Business Management

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The Business Management, AAS program serves as a doorway to career opportunities and advancement.

Students may have prior work experience or be new to the workforce. In each case, students develop or improve skills required of managers and professionals in a variety of business settings. Students may opt for a general Business Management, AAS or pursue one of the following Concentrations:

  • Construction Management
  • Digital Marketing Management
  • Hospitality Management
  • Retail Management
  • Small Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Technology Management

Graduates expand the breadth and depth of their competencies with a broad-spectrum business education. Core courses ground students solidly in the functional areas of business, such as management, human resources, marketing, accounting, and finance.

Students expand their knowledge in business communication, law, leadership, and strategy. Concentrations, upper-level courses, and electives allow students to narrow the focus of their degree.

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This program is currently pending MHEC approval for the new concentration areas.


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Construction Management

This concentration prepares students for construction management practice and entry-level management responsibilities in the construction field.

Students gain knowledge and skills in construction project management and implementation, including the ability to prepare construction documents, cost estimates, and project schedules; perform site inspections; manage resources; and work with local, state, and federal regulatory agencies.

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Digital Marketing Management

This concentration provides students with a broad understanding of business with a focus on digital marketing and management. Students gain skills analyzing, interpreting, and communicating in both traditional marketing and social media environments.

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Hospitality Management

This concentration equips students for management positions in the hospitality industry. Students gain skills in supervision of front office operations, housekeeping management, and food and beverage services, as well as marketing and the use of information systems in the hospitality industry.

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Retail Management

This concentration focuses on the knowledge and skills necessary for leadership roles within the retail industry. Students explore management concepts in both small and large retail environments preparing students to assume positions of managerial responsibility in the retail industry.
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Small Business and Entrepreneurship

This concentration covers the essential concepts of starting and operating a small business. Students develop skills in business communication, management, marketing, customer relations, and operating a small business with a socially responsible mindset.

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Technology Management

This concentration highlights the critical role of information technology in business operations. Students learn how to use information technology in business applications for systems analysis and decision support. Students also gain knowledge in project management.

Fast Track Option: Earn This Degree in as Little as 15 Months

Our accelerated Business Management, AAS degree program, is designed for those with busy schedules who want to focus on a career in business management. This expedited program can be completed all online or with optional on-campus classes. You can earn this degree in 15 or 17 months, depending on your start date.

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Transfer Opportunities

CSM has the following transfer agreements specifically for the Business Management, AAS:

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Career Opportunities

A business management education opens the door to variety of career opportunities, including:

  • Chief Executives
  • General and Operations Managers
  • Sales Managers
  • Administrative Services Managers
  • Purchasing Managers

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Our Business Management Associate of Applied Science degree program is accredited by the  Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP), 11520 W. 119th Street, Overland Park, KS 66213.

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Best Online Associate in Administration and Management

Our online Business Management Associate of Applied Science degree was recently awarded Best Online Associate in Administration and Management 2019 by
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