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Business ManagementCertificates

Aims offers several business management certificates in management, supervision, real estate and more. Course credits from some certificates can apply toward an associate degree program at Aims – check with your admissions counselor for details.

Management Basics Certificate

Prepare for an entry-level management position by learning beginner-level management concepts and skills. Study business basics, principles of management, marketing, team building and human relations.

Row Groupings Certificate Requirements: Credits
required

Introduces the application of fundamental business principles to local, national, and international forums. This course examines the relationship of economic systems, governance, regulations, and law upon business operations. It surveys the concepts of career development, business ownership, finance and accounting, economics, marketing, management, operations, human resources, regulations, and business ethics. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Develops skills one can apply to a variety of technical documents. Focuses on principles for organizing, writing, and revising clear, readable documents for industry, business, and government. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-CO1 category. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Introduces the concept of working as a team member. This course emphasizes the ability to negotiate, collaborate, build consensus, and make quality decisions. Course is not repeatable for credit.

1
required

Introduces interpersonal relations most directly linked to attainment of organizational and individual goals in the business world. Other factors include motivation, career development, and conflict resolution. It explores the importance of effective communication in organizations. Addresses organizational issues such as employee motivation and customer complaints as related to product or service defects. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Provides an overview of the principles of management. Emphasis is on the primary functions of planning, organizing, staffing, leading and controlling with a balance between the behavioral and operational approaches. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Defines supervision, examines the functions of a supervisor, explains the necessary skills for successful supervision, relates supervision with human resources, and discusses supervisory challenges. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Focuses on the leadership skills for contemporary organizations. Covers development and communication a shared vision to motivate and empower employees to manage conflict, to negotiate, and to develop teams. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
Total Credits for Certificate 16

Advanced Management Certificate

Learn middle-level managerial duties with this management certificate. Gain skills in organizational behavior, time management, teambuilding, negotiation and conflict resolution.

Row Groupings Certificate Requirements: Credits
required

Introduces the application of fundamental business principles to local, national, and international forums. This course examines the relationship of economic systems, governance, regulations, and law upon business operations. It surveys the concepts of career development, business ownership, finance and accounting, economics, marketing, management, operations, human resources, regulations, and business ethics. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Emphasizes public law, regulation of business, ethical considerations, and various relationships existing within society, government, and business. Specific attention is given to economic regulation, social regulation, labor-management issues, environmental issues, and contract fundamentals. This course analyzes the role of law in social, political, and economic change business environments. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Develops skills one can apply to a variety of technical documents. Focuses on principles for organizing, writing, and revising clear, readable documents for industry, business, and government. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-CO1 category. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Defines supervision, examines the functions of a supervisor, explains the necessary skills for successful supervision, relates supervision with human resources, and discusses supervisory challenges. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Provides a clear sense of purpose for the following: structured goals, overcome barriers, leverage practical strategies, tools, and techniques to develop and implement an effective time management framework. Course is not repeatable for credit.

1
required

Introduces the concept of working as a team member. This course emphasizes the ability to negotiate, collaborate, build consensus, and make quality decisions. Course is not repeatable for credit.

1
required

Introduces interpersonal relations most directly linked to attainment of organizational and individual goals in the business world. Other factors include motivation, career development, and conflict resolution. It explores the importance of effective communication in organizations. Addresses organizational issues such as employee motivation and customer complaints as related to product or service defects. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Provides an overview of the contemporary issues, theories, and principles used to effectively manage human resources. Topics covered include job analysis and design, talent acquisition and retention, planning and recruiting human resources, selecting employees, job placement, employee training and performance management, selecting employees, compensation and benefits, and retaining employees. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Presents proper techniques in negotiation and conflict resolution. Explore the important practices that determine successful negotiation in business. Other key elements discussed are: principles of conflict resolution including business policies, accepted business contracts, labor union contracts, pay raises, and starting salaries. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Introduces the behaviors of groups and individual members of organizations and how to influence their behavior. Emphasis is on the tools managers use to achieve organizational effectiveness. Three credits.

3
required

Focuses on the leadership skills for contemporary organizations. Covers development and communication a shared vision to motivate and empower employees to manage conflict, to negotiate, and to develop teams. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Provides an overview of the principles of management. Emphasis is on the primary functions of planning, organizing, staffing, leading and controlling with a balance between the behavioral and operational approaches. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Examines the concept of ethical corporate responsibility and how an organization's resources, including individual employees and work groups of the corporation, identify and respond to social and ethical problems. Included in the course are topics of corporate ethics and social responsibility, how these concepts apply to business and management principles, and the individual corporate citizen's involvement with making ethical decisions. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Enables students to learn the relationship of self to customers, problem solve and understand the importance of communicating with customers. Specific emphasis is given to managing customer expectations by building customer rapport and creating positive outcomes. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
Total Credits for Certificate 38

Introduction to Customer Service and Leadership Certificate

Experience what it takes to work in a public-facing customer service position. Gain skills in time management, team building, human relations in organizations, stress management and leadership as they relate to customer service.

