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2017-2018 Course Catalog 
2017-2018 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Management, AA

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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 Arts (AA) and Management Associate in Applied Science (AAS)  . The AA provides maximum transferability to state universities. The AAS can be customized to your specific management education needs and still transfers well to local private colleges and universities.

The Management AA is perfect for students interested in taking business management courses along with general education requirements and prerequisites at DMACC before transferring to a four-year college or university -including Iowa State, Iowa or the University of Northern Iowa and many others. It includes seven management and business courses that transfer well plus 41 credit hours of Liberal Arts Associate of Arts core classes. The AA degree will satisfy most freshman and sophomore Management requirements of most four-year colleges if planned carefully with an advisor.

Management classes are designed to help students learn in a fun and interactive environment that includes study tours, student activities, participation in professional development activities. Day, evening and online classes are offered.

If you are interested in a program that includes 16 management and business classes with options, plus an internship to make a faster career connection, take a look at the Management AAS Degree  .

For more information about the Management program, please visit our website at www.dmacc.edu/programs/marketing.

Program Details

Location: Ankeny

Selected courses in this program are offered at other campuses.

Students may 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.


*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 Distributed AA Core requirements.  

Total Credits Required to Complete this AA Degree - 64


(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, distributed 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.

Fixed Costs

Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$151.00 per credit

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

Varied Costs

Costs Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3 Semester 4
Books (approximate) 650 625 20 575
Study Tour 150      

Approximate total for program: $11,684**

**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-$37,500 (2013-2014 Placement Report).

Nondiscrimination Statement

DMACC offers career and technical programs in the following areas of study:

Agriculture, National & Environmental Services /Architecture, Engineering, and Construction/Arts, Design, and Visual communications/Business, Management, and Marketing/Education, Public, and Human Services/Health Science/Hospitality and Culinary/Information Technology/Manufacturing/Transportation & Logistics

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, hiring practices or the provision of services, and harassment or discrimination based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age (in employment), disability, genetic information (in employment) and actual or potential parental, family or marital status of a person. 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, sgbittner@dmacc.edu.  Title IX questions and concerns may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 6, Ankeny, IA  50023, phone 515/964-6574, dkmckittrick@dmacc.edu.  Question or complaints about this policy may be directed to the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, phone 312/730-1560, tax 312/730-1576..

Legal references: Iowa Code §§ 216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S. C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S. C. §§ 1681-1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S. C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).(2017)

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