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James F. Hay, CPA, MBA, CGMA

Assistant Professor and Chair
Department of Business and Economic
717-264-4141 ext. 3258


Associate of Arts in Management

A graduate of the Wilson College online Associate of Arts degree program in business management is prepared for a variety of business operations roles, from accounting and human resources to project and budget management.

If you are looking to move into a career in management or get ahead in your current job, here are the qualities you will gain to become an effective business manager:

  • Adaptable: Solve complex problems and have the confidence to be open and responsive to change.
  • Strategic: Think critically about managing toward the future while keeping an eye on the day-to-day.
  • Ethical: Make decisions that are both ethical and responsible.
  • Effective Communicator: One of the most important attributes of a good manager is the ability to communicate—with employees, outside vendors customers, and your own supervisors.

Associate of Arts in Management Curriculum

ACC 105 Principles of Accounting I
ACC 106 Principles of Accounting II
BUS 124 Introduction to Management
BUS 225 Business Law
BUS 322
Organizational Behavior
BUS 326 Human Resource Management
CS 110 Introduction to Computer-Based Systems
ECO 102 Introduction to Microeconomics
ENG 101 Written Communication
ENG 112 Business Writing
MAT 100 Intermediate Algebra*
MAT 115 Introductory Statistics
MCM 120 Interpersonal Communications or MCM 110 Effective Speaking
PHI 126 Business Ethics or RLS 207 Private Values and Public Policy

Two additional electives. 
Option A: One TDS elective in Studies in Cultural Diversity and one TDS elective in Modes of Thought, Inquiry and Expression, except the subcategory of Frontiers of Knowledge and Belief (ETH). 
Option B: Two courses in the same foreign language.

*If the student places out of MAT 100, another elective may be used to complete the 18 course requirement.