Management Degree and Certificate | Southwestern Illinois College

Degree Program

Management Associate in Applied Science Degree

The Management Associate in Applied Science degree program focuses on the skills need to develop and manage a small business. 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 degree curriculum includes accounting, marketing and management coursework. Ethics and communication skills are emphasize as well. The program concludes with a capstone course which students bring together their skills to create a business plan.

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.

Certificate Program

Management Certificate

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 a background in management.