Ashford University Introduces Associate of Arts Degree in Organizational Management

Ashford University has announced a new Associate of Arts degree in Organizational Management. This degree program is intended to provide students with a strong educational basis that will prepare them for entry-level managerial careers.   

“Ashford University’s AA in Organizational Management equips entry level managers with skills in team leadership, key conflict management, enhanced communications, appropriate human relations, critical thinking and analysis that are required to be effective in dealing with complex human interactions,” said Mary Alexander, program director for Ashford’s College of Liberal Arts. “The solid foundation students will acquire from extensive coursework in the liberal arts will contribute to creativity and cultural awareness in the workplace.”  

While the Bureau of Labor Statistics suggests the demand for entry-level supervisors and managers is expected to increase more slowly than the national average due to the automation of managerial processes, entry-level candidates for positions in organizations will need to distinguish themselves with education and training to remain competitive. Earning an academic degree demonstrates the necessary minimum training and education to be a successful administrator, supervisor or manager in the modern organization. An associate’s degree remains the minimum credential for entry level supervisor/manager positions in almost any field or industry.  

The theory and application of managing and leading people is the main emphasis of the curriculum for the Associate of Arts in Organizational Management program. With this degree, students will be prepared to pursue positions as supervisors in a broad range of fields, including sales, retail, small businesses, government and non-profit organizations. 

Ashford University’s Associate of Arts in Organizational Management is currently available online only. This degree does not lead to licensure or certification of any kind. 

About Ashford University

Founded in 1918, Ashford University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (  The University offers graduate and undergraduate degree programs online and at its Clinton, Iowa, campus.  The University is known for its high quality yet highly affordable online and on-campus programs.  For more information, please visit or call Shari Rodriguez, associate vice president of Public Relations, at 858.513.9240 x2513.