Associate in Applied Science in Management

Degree Information

Academic Plan

AAS Management

Academic Plan Code




MCCCD Program Detail

Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Business, Entrepreneurialism, and Management


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

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.

Admission Criteria


What You’ll Learn

This program 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. Apply current technology to specific business tasks.
  4. Apply functions of modern business, including business principles, marketing, labor relations, and risk to business situations.
  5. Analyze legal, ethical and social implications of business decisions and their impact on various individuals, groups and societies.
  6. Create and use effective oral, written, and visual business communication skills.
  7. Evaluate organizational structures and the functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling in a business setting.
  8. Apply basic principles and techniques of management to recruit, select, hire, train, supervise, and evaluate employees.
  9. Critically evaluate the alternatives faced in business decision making to select the most effective and efficient solution.

Program Prerequisites


Required Courses Credits: 21

ACC111Accounting Principles I3
BPC110Computer Usage and Applications (3) OR
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems (3)3
GBS120Workplace Communication Skills3
GBS151Introduction to Business3
GBS205Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Issues in Business3
MGT229Management and Leadership I3
MGT251Human Relations in Business3

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 Spreadsheet3
CIS224Project Management Microsoft Project for Windows3
GBS131Business Calculations3
IBS101Introduction to International Business3
MKT271Principles of Marketing3
MGT+++ Any MGT Management course(s) (except courses used to satisfy Required Courses area)3
TQM230Teamwork Dynamics2
TQM240Project Management in Quality Organizations3

Free Restricted Electives


General Education

General Education Requirements Credits: 22-27
First-Year Composition Credits: 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 Communication Credits: 3
COM100Introduction to Human Communication (3) OR
COM110Interpersonal Communication (3) OR
COM225Public Speaking (3) OR
COM230Small Group Communication (3)3
Critical Reading Credits: 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment (0)0-3
Math Credits: 3-5
Any approved general education course from the Mathematics [MA] area.3-5
Humanities, Arts and Design Credits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Humanities, Arts and Design [HU] area.3
Natural Sciences Credits: 4
Any approved general education course in the Natural Sciences (Quantitative) [SQ] area or the Natural Sciences (General) [SG] area.4
Social-Behavioral Sciences Credits: 3
SBU200Society and Business3

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Major: 3070
First Term: 2020 Fall
Final Term: Current
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 61-66
CIPS code: 52.0201
SOC codes: 11-1021.00, 11-2022.00, 11-3011.00, 11-3050.00, 11-3071.00, 11-3111.00, 11-9021.00, 11-9199.04, 11-9151.00, 11-1011.00, 25-1011.00, 13-1111.00
Initiating College: Estrella Mountain Community College
Program Availability: - CG, EM, GC, MC, PC, PV, RS, SC, SM
Occupational Area: Business, Management, and Administration
Instructional Council: Business/Management (03)
GPA: 2.0