The Management Development program assists students in developing fundamental skills, knowledge, attitudes and experience, enabling them to function in decision-making positions as supervisors or managers.

The Management Development program of study is 60 semester credit hours in length and includes general education courses (such as writing, mathematics, and speech) and technical courses (accounting, supervision, small business, finance, and human resources, etc.). Graduates of the program are prepared to manage or supervise small-to-medium businesses and are often recruited by large retail organizations for management programs.

The intensity and standards of the Management Development Associate of Applied Science Degree are high. Therefore, all courses in the Recommended Program of Study must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. Any Management Development student who does not earn a grade of "C" or higher must repeat the course.