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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).
This online associate program is regularly reviewed by an advisory council of industry experts for relevancy to today’s marketplace. Course topics include:
In addition to the institutional and degree level learning objectives, graduates of this program are expected to achieve these learning outcomes:
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
*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.
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:
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.
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.
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.