Business Administration: Management/Supervision (AA)

Students studying in class

Elevate Your Business Career as a Manager or Supervisor

Analyze a company’s sales reports to measure what tactics are working and where changes could be made. Meet with employees to review and discuss their performance evaluations. Lead a meeting to assign tasks with those in your department to ensure the needs of the company are being met. 

Managers and supervisors are the key people in any business. They are accountable for projects and timelines, while oftentimes meeting with senior leaders in the company and clients. As a manager or supervisor, you will become an instrumental part of your company by managing a team to get projects finished on time and under budget. Help your employees grow and excel while you help navigate the future of your business.

Help your company grow by being the best manager you can be while advancing your own career for a successful venture. 

Careers in Business Administration: Management/Supervision  

Managers and Supervisors work in all industries all over the world. You can work in education, healthcare, the oil and gas industry, entertainment, and so much more. 

Here are some careers and their salaries you could have with a Business Administration: Management/Supervision degree: 

Career information below is taken from bls.gov in November 2019. Go to bls.gov for most current career information.

Human resources specialists recruit, screen, interview, and place workers. They also handle employee relations, compensation and benefits, and training.

Data for Los Angeles/Long Beach/Anaheim

Typical Education Level: Salary: Hourly Median Wage:
Bachelor’s Degree $60,880/year 
$29.27 /hour 
Work Experience in a Related Occupation: Job Outlook 2018-2028: Number of Jobs 2018:
None needed 5% increase

625,700

Management analysts propose ways to improve an organization’s efficiency.

Data for Los Angeles/Long Beach/Anaheim

Typical Education Level: Salary: Hourly Median Wage:
Bachelor’s Degree $83,610/year
$40.20/hour
Work Experience in a Related Occupation: Job Outlook 2018-2028: Number of Jobs 2018:
Less than 5 years needed  
14% increase

876,300

Administrative services managers plan, direct, and coordinate supportive services of an organization.

Data for Los Angeles/Long Beach/Anaheim

Typical Education Level: Salary: Hourly Median Wage:
Bachelor’s Degree $96,180/year  $46.24/hour
Work Experience in a Related Occupation: Job Outlook 2018-2028: Number of Jobs 2018:
Less than 5 years 7% increase

300,200

 

Plan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization or department that serves food and beverages.

Data for Los Angeles/Long Beach/Anaheim

Typical Education Level: Salary: Hourly Median Wage:
Associate Degree or higher
$58,960/year
$28.35/hour
Work Experience in a Related Occupation: Job Outlook 2018-2028: Number of Jobs 2018:
5 years or less 
2% increase

219,160

 

Industrial production managers oversee the daily operations of manufacturing and related plants.

Data for Los Angeles/Long Beach/Anaheim

Typical Education Level: Salary: Hourly Median Wage:
Bachelor’s Degree $103,380/year
$49.70/hour
Work Experience in a Related Occupation: Job Outlook 2018-2028: Number of Jobs 2018:
None needed 1% increase

186,500

 

What You’ll Learn at LASC in Business Administration: Management/Supervision 


You can get Associate in Arts (AA) through LASC’s Business Administration program where you will develop and strengthen your management and leadership skills, and establish real-world connections to launch your career in management or supervision:

  • Improve your critical-thinking and problem-solving skills to analyze information and strategize the next steps to help companies succeed.
  • Learn how to effectively lead and oversee a group of people in a work environment through constructive communication, proficient technical skills, and in-depth knowledge of business fundamentals to ensure a company’s goals are being met. 
  • Gain invaluable experience working to help bring projects to fruition by managing processes and people.
  • Dive into the diversity of today’s 21st-century ways of managing and supervising to find out how traditional management principles have melded with modern principles driven by technology.
  • LASC provides internships so you can build your career connections and create community ties for after you graduate.
  • Check for upcoming innovative workshops, events, and business fairs hosted by LASC’s School of Career and Technical Education to strengthen your business skills, network with community leaders and local business owners, and develop a deeper knowledge for all of the different aspects of the business.
  • LASC leads the way in promoting business thinkers and doers through innovative academic programs, such as the Center for Entrepreneurial Opportunities (CEO) to help educate and connect aspiring business owners to their careers and industry interests. And, LASC was awarded the Entrepreneurial College Award in 2017 by the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) due to its leadership in starting entrepreneurially-minded programs.
  • Want to transfer? Get an Associate in Arts degree in Business Administration: Management/Supervision and save money on your first two years of college learning from dedicated, knowledgeable faculty. Check with your counselor to make sure the courses and units you are taking will transfer to your chosen university.

Degrees & Courses You Will Take 

Review the LASC Associate in Arts in Business Administration: Management/Supervision (AA) degree below along with our suggested course of study for this program. Go to LASC’s current Course Catalog for specific course information:

Major Code: 506.30
Total Units Required: 60 

Upon successfully completing this program, you should be able to:

  • Examine planning, organizing, scheduling, and controlling management functions.
  • Demonstrate communication and analytical skills on various management issues.
  • Demonstrate supervisory skills and how they operate in practical situations.
Required Courses: Units
BUS 1 Introduction to Business    
3
BUS 5 Business Law I 3
CAOT 85 Microcomputer Office Applications: Spreadsheet   3
MGMT 2 Organization and Management Theory 3
MGMT 13 Small Business Entrepreneurship
3
MGMT 31 Human Relations for Employees 
3
MGMT 33 Personnel Management
3
SUPV 1 Elements of Supervision
3
TOTAL UNITS 24

 

Recommended Electives Units: Units
ACCTG 1 Introductory Accounting I 
5
ACCTG 2 Introductory Accounting II 5
BUS 6 Business Law II 3
CAOT 1 Computer Keyboarding I  3
CAOT 75 Word Processing: Equipment Operation 2
CAOT 83 Microcomputer Office Applications: Operation Systems 
1
ECON 2 Principles of Economics II
3
MATH 235 Finite Mathematics 
5
PHILOS 1 Introduction to Philosophy  3

Get Ready Before You Start 

Want to become a manager or supervisor? You can start preparing for your career before your first class starts at LASC:

  • Make an appointment with your LASC academic counselor to review LASC’s program, start to develop a Student Education Plan (SEP), and discuss which four-year colleges and universities would be a good match for your career goals.
  • Still in high school? Find out if your school has business leaders or entrepreneurs club to join. Contact local businesses on if they have summer internships or if you can shadow an employee for a few weeks. Talk with your high school counselor for additional opportunities near you!

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successfully completing this program, you should be able to:

  • Examine planning, organizing, scheduling, and controlling management functions.
  • Demonstrate communication and analytical skills on various management issues.
  • Demonstrate supervisory skills and how they operate in practical situations.