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Business and Organizational Management

Program Overview

It’s a known fact that students who earn their business degree have a greater advantage over those without one. They have more marketable skill sets, including better management and leadership skills, leading to more career options and greater earning potential. Upon completing this program, you will be qualified for several entry-level jobs in business and retail management, human resources, and a variety of leadership roles.

The Business program’s curriculum is designed to help you develop leadership and communication skills that can be applied across several professions. Our experienced instructors will teach you supervision techniques, how to lead an organization, manage the day-to-day business operations and challenges, understand strategies for conflict negotiation, and handle human resource issues. You will also learn how to identify business opportunities and make informed decisions in complex situations. The critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills you acquire from this program are life skills you can carry across any profession!

What are you waiting for? Make it happen today with the Business and Organizational Management program.

Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.

Why Rio Salado College?
  • Flexible Start Dates: You can start almost every Monday of the year - so you can begin class on your schedule.
  • Accommodating Course Format: Classes are delivered online - allowing you to schedule time for classwork around your work and family commitments.
  • Textbooks Options: Most classes have low-cost rental options for textbooks. Some courses use open-educational resources (OER), which correlates to no textbook costs for students.
  • Free Tutoring: At Rio, we offer free, online tutoring to offer you additional support.
  • 24/7 Helpdesks: Need help? We have help available 24/7.
  • Experienced Faculty: Our faculty are working professionals who know their content and want to assist you in successfully completing your courses!

Human Resources Management (CCL)

Interested in working in Human Resources (HR)? HR professionals help organizations with strategic planning, selecting, hiring and training new employees, as well as managing policies and practices around compensation. The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in HR Management will help students prepare for a career in HR.

Management (AAS)

Are you interested in working in management? The associate in applied science (AAS) program is designed to provide students skills for a career in management. Students completing the program are better equipped to apply business skills needed for successful performance in management occupations.

Organizational Leadership (CCL) and Organizational Management (AAS)

Want to study business along with another field? This program is designed with a customized curriculum specific to a student’s individual needs. The program provides business skills and techniques for planning, organizing, leading and controlling business situations within a context identified by you – the student. Students select 20 industry/job related course credits as your elective credits. These credits can be in IT, heath care, nutrition or any field you select!

Retail Management (CCL and AAS)

Want to advance your career in retail? This is a nationally recognized program developed by retail industry experts and community college leaders to prepare retail employees for positions in management. Rio Salado works in partnership with the Western Association of Food Chains (WAFC) –a non-profit organization whose mission is to advance the food industry through education and leadership. If you are currently in retail, we encourage you to consider pursuing this program to advance your career.

Small Business Management Certificate

Dreaming of starting your own business? Rio Salado’s Certificate of Completion in Small Business Management can help pave the way. This program is designed to meet the needs of individuals who wish to own and/or manage a small business. With as few as 10-18 credits, you can learn how to prepare a business plan and acquire additional skills, tools, and knowledge necessary for successful start-up and operations of a business. Learn more about our certificate and see if you can make your dream come true!