Organizational Management

Organizational Management

The flexible Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Organizational Management Degree program is for the supervisor or manager who needs a customized program that does not require mastery of advanced math or accounting skills. Many students are already in managerial positions.

The Organizational Leadership Certificate consists of completing the Core Requirements of the Organizational Management AAS degree program. The certificate program is NOT intended for those pursuing an advanced degree. However, it does provide a respected educational credential for possible career advancement, and builds a knowledge base for business management skills.

The program includes three kinds of courses.

  • Job Training courses help people advance their career and expand their opportunities. This program is flexible in that you create your own Customized Job Training Plan. The only requirement is “at least 9 credits must have a common subject or theme.” Courses from any Maricopa Community College District degree program or regionally accredited college can be used to meet this requirement.
  • Management Core courses teach the basic skills it takes to be a Front-Line Manager.  Complete all six courses to earn a Certificate in Organizational Leadership (CCL).
  • Academic courses teach the breadth of knowledge needed to live a full and productive life.

Why Organizational Management @ EMCC?

Being flexible has made the Associate of Applied Science in Organizational Management program one of the most popular Maricopa Community College programs. Plus, EMCC is a cost-effective place to begin a college degree.  Tuition is about one-fourth of what it costs to take the same courses at any Arizona public university.

This program is part of the Business Institute at EMCC, which helps students succeed by offering educational networks and professional opportunities within their selected field(s) of study.


Career and Employment Outlook

Many graduates use what they learn for career advancement or to complete a college degree. Sometimes in-class networking relationships develop and graduates hire classmates whom they know and trust. 

If already employed, many graduates advance in their current organization or move into front-line management positions with other organizations. Relationships develop and some graduates hire classmates whom they learn to trust.

Transfer Opportunities

Many EMCC graduates transfer to a university and complete a bachelor’s degree. Negotiated agreements make it easy for graduates of this program to transfer as "true juniors" to in-state universities and colleges.

Transfer Options

Maricopa Degree Options

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Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Bachelor of Applied Science