Academic Catalogs

Management, Associate of Arts Degree

Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 3_AA_MGMT
Control Number: 03723

This Management AA degree program prepares students to progress in their careers and educational paths. For those who are currently working, this program will provide them with the knowledge and skills to move up the career ladder to a manager role or to progress further along a supervisor/manager career path. For those preparing to transfer to a four-year university to earn a bachelor's degree in business, these courses fulfill several transfer requirements.

Courses required for this degree build and upgrade skills in leading and managing people while enhancing individual and organizational effectiveness within the workplace. Courses focus on the traditional managerial framework of leading, organizing, planning, communicating, training, and controlling. Coursework emphasizes embracing diversity within organizations and creating inclusive organizational cultures.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

Effectively communicate solutions to business problems, using appropriate language and tools and demonstrating understanding of business terms and concepts.

Analyze and recommend effective business decisions/solutions using a systematic, evaluative, and information based approach.

Develop and exhibit high standards of professional practice, demonstrating awareness of ethical and social responsibilities in today’s multicultural, team-oriented, rapidly-changing global environment.

Associate Degree Requirements

Unit Requirement

Complete at least 60 units of acceptable college work with a minimum of 12 units completed in residence at Coastline. Earn an overall grade point average of 2.0 or higher from all colleges attended and a 2.0 or higher grade point average at Coastline.

*Students must be in good academic standing (not on probation and/or disqualification) during the semester graduation is petitioned.

Program of Study

Complete the required courses in one of the programs as detailed In the Requirements for the Major section of this catalog. All coursework must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

General Education

Complete one of the three General Education options below (visit the General Education page for details):

Option 1 — Coastline General Education: designed for students pursuing an Associate degree and who may or may not be planning to transfer to a four-year university. The degree is transferable to many colleges and universities.

Option 2—CSU GE Breadth: designed for students who are planning to transfer to a university in the CSU system. It may also be appropriate for transfer to some independent colleges and universities.

Option 3—IGETC: designed for students who are planning to transfer to a university in the CSU or UC system. It also may be appropriate for transfer to some independent colleges and universities.

Global and Multicultural Studies Requirement

Complete at least 2.5 units from any Global and Multicultural Studies courses. See what courses fulfill the Global and Multicultural Studies Requirement.

Course Title Units
Required Core
BUS C100Introduction to Business 13
BUS C110Business Law/Legal Environment of Business 13
BUS C150Introduction to Marketing3
MS C100Principles of Management3
MS C102Human Relations in Business3
MS C104Human Resource Management3
Program Electives9-11
Introduction to Accounting
Financial Accounting 1
Managerial Accounting 1
ACCT for Non-Financial Managers, Entrepreneurs, Business Owners
Introduction to Project Management
Introduction to International Business
Personal Finance
E-Commerce: Strategic Thinking and Management
Entrepreneurship and Small Business Operations and Management
Introduction to Information Systems
Information Systems, Programming, and Database Management
Interpersonal Communication
Public Speaking
Principles of Microeconomics 2
Principles of Macroeconomics 2
Management and Employee Communication
Introduction to Leadership
Work Based Learning
Work Based Learning
Business and Organizational Ethics
Total Units27-29
Requirement Units
Total Units for Major Preparation 27-29
Degree Option 1, 2, or 3 Varies
Electives to satisfy unit requirement Varies
Total Degree Units 60