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2023-2024 Course Catalog 
2023-2024 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Management, AAS

Location(s): Ankeny

The Management AAS offers several diverse tracks of education for those students looking for a direct pathway from college to a career in Management.  Our AAS program also offers a broad curriculum base to allow for coursework to transfer to many colleges and universities.

The Management AAS program includes 5 general education core required courses and 10 core business and management classes. Students then can choose from one of three pathways for their Management concentration courses, including Human Resource Management, Supply Chain Management, or Sales and Management, or can choose courses from each pathway to gain a diverse mix of skills and experiences.  In addition, the program includes an Internship component allow students to develop practical, hands-on experiences in their areas of specific career interest and to assist with networking for future career opportunities.

Classes are designed to help students learn management skills through hands-on activities such as cases studies, simulations, team-based projects, study tours, professional development activities, and community involvement projects. In addition, faculty assist with helping students make business connections in the local community through internships and other networking opportunities. Daytime and online classes are offered.

DMACC’s Management AAS program offers flexibility for students that are currently employed in the workforce to complete coursework and utilize their current career experiences to help them gain the skills and experiences necessary to assist with career development. 

Graduates of the program have achieved career success as general managers, supervisors, human resource recruiters and assistants, office managers, manufacturing and distribution managers, production supervisors, parts and inventory managers, entrepreneurs, customer service representatives, training coordinators, sales managers, buyers and purchasing agents.

Program Details

Students may start any semester

Selected courses in this program are offered at other campuses.

Graduation Requirements

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

Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 4

Semester 5

Total Credits Required to Complete the AAS Degree - 66*

*Total credits are calculated using the least number of credits needed to satisfy the option requirements.

Fixed Costs

Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$185.00 per credit

The costs for each program are estimates and subject to change.

Varied Costs

Costs Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3 Semester 4 Semester 5
Books (approximate) 650 625  20 575 625
Management Conf. Co-Curricular 150




Approximate total for program: $15,155**

**Program entry requirements are not included in the total approximate cost.

What Kind of Work Will You Do?

  • Accomplish organizational objectives by directing the efforts of employees.
  • Plan and implement work schedules.
  • Use technology for communication, business applications, web applications and presentations to individuals and groups.
  • Purchase products for resale or manage a physical distribution program.
  • Be a team leader with a group of employees.
  • Plan and execute production programs using Total Quality Management.
  • Establish human resource programs such as salary, schedules, fringe benefit packages, equal employment opportunity programs and training programs.
  • Execute or manage the information flow in a business.

What Skills and Abilities Will You Need?

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Work and relate well with people from various backgrounds.
  • Follow through on details.
  • Be self-managed, manage your own time, take initiative.
  • Ability to persuasively provide solutions and ideas.
  • Keep updated on products and services; learn on your own.
  • Evaluate how effectively programs are working.

What Else Should I Consider about this Program or Career Choice?

  • The Management program offers a number of career and additional education options.
  • Some employers will pay tuition for you to get a baccalaureate degree.
  • Have an opportunity to plan and organize your work schedule.
  • Pressure and stress may exist when deadlines and company objectives have to be met.
  • Strong math background will enhance success in some management areas.
  • Most work details and programs will be executed through the use of a computer/terminal.
  • Average starting salary: AAS-$43,333 (2014-2015 Placement Report).

Program Competencies

  1. Lead the work activities of employees
  2. Direct the work activities of employees
  3. Evaluate the work activities of employees
  4. Execute the human resource activities of a group
  5. Implement training and development activities to enhance employee and organizational performance
  6. Deploy the marketing mix strategies from the perspective of a management team member
  7. Demonstrate effective conflict resolution skills
  8. Delegate duties and tasks in accomplishing organizational objectives 
  9. Adopt motivational strategies to optimize the performance of employees for the benefit of the organization
  10. Facilitate continuous process improvement throughout an organization
  11. Analyze financial and statistical data to support decisions
  12. Implement project management initiatives
  13. Interpret the legal aspects of various industries as it relates to a manager’s role in an organization

Nondiscrimination Statement

Des Moines Area Community College shall not engage in nor allow discrimination covered by law against any person, group or organization. This includes in its programs, activities, employment practices, or hiring practices, and harassment or discrimination based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information (in employment) and actual or potential parental, family or marital status. Veteran status in educational programs, activities, employment practices, or admission procedures is also included to the extent covered by law.

Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against may file a complaint through the College Discrimination Complaint Procedure. Complaint forms may be obtained from the Campus Provost’s office, the Academic Deans’ office, the Judicial Officer, or the EEO/AA Officer, Human Resources. ADA questions and concerns may be directed to the Section 504/ADA Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 6, Ankeny, IA 50023, phone 515/964-6857, Title IX questions and concerns may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 1, Ankeny, IA 50023, phone 515/964-6216, Questions or complaints about this policy may be directed to the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczysnki Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, phone 312/730-1560, fax 312/730-1576, TDD 800-877-8339 Email

DMACC offers career and technical programs in the following areas of study:
Agriculture, Natural and Environmental Science
Architecture, Engineering, and Construction
Arts, Design, and Visual Communication
Business, Management, and Marketing
Education, Public, and Human Services
Health Science
Hospitality and Culinary
Information Technology
Transportation & Logistics

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