School of Professional Studies and Management

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 transferable 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 are listed here. A typical curriculum is shown below.

Curriculum Details

year
3
year
4

Job Projections

NATIONAL AVG.
5%
Business and Financial Occupations
7%
That Translates Into

591,800

JOB OPENINGS BETWEEN 2018 - 2028

Projected Employment Growth for Business & Financial Operations occupations, 2018-2028.

National data: Job openings for all occupations (source: BLS)

Placement Rate

100%

VTC

vs

88%

NATIONAL

Vermont Tech data: 6 Month Outcome Survey, Class of 2019. National Data: National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) First Destinations for the College Class of 2018 (October 2018)

Employers

  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
  • GW Plastics
  • Keurig Green Mountain, Inc.
  • National Life Group
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Select Design Ltd
  • State of Vermont
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • AADCO Medical, Inc.
  • Acker Excavating Co.
  • American Continuing Education Institute
  • Anichini, Inc.
  • Bank of America
  • Bethel Mills
  • Beyond IT Support
  • Bicycle Express VT
  • Birchwood Terrace Healthcare
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Chapdelaine Children's Center
  • Choice Strategies
  • Collegiate Entrepreneurs
  • Community Bank
  • Costco Wholesale
  • Dwight Asset Mngt. Co.
  • Edlund Company
  • ENPRO Services of Vermont
  • FCi Federal, Inc.
  • Frankenburg Agency, Inc
  • Gifford Medical Center
  • Green Mtn. College
  • Hannaford Bros. Company
  • Heritage Ford
  • Husky Injection Molding
  • IBM
  • Lebanon Health Food Store
  • Leighton A White Inc.
  • Mylan Technologies, Inc.
  • MyWebGrocer
  • New England Federal Credit Union
  • North Tunbridge General Store
  • Northwestern Medical Center
  • Northwestern Mutual Financial
  • NRG Systems
  • Peoples United Bank
  • Price Chopper
  • RE/MAX North Professionals
  • Residence Inn by Marriott
  • Reynolds & Sons, Inc.
  • Ridgeview Farm
  • Scott Thompson, DMD
  • Smits Dairy Farm
  • Sbardella Slate, Inc.
  • State of Vermont
  • Titan International, Inc.
  • TLC Nursing Associates
  • Town of Bethel
  • TransCanada Corp.
  • UTC Aerospace Systems
  • Vermont Legal Aid, Inc.
  • Vermont HITEC
  • Vermont Federal Credit Union
  • Vermont Air National Guard
  • W.E. Aubuchon Company
  • White River Credit Union
  • 802 Cars

Job Titles

  • Owner
  • Human Resources Coordinator
  • Operations Director
  • Front Desk Office Manager
  • Retail Store Administrator
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Technical Support
  • Assistant Dietary Manager
  • Enrollment Services Analyst
  • Technican
  • Teacher
  • Member Service Representative
  • Major Sales Assistant
  • Customer Service Rep.
  • Registration Representative
  • Technical Support Analyst
  • Digital Advisor Intern
  • Immigration Services Analyst
  • Management & Program Analyst
  • Clinical Secretary
  • Sales
  • Facility Manager
  • Director of R&D
  • Facility Technician
  • Insurance Agent
  • RN Case Manager
  • Recruiter
  • Associate Relations Manager
  • Front End Supervisor
  • Service Advisor
  • Team Leader
  • Engineer
  • Engineering Technician
  • Senior Process Technician
  • Support Specialist
  • Kitchen Supervisor
  • Roofing Supervisor
  • Org. Change Manager
  • Sales Associate
  • Personal Banker
  • Advertising Operations
  • Campaign Coordinator
  • Member Service Representative
  • Financial Representative
  • Accounts Specialist
  • Logistics
  • Office Clerk
  • Buyers Agent
  • Front Desk Agent
  • Inside/Outside Sales Rep.
  • Personal Care Attendant
  • Patient Care Coordinator
  • Produce Clerk
  • Business Analyst
  • Event Planner
  • Resident Innkeeper
  • Sales Associate
  • Field Service Technician
  • Assistant Town Manager
  • Conference Assistant
  • Manufacturing Technician
  • Project Assistant
  • Counter-Drug Analyst
  • Operations Clerk
  • HR Administrative Assistant
  • Project Leader
  • Support Staff
  • Admissions Assistant
  • Asst. Chief Technology Officer
  • Department Manager
  • Resident Support Specialist
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Member Service Representative

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