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Are you looking for a career path that will always be in demand? Would you like to increase your chances of career advancement or be a better supervisor in your current job?

Whether you're a new, aspiring or experienced manager, this program can help you develop practical skills. You'll learn current tools and techniques in process management, team building, group decision-making, communications and human relations.

Since most of our students are working professionals, you need to maximize your education time. Choose from on-campus classes or online classes that you can attend at your convenience — from home, from work or while traveling.

Our on-the-job cooperative education component allows working students the opportunity to improve management skills while earning up to 12 college credit hours. Mentoring programs provide guidance and feedback from professors who have years of experience in the business world.

Earn a Career and Technical Education (CTE) Degree
in Management for Job-Ready Skills

Management is a Career and Technical Education (CTE) program designed to prepare you to enter the job market in two years or less. Our colleges work closely with leaders in the industry to develop a curriculum with the most current practices. Earn an associate degree or a specialty certificate to become job-ready for a competitive workplace.

Courses in Management are offered at all seven colleges of DCCCD; see “Degrees and Certificates” to see which awards are offered at specific colleges.

Why is This a Good Career Bet?

Workforce Solutions of Greater Dallas’s targeted occupations lists eight separate business management and administration positions as high-growth areas this year, although some may require education beyond an associate degree.

CareerOneStop, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, projects high increase (more than 10 percent) in management jobs in various fields. More than 20 percent job growth is projected through 2024 in management positions in administrative services, computer and information systems, marketing, and the top growth area of medical and health services. 

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Management Degree and Certificate Options

See all degrees and certificates in Management

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What is the difference between the Management Degree options and the Business Administration Degree options?

The Management and Business Administration degree options are similar in that they share some of the same course requirements.

Both certificates lead toward the completion of the Management Associates Degree. You can begin with the Supervisor Certificate then Management Certificate. Learn more about the Supervisor Certificate’s and Management Certificate's gainful employment information. An additional eight courses are required to complete the Management Associates Degree.

Upon completion of each of the certificates you will have official recognition of completing a course of study that is recorded on your transcript. This reinforces your momentum and success and should motivate you to complete the Associates in the minimum amount of time. Because of the applied learning aspect, this approach should have the maximum amount of impact in your current or future career.

The primary differences are:

Business Administration develops a more diverse approach by requiring Business Law, Marketing, additional Accounting and Economics as well as Business and Management courses. The intent is to develop a wide range of knowledge that could be used in entrepreneurial, small business development, or with any employer.

Management has more focus in Supervising, Human Resource Management, and Problem Solving and Decision making with an additional focus on job related growth and development (Co-ops) with up to 12 college credits for job related learning.  There is a direct connection between the management skills developed and applying these skills as on the job enhancement.  The intent is to encourage development of management skills that lead to employment, job enrichment, and upward mobility in your career.

Learn about cooperative work experience in management.