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.

Program Code

3070 Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Management Fall 2019

5729 Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Management


This program does NOT transfer into a business degree program at a university. To pursue a bachelor’s degree in business, please follow the Business University Transfer (ABUS) program.

The career outlook for human resource managers is good with a projected growth rate of 5% - 9% in the next 10 years.

Employment Outlook*

The salary range for human resource professionals in Arizona is $32,680 - $92,690, depending on the number of years of experience and the level of college degree.

Job titles associated with entry-level management include:

  • Corporate Recruiter
  • Retail Store Manager
  • Employment Specialist
  • Entrepreneur (business owner)
  • Human Resources Specialist (HR Specialist)
  • Personnel Coordinator

*Source: Occupational Information Network (O*NET) at

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

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

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