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Management Associate in Science and Certificate of Achievement

The management curriculum is designed to provide the student with the skills necessary for success as a manager in today’s demanding organizational climate. The program is of benefit to the man or woman who aspires to a mid-level or higher management position in any type of organization including business, government and service organizations. Since much of the curriculum is transferable to four-year institutions, the program not only provides readily usable management skills for the two-year student, but it also provides a base for those students who later wish to undertake more advanced study in business.

Career Opportunities

Claim Adjuster1
Employment Interviewer
Inventory Manager
Management Analyst2
Management Consultant2
Management Trainee
Operations Manager
Office Manager1
Production Controller1
Trust Officer, Bank2


Bachelor Degree normally recommended.


Bachelor’s Degree or higher required.

The Program-level Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) below are outcomes that students will achieve after completing specific degree / certificate requirements in this program. Students will:

  1. Recognize the effects of globalization on the functions of management such as planning, organizing, leading and controlling.
  2. Discuss and explain the issues affecting businesses today ethics, diversity, time management, the global economy, communications and group dynamics.
  3. Identify and apply ways to positively initiate change in today’s diverse and challenging work environment while focusing on core competencies.

Associate Degree Major Requirements

BUS-115Human Relations in Business3
BUS-120Financial Accounting4
BUS-125Business Law: Legal Environment of Business3
BUS-128Business Communication3
BUS-155Human Resources Management3
BUS-156Principles of Management3
COMM-122Public Speaking3
Select four units from the following:4
Computerized Accounting Applications
Introduction to Microcomputer Applications
Principles of Information Systems
Select one of the following:3-4
Retail Management
Managerial Accounting
Effective Sales - Skills of Personal Selling and Persuasion
Management Internship
Management Internship
Management Internship
Management Internship
Principles of Macroeconomics
Total Units29-30

Plus General Education and Elective Requirements

Certificate of Achievement

Any student who wishes to complete only the requirements listed above qualifies for a Certificate of Achievement in Management. An official request must be filed with the Admissions and Records Office prior to the deadline as stated in the Academic Calendar.