Business Management - A.A.S. Degree/Certificate

Start Your Business Management Career

Best Online Associate Degree in ManagementDo you like to lead? Are you good at organizing and planning?

The field of business management impacts everyone on a regular basis. Obtaining a formal education can help you get the skills and knowledge needed for a wide variety of business management careers. If you thrive in team-oriented environments where critical thinking and problem solving are valued, a career in Business Management may be for you. 

At ACC, an Associate’s degree in our Business Management program can be completed in as few as 24 months. Our certificate option can be completed in just 2 semesters allowing you to start an entry level career in management or supervision quickly. 

Career Opportunities

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The Management program at Alvin Community College prepares you for many career opportunities available in the workforce today. We’ll equip you with the knowledge and skills employers want in industries such as office, hotel, retail, and industrial. Some of the career options available with our degree or certificate are:  

  • Business Manager
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Office or Department Manager
  • Project or Event Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Store Manager
  • Supervisor
  • Hotel or Restaurant Management
  • Marketing Manager

According to Payscale, the average salary in this field is $45,000 in Texas. However, with advanced education, training and experience, salary levels could reach above $100k. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 8 percent growth for management occupations through 2026.  

For more information on career opportunities in Management, please visit Career Coach where you can explore the local job market, take a career assessment, and build a resumé.

What Will I Study?

Our emphasis is to prepare you for a successful career in entry-level management positions or advancement in an already established career.  You will develop technical, marketing, organizational, and behavioral management skills. You will take courses in a wide variety of topics such as: 

  • Information & Project Management
  • Leadership
  • Financial Management
  • Principles of Management
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Production & Operations Management
  • Team Building
  • and more!

The Cooperative education course serves as an internship to help students locate positions within the field of Management.

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BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE (A.A.S.) 

60 credit hours
 
FIRST YEAR - FIRST SEMESTER CREDITS

BMGT 1301 - Supervision

3
BMGT 1306 - Facilities Management 3

BMGT 1307 Team Building

3

BMGT 1327 - Principles of Management

3
+ENGL 1301 - Composition I 3
SECOND SEMESTER

BMGT 1309 - Information & Project Management

3

BMGT 1331 - Production and Operations Management 

3

BMGT 1344 - Negotiations and Conflict Management 

3

**Mathematics - Select from Mathematics Core Curriculum (MATH 1332 Recommended)

3

MRKG 1311 - Principles of Marketing

3
SECOND YEAR - FIRST SEMESTER  

BMGT 1341 -  Business Ethics

3

BMGT 2305 - Advanced Communications Management

3

BMGT 2309 - Leadership

3

+Select from COMM 1307 - Intro to Mass Communication or ENGL 2311 Technical & Business Writing

3

SPCH 1321 - Business & Professional Communication 

3
 SECOND SEMESTER 

*BMGT 2310 - Financial Management 

 3

BMGT 2331 - Principles of Quality Management

 3
*BMGT 2341 - Strategic Management  3

BMGT 2382 -  Cooperative Education Business Administration & Management, Gen. II or

BMGT 2347 - Critical thinking & Problem Solving

 3

ECON 2301 - Principles of Macroeconomics 

3
MANAGEMENT (A.A.S.) DEGREE – CREDIT HOURS  60

+Denotes core requirement. Speak with Department Chair or Academic Advisor for proper course selection.
*Capstone Course
**Students planning to transfer to a four-year university need to take BCIS 1305.

Must contact Department Chair prior to registering for Cooperative Education courses. 

Foundations of BUSINESS MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE
24 credit hours

FIRST YEAR - FIRST SEMESTER CREDITS

BMGT 1301 - Supervision

3

BMGT 1306 - Facilities Management

3

BMGT 1307 - Team Building

3

BMGT 1327 - Principles of Management

3

SECOND SEMESTER

BMGT 1309 - Information & Project Management

3

BMGT 1331 - Production & Operations Management

3

*BMGT 1344 - Negotiations & Conflict Management

3

*MKRG 1311 - Principles of Marketing

3
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE – CREDIT HOURS 24

*Capstone Course
**Students planning to transfer to a four-year university need to take BCIS 1305.

Business Operations MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE
45 CREDIT HOURS

FIRST YEAR

FIRST SEMESTER

BMGT 1301 - Supervision   3
BMGT 1306 -  Facilities Management 3
BMGT 1307 - Team Building 3
BMGT 1327 - Principles of Management 3
SECOND SEMESTER
BMGT 1309 - Information & Project Management 3
BMGT 1331 - Production & Operations Management 3
BMGT 1344 - Negotiations & Conflict Management 3
MRKG 1311 - Principles of Marketing 3

SECOND YEAR

FIRST SEMESTER

BMGT 1341 - Business Ethics 3
BMGT 2305 - Advanced Communications Management 3
BMGT 2309 - Leadership 3
SECOND SEMESTER
BMGT 2310 - Financial Management 3
BMGT 2331 - Principles of Quality Management 3
*BMGT 2341 - Strategic Management  3

BMGT 2382 - Cooperative Education Business Administration Management, General II or 

BMGT 2347 - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving 

3
BUSINESS OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS 45

*Capstone course

Students planning to transfer to a 4 year university need to take BCIS 1305

Contact the department chair prior to enrolling in BMGT 2382 Cooperative education to ensure proper internship selection.

 

 

*How Much Will the Program Cost?

Approximate costs for the A.A.S. Degree program are $4,400 for in-district students and $7,160 for those out-of-district. This includes tuition and fees. Additional fees for books and supplies may vary.

Approximate costs for the Certificate program are $2,202 for in-district students and $3,582 for those out-of-district. This includes tuition and fees. Additional fees for books and supplies may vary.

For more information on education costs, payment options, payment plans, deadlines and more, visit our Tuition and Fees section.

Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.  For more information, visit our Financial Aid section.

*Alvin Community College may change tuition rates and other fees without notice or when so directed by the Board of Regents.

 An education at ACC is very affordable and students receive individual attention throughout their time at ACC.  Once a student graduates from the Management program they can begin a career immediately or transfer to a four-year university and obtain a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science degree (BAAS). There are a variety of concentrations included within any BAAS degree and the Chair of the Management program can assist students with transition to the workforce or a four-year institution. 

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