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Management Development

10-196-1 Associate Degree (AAS) 61 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Accelerated Format Only Locations*: Appleton, Chilton, Clintonville, Online, Oshkosh, Waupaca

*Some general education courses may be available at multiple locations.

Play an important role in any company with this degree. You’ll gain skills in leadership, human resources, teamwork, quality, finance, marketing, operations, labor relations and business law. You’ll also study employee training, problem solving and safety. In addition, you will develop your writing and speaking skills to become an effective communicator. With this degree, you’ll be on your way to department manager, supervisor or team leader. Whether you want to work in manufacturing, banking, retail, education, government or health care, these skills will prepare you to be an effective leader.

COURSE LIST

*Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.

Technical Studies (37 Credits)

Course Title
Course Number
Credits
Prior Learning Credit
Eligibility Options
Business, Introduction to
10-102-112
3
Provides an overview of the variety of activities in the world of business. It focuses on the responsibilities connected with operating a business from both organizational and managerial viewpoints. It also examines the role of government in business.
Marketing 1, Principles of
10-104-151
3
Introduces modern marketing practices. The course examines the role played by marketing in society and covers consumer motivation, market segmentation, product development, advertising and channels of distribution.
Managing for Quality
10-196-192
3
Applies the skills and tools necessary to implement and maintain a continuous improvement environment. Each learner will demonstrate the application of a personal philosophy of quality, identifying all stakeholder relationships, meeting/exceeding customer expectations, a systems-focused approach, using appropriate models and tools, managing a quality improvement project and measuring effectiveness of continuous improvement activities.
Leadership Development
10-196-190
3
Covers the supervisor's role in leadership effectiveness. Topics include theories of leadership, development and implementation of teams, impact of leadership style, philosophy of corporate culture and leadership in the global marketplace.
Lean Tools
10-623-195
2
Introduces useful tools to use when implementing Lean in your organization. Major course topics include team building, lean tools and project management.
Human Resources Management
10-116-193
3
Covers the supervisor's role in human resources planning. Topics include human resource development, employee selection, performance appraisals, compensation, training, labor relations, organizational productivity, motivation, teamwork and affirmative action.
Contemporary Business Issues
10-196-108
3
Provides the skills and tools necessary to enhance professional success related to contemporary business issues and challenges of a manager/supervisor. Learners will demonstrate the application of professionalism, business communication and ethics, conceptual skills, critical thinking skills and contemporary workplace issues.
Safety, Principles of
10-196-121
2
Explains the supervisor's role in developing and implementing safety procedures and accident prevention programs in all types of work environments. It includes ergonomics, office safety, health care costs and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards.
Problem Solving
10-196-131
2
Presents basic problem-solving techniques. Emphasizes the importance of identifying the real problem, identifying the causes, looking at alternative solutions, arriving at a solution and following up to ensure implementation.
Supervision
10-196-191
3
Uses a practical approach to training people in the basics of supervision and management. This course emphasizes the application of theory and covers management functions, the skills needed to perform those functions, the history of management, contemporary management trends, ethics, communication and total quality management.
Employee and Labor Relations
10-116-105
3
Explores employee relations efforts in both unionized and non-union organizations.
Cost Controls and Budgeting
10-196-110
3
Examines how financial information is interpreted and applied by supervisors/managers in planning and controlling business activities. This managerial accounting course emphasizes the budgeting process.
Employee Training and Development
10-196-139
3
Identifies training and development skills through practice and skill-building activities. This course focuses on the role of training in the development of facilitation skills, using recognized training methods, and evaluating learning and training processes.
Management Development Field Study
10-196-171
1
Provides an opportunity for students to participate in an in-depth study/work experience specific to the Management Development program. All projects, study topics and work experience will be approved and evaluated by the course instructor.

General Studies (21 Credits)

Course Title
Course Number
Credits
Prior Learning Credit
Eligibility Options
Written Communication
10-801-195
3
Teaches the writing process which includes prewriting, drafting and revising. Through writing assignments, students analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas, and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Class sessions and assignments involve giving oral presentations and using computers.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.
Intro to Psychology
10-809-198
3
Focuses on the theoretical foundation of human functioning and looks at learning, motivation, emotions, personality, deviance and pathology, physiological factors and social influences. Students consider the complexities of human relationships in personal, social and vocational settings.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.
Math w Business Apps
10-804-123
3
Covers real numbers, basic operations, linear equations, proportions with one variable, percents, simple interest, compound interest, annuities, applying math concepts to the purchasing/buying process, applying math concepts to the selling process, and basic statistics with business/consumer applications.
Prereq: ACCPL Arithmetic >= 65 OR ACT Math >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.
Economics
10-809-195
3
Provides a foundation of economic concepts and institutions so that students can apply economic thinking to their own decisions as consumers, employees and citizens in a market-oriented economic system. Topics include supply and demand, employment, prices and production, fiscal policy, monetary policy, market structures, and international trade and finance.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.
Intro to Sociology
10-809-196
3
Focuses on the basic concepts of the intercultural discipline of sociology. Emphasis is placed on culture, socialization and social stratification. The course also looks at five institutions: family, politics, economics, religion and education. Additional topics include demography, deviance, technology, environmental social issues, and social change and organization.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.
Oral/Interpersonal Comm
10-801-196
3
Focuses on developing various communication skills including speaking and listening. Students practice intrapersonal/interpersonal and nonverbal communication skills through oral presentations, group activities and written projects.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.
Introduction to Diversity Studies
10-809-172
3
Develops workplace skills needed to work with diverse groups of people. Ethnic relations are studied in global and comparative perspectives. Students examine their biases and gain awareness of differences and common ground shared. The course emphasizes how personal and cultural diversity enhances the effectiveness of work groups.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.

Suggested Electives (3 Credits)

Course Title
Course Number
Credits
Prior Learning Credit
Eligibility Options
Business Law 1
10-102-103
3
Introduces legal principles and standard business law concepts and their implications for business. It emphasizes contracts, sales, commercial paper, bailment, agency and real property, with references to the Uniform Commercial Code and recent consumer legislation.
MS Office Suite, Introduction
10-103-120
2
Provides an opportunity to gain technical skills employers are seeking, by using the features in Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Through hand- on course work, students will be able to integrate Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

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