For more information about the Management program, please contact Program Coordinator Sue Taylor at 618-235-2700, ext. 5434 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the AAS Business Programs page on Facebook.
- Associate in Applied Science (049B)
The Management AAS program focuses on skills needed to develop and manage a small business. Since the mid-1990s, small businesses have created 60 to 80 percent of the net new jobs in the United States. While any business values employees with a wide variety of skills, small businesses, in particular, need people who understand the broad scope of the business. The Management AAS curriculum includes accounting, marketing and management coursework. Ethics and communications skills are emphasized as well. The program concludes with a capstone course, MGMT 270 – Business Planning, in which students bring together their skills to create a business plan.
Course availability will vary from semester to semester. Contact a counselor or the program coordinator for more information, including the master course schedule. Those schedules are linked below. View Cost Sheet.
Management Certificate (049C)
The Management certificate allows students outside of the business area to gain recognition for completing a core course of study in management. The certificate will benefit students in two year non-business programs as well as four-year students who wish to obtain background in management. View Cost Sheet.
Entrepreneur Certificate (049D)
The Entrepreneur Certificate is designed to meet the needs of people who are interested in opening a business but want further guidance. The certificate consists of three one credit hour courses which are listed below. Students will begin with a review of issues common to most entrepreneurs including personal readiness to meet the challenges of owning one’s own business. Participants in the program will also discuss what to expect in the first year of operation. Upon successful completion of the Business Plan Basics course, the student will have a basic plan to start his or her own small business. View Cost Sheet.
Download the Belleville Campus master course schedule
Download the Sam Wolf Granite City Campus master course schedule
Accelerated Degree Option
Students who have completed an associate or bachelor's degree from an accredited college may earn an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Management by completing 27 semester hours of business courses. The courses must be completed at SWIC after earning a degree. Written approval of specific courses to be taken must be obtained from the Business Division before enrolling in this program.
A successful graduate of the Management AAS program is prepared to work in administrative or supervisory positions, particularly in a small business. Students with three or more years of supervisory experience may qualify for mid-level management positions. Those with an interest in starting their own businesses will be able to produce a business plan upon successful completion of the program.
For details about career opportunities, visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook website published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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Phi Beta Lambda – Abe Small Chapter
Phi Beta Lambda is a nonprofit educational association of students preparing for careers in business. All students are welcome to join. Contact the Business Division at 618-222-5313 for more information.