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Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Business Management

Online Program
Computer Included

Take Charge of Your Career with a Degree in Business Management

If you want to begin a career in business, an associate degree in Business Management is a good place to begin. You can enter fields like finance, human resources, and customer service. Contact Charter College today to take the first steps to a real career.

Business Management Classes and Curriculum

The Associate of Applied Science in Business Management program provides you with the knowledge and technical skills you need to find an entry-level position in a business management-related occupation. In classrooms and labs, you will learn how to develop and implement projects, provide professional customer service, record and report on business financials, and use computer technology to enhance your potential for employment. In addition, you will complete assignments such as reading, exercises, problem solving, projects, research, papers, and presentations.

Business Management topics that you will cover include:

  • Accounting and Business Fundamentals
  • Human Relations in Organizations
  • Developing and Implementing Projects
  • Human Resource Development
  • Leadership, Followership, and Team Management
  • Customer-Focused Management
  • Marketing With Technology
  • Business Law and Ethics
  • Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint

View the complete list of Business Management courses in the Charter College Handbook.

Business Management Program Length

60 weeks or 15 months

In as little as 15 months, you can get started on the path to a career in business management. Charter College begins classes every five weeks providing unparalleled flexibility and our unique learning approach helps you to graduate on time.

Business Management Online Delivery Method

The Associate of Applied Science in Business Management program is available in an online format. Online learning gives you the flexibility to balance your classwork with family, work, and other commitments.

Business Management Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this business management program, you will be able to:

  • Use business software to produce complex documents, spreadsheets, and presentations
  • Develop and use good human relations skills, in interpersonal and intrapersonal interactions, as well as verbal and written communications
  • Explain the theories and concepts of basic human resource management and performance evaluation
  • Understand basic sociological and diverse ethical principles inherent in the global economy to help plan for and manage a successful business organization
  • Describe the changing work environment and the skills needed by the office administrator
  • Describe the components of and need for quality customer service management in a diverse organizational and global environment
  • Use marketing theory and strategies to explore all aspects of marketing and produce a marketing plan from initial analysis to final implementation and evaluation
  • Explain the legal and ethical issues found in the business community and recommend how these issues might be mitigated or alleviated

Prepare for Entry-Level Business Careers

The Associate of Applied Science in Business Management program prepares you to handle the duties and requirements of entry-level business management positions. You can seek employment in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors as an administrative assistant, human resources assistant, marketing assistant, customer service specialist, compliance assistant, or a financial specialist.

Charter College Campuses that Offer the Business Management Associate Degree

The Associate of Applied Science in Business Management program is available online through Charter College Oxnard, CA for California residents and for non-California residents through Anchorage, AK.

**Students must meet admissions requirements noted in the Catalog & Student Handbook.

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