Teaching the skills necessary to operate in today’s modern office environment is a key goal of the Office Management associate degree program at Bryant & Stratton College. Students who earn an associate degree in office management will not only gain an understanding of the roles and skills used by administrative assistants, they will also gain vital knowledge and experience in mobile computing, electronic correspondence, and virtual/wireless technology. Graduates of the office administration degree program will be capable of utilizing current technology to connect, support, and coordinate with workers in remote locations.
Students will be prepared to pursue administrative, clerical, and other front-office roles in a variety of industries and fields as the need for skilled, technologically savvy professionals continues to grow. Career opportunities will be available in basic office administrative settings and in manufacturing, education, and even the public sector. The well-balanced professional and technological education offered by the Office Management associate degree program will prepare students for all these settings.
Office assistant, executive assistant, office clerk, or secretary, this administrative assistant degree program was built with the needs of the modern office professional in mind. The difference between office and administrative assistants is minimal as each area requires an understanding of office technology, communication, human resources management, and more to be successful. This program covers the essentials to be successful in every role.
The Office Management associate degree program will provide students with the ability to:
- Utilize advanced computer technology applications in the office environment to improve work-place efficiency.
- Employ key financial, managerial, marketing, relational and ethical business principles as it relates to the office environment and the global economy.
- Utilize 21st-century office hardware and software, mobile computing devices, and technologies such as smartphones and tablets; and use cloud computing and document sharing.
- Assess current business-related technologies and resources to enhance professional administrative productivity.
- Utilize higher-level organizational, interpersonal, and technical skills to successfully implement required office practices and procedures.