Designed for working professionals who have completed approximately 60 credits toward a bachelor's degree, the Bachelor of Science in Applied Management degree provides you with the business knowledge and management skills necessary to succeed in today's fast-moving organizations and business world. Graduation from this bachelor's degree in applied management can give you the skills, knowledge, understanding and networking opportunities needed to work in a variety of leadership role managing projects, employees or a department across many industries.
To help you finish your bachelor's degree in applied management, you will explore functional area topics in financial decision making, human resource management, organizational behavior, marketing, innovation and project management. Leadership skills related to organizational behavior, change and growth will be studied. Specific emphasis will be placed on servant leadership, which involves being focused on the needs of others in order to create interdependency rather than dependency in organizations.
The program concludes with an action research project. This class and project proposal offers a structured way for managers to take an overview and general management perspective. Emphasis is on a research project that synthesizes major elements of the professional studies program.
The applied management degree is available 100 percent online or through our evening cohort format for your convenience and flexibility in allowing you to continue working with your current organization if you so choose. Upon completing the bachelor's degree in applied management, you will be prepared to enter the business world or ready to further your education. GCU offers a variety of master's degrees in business including a master's in business administration (MBA), an MBA/MSL dual degree, an MBA with an emphasis in Leadership, and a Master of Science in Leadership.
This program is offered in the following formats or locations:
The dynamic capabilities of GCUs online curriculum offer considerable flexibility and convenience for career oriented professionals who are pursuing their educational goals. Full time faculty members, equipped with strong academic backgrounds and practical experience in their fields, support you every step of the way. Our small class sizes provide an intimate environment that stimulates engaging and challenging discussions. Classes begin frequently.
The convenience of GCUs evening programs cater to the demands of working professionals. Evening classes meet once per week and offer the interaction and discussion of a typical college classroom, filled with career minded individuals. Evening class sizes are kept small, providing a warm nurturing environment that supports an engaging experience. Classes begin frequently at various locations.
* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.