Management - AAS

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.


Major Code: 
Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Total credits required: 
Award notes

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

Program prerequisites
Course #Course TitleCredits
Admission criteria


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Program Contacts

Mark Barton, Program Director
Office: BUS 130
Phone: (480) 425-6913

Sue Sandblom, Department Chair
Office: BUS 126
Phone: (480) 425-6792

Brenda Lawson, Division Secretary
Office: BUS 121
Phone: (480) 423-6253

Program Notes: Set up an advising meeting by emailing

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
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
Course #Course TitleCredits
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 Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
General education requirements
General Education RequirementCredits: 22-27
General Education CoreCredits: 12-17
First-Year CompositionCredits: 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 CommunicationCredits: 3
COM100Introduction to Human Communication (3) OR
COM110Interpersonal Communication (3) OR
COM225Public Speaking (3) OR
COM230Small Group Communication (3)3
Critical ReadingCredits: 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment (0)0-3
MathematicsCredits: 3-5
Any approved general education course from the Mathematics [MA] area.3-5
General Education DistributionCredits: 10
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Humanities, Arts and Design [HU] area.3
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits: 3
SBU200Society and Business3
Natural SciencesCredits: 4
Any approved general education course in the Natural Sciences (Quantitative) [SQ] area or the Natural Sciences (General) [SG] area.4
  • Use basic accounting principles to develop and maintain business financial records. (ACC110, ACC111, ACC112)
  • Solve basic mathematical problems including discounts, markups, interest, credit, payroll, simple income tax, depreciation, financial statement, and insurance. (ACC110, ACC111, ACC112, GBS131, [MA])
  • Apply current technology to specific business tasks. (BPC110, CIS105, CIS114DE, CIS224)
  • Apply functions of modern business, including business principles, marketing, labor relations, and risk to business situations. (GBS151, IBS101, MKT271, MGT+++, TQM230, TQM240)
  • Analyze legal, ethical and social implications of business decisions and their impact on various individuals, groups and societies. (GBS205, SBU200)
  • Create and use effective oral, written, and visual business communication skills. (GBS120, MGT229, CRE101, (COM), [FYC], [HU])
  • Evaluate organizational structures and the functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling in a business setting. (GBS151, MGT229, MGT+++, TQM230, TQM240)
  • Apply basic principles and techniques of management to recruit, select, hire, train, supervise, and evaluate employees. (GBS151, MGT251)
  • Critically evaluate the alternatives faced in business decision making to select the most effective and efficient solution. (GBS151, MGT229, MGT251, MGT+++, TQM230, TQM240, CRE101, [MA], [SG], [SQ])

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate information about this degree or certificate. However, the information above represents current requirements for the academic year and may change as the result of the curricular process. This course list does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.