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Bachelor of Applied Management: Degree Overview

Learn about Bachelor of Applied Management programs. Get information on program types, career options and advanced education options in order to make informed decisions about your education.

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Essential Information

Also available as a Bachelor of Science in Applied Management, the Bachelor of Applied Management program typically focuses on general management concepts to help students enter leadership positions in a variety of industries. Concentrations may be available in management, marketing or management of information systems. Typically designed as completion options, these programs can offer flexible scheduling, allowing for night, weekend and online study in some cases.

Education Prerequisites

An applied management bachelor's degree program is typically designed for individuals who already have educational or work experience in a technical, professional or management field. Applicants to these programs may be required to already have completed a certificate, diploma or associate degree program in one of a variety of areas, including the business or health fields.

Course Topics

Programs can help students learn analytical and critical-thinking skills, as well as how to apply those skills to the management of a business. Students learn how to communicate in a professional setting, apply human resource concepts and work in a global business environment. Computer skills and applications are also commonly covered. Core courses in a program may include:

  • Accounting
  • Global business
  • Management strategies
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Business law

Popular Career Options and Salary Info

In general, managers are responsible for the organization and productivity of teams of professionals working towards a common goal. Graduates may find careers in business areas that include information systems management, marketing and purchasing. Possible job titles could include:

  • Marketing manager
  • Property manager
  • Cost estimator
  • Employee trainer

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) gave an average annual salary for marketing managers of $129,870 as of May 2012 (www.bls.gov). For property, real estate and community association managers, the BLS reported an average annual salary of $63,570 and for cost estimators, an average annual salary of $63,080.

Continuing Education Information

A graduate of an applied business bachelor's degree program may consider earning a master's degree in an area related to management, such as a master's degree in management studies or a Master of Business Administration. These programs can allow students to move into more advanced administrative positions, and MBA programs can allow them to gain specialization in a variety of subjects, like finance, accounting, leadership or management.

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