Academic Catalogs

Management, Associate in Arts Degree

Banner code: 2_AA_MGMT
Control number: 03893
Financial aid: Eligible 

This program is designed for students who want to expand their job skills and those who are seeking to advance to supervisory or management positions in their current place of employment.

Program Level Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Define and describe the functions of management.
  2. Increase one’s leadership and teamwork skills.
  3. Develop analytical skills for gathering, organizing, and utilizing information to meet situational demands.
  4. Enhance communication skills for managerial effectiveness.

Associate Degree Graduation Requirements

(See GWC website for the most up-to-date information on Associate Degree Requirements.)

  1. Completion of General Education Requirements by one of the following methods:
    1. Completion of a minimum of 18 units as listed under Areas A through E, including the Cultural Diversity Requirement.
    2. Completion of a minimum of 39 units of CSU General Education requirements. Students who complete this pattern are also eligible to receive the Certificate of Achievement in CSU General Education Breadth.
    3. Completion of a minimum of 34 (UC) or 37 (CSU) units of Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) requirements. Students who complete this pattern are also eligible to receive the Certificate of Achievement in IGETC.
  2. Completion of a Major or Area of Emphasis—a minimum of 18 units.
  3. Completion of additional elective units to a total of 60 units.
  4. 2.0 overall Grade Point Average at GWC and 2.0 overall Grade Point Average for all colleges attended.
  5. At least 12 units completed at GWC.

Students should consult a GWC counselor in order to select the best pathway to meet their educational goals. For students who intend to transfer, the choice of general education will be specific to both their major and transfer institution.

Course Title Units
Required Courses
BUS G100Introduction To Business3
MGMT G110Elements Of Management3
MGMT G115Essentials of Organizational Behavior3
MGMT G140Business and Organizational Ethics3
BUS G130Introduction To Business Writing3
or BUS G139 Business Communication
Electives
Select two of the following:6
MGMT G111Human Resources Management3
MGMT G130Team Building And Group Dynamics3
MGMT G152Starting a Business - Entrepreneurial Small Business3
MGMT G155Customer Service3
MKTG G135Retail Management3
Major Total21
GE Pattern (Local, CSU GE-Breadth, or IGETC)18-39
Total Units60

Recommended Program Sequence

These sequences are general course maps for students to finish all major and general education requirements for two-year completion of degrees, completion of short-term certificates, and/or fulfillment of transfer requirements. However, this may not be an appropriate path for all students.  The two-year sequence is based on English and Math placement and meeting other course prerequisites. Students are advised to meet with a GWC Counselor to review course selections and sequences to ensure that completion of this program will meet a student's transfer and career goals.

Year 1:

Course Title Units
Semester 1
BUS G100Introduction To Business3
MGMT G110Elements Of Management3
ENGL G100Freshman Composition ^4
Area E: Lifelong Understanding and Self-Development or Area A: English Language, Area B: Natural Sciences, Area C: Arts & Humanities, Area D: Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Elective coursework for a total of 3 units3
Units16
Course Title Units
Semester 2
MGMT G115Essentials of Organizational Behavior3
MGMT G140Business and Organizational Ethics3
BUS G130Introduction To Business Writing3
or BUS G139 Business Communication
Area C: Arts & Humanities course3
Select one of the following or satisfy Math competency (completion of Algebra 2 in High School with a "C" or better):
MATH G030Intermediate Algebra4
MATH G040Accelerated Elementary and Intermediate Algebra5
MATH G080Pre-Statistics5
If Math competency is satisfied, take Elective coursework for a total of 3 units.3
Units15-17

Year 2:

Course Title Units
Semester 3
Area B: Natural Sciences course3
Area D: Social & Behavioral Sciences course3
Elective coursework for a total of 3 units3
Select two of the following:6
MGMT G111Human Resources Management3
MGMT G130Team Building And Group Dynamics3
MGMT G152Starting a Business - Entrepreneurial Small Business3
MGMT G155Customer Service3
MKTG G135Retail Management3
Units15
Course Title Units
Semester 4
Cultural Diversity requirement #3
Elective coursework to reach a minimum of 60 units9-11
Units12-14
Total minimum units required60