Row Groupings Certificate Requirements: Credits
required

Defines stress in both positive and negative effects. A discussion on how it effects both employees and the workplace. Causes of stress are identified and methods for managing stress are researched and practiced. Course is not repeatable for credit.

1
required

Provides a clear sense of purpose for the following: structured goals, overcome barriers, leverage practical strategies, tools, and techniques to develop and implement an effective time management framework. Course is not repeatable for credit.

1
required

Introduces the concept of working as a team member. This course emphasizes the ability to negotiate, collaborate, build consensus, and make quality decisions. Course is not repeatable for credit.

1
required

Introduces interpersonal relations most directly linked to attainment of organizational and individual goals in the business world. Other factors include motivation, career development, and conflict resolution. It explores the importance of effective communication in organizations. Addresses organizational issues such as employee motivation and customer complaints as related to product or service defects. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Focuses on the leadership skills for contemporary organizations. Covers development and communication a shared vision to motivate and empower employees to manage conflict, to negotiate, and to develop teams. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Enables students to learn the relationship of self to customers, problem solve and understand the importance of communicating with customers. Specific emphasis is given to managing customer expectations by building customer rapport and creating positive outcomes. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
Total Credits for Certificate 12

Customer Service and Leadership Certificate

Take a deep dive into customer service and leadership practices. Gain customer relations skills by learning to effectively manage employees and customers.

Row Groupings Program Requirements: Credits
required

Defines stress in both positive and negative effects. A discussion on how it effects both employees and the workplace. Causes of stress are identified and methods for managing stress are researched and practiced. Course is not repeatable for credit.

1
required

Provides a clear sense of purpose for the following: structured goals, overcome barriers, leverage practical strategies, tools, and techniques to develop and implement an effective time management framework. Course is not repeatable for credit.

1
required

Introduces the concept of working as a team member. This course emphasizes the ability to negotiate, collaborate, build consensus, and make quality decisions. Course is not repeatable for credit.

1
required

Introduces interpersonal relations most directly linked to attainment of organizational and individual goals in the business world. Other factors include motivation, career development, and conflict resolution. It explores the importance of effective communication in organizations. Addresses organizational issues such as employee motivation and customer complaints as related to product or service defects. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Presents proper techniques in negotiation and conflict resolution. Explore the important practices that determine successful negotiation in business. Other key elements discussed are: principles of conflict resolution including business policies, accepted business contracts, labor union contracts, pay raises, and starting salaries. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Focuses on the leadership skills for contemporary organizations. Covers development and communication a shared vision to motivate and empower employees to manage conflict, to negotiate, and to develop teams. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Examines the concept of ethical corporate responsibility and how an organization's resources, including individual employees and work groups of the corporation, identify and respond to social and ethical problems. Included in the course are topics of corporate ethics and social responsibility, how these concepts apply to business and management principles, and the individual corporate citizen's involvement with making ethical decisions. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Enables students to learn the relationship of self to customers, problem solve and understand the importance of communicating with customers. Specific emphasis is given to managing customer expectations by building customer rapport and creating positive outcomes. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
Total Required Program Credits 18
row Select 6 credits from the following list:
required

Examines the communication involved in interpersonal relationships occurring in family, social, and career situations. Relevant concepts include self-concept, perception, listening, nonverbal communication, and conflict. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-SS3 category. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Develops skills one can apply to a variety of technical documents. Focuses on principles for organizing, writing, and revising clear, readable documents for industry, business, and government. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-CO1 category. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Defines supervision, examines the functions of a supervisor, explains the necessary skills for successful supervision, relates supervision with human resources, and discusses supervisory challenges. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Explores the variables that affect consumer behavior in the marketplace and the implications of this knowledge for marketing decisions and strategies. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Covers the fundamentals of financial mathematics. Topics include pricing, taxes, insurance, interest, annuities, amortization, and investments. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
Total Credits for Certificate 24

Real Estate Certificate

Study to become a real estate broker with this certificate program. Gain the skills that will prepare you to sit for the Colorado Real Estate Broker's exam and earn your real estate broker's license.

Row Groupings Certificate Requirements: Credits
required

Enables the student, in conjunction with REE 202 - Real Estate Brokers II, to meet the educational requirements of the Colorado Real Estate Commission for a Colorado Real Estate Brokers` license. This course includes Real Estate Law and Practice, practical applications, and Current Legal Issues. Course is not repeatable for credit.

6
required

Enables the student, in conjunction with REE 201 - Real Estate Brokers I, to meet the educational requirements of the Colorado Real Estate Commission for a Colorado Real Estate Brokers` license. This course includes Colorado Contracts and Regulations, Closings, and Recordkeeping and Trust Accounts. Course is not repeatable for credit.

Course Prerequisites

REE 2001 with a grade of "C" or better

6
Total Credits for Real Estate Certificate 12

Retail Management Certificate

Start or advance your retail career with this three-semester program. Study human resource management, human relations in organizations, managerial finance, and more.

