joan.Naake@montgomerycollege.edu or
Dr. Carole Wolin 7600 Takoma Avenue Takoma Park, MD 20912, #240-567-1424 | Carole.Wolin@montgomerycollege.edu
What It Means To Be a Renaissance Scholar at Montgomery College:
Stimulating inter​disciplinary courses
Participation in a community of scholars, both part-time and full-time students
Study/travel experience
Faculty mentors and special advising
Cultural and social activities
Internship opportunities
Opportunity for an honors program designation on transcript
Scholarship at the in-county rate for the 1-credit seminar in the fall and the 6-credits of Renaissance Scholars coursework in the spring
For playback errors Youtube: Montgomery College Renaissance Scholars Program
To be eligible for membership in PTK, a student:
must be currently enrolled at MC
must have completed 15 credits of college level credits at MC (excluding developmental courses)
must have a GPA of 3.50 or greater
Or contact a PTK Germantown Faculty Advisor:

Professor Michael Harding
Phone: (240)567-7759
Email: michael.harding@montgomerycollege.edu

Professor Lucy E. Laufe
Phone: (240)-567-1965
Email: lucy.laufe@montgomerycollege.edu
In 2015, almost 40 students participated each semester in each 5-day event, raising over $15,000!
Honors Awards and Special Recognition
Transcript Notation
Students who have completed a minimum of 15 credits of MC Honors coursework in at least three different academic disciplines, and have maintained a 3.2 or higher grade point average, will receive an "MC Honors Program" notation on their Montgomery College academic transcripts.
Students who have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours of honors work, including course work in at least two different academic disciplines, and who have maintained a 3.4 or higher grade point average, are eligible to be recognized as MC Honors Scholars. For more information about the MC Honors Scholars awards, contact Dr. Lucy Laufe at 240-567-7453 or 240-567-7417.
Honors Scholar Award
Dean's List
The Dean's List Awards recognize students who have earned a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for two consecutive semesters and have completed at lease 24 credit hours. Students will be notified via your MC email address if you receive this designation.
For more information, visit: http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/EDU/Department.aspx?id=72118
Membership in Phi Theta Kappa provides many benefits. First and foremost, you will be eligible for transfer scholarships that many colleges and universities offer to Phi Theta Kappa members. Another benefit of membership is that you will be included in Phi Theta Kappa’s scholarship and job placement database. You will receive the Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Directory, which includes a listing of all transfer scholarships available exclusively to Phi Theta Kappa members, plus articles on financial aid, transferring, and four year institutions. Finally, the national reputation of Phi Theta Kappa will identify you to other colleges and potential employers as a superior student, and should be included on your resume.
For more information about PTK Germantown visit: http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/EDU/Department.aspx?id=14116
Or contact a PTK Takoma Park/Silver Spring Faculty Advisor:
Professor Qingmin Zhou
Phone: 240 567-1606
Email: qingmin.zhou@montgomerycollege.edu
For more information about PTK Takoma Park/Silver Spring visit: http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/EDU/Department2.aspx?id=65064
Or contact a PTK Rockville Faculty Advisor:
Professor Brian Baick
Phone: 240 567-1761
Email: brian.baick@montgomerycollege.edu
For more information about PTK Rockville visit: https://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/edu/directory2detail.aspx?index=788
For more information, visit: https://www.ptk.org
GradGuru is a mobile platform application specifically designed for community college students. Accessible to both Apple and Android users, and free for students to download, GradGuru delivers college-specific deadlines, communicates college know-how information, and encourages students to engage in behaviors that support success and completion. Visit: http://www.montgomerycollege.edu/gradguru to learn more.
Arthur Grinath
Accounting tutors are available at no cost to students in the Business office on the Rockville campus, on the second floor of Humanities, Room 261.
Tutoring is also available on the Germantown Campus in the Math Accounting Physics Engineering Learning (MAPEL) Center.  It provides services including tutoring, calculators, a computer lab, text books/solution manuals, and other study materials.  For operating hours and more information visit:
Additional math tutoring is available on the Takoma Park campus. For more information, visit:
Schedules for accounting tutors on both campuses may be accessed at:

Accounting tutors are also available on the Germantown campus in the Math Accounting Physics Engineering Learning (MAPEL) Center located in the HT (High Technology and Science Center) building, Room 229.
Math - Accounting - Physics - Engineering
For playback errors, Youtube: MC Today: Raptor Tank Business Competition
To access information about tutoring and additional resources, visit:
Available at: http://bit.ly/MCBusinessOrientation
Ali Alavi
Professor Andrea Foster, Department Chair
P2 221D – 240-567-3957


Professor Georgia Buckles, Department Chair
HU 246 – 240-567-5140

To reach a program advisor please contact:
Professor Andrea Foster, Department Chair
HT418 - 240-567-7847
Professor Joanne Frazier
Sample Academic Plan for Full-Time Students
While students can design the plan that works best for them, here is a suggested course schedule based on full time attendance for your convenience.
For playback errors, Youtube: Raptor Tank Overview Video
Disability Support Services
Disability Support Services (DSS) empowers, supports, and advocates for students with disabilities to achieve their goals by providing equal access to the education and programs offered at Montgomery College. We promote a culture of diversity, accessibility, and opportunity within our college community.

Services including reasonable accommodations are provided in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, 2009.
For more information, visit:
For more answers to common questions, visit: http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/EDU/Department2.aspx?id=15453
"MTAP is a guaranteed admissions pathway to UMD (not Smith, but it does help, so consider applying - you should discuss with an advisor"
*OR, Login to MyMC and select the "Student Academic Plan" button to make an electronic version of your degree plan!
A video tutorial to complete this worksheet is available at:
*Careful when selecting your general education courses!*
Even if a student is following a program from an older catalog year, courses that you have not yet taken need to be selected from the *current* General Education list, not the list of courses from that original year.

For Example, if you started your Business Degree in 2014, such that you are following catalog year 2014, which formerly required a health class, and you have not yet taken a health course, you would need to choose a health course from the current Gen Ed approved list shown here, not a health course from the 2014 list to meet that requirement.

Essentially any new classes a student needs to take to meet any requirement need to be taken from the current General Education list, not previous ones.
MC Student Academic Plan Completion
For a short overview of how to complete a student academic plan, please Youtube: "MC Student Academic Plan Tool Overview" shown here
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