Business Related Programs

Management - AAS

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2020 Fall
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Shared by: CG, EM, GC, MC, PC, PV, RS, SC, SM
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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. The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Management is fully embedded in this AAS. The following Certificates of Completion (CCL) are also available based on chosen restricted electives: Human Resources Management, Project Management, Business Administration, Supervision and Management, and Organizational Leadership.

Program notes

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

++ indicates any suffixed courses.

Admission criteria


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ACC111Accounting Principles I 3
BPC110Computer Usage and Applications (3) OR
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems (3) 3
GBS120Workplace Communication Skills 3
GBS151Introduction to Business 3
GBS205Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Issues in Business 3
MGT229Management and Leadership I 3
MGT251Human Relations in Business 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.
ACC110Understanding and Using Accounting Systems (3) OR
ACC112Accounting Principles II (3) 3
CIS114DEExcel Spreadsheet 3
CIS224Project Management Microsoft Project for Windows 3
GBS131Business Calculations 3
IBS101Introduction to International Business 3
MKT271Principles of Marketing 3
MGT+++ Any MGT Management course(s) (except courses used to satisfy Required Courses area) 3
TQM230Teamwork Dynamics 2
TQM240Project Management in Quality Organizations 3
General Education
General Education RequirementCredits 22-27
General Education CoreCredits 12-17
First-Year CompositionCredits 6
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First -Year Composition for ESL (3) AND
ENG102First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG108First-Year Composition for ESL (3) 6
Oral CommunicationCredits 3
COM100Introduction to Human Communication (3) OR
COM110Interpersonal Communication (3) OR
COM225Public Speaking (3) OR
COM230Small Group Communication (3) 3
Critical ReadingCredits 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment (0) 0-3
MathematicsCredits 3-5
Any approved general education course from the Mathematics [MA] area. 3-5
General Education DistributionCredits 10
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits 3
Any approved general education course from the Humanities, Arts and Design [HU] area. 3
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits 3
SBU200Society and Business 3
Natural SciencesCredits 4
Any approved general education course in the Natural Sciences (Quantitative) [SQ] area or the Natural Sciences (General) [SG] area. 4
  1. Use basic accounting principles to develop and maintain business financial records. (ACC110, ACC111, ACC112)
  2. Solve basic mathematical problems including discounts, markups, interest, credit, payroll, simple income tax, depreciation, financial statement, and insurance. (ACC110, ACC111, ACC112, GBS131, [MA])
  3. Apply current technology to specific business tasks. (BPC110, CIS105, CIS114DE, CIS224)
  4. Apply functions of modern business, including business principles, marketing, labor relations, and risk to business situations. (GBS151, IBS101, MKT271, MGT+++, TQM230, TQM240)
  5. Analyze legal, ethical and social implications of business decisions and their impact on various individuals, groups and societies. (GBS205, SBU200)
  6. Create and use effective oral, written, and visual business communication skills. (GBS120, MGT229, CRE101, (COM), [FYC], [HU])
  7. Evaluate organizational structures and the functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling in a business setting. (GBS151, MGT229, MGT+++, TQM230, TQM240)
  8. Apply basic principles and techniques of management to recruit, select, hire, train, supervise, and evaluate employees. (GBS151, MGT251)
  9. Critically evaluate the alternatives faced in business decision making to select the most effective and efficient solution. (GBS151, MGT229, MGT251, MGT+++, TQM230, TQM240, CRE101, [MA], [SG], [SQ])
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