Online Associate of Applied Science.


The online Associate of Applied Science degree in Management degree program is designed to meet the needs of individuals who have acquired occupational training from community colleges, technical institutes, military service schools, or industry-related schools in business, health or another technical field.

Management (AAS) coursework is designed to prepare students to become effective business management decision makers. Key principles and concepts in the areas of accounting, finance, marketing, management, information systems, and related functional areas are emphasized.

Management Major Core Courses

  • Financial Accounting for Managers
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Marketing
  • Introduction to Business
  • Principles of Management
  • Business Management Capstone

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Apply the introductory concepts, fundamental theories, and fundamental practices in accounting, economics, marketing, and management.
  • Use current technology and computer applications in support of business.
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills.



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Why Choose NAU?

Personal Advisor

Our support starts before you enroll – and continues to graduation day. You are assigned a personal enrollment advisor on day one, and will have an academic advisor after you enroll.

Transfer Credit Accepted

We offer free transfer evaluations and accept up to 75% of the program to transfer in from another institution/program.

Experienced Faculty

Our Faculty members are skilled professionals that work in the fields they teach, bringing practical knowledge and experience into the online classroom.

National American University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

National American University is approved by the Higher Learning Commission to offer programs and courses through distance education.

National American University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kan., USA. The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE:

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Management
  • Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
  • Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration
  • Associate of Applied Science in Business Logistics
  • Associate of Applied Science in Management
  • Associate of Applied Science in Small Business Management


Program Completion Flexibility

As a standard, full-time student you can complete the program in as few as 15 months, however, you may choose your course load – take as many or as few classes at one time as you want.

Credit for Real-World Experience

Earn credit for prior learning which includes experiential learning or portfolio credits awarded by NAU, and evaluated corporate training certificates

Student Learning Resources

NAU offers multiple student learning services, from free tutoring, to our Ask-a-Librarian service (open 7 days a week), to free access to scholarly journals that are up-to-date in your field.

Ready for the Next Steps?

Learning online doesn't mean going it alone. Our support starts before you enroll – and continues to graduation day. You are assigned a personal enrollment advisor.

Call us: 855.210.5641