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Associate of Applied Science

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Fast-track your way up the corporate ladder, on campus or 100% online

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Ready to advance from an entry-level position into management? Get the comprehensive education in management you need to set yourself apart with an Associate of Applied Science in Management from Tidewater Community College.

This program offers broad theoretical and practical instruction in accounting, marketing, business law, statistics, economics and human resource management.

Everything you learn, from managing staff to overseeing accounting, developing marketing strategies to supervising operations, applies to the real world. Students in this program gain a strong foundation in finance and business operations from instructors with real-world business experience.

You will also put your theoretical class instruction to work in your final semester by participating in an internship that allows you to build your expertise – and your resume – with on-the-job experience.  

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What does this program cost?

You can complete a 2-year associate degree for less than the cost of 1 year at a 4-year college or university.

TCC’s Associate of Applied Science in Management consists of 4 semesters of full-time study, on campus or online.

If your schedule doesn't permit full-time attendance, you may also take classes part-time.

Estimated Program Cost*:
67 credits x $185.35 per credit = $12,418.45 (not including textbooks and supplies)
*Based on Fall 2018 in-state tuition. Your actual cost may differ.

Where can you go?

Graduates will be prepared for entry or advancement in business and industry as supervisor trainees, managers, department heads or administrative assistants.

TCC's associate degree in management also transfers into Strayer University's online bachelor's program in business and the online management studies program at University of Maryland University College. See transfer agreements

Is this program for you?

Yes, if you:

  • have strong interpersonal skills
  • work well in fast-paced environments
  • can multi-task
  • enjoy leadership positions 
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