Business and Organizational Management

It’s a known fact that students who earn their business degree have a greater advantage over those without one. They have more marketable skill sets, including better management and leadership skills, leading to more career options and greater earning potential. Upon completing this program, you will be qualified for several entry-level jobs in business and retail management, human resources, and a variety of leadership roles.

The Business program’s curriculum is designed to help you develop leadership and communication skills that can be applied across several professions. Our experienced instructors will teach you supervision techniques, how to lead an organization, manage the day-to-day business operations and challenges, understand strategies for conflict negotiation, and handle human resource issues. You will also learn how to identify business opportunities and make informed decisions in complex situations. The critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills you acquire from this program are life skills you can carry across any profession!

What are you waiting for? Make it happen today with the Business and Organizational Management program.

Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.

As a GateWay Community College student in this field, you are able to start your bachelor's degree at a significant savings. Through partnerships with our state universities, you are able to transfer many of your credits earned at GateWay. Review the course requirements for complete details, and work with an advisor regarding pathways to transfer credits to one of the state universities. 

Retail management involves handling day-to-day responsibilities of running a store, working with large amounts of money in annual revenue, meeting sales projections, and training and overseeing employees.

Retail managers use sophisticated software to address business tasks. In this rapidly changing industry, understanding consumer trends is helpful to diversify inventories as a way of catering to one-stop shoppers.  

Separately, a career in Organizational Management offers an array of business opportunities. Whether you decide to start your own business or join an established one, your educational background should encompass a working knowledge of the various areas of Business. You should also have a solid understanding of how each of the areas interact with one another.

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Program Location

Washington Campus

Program Cost Estimates*

Associate in Applied Science in Organizational Management: $5,430
Associate in Applied Science in Management: $5,688
Associate in Applied Science in Retail Management: $5,688
Certificate of Completion in Organizational Leadership: $1,840
Certificate of Completion in Retail Management:  $2,109
Certificate of Completion in Small Business Management: $961

*Please note that these are only estimates and do not include books. These estimates may change based on increases to tuition, course fees and book costs. Estimates are based on tuition rates for in-county students. Additional fees may apply.


Accreditation is a process used to measure and certify the credibility and quality of services offered by an organization. GateWay Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Why should you choose an accredited school?

Although many schools offer seemingly similar degree and certification options, not all schools are accredited. In many instances, accreditation of the degree or program you complete may be required in order to become certified to work in the field.