The Management degree program is designed to serve the needs of
individuals presently employed in businesses and those who are
interested in ownership or management of businesses. Additionally, the
program is designed for those who may be seeking a promotion and have
the potential for supervisory and management positions. Students will
gain a solid foundation in key business areas and management. Students
will develop critical thinking skills and practices to address business
issues and skills in strategic management and retail.
Retail Management: Retailing is a dynamic industry. Every successful retail store
has a manager or team of managers. This specialization focuses on
preparing students for a career in either store management or sales. Retail managers must make important decisions on a daily basis, such as
buying, pricing, advertising, staffing, and logistics. Students learn
to direct staff and operations on a sales floor. Students also learn
how to make sales, manage customer service, and maintain records. Students may obtain entry-level positions as store managers, sales
managers, department managers, or assistant account representatives.
Small Business Management: Small businesses represent the majority of businesses in the
United States and can be started at a low cost and on a part-time basis.
This specialization will prepare students for self-employment and
careers in small business. It directly focuses on the practical aspects
of small business and business ownership. At the completion of the
Small Business Management Specialization, students will have newly
developed knowledge and skills to operate a successful business, such as
a franchise, restaurant, day care center, sporting goods store, computer
service business, bridal store, clothing store, printing service, or any
Admission Requirements: General college curricular admission
Coordinated Internships: All students in the Management degree program are required to complete a
coordinated internship that provides on-the-job training. The
internship provides students with practical exposure to many facets of
management and retailing.
Computer Competency Requirement: Students in this program will meet the college’s computer competency requirement by successfully completing ITE 115. Students can also meet this requirement by passing the college’s computer competency exam, administered in the testing centers on each campus, in which case they will receive college credit for ITE 115. Students not passing the computer competency exam may retake the exam only once.