Applied Business Management

Whether you want to own your own business or climb the corporate ladder, increase your chances of success with a background in business. Applied Business Management is a degree-completion program designed for students with previously earned credits in any major to apply those credits directly to a bachelor’s degree. No matter what your previous coursework entailed, a more detailed understanding of business can help you navigate the corporate or small business world.

This program works with your schedule by offering rolling admissions during the Spring or Fall semesters. You can also choose your course load; taking one class at a time, or enrolling as a full-time student.

Students must have at least 50 transferable credits to be eligible for the program.

Applied Business Management is a degree-completion program that's offered entirely online. Students must have at least 50 transferrable credits from an accredited institution. All coursework from an accredited institution not used to meet core requirements may be used toward the 120-credit minimum provided that it does not duplicate other coursework.

A student with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Business Management will be able to:

  1. Determine the key characteristics and terminology of the business disciplines of management, human resources, marketing, innovation, and finance and integrate these disciplines to develop and affect corporate strategies and plans
  2. Communicate with written, oral, visual, and interpersonal messages to convey information, promote ideas, provide customer service, and advance career goals
  3. Explain the accounting cycle; process typical transactions; interpret financial statements; prepare budgets; forecast and evaluate risk; and apply financial information to broad-based business decision making
  4. Lead and participate in teams, maintain respectful and collaborative relationships, and contribute to effective group outcomes
  5. Use digital and analytical tools to design and create business documents and presentations to manage people and projects and to solve problems
  6. Develop marketing strategies to satisfy specific target audiences, create a marketing mix, and apply and integrate marketing concepts with other business disciplines to affect a business strategy
  7. Demonstrate qualitative and quantitative critical thinking skills to analyze current business situations and new ventures from legal, economic, social, and ethical perspectives and recommend appropriate actions
  8. Recommend and justify best practices in management, motivation, and leadership concepts to create and sustain a positive organizational culture in a global and diverse environment
Minimum Degree Requirements

Bachelor degree students are subject to Vermont Tech’s minimum degree requirements. The minimum degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Applied Business Management are:

  • 6 credits of English, including Technical Communication
  • 3 credits of information technology including CIS 1041 Computer Applications
  • 6 credits of Mathematics including MAT 2121 Statistics
  • 7 credits of Natural or Physical Sciences
  • 12 credits of Arts/Humanities and/or Social Science including 3 credits at the 3000+ level
  • 6 credits of other general education courses
  • 40 credits general education requirements
  • 45 credits electives
  • 26 credits from the core curriculum including:
    • ACC 2121  Financial Accounting or ACC 1020 Survey of Accounting
    • BUS 2020  Principles of Management
    • BUS 2230  Principles of Marketing
    • BUS 2440  Introduction to Business Law
    • BUS 3230  Financial Management or ACC 2122 Managerial Accounting
    • BUS 3250  Organizational Behavior & Management
    • BUS 4080  Business Strategy & Policy Development
    • ECO 2060  Survey of Economics, Micro or Macro will substitute
  • 9 credits from the following:
    • BUS 3150  Production & Operations Management
    • BUS 3410  Business Ethics
    • BUS 4310  Writing for Workplace Success
    • BUS 4530  Technical Project Management
  • Scholarships: While there are no program-specific scholarships available at this time, additional scholarships are available.  

Careers in Applied Business Management

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Vermont Tech data: 6 Month Outcome Survey, Class of 2018. National Data: National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) First Destinations for the College Class of 2017 (December 2018)

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Vermont Tech data: 6 Month Outcome Survey, Class of '12-'17
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