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:

  • Business Management
  • 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.

View Program Requirements in the Catalog:

Business Management, AAS with Concentrations


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Business Management

This concentration introduces students to business and management in public and private organizational settings. These courses may be applied to a Business Management Certificate or an Associate Degree in Business Management. This program may be completed online.

Business Management Certificate

Business Management Letter of Recognition

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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.

Construction Management Certificate

Construction Management Letter of Recognition

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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.

Digital Marketing Management Certificate

Marketing Management Letter of Recognition

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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.

Retail Management Certificate

Retail Management Letter of Recognition

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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.

Small Business and Entrepreneurship Certificate

Small Business and Entrepreneurship Letter of Recognition

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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.

Technology Management Certificate

Technology Management Letter of Recognition

Transfer Opportunities

Faculty Spotlight: Tony Stout

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One of the things I like about CSM is its student-centered approach. I like the personal touch and try to add to it by talking with students every chance I get. Whether it's passing them in the hallways or running into them in the coffee shop, I'm always interested in what courses our students are taking and how they're applying those courses to their own personal career path.
Tony Stout
Chair, School of Professional and Technical Studies, Business Department

Career Opportunities

Accreditation and Awards

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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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