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Degree Overview: Associate of Arts (A.A.) Degree in Management

Majors Overview February 3, 2014

Receive information about an Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree in management and its coursework, career choices, and continuing education choices.

A.A. Programs in Management

Students enrolled in an Associate of General Education (AGE) program can expect help in fulfilling general education credits, completing pre-curriculum coursework for another degree program or meeting broadened educational interests through enrollment in a 2-year degree program. Management options are not offered in AGE degree programs. However, schools offer management degree programs in formats such as an Associate of Applied Science and Associate of Science.

In the majority of associate’s degree programs in management, there is an emphasis in the coursework toward areas such as accounting, marketing management and general business, even as students are simultaneously offered a foundation in liberal arts education.

Students enrolled in some programs are offered the option of pursuing a major such as marketing or real estate. Additionally, students can expect to hone communication skills, with particular emphasis on communication with customers, employers and supervisors. Students enrolled in most programs can expect to become adept at reading, interpreting and creating business reports. Admission criteria typically require applicants to hold a GED certificate or high school diploma.

Coursework

Students enrolled in management programs are commonly trained in the planning, controlling and utilization of accounting information, business operations and marketability of services or products. Coursework may include subject areas such as:

•Microeconomics
•Macroeconomics
•Human resource management
•International business
•Stress management
•Information systems
•Business law
•Business calculus
•Computer applications
•Business Statistics

Career Choices

Those who graduate from an associate’s degree program in management are trained to pursue entry-level jobs in business management, marketing, real estate, retail, sales, or advertising, in positions such as:

•Supervisors
•Management trainees
•Sale representatives

Continuing Education Choices

Individuals may opt to continue their education by transferring to a 4-year college and pursuing a bachelor’s degree in a business-related field, such as business administration or business management. Coursework in a bachelor’s degree programs in business commonly covers theoretical knowledge in the field and helps students develop the competencies they need in managing a business. Coursework in business administration programs commonly includes subject areas of concentration, such as management, marketing, accounting or finance.

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