Associate of Science in Administrative Management
Gain the foundational business skills needed for success as a professional or entrepreneur
The associate’s degree in Administrative Management is ideal for students who want a foundational understanding of business management and the opportunity to develop skills in the major functional areas of business, including human resource management, organizational communications, accounting, business law, and more.
Through this program you’ll gain the most desirable workforce traits frequently sought by employers, including:
- Critical thinking skills
- Enhanced writing and public speaking skills
- Ethical decision-making / judgment
- Team building skills
Core Curriculum: 33 Credits
INT 101: Perspectives on Western Civilization 1 (3 credits)
This interdisciplinary course examines the civilization of the West through literature, philosophy, theology, history, and art from its beginnings in the ancient Near East, through ancient Greece and Rome, to the Age of Charlemagne.
INT 102: Perspectives on Western Civilization 2 (3 credits)
This interdisciplinary course examines the Western world through literature, philosophy, theology, history, and art from the Age of Charlemagne, through the Middle Ages and up to the early Renaissance. Prerequisite: INT 101
INT 201: Perspectives on Western Civilization 3 (3 credits)
This interdisciplinary course continues the examination of the Western world through literature, philosophy, theology, history, and art from the Reformation to the present. Prerequisite: INT 102
PHL 202: General Ethics (3 credits)
A study of happiness and of the means used by men and women to attain it. Law, morality, and virtue are studied as contributing to the growth of each person to one’s full intellectual, moral, and spiritual stature.
Theology: Your choice of one, 200-level course (3 credits)
Choose from topics ranging from foundations of theology to the New Testament to the Religions of the World.
Natural Science: Your choice of one course (3 credits)
Choose a course from any branch of science, such as astronomy, biology, chemistry, marine ecology physics and more.
Social Science: Your choice of one course (3 credits)
Choose a course from any branch of social science, such as economics, history, law, leadership, political science, psychology, sociology and more.
Quantitative Reasoning: Your choice of one course (3 credits)
Choose any mathematics course, such as Intro to Mathematical Methods to Statistics to Calculus.
Fine Arts: Your choice of one course (3 credits)
Choose a course from any form of fine arts, including art, art history, dance, film, music, or theatre.
Intensive Writing: Your choice of one course (3 credits)
Choose from one of several writing or English courses here, such as Introduction to College Writing, Writing Seminar, Reading and Writing the Short Story, or Intermediate Writing.
Oral Communication: Your choice of one course (3 credits)
Choose a course to polish your public speaking and business presentation skills, such as Introduction to Public Speaking (COM 103), Introduction to Oral Communication (TDF 102), or Fundamentals of Public Speaking (TDF 203).
Management Curriculum: 18 Credits
Accounting: Your choice of one course (3 credits)
Choose from Financial Accounting or Managerial Accounting to understand how organizations maintain their cash flow and ensure profitability.
MGT 105: Principles of Management (3 credits)
A thorough development of decision-making, managerial creativity, and the art of management. The principles of planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling are treated as basic guides to effective management.
MGT 301: Organizational Behavior (3 credits)
This course involves the analysis of how people behave both as individuals and as members of groups and organizations. The topics covered in this course include perception, motivation, group dynamics and team effectiveness, leadership, power and politics, decision-making, and managing diversity and individual differences. Prerequisite: MGT 105.
MGT 320: Human Resource Management (3 credits)
Human resource management deals with the design of formal systems in an organization to ensure the effective and efficient use of human talent to accomplish organizational goals. Topics covered include job analysis, staffing, training and development managing and appraising performance, compensation, pay and benefits, employee relations, and union-management relations. Prerequisite: MGT 105.
MGT 330: Legal Environment for Business 1 (3 credits)
This course is designed to provide students with a basic study of legal aspects and concerns of the modern business community. Study of legal systems and constitutional law serve as a background. Emphasis is placed upon contracts, agency, partnerships, and corporations as topics.
COM 210: Organizational Communication (3 credits)
Emphasis is placed on the application of the principles and practices of correct business writing in the form of business memoranda, letters, and reports which stress clarity and precision in the proper use of the English language. Also, considerable attention is given to oral communications, which enable the student to be well prepared for seminars, interviews, and platform speeches. Prerequisite: English proficiency.
Electives: 9 Credits
You’ll need three, 3-credit courses to fulfill your electives requirement. Use this opportunity to explore your interests. You could also complete a Management Certificate with just one course in business ethics.
Tuition (Toggle 2)
Like most PCSCE programs, tuition for the Associate of Science in Administrative Management is a very competitive $404 per credit, which is $1,212 total per course as of the 2021-2022 academic year. To further reduce cost, we accept up credits for prior college experience, as well as credits for military, job training, and other life experience.
Like most PCSCE programs, tuition for the Associate of Science in Administrative Management ia very competitive $404 per credit, which is $1,212 total per course as of the 2022-2023 academic year. To further reduce cost, we accept up credits for prior college experience, as well as credits for military, job training, and other life experience.
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