Row Groupings Certificate Requirements: Credits
required

Emphasizes effective business writing and cover letters, memoranda, reports, application letters, and resumes. This course includes the fundamentals of business communication and an introduction to international communication. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

This course introduces basic computer terminology, file management, and PC system components. Provides an overview of office application software including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation graphics. Includes the use of a web browser to access the Internet. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Introduces interpersonal relations most directly linked to attainment of organizational and individual goals in the business world. Other factors include motivation, career development, and conflict resolution. It explores the importance of effective communication in organizations. Addresses organizational issues such as employee motivation and customer complaints as related to product or service defects. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Provides an overview of the contemporary issues, theories, and principles used to effectively manage human resources. Topics covered include job analysis and design, talent acquisition and retention, planning and recruiting human resources, selecting employees, job placement, employee training and performance management, selecting employees, compensation and benefits, and retaining employees. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Examines the concepts and techniques used to analyze financial accounting information for managerial planning, decision-making, and control. Additionally, the course discusses decision-making relating to the areas of budgets, forecasts, cost volume production, Return on Investment (ROI) and financial statements. Course is not repeatable for credit.

Course Prerequisites

ACC 1022 with a grade of "C" or better

3
required

Provides an overview of the principles of management. Emphasis is on the primary functions of planning, organizing, staffing, leading and controlling with a balance between the behavioral and operational approaches. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Presents the basic principles and techniques of retailing, multi-channel retailing, retail market strategy, planning merchandise assortments and buying systems, merchandising, operations, layout, store organization, site location, and customer service through a variety of retail operations. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Presents the analysis of theoretical marketing processes and the strategies of product development, pricing, promotion and distribution, and their applications to businesses and the individual consumer. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
Total Credits for Certificate 24

Small Business Management Certificate

Gain skills and knowledge to effectively manage a small business. Learn accounting principles, small business management, supervision, marketing and more.

Row Groupings Certificate Requirements: Credits
required

This course introduces accounting principles for understanding the theory and logic that underlie procedures and practices for business organizations. Major topics include the accounting cycle for service and merchandising companies, internal control principles and practices, notes and interest, inventory systems and costing, and plant and intangible asset accounting. Course is not repeatable for credit. 

4
required

Introduces the concept of working as a team member. This course emphasizes the ability to negotiate, collaborate, build consensus, and make quality decisions. Course is not repeatable for credit.

1
required

Examines the elements necessary for the successful formation of a new small business and to enhance the skills of those already involved in the operation of a small business. This course includes the development of a complete small business plan. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Examines the principles and practices of advertising and its relationship to business in the promotion of a business or organization. Areas of major emphasis include advertising principles, strategies, media, copy, and ethical considerations. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
Choose one of the following:  Choose one of the following courses:
required

Provides an overview of the principles of management. Emphasis is on the primary functions of planning, organizing, staffing, leading and controlling with a balance between the behavioral and operational approaches. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Presents the analysis of theoretical marketing processes and the strategies of product development, pricing, promotion and distribution, and their applications to businesses and the individual consumer. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
Choose one of the following:  Choose one of the following courses:
required

Defines supervision, examines the functions of a supervisor, explains the necessary skills for successful supervision, relates supervision with human resources, and discusses supervisory challenges. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Provides an overview of the contemporary issues, theories, and principles used to effectively manage human resources. Topics covered include job analysis and design, talent acquisition and retention, planning and recruiting human resources, selecting employees, job placement, employee training and performance management, selecting employees, compensation and benefits, and retaining employees. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
Total Credits for Certificate 17

Supervisory Management Certificate

Learn to navigate the business world and prepare for an entry-level supervisory career. Gain skills in leadership, team building, negotiation and supervision.

Row Groupings Certificate Requirements: Credits
required

Defines supervision, examines the functions of a supervisor, explains the necessary skills for successful supervision, relates supervision with human resources, and discusses supervisory challenges. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Introduces the concept of working as a team member. This course emphasizes the ability to negotiate, collaborate, build consensus, and make quality decisions. Course is not repeatable for credit.

1
required

Introduces interpersonal relations most directly linked to attainment of organizational and individual goals in the business world. Other factors include motivation, career development, and conflict resolution. It explores the importance of effective communication in organizations. Addresses organizational issues such as employee motivation and customer complaints as related to product or service defects. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Provides an overview of the contemporary issues, theories, and principles used to effectively manage human resources. Topics covered include job analysis and design, talent acquisition and retention, planning and recruiting human resources, selecting employees, job placement, employee training and performance management, selecting employees, compensation and benefits, and retaining employees. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Focuses on the leadership skills for contemporary organizations. Covers development and communication a shared vision to motivate and empower employees to manage conflict, to negotiate, and to develop teams. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Examines the concept of ethical corporate responsibility and how an organization's resources, including individual employees and work groups of the corporation, identify and respond to social and ethical problems. Included in the course are topics of corporate ethics and social responsibility, how these concepts apply to business and management principles, and the individual corporate citizen's involvement with making ethical decisions. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
Total Credits for Certificate 16