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General Management

Associate in Business Studies

Program Overview

General Management

Delta's general management associate degree is designed to provide a basic foundation in the major functional areas of business management. Because you can take this program completely online, it allows you the flexibility to work around your busy schedule. Plus, you can customize your program to take the classes that work best with your career goals. 

Earning Potential

Interested in a career in management? Learn more about our region’s employment outlook and career opportunities you can pursue in this field of study.

Plan, direct or coordinate one or more administrative services of an organization, such as records and information management, mail distribution, facilities planning and maintenance, custodial operations and other office support services.

median annual salary
annual job openings

are currently employed within the State of Michigan Prosperity Regions 5 and 6.

This number is expected to over the next four years.

of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.

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Plan, direct or coordinate the operations of a public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing or administrative services.

median annual salary
annual job openings

are currently employed within the State of Michigan Prosperity Regions 5 and 6.

This number is expected to over the next four years.

of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.

Visit Career Coach for more details.

Map of Michigan with Delta College's region highlighted.

Direct or coordinate production, purchasing, warehousing, distribution or financial forecasting services or activities to limit costs and improve accuracy, customer service or safety. Examine existing procedures or opportunities for streamlining activities to meet product distribution needs and direct the movement, storage or processing of inventory.

median annual salary
annual job openings

are currently employed within the State of Michigan Prosperity Regions 5 and 6.

This number is expected to over the next four years.

of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.

Visit Career Coach for more details.

Map of Michigan with Delta College's region highlighted.

About Delta's Program

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    Amazing faculty 

    At Delta, you get small classes, professors who see your potential and resources to help you succeed. Delta professors are here to teach. And, they're really good at it.

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Managers are people who are responsible for the work of others. Management positions are available in most all fields and organizations. Business and industry are constantly searching for capable people to assume managerial responsibilities. The manager works with people, machinery, materials, money and methods. A manager's biggest responsibility is working with people. They create environments that enable employees to perform well while helping the company reach its goals. 

In this program, you will acquire the following skills:

  • Management/Supervision
  • Marketing Management
  • Business Law
  • Business Math
  • Computer Applications
  • Team Work
  • Leadership
  • Managing Financial Resources
  • Human Resources Management
  • Customer Service
  • Time Management
  • Business Ethics
  • International Business
  • Business Communication

And, these skills can be put to use in positions such as:

  • Management Trainee
  • Mid-Management
  • Production Control Manager
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Office Supervisor
  • Material Handling Manager
  • Insurance Manager
  • Traffic Manager

Cohort learning community

The online option of Delta's general management program is designed as a cohort community. This means you will complete this program with the same group, from start to finish. There are many benefits of a cohort, including a shared learning environment, streamlined registration and a guaranteed seat in every class. Advantages of cohorts go beyond the classroom. When it is time to leave Delta, you will already have started a professional network of others within your same career field. 

Why you should choose Delta

Co-op opportunities

You can get hands-on experience in your field while you're working toward that degree. I know. It's awesome! Plus, you'll even get paid. That's co-op! Check it out.

LEARN MORE ABOUT CO-OP

Honors Program

The specially-designed courses emphasize creative and critical thinking, providing a unique learning experience. You have more exploration of the subject area with increased faculty and student interaction. Make the most of your Delta experience. Join Honors!

LEARN MORE ABOUT HONORS

 Study abroad
Want to travel and see the world? You can do that at Delta. And get college credit while you do. Every year Delta offers study abroad opportunities.

Why study abroad?

  • Experience a new culture
  • Improve your foreign language skills
  • Make lifelong friends
  • Find new interests
  • Looks good on job applications
  • Personal growth

MORE ABOUT STUDY ABROAD

Transfer opportunities

One of the very best things about Delta College is your ability to start here and go anywhere. And, in the process, save thousands (and thousands) of dollars. It's a smart choice to get your associate's and then transfer on!

Delta has signed transfer agreements to continue your management studies with:

  • Colorado State University Global Campus
  • Davenport University
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Kettering University
  • Northwood University
  • Siena Heights University
  • Walsh College

Visit transfer agreements and guides to see the specifics for each agreement as well as the whole list of transfer opportunities. Have questions? Make an appointment with academic advising to discuss your dreams.

Facts & Figures

Scholarship

Last year, over $668,000 was awarded in scholarships. Those scholarships include Delta endowed, institutional and community funds.

Associate’s salary

An associate’s degree earns you 35% more income on average.


Abby Frisbee

"Doing an online program works with for me because I also work full time. Having the ability to do homework before work or after work and just throughout the day makes it a lot easier."

Abby Frisbie
Studying General Business Management online