WIP: Management



In the book Vanguard Management, James O’Toole writes about the 1954 movie Executive Suite, in which he describes the new President of the Treadway Corporation as someone who “saw that success in management was not predicated on technique. Instead, his underlying assumption was that the art of management is to continually meet the corporation’s changing responsibilities to all of those who have a stake in it….with balance (and) with moral symmetry”. 

Sixty-five years later, it seems that the message is even more important. Learn more about the art of Management and how to achieve your personal and professional goals through our Management curriculum.

Career opportunities

Careers in management can be developed in any industry, ranging from front-line supervisors to mid-managers to senior management.  Every organizational enterprise, whether profit, non-profit, social or entrepreneurial needs a planner and a leader.

  • Start your career in any functional area of an organization and progress to a front-line supervisor position.
  • In a fast-paced and global environment, a background in managing people and resources is crucial in every market and every business, whether it be in the commercial world, the government sector or the social environment.
  • Working in a small business will give you the experience in human-resource management, financial resource management, facilities management and customer-service management.


Degrees & Certificates

Explore the degrees and certificates offered by Management Program.

    Associate in Arts Degree (AA), Business: Management

    Plan Code: 1143 – The Associate Degree in Business: Management consists of the prescribed GE requirements, as well as the required management coursework. Students earning this Associate Degree may be prepared to 1) transfer to a baccalaureate degree granting institution in the field of their concentration and/or 2) enter the workforce at an entry-level position relating to their field of emphasis. 


    • Ensure that 85% of all courses meet or exceed their outcome/assessment goals and develop appropriate action plans for continuous improvement.
    • Develop strategies throughout all Management courses to enhance the development of our students’ critical-thinking skills: their ability to reason, ask appropriate questions, make strong decision and communicate/collaborate effectively and efficiently.
    • Improve the levels of success and retention for students of the Management program.

    Certificate of Achievement, Business: Management

    Plan Code: 3143 – The Certificate of Achievement in Management will prepare a student for advancement into business school at a baccalaureate-degree granting institution and/or for an entry-level position in a small/medium sized business, in functions such that may manage people, money, or technology with an eye on first-line supervision. 

    Certificate of Accomplishment, business: Foundations of Management

    Plan Code: 4143 – The Certificate of Accomplishment in Foundations of Management will prepare a student to continue toward the attainment of a Certificate of Achievement: Management, an Associate Degree and/or for an entry-level position in a small/ medium-sized business, as a front-line supervisor or manager in a variety of functions. 

    Certificate of Accomplishment, business: Foundations of Entrepreneurship

    Plan Code: 4203 – The Certificate of Accomplishment in Foundations of Entrepreneurship is designed to provide students with an understanding of the entrepreneurial elements of starting a small business, with an eventual focus on the traditional management skills necessary to extend the life of the startup business. Major emphasis is placed on the development of a coherent business model. Upon completion of this Certificate, a student will have the skills to plan and control financial resources, communicate with and lead people in the organization, plan and control informational and technological resources and, finally, unite these skills into the development of a strategic business model/business plan that will be designed for success in the New Economy. 

    Course offerings

    View courses offered in different semesters to assist in academic plannings.

    Course Name   Fall   Winter Spring Summer

    GBUS 5
    Introduction to Business

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    ACCTG 1A
    Principles of Accounting

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    ACCTG 200A
    Introduction to Accounting

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    LAW 18A
    Business Law

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    MGMT 49A
    Intro to Management

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    MGMT 49B
    Human Resource Management

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    MGMT 58
    Leadership & Supervision

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    MGMT 60
    Management & Organizational Behavior

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    MGMT 80
    Small Business Entrepreneurship

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