Associate of Applied Science in Small Group Management

Description and Outcomes

If you are currently an active-duty servicemember or veteran, the Associate of Applied Science in Small Group Management could help further your educational and career goals. The curriculum focuses on the ability to effectively communicate with and manage others in a small group setting. This program builds in your prior military training to help you achieve an associate’s degree. 

The program provides a focus on small group management skills including: communication skills within small groups, managing conflict, risk management, ethical decision-making and problem solving, employee development, team synergy, and effective goal setting. The program includes a capstone experience designed to prepare you to effectively manage small groups within the military and could help you meet educational requirements for advancement in the military. 

Program Length

The Associate of Applied Science in Small Group Management consists of a minimum of 90 quarter credit hours. You must complete a specific number of credit hours at Purdue Global. Refer to the Progression Requirements section for details. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded an associate of applied science degree.

Program Outcomes

Discipline-Specific Outcomes

  1. Use communication skills effectively to achieve small group goals.
  2. Apply conflict resolution strategies to conflicts within small groups to achieve group cohesion and collaboration.
  3. Apply risk management, ethical decision-making, and problem solving management skills to achieve small group goals.
  4. Apply employee development, team synergy-building, and goal-setting skills to achieve small group management goals and create teams.
  5. Use small group management strategies to achieve group and organizational goals.

General Education Literacies and Professional Competencies

In addition to the discipline-specific outcomes, general education literacies and professional competencies are integrated throughout your academic program. You can review the general education literacies and professional competencies associated with your academic program in the General Education and Professional Competency Requirements section of this Catalog.

Program Availability

For program availability, please refer to the U.S. State and Other Approvals section and Program Availability Information.


Admissions Requirements

You must meet the below admissions requirements in addition to Purdue Global's general requirements.

Enrollment in the Associate of Applied Science in Small Group Management is limited to U.S. active-duty servicemembers and veterans. 

Progression Requirements

Prior to attempting your capstone course, you must have a military transcript on file that shows successful completion of  military learning reviewed by Purdue Global and approved as small group management electives. 

Graduation Requirements

Please refer to the general requirements.

Certification, State Board, and National Board Exams

Certification and licensure boards have state-specific educational requirements for programs that lead to a license or certification that is a precondition for employment. Prospective and current students must review Purdue Global’s State Licensure and Certifications site to view program and state-specific licensure information.

Licensure-track programs may limit enrollment to students in certain states; please see Purdue Global’s Program Availability Information to determine enrollment eligibility.

You are responsible for understanding the requirements of optional certification exams. Such requirements may change during the course of your program. You are not automatically certified in any way upon program completion. Although certain programs are designed to prepare you to take various optional certification exams, Purdue Global cannot guarantee you will be eligible to take these exams or become certified. Your eligibility may depend on your work experience, completion of education and/or degree requirements, not having a criminal record, and meeting other certification requirements.