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Associate in Science and Certificates of Achievement

The Management Department at El Camino College offers a wide range of courses aimed at transferring to a four-year college or university or for career advancement. The department is set up to teach students the skills they need to become successful managers.

The El Camino College management program offers courses in a variety of disciplines, including management, accounting, human relations, sales, communications, computers, law, and marketing.

Responsible for operations, maintenance, purchasing, planning, organizing, budgeting, and overseeing the work of employees, business managers are generally in charge of coordinating business activity in both private industry and public agencies.

To be successful in business management, students must learn important skills in problem-solving, leadership, communication, and decision making. Professionals in management careers often are in charge of many aspects of business, including: overseeing customer service and satisfaction, supervising staff, and making day-to-day decisions that direct and impact the future of the business.

Degree Programs

The Business Management major for the Associate in Science Degree provides students with a strong foundation to pursue many careers in business. Students can earn a degree in management after completing 60 semester units, including the General Education requirements listed in the El Camino College Catalog. For more information, click here.

Major requirements include:

  • Financial Accounting (BUS 1A) -or- Accounting for Small Business (BUS 11)
  • Business Management (BUS 20)
  • Human Resources Management (BUS 21)
  • Human Relations in Organizations (BUS 22)
  • Introduction to Business (BUS 25)
  • Written Business Communications (BUS 28)
  • Oral Business Communications (BUS 29)
  • Business Law (LAW 5)
  • Computer Information Systems (CIS 13)

Recommended Electives

  • Managerial Accounting (BUS 1B)
  • Personal Finance (BUS 17)
  • Principles of Retailing Management (BUS 19)

Certificate Programs

A Certificate of Achievement will be awarded to the student completing the requirements of the Business Management or Retail Management options. For more information, click here

Courses include:

         Business Management option:

  • Business Management (BUS 20)                          
  • Human Resources Management (BUS 21)            
  • Human Relations in Organizations (BUS 22)  
  • Introduction to Business (BUS 25)   
  • Written Business Communications (BUS 28)            
  • Oral Business Communications (BUS 29)     

          Retail Management option:

  • Financial Accounting (BUS 1A) -or-  Accounting for Small Business (BUS 11)            
  • Marketing (BUS 14)           
  • Principles of Retailing Management (BUS 19)
  • Business Management (BUS 20)                          
  • Human Resources Management (BUS 21)            
  • Human Relations in Organizations (BUS 22)     
  • Oral Business Communications (BUS 29)            
  • Computer Information Systems (CIS 13)      

Career Paths

There are many career options available to individuals with training in management. Sample career options in various management fields include:

  • Small Business Manager
  • Management Trainee
  • Assistant Manager
  • Marketing/Sales Manager
  • Account Executive
  • Office Administrator
  • Human Resources Clerk
  • Legal Secretary
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Marketing Assistant