Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Business degrees will possess high-tech applied skills combined with management and leadership skills directly related to the use of technology in business and industry. The course content and sequence link with functional management areas through case studies and real-world situations. The focus throughout is how technical skills, interpersonal skills, and technology help to build a competitive strength in business.
The Applied Business Management degree focuses on high-tech applied business skills, as well as management and leadership skills directly related to career growth.
Applied Business Management is a degree-completion program that is offered entirely online. Students must have at least 50 transferrable credits to be eligible to apply for the degree.
Students may enroll in the Business Technology and Management degree as freshman or they may enter as transfer students. Classes are offered in face-to-face format.
Students with a Bachelor of Science in Business Technology & Management or Bachelor of Science in Applied Business Management will be able to:
- Understand the accounting cycle including the processing and recording of typical cash receipts, cash payments, sales, vendor, and payroll transactions on an accrual and cash basis; interpret financial statements and prepare budgets; apply financial information to broad-based business decision making
- Write business letters, memos, email messages, instant messages, and blog posts; create reports using accurate research methods and citations; and develop and deliver an effective oral team presentation on a strategic business topic. Students will be introduced to additional document and communication collaboration systems
- Understand the structure and function of human behavior in organizations and how behavioral influences impact productivity, organizational effectiveness, and efficiency at the individual, small group, and organizational levels
- Develop marketing strategies to satisfy specific target audiences and create a marketing mix using the “4 Ps” of product, price, place, and promotion; apply and integrate marketing concepts with other business disciplines to affect a business strategy
- Perform human resources functions in the areas of selecting, training, and evaluating personnel; identify best practices in employee training, development, appraisal, and rewards
- Understand the basic operations, tools, and production functions of an organization involved in the efficient and effective production and delivery of goods and services
- Understand the genesis of project, program, and portfolio management; use the tools and techniques involved in initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, controlling, and closing projects
- Understand the key characteristics and terminology of the business disciplines of management, human resources, marketing, and finance and can integrate these disciplines to develop and affect corporate strategies and plans
The minimum number of credits for a degree is 120.
|Core Courses ||Credits |
|ACC 1010 - Computerized Accouting † ||3 |
|ACC 2121 - Financial Accounting ||4 |
|BUS 2020 - Principles of Mangement ||3 |
|BUS 2131 - Business Communication Technology† ||3 |
|BUS 2132 - Management Applications † ||3 |
|BUS 2230 - Principles of Marketing ||3 |
|BUS 2260 - Principles of Financial Management ||3 |
|BUS 2270 - Organizational Communication † ||4 |
|BUS 2410 - Human Resources Management ||3 |
|BUS 2440 - Introduction to Business Law ||3 |
|BUS 2720 - Business Seminar † ||3 |
|BUS 3150 - Production & Operations Management ||3 |
|BUS 3250 - Organizational Behavior & Management ||3 |
|BUS 3410 - Business Ethics ||3 |
|BUS 4310 - Business Information Architecture ||3 |
|BUS 4530 - Technical Project Mangement ||3 |
|BUS 4730 - Senior Project ||3 |
|CIS 1080 - Introduction to Spreadsheets & Database Managemtent † ||2 |
|ENG 106X - English ||3 |
|ENG 2080 - Technical Communication ||3 |
|MAT 1221 - Finite Mathematics ||3 |
|MAT 2021 - Statistics ||3 |
|SCI XXXX - Laboratory Science Elective ||4 |
|ELE XXXX - AH Elective ||3 |
|ELE XXXX - SS Elective ||3 |
|ELE XXXX - AH/SS Elective ||3 |
|ELE 3XXX - Upper Level AH/SS Elective ||3 |
|Select One: || |
|ECO 2020 - Macroeconomics ||3 |
|ECO 2030 - Microeconomics ||3 |
| ||86 |
Note: All core courses or equivalent coursework must be completed. The above courses marked with a † will be waived for students who have an associate degree or a minimum of 50 credits prior to entering the program.
All coursework from an accredited institution not used to meet the core requirement may be used toward the 120 credit minimum provided that it does not duplicate other coursework being used.
After completion of the BS.BUS degree, the graduate who meets the minimum standards as outlined in the Vermont Tech/Clarkson University articulation agreement for a one year Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) may be admitted into the Clarkson program.