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Business Management

Earn your associate's degree or management certificate and prepare to be a business leader.

Potential Salary$60,000

topics Business Management

Skills & InterestLeadership

CareersBusiness & Management

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Why choose program or class?

Chemeketa's management programs can prepare you for a variety of careers as a leader in businesses small and large. 

What will you learn?

Completing your associate's degree opens up even more doors with training in strategic planning, mission fulfillment, team-building and leadership, marketing, research and interpreting financial and business reports.

  • The associate's degree in procurement and supply chain management prepares you for employment in local state or federal government agencies, or in the private sector in a variety of settings ranging from health care to manufacturing and other enterprises. 
  • The one-year procurement management certificate will prepare you to handle contract management, inventory management, materials management, production management, quality control/quality assurance, distribution, and transportation.
  • The one-year retail management certificate prepares you for careers in sales and management in the retail field of your choosing.
  • The 12-credit sustainability in management certificate integrates sustainable development and environmentalism with a business management strategy to achieve corporate social responsibility. 

What will you do?

Completing management classes will enable you to be a leader in many careers. Positions in management range from entry-level jobs such as manager trainees or assistant-manager positions all the way to top-level management, such as vice president of operations in public or private sectors with businesses or non-profit organizations.

Some careers in management may include –

  • General or Operations Manager
    • Middle level to top management responsible for overall business operations of small to large organizations in one location or large geographical areas
  • Functional Manager
    • Middle to top management in larger organizations responsible for certain units or departments within an organization (ex. managers of human resources, finance and marketing departments)
  • Sales Manager
    • Middle to top management level in small to large organizations responsible for the revenue generating operations of an organization in one location or large geographical areas
  • Retail Management
    • Entry level to top management f department or organization that sells directly to the public in one department or location
  • Procurement Management
    • Entry level to top management responsible for activities of the purchasing department of an organization (ex. procurement clerks, purchasing agents and purchasing managers)
  • MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE

    This two-year program can qualify you to begin as a management trainee or other entry-level positions in a small business or large firm.

    After completing the management degree, you will be able to –

    • Explain how the strategic plan of a business interrelates with functional areas in order to fulfill the mission and purpose of an organization
    • Work as a team member and/or leader using effective communication strategies including writing, listening, speaking, negotiating, and persuading skills
    • Use technology to produce, research, and interpret financial, marketing, or business reports
    • Identify the legal, ethical, and financial consequences of decisions to business organizations

    See Course Sequences for more information.

  • Procurement & Supply Chain Management Associate of Applied Science

    This two-year program can qualify you for procurement positions in government agencies and the private sector.

    After completing the procurement management degree, you will be able to –

    • Identify systems that track and control the acquisition and movement of goods and services
    • Use communication skills with individuals and groups in procurement-based settings
    • Demonstrate a basic understanding of procurement and supply chain literacy through use of terms and concepts
    • Apply math and computer skills requisite with industry expectations
    • Apply industry standards in making ethical decisions in situations involving procurement and supply chain activities
    • Use procurement sourcing methods to locate supplies or services through market research
    • Apply project management tools and processes for on-time and on-budget completion of projects

    See Course Sequences for more information.

  • PROCUREMENT MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE

    This one-year certificate emphasizes skills in public and private procurement, contract administration and project management.

    After completing the procurement management certificate, you will be able to –

    • Demonstrate a basic understanding of procurement and supply chain literacy through use of terms and concepts
    • Apply math and computer skills requisite with industry expectations
    • Apply industry standards in making ethical decisions in situations involving procurement and supply chain activities
    • Use procurement sourcing methods to locate supplies or services through market research
    • Apply project management tools and processes for on-time and on-budget completion of projects

    See Course Sequences for more information.

  • RETAIL MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE

    The retail management certificate will prepare you to work in interpersonal communication, business accounting, marketing, human resource management and supervision.

    Upon completion, you will be able to –

    • Use communication skills with individuals and groups in retail settings
    • Apply math and computer skills requisite with industry expectations
    • Evaluate and select marketing and retailing strategies
    • Apply basic accounting theory and practice to a service or retail setting
    • Explain the impact, roles, skills, responsibilities, and accountability of supervisors/managers in managing, leading and controlling human resources within an organization

    See Course Sequences for more information.

  • Sustainability in Management certificate

    This program incorporates sustainable development and environmentalism with business management strategy to achieve corporate social responsibility.

    After completing the certificate, you will be able to –

    • Demonstrate an understanding of sustainability through the use of terms and concepts
    • Identify how sustainability connects to society as a whole
    • Know and understand responsible management (sustainability, responsibility and ethics) through the four functions of management: planning, organizing, leading and controlling
    • Understand sustainability-related issues and the impact on different organizations

    See Course Sequences for more information.