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2013-2014 Course Catalog 
2013-2014 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Management, AA

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The Management program offers students a number of career and educational opportunities. This program allows students to choose either an AA or AAS degree. Students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university should consider the AA degree program. The AA degree will satisfy the freshman and sophomore Management requirements of most four-year colleges if planned carefully with an advisor.

The AAS degree is designed for students who want to prepare for an immediate career in business. This degree will prepare you with the people skills and organizational systems knowledge to succeed and earn promotions in the company or institutional environment of your choice. Experience and leadership skills are gained through on-the-job training and participation in professional development activities.

Coursework in the Management AAS program includes communications and human relations, management and supervision, information processing, problem-solving and computer applications, team-building and leadership development, and organizational and human resource development.

Graduates of the program have found positions as general managers, supervisors, assistant personnel managers, office managers, manufacturing and distribution managers, production supervisors, parts and inventory managers, business owners, customer service representatives, training coordinators, sales managers, buyers and purchasing agents. Advanced management positions are available to those who enter the work force and demonstrate strong, individual skills and knowledge.

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Location: Ankeny

Selected courses in this program are offered at other campuses.

Program Entry Requirements

  1. Complete an application for admission.
  2. Satisfy the assessment requirement.
  3. Attend any required information/registration session.

Students start any semester.

Graduation Requirements

To earn a Management AA or AAS degree, a student must complete all coursework as prescribed and maintain a 2.0 grade point average.


*ECN 120  and ECN 130  are required courses for this program and shall also be used to fulfill 3 credits of Social/Behavioral Sciences AA Core requirements and 3 credits of Distributive AA Core requirements.

+Students accepted into the Honors Program may take HON 101  in place of SDV 108  for 1 credit of Distributive AA Core.

Complete Remaining AA Degree Core Requirements as Follows - 41 Credits


(Students should check with a DMACC advisor or an advisor at the four-year institution to which they plan to transfer before selecting math and science courses, distributive courses and courses in other areas because certain courses are course prerequisites and/or admission requirements into the College of Business at different colleges and universities.) 

To complete this AA degree program, you must meet the Diversity Requirement with a grade of “C” or higher. See the AA /AS  section of the DMACC catalog or the AA Degree PIB (Program Information Brief) for more information about which courses can count toward this requirement.

Total Minimum Credits Required to Complete the Management AA Degree - 64

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