What can I do with this?

The Management AS Degree

  • Provides students with the management skills necessary to succeed in today's technological business environment.
  • Helps students develop a general understanding of business, apply critical thinking skills to technical and managerial issues, make ethical decisions in a managerial context, and apply management, supervision, and leadership skills in a diverse and complex environment.

What can I do with this?

You can use this to:

  • Earn a two-year Associates degree.
  • Enhance career opportunities as a:
    • Retail Store Manager
    • Restaurant General Manager
    • Project Manager
    • Social Services Manager
    • Construction Manager
    • Accounting Manager
    • Social Services Manager
    • Administrative Services Manager
    • Advertising, Promotions, and Marketing Manager
    • Compensation and Benefit Manager

Employment of administrative services managers is expected to grow 15 percent from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Source: US Department of Labor Statistics

What will I learn?

  • To demonstrate a general understanding of the nature of business.
  • To apply critical thinking skills (analysis, synthesis, evaluation) to technical and managerial issues in a business environment.
  • To demonstrate the ability to make ethical decisions in a managerial context.
  • To recognize skills necessary to provide management, supervision, and leadership in a diverse and complex environment.

Program Learning Outcome Assessments

Today's workforce needs to be able to navigate a continuous stream of information, trends, and practices in a fast-paced, competitive global economy. Today's workforce needs creativity, collaboration skills, communication skills, and the ability to think critically. These are the sought-after skills today's business demands—these are the skills that define success.

—American Management Association®

What courses do I take?

Note: Some courses within the major may have a required prerequisite. If you feel you have equivalent knowledge and skills to those included in the prerequisite course through professional experience, licensure, or certification, you have the opportunity to submit a Prerequisite Challenge to be reviewed by the faculty chair. For the Prerequisite Challenge to be considered, you must submit documentation/verification to substantiate the basis for the challenge. Please consult a counselor for more information regarding Prerequisite Challenge.


Complete all of the following courses:

General Ed Requirements

Complete one of the following general education patterns:

Program Pathways

All classes needed for this degree are available at the following campuses: CC Online

Additionally, some of the general education courses needed to complete this major are available at all our locations.

See Counseling for specific help with enrolling and completing this major.

How can I afford it?

This degree requires 60.0 units and will likely take 4 semesters.

Approximate Total Costs

CA Residents

60.0 units

at $46 per unit

Equals $2,760 in tuition and fees

Plus approximately $3,600* for books and supplies

Total cost $6,360 for 4 semesters


60.0 units

at $375 per unit

Equals $22,500 in tuition and fees

Plus approximately $3,600* for books and supplies

Total cost $26,100 for 4 semesters

*This is an estimate. Actual costs will vary.

Need help? Financial Aid can help with fee waivers and scholarships and other aid. Make sure to fill out your FAFSA every January.