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A manager is the glue that holds the organization together. With a basic knowledge of business and an understanding of how to administer the skills of others in the workplace, the manager brings together the various facets of an organization into a smoothly running whole.
Employment of salaried managers and administrators is expected to increase faster than the average for all occupations into the twenty-first century as business operations become more complex.
An associate degree is granted after the successful completion of 64 - 68 semester hours of coursework. By concentrating the majority of your studies in technical and related coursework, you are prepared in a short time to enter the work world. Many of the credits earned in the associate degree program can be applied toward a bachelor's degree. An adviser can help you to decide the preferred order of completion of the required courses and the possible substitution of courses for those students pursuing a bachelor's degree.
An excellent core of studies features written and oral communication, management skills, accounting, marketing, economics, liberal arts courses, and more.
Along with a general management option, the program offers technical electives that allow you to specialize in, data processing, real estate, and marketing and sales. In some cases, you will have the chance to work at an internship for one semester, to help you learn to link theory with practice.
If you choose to continue your education, all credit hours eared in this associate degree program count toward a bachelor's degree.