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Management

Associate of Arts

Our Associate of Arts in Management introduces you to the theoretical concepts and practical applications needed to effectively lead and manage a workforce, with a focus on either human resources or retail management. This associate degree program seeks to expand your academic and professional development by providing the practical skills required for entry-level supervisory positions and responsibilities in business or government environments. Knowledge from this online associate program can also serve as a springboard to a bachelor's degree.

This program’s curriculum is in alignment with Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) standards. This program has been designed in consultation with industry business leaders and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Program Courses

The curriculum for this program follows industry trends to help ensure relevancy to today's marketplace. View all courses.

Program Objectives

In addition to the institutional and degree level learning objectives, graduates of this program are expected to achieve these learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills necessary to be a successful supervisor in a business environment.
  • Explain key concepts, methods and practices for managing human capital in an organization.
  • Compare and contrast ethical theories as they relate to organizational and individual behavior.
  • Prepare a development program for a potential direct report.
ACBSP Accredited

Degree at a Glance

Concentrations

Concentrations are designed to help you group courses together so you can further specialize in your field and pursue a more focused path to degree completion. You will be asked to select a concentration when you enroll in this program.

Explore the concentrations available for this program.

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Human Resources

Offers knowledge necessary for supervisory roles in a workforce environment, including: recruiting, grievance, and corrective action processes; communicating mission, vision, goals, and objectives to direct reports; and addressing group dynamics and ethics of a diverse employee base. Topics include compensation and benefits, as well as policy and records management.

Sample Courses

  • HRMT200 - Human Resource Fundamentals
  • HRMT201 - Employee Training and Development
  • HRMT202 - Interviewing Fundamentals
  • MGMT201 - Organizational Fundamentals
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Retail Management

Looks at various retail management processes in store operations along with the effectiveness of retail managers in today’s competitive and global organizations. Focuses on interpersonal, managerial, human resource, leadership, communication, and critical thinking skills. Explores topics of ethical conduct, social and corporate responsibility, finance, and information technology.

Sample Courses

  • RTMG200 - Customer Relations
  • RTMG150 - Retail Organization Fundamentals
  • RTMG201 - Retail Inventory Management
  • RTMG202 - Risk Management
  • RTMG203 - Commercial Safety
  • RTMG204 - Finance Fundamentals

Admission Requirements

  • All AMU undergraduate programs require a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent (i.e. GED).
  • Please read all undergraduate admission requirements before applying to this program and be prepared to submit the required documentation.
  • There is no fee to complete the AMU admission application. View steps to apply.

Need help?

Selecting the right program to meet your educational goals is a key step in ensuring a successful outcome. If you are unsure of which program to choose, or need more information, please contact an AMU admissions representative at 877-777-9081 or info@apus.edu.


Undergraduate Tuition Rates 

Per credit hour: $270 | $250 with military grant*

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*To help minimize out-of-pocket costs, AMU offers a tuition grant for U.S. active-duty servicemembers, Guard, Reserve, military spouses and dependents, and veterans that caps undergraduate tuition at the military TA limit. See all military-affiliated student benefits.

Paying for School

Because our university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), (the same as the Ohio State University, Univ. of Chicago, and U.S. Air Force Academy, to name a few), we can accept the following forms of financial aid and payments:

Ways to Save

Undergraduate Book Grant

Ebooks are provided at no cost if you are enrolled in undergraduate courses for credit. The undergraduate book grant is estimated to save $250 per academic semester if you are registered as a full-time student.

Transfer Credits

Accelerate your degree completion by taking full advantage of our transfer credit options, including credit for your previous college courses, military service schools, American Council on Education (ACE) and College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests, and prior learning experiences.  

Employer Contributions

AMU has educational partnerships with many employers and associations. Be sure to accurately enter your employer information when you complete our admissions application. Your employer might also offer a tuition reimbursement plan as one of your benefits.