Maricopa Emergency Management System Alert

  FALL 2020 SEMESTER & CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE:   The SCC campus is open on a limited basis for in-person classes or those with an appointment. All other classes and student support services are available online. Students are encouraged to contact their instructors for additional information.

Business and Organizational Management

Students at any college can earn an award (degree or cert) in any of these programs. However, students may need to complete certain courses at other colleges within the District.

Program Overview

It’s a known fact that students who earn their business degree have a greater advantage over those without one. They have more marketable skill sets, including better management and leadership skills, leading to more career options and greater earning potential. Upon completing this program, you will be qualified for several entry-level jobs in business and retail management, human resources, and a variety of leadership roles.

The Business program’s curriculum is designed to help you develop leadership and communication skills that can be applied across several professions. Our experienced instructors will teach you supervision techniques, how to lead an organization, manage the day-to-day business operations and challenges, understand strategies for conflict negotiation, and handle human resource issues. You will also learn how to identify business opportunities and make informed decisions in complex situations. The critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills you acquire from this program are life skills you can carry across any profession!

What are you waiting for? Make it happen today with the Business and Organizational Management program.

Why Scottsdale Community College?

Human resources managers are in charge of an organization’s most important resource: its employees. HR managers plan, direct, organize, and control the administrative functions of organizations. They are involved in recruiting, interviewing, hiring, and training of new staff; developing compensation structures for employee groups; and strategic planning for the company’s staffing needs. The job outlook for HR managers is very high in the Scottsdale area, as there are currently not enough people to fill positions.

Managers with strong leadership skills are constantly in demand in all industries. Whether you manage a small office, a large department, or even run your own business, you will command a much higher salary than the people whom you lead. If you have strong interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills, you have the potential of being a successful manager.

Organizational leadership and management skills are necessary to the success of organizations. The skills learned for organizational management may be transferable to any industry, including for-profit business, governmental organizations, and non-profit organizations. This program allows students with studies in areas outside of business to gain knowledge and skills in organizational management and leadership.

Retail managers are constantly needed in the dynamic and growing retail industry. While many people work as store associates, only the elite will become store managers who command higher salaries. Retail managers are in charge of the daily efficient and profitable operation of stores that sell specific lines of merchandise (such as food or clothing) or a wide variety of merchandise (such as department stores or discount stores). The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Retail Management provides training in selling, merchandising, buying, and management. This program is also endorsed by the Western Association of Food Chains (WAFC).

Experiential Learning Opportunities

  • Business internships
  • DECA (student business association with professional development opportunities)
  • Service learning and volunteerism

Course Format

Classes are offered in a variety of formats: in-person, online, hybrid, day, evening, full-time and part-time.

Textbooks

Most of our courses use low-cost textbooks or no cost material provided by your instructors. General education courses may have textbooks that cost more.