Associate in Arts Degree in Management

Required courses | Semester at a Glance

Associate in Arts Degree in Retail Management and Entrepreneurship

Required courses | Semester at a Glance


Associate in Arts Degree in Management

This program is designed for students who wish to expand their job skills and those who are seeking to advance to supervisory or management positions in their current place of employment.

Program Level Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Define and describe the functions of management.
  • Increase one’s leadership and teamwork skills.
  • Develop analytical skills for gathering, organizing, and utilizing information to meet situational demands.
  • Enhance communication skills for managerial effectiveness.
Required courses

Business G100 – Introduction to Business – 3 units
Management G110 – Elements of Management – 3 units
Management G115 – Essentials of Organizational Behavior – 3 units
Management G140 – Business and Organizational Ethics – 3 units
Business G130 or G139 – Introduction to Business Writing or Business Communication – 3 units

Electives: choose 2 courses from the following list:
Management G111 – Human Resources Management – 3 units
Management G130 – Team Building and Group Dynamics – 3 units
Management G152 – Small Business Ownership and Management – 3 units
Management G155 – Customer Service – 3 units
Marketing G135 – Retail Management – 3 units

Total units: 21


Semester at a Glance – Associate in Arts Degree in Management

Semester 1
Business G100 – Introduction to Business – 3 units
Management G110 – Elements of Management – 3 units
General Education – TBD

Semester 2
Management G140 – Business and organizational Ethics – 3 units
Management G115 – Essentials of organizational Behavior – 3 units
General Education – TBD

Semester 3
Business G130 – Intro to Business Writing – 3 units
or
Business G139 – Business Communication – 3 units

One course from:
Management G111 – Human Resources Management – 3 units
Management G130 – Team Building and Group Dynamics – 3 units
Management G152 – Starting a Business – 3 units
Management G155 – Customer Service – 3 units
Marketing G135 – Retail Management – 3 units
General Education – TBD

Semester 4
One course from:
Management G111 – Human Resources Management – 3 units
Management G130 – Team Building and Group Dynamics – 3 units
Management G152 – Starting a Business – 3 units
Management G155 – Customer Service – 3 units
Marketing G135 – Retail Management – 3 units
General Education – TBD

Major Total: 21 units
GWC GE Pattern, CSU General Education Breadth or IGETC Pattern: 21-39 units
DEGREE TOTAL UNITS (maximum): 60 units


Associate in Arts Degree in Retail Management and Entrepreneurship

This curriculum provides students with the fundamentals of marketing, sales, and customer service and prepares students that are pursuing 4-year business and marketing degrees. The program is well suited to provide academic and career foundations for marketing related fields including communication skills, marketing concepts and techniques, and related technologies.

Program Level Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Explain how marketing management is a business discipline focused on the practical application of marketing techniques and the management of a firm’s marketing resources and activities.
  • Describe how marketing managers are often responsible for influencing the level, timing, and composition of customer demand in a manner that will achieve the company’s objectives.
  • Define roles and responsibilities related to marketing, sales, and customer service.
  • Develop vital skills for effective business writing and communication that are necessary for successful careers in sales and marketing.
  • Analyze and leverage market research, marketing strategy, marketing communication techniques, and technology.
Required courses

Business G139 or G130 – Business Communication or Introduction to Business Writing – 3 units
Computer Science G130 Survey Of Computer Science/Information Technology – 4 units
Management G110 – Elements of Management – 3 units
Management G115 – Essentials of Organizational Behavior – 3 units
Marketing G100 – Principles of Marketing – 3 units
Management G155 – Customer Service – 3 units
Management G152 – Starting a Business – Entrepreneurial Small Business – 3 unit

Total units: 22


Semester at a Glance – Associate in Arts Degree in Retail Management and Entrepreneurship

Semester 1
Marketing G100 – Principles of Marketing – 3 units

Business G130 – Intro to Business Writing – 3 units
or
Business G139 – Business Communication – 3 units

General Education – TBD

Semester 2
Management G110 – Elements of Management – 3 units
Management G115 – Essentials of organizational Behavior – 3 units
General Education – TBD

Semester 3
Management G155 – Customer Service – 3 units
Management G152 – Small Business Ownership and Management – 3 units
General Education – TBD

Semester 4
Computer Science G130 – Survey of Computer Science – 4 units
General Education – TBD

Major Total: 22 units
GWC GE Pattern, CSU General Education Breadth or IGETC Pattern: 21-39 units
DEGREE TOTAL UNITS (maximum): 60 units