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2015-2016 Course Catalog 
2015-2016 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Management, AAS

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Management education at DMACC offers two great ways to earn a Management Degree that’s tailored to your needs: The Management Associate in Applied Science (AAS) and Management Associate in Arts (AA)  . The AAS can be customized to your specific management education needs for those who want a faster connection to a management career with the option to transfer to local colleges and universities. The AA provides maximum transferability to state universities.

The Management AAS program includes 16 business and management classes in communication, human relations, business management, supervision, computer applications, team-building, leadership development, and human resource management. Six additional option classes allow students to customize the degree to individual needs or transfer credits. In addition, the program includes an internship to help students demonstrate management skills and increase career opportunities. Students with prior occupational experience in sales and management may gain advanced standing after experience is documented and submitted for consideration.

Classes are designed to help students learn management skills through hands-on activities such as cases, group projects, study tours, professional development activities, meetings with business leaders and community involvement projects. Day, evening and online classes are offered.

Graduates of the program have found positions 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.

If you are interested in a program that features seven business management classes along with general education requirements and prerequisites designed to transfer to a state university, take a look at the Management AA Degree  .

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Location: Ankeny

Selected courses in this program are offered at other campuses.

Students start any semester.

Program Entry Requirements

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

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.

Required Courses

Semester 1

Required Course(s)

Option 3 - Select 1 Course

Semester 2

Required Course(s)

Option 4 - Select 1 Course

Semester 4

Required Course(s)

Option 5 - Select 1 Course

Semester 5

Total Credits Required to Complete the AAS Degree - 64

Fixed Costs

Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$143.00 per credit

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

Varied Costs

  Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3 Semester 4 Semester 5
Books (approximate) 650 625 20 575 625
Management Conf. Co-Curricular   150   300    

Approximate total for program: $12,097*

* 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-$45,000 (2013-2014 Placement Report).

Nondiscrimination Policy

Des Moines Area Community College shall not engage in or allow discrimination covered by law. This includes harassment based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy and marital status), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability and genetic information. 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. For information about the ADA, the Section 504/ADA Coordinator can be contacted at 515-964-6857. For Title IX questions and concerns contact 515-964-6850.

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