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 in Applied Science (AAS) in Management
5729 Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Management
5152 Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Business Administration Fastrack

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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

Transfer Options

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.

Career Outlook

Employment Outlook*

Job titles associated with entry-level management can vary widely. Some of the most common types of jobs associated with management (along with the 10-year growth rates) are:

  • Administrative Services Managers (10%-14%)
  • Financial Managers – Branch or Department (15%+)
  • First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers (5%-9%)
  • Sales Managers (5%-9%)

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

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