Management

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Management program is designed to provide skills for management careers. Students completing this program are better equipped to apply competencies needed for successful performance in management occupations such as manufacturing, wholesaling, retailing, and service industries. A Certificate of Completion (CCL) is also available.

Details

Academic Career
Credit
Degree/Certificate Type
Career and Technical Associate Degree
Academic Plan
Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
Academic Plan Code
3070
Total Credits Required
61-64
Catalog Year
2019-2020
What You’ll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Use basic accounting principles to develop and maintain business financial records.
  2. Solve basic mathematical problems including discounts, markups, interest, credit, payroll, simple income tax, depreciation, financial statement, and insurance.
  3. Analyze and apply word processing program features to create, edit, manipulate, format, print, and store common business documents.
  4. Construct, test, implement, and analyze spreadsheets that solve financial, mathematical, and statistical problems in business.
  5. Analyze, design, and create a database to extract, sort, calculate, and report business data.
  6. Design, create, and execute an artistic presentation to include graphics and animation.
  7. Identify the fundamental characteristics and functions of modern business, including business principles, marketing, labor relations, and business risk.
  8. Generalize and practice legal, ethical and social implications of business decisions and their impact on various individuals, groups and societies.
  9. Analyze and interpret legal and ethical issues associated with employment and labor law principles.
  10. Use common business terms and vocabulary in oral and written communication, adhering to correct English, spelling, and punctuation rules.
  11. Apply the management principles of planning, organizing, directing, and controlling to solve commonly occurring managerial problems.
  12. Describe current management issues, decision-making techniques, and leadership styles.
  13. Describe basic principles and techniques used to effectively organize work, manage time, and set priorities.
  14. Describe the basic principles and techniques of management commonly used to employ, train, supervise, and evaluate employees.
  15. Describe human relations challenges faced by the individual and the business organization.
Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.

Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers

$78,480

* Wage information sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2018.
Admission Criteria

None

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include CPD150, CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.
  • Consult with your faculty mentor or academic advisor to determine educational requirements, including possible university transfer options, for your chosen career field.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
GBS151 Introduction to Business Critical course Gateway course 3
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
MGT251 Human Relations in Business 3
BPC110 or
CIS105
Computer Usage and Applications or Survey of Computer Information Systems Critical course CS 3
MGT229 Management and Leadership I 3
AAA115 or
CPD150
Creating College Success or Strategies for College Success 0–3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
GBS120 Workplace Communication Skills 3
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
MA Mathematics
GBS205 Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Issues in Business 3
ACC111 Accounting Principles I 3
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking L 0–3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication SB or L or SB 3
RE Restricted Electives 3
RE Restricted Electives 3
RE Restricted Electives 3
SBU200 Society and Business G, SB 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
RE Restricted Electives 3
RE Restricted Electives 3
RE Restricted Electives 3
SQ or SG Natural Sciences 4
HU Humanities, Fine Arts, and Design 3

Restricted Electives

Students should select eighteen (18) credits from the following courses in consultation with a Department Advisor. Courses cannot be shared with Required Courses.

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
GBS151 Introduction to Business Critical course Gateway course 3
MGT251 Human Relations in Business 3
BPC110 or
CIS105
Computer Usage and Applications or Survey of Computer Information Systems Critical course CS 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
MGT229 Management and Leadership I 3
AAA115 or
CPD150
Creating College Success or Strategies for College Success 0–3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
GBS120 Workplace Communication Skills 3
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
ACC111 Accounting Principles I 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MA Mathematics
GBS205 Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Issues in Business 3
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking L 0–3

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
RE Restricted Electives 3
RE Restricted Electives 3
SBU200 Society and Business G, SB 3

Term 6

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 6
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication SB or L or SB 3
RE Restricted Electives 3

Term 7

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 7
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
RE Restricted Electives 3
RE Restricted Electives 3
HU Humanities, Fine Arts, and Design 3

Term 8

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 8
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
RE Restricted Electives 3
SQ or SG Natural Sciences 4

Restricted Electives

Students should select eighteen (18) credits from the following courses in consultation with a Department Advisor. Courses cannot be shared with Required Courses.

Program Area Key
Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

View MCCCD’s program website for the Associate in Applied Science in Management (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm3?id=111843).

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.