Applied Management

Bachelor's Degree Program

Do you have technical training, or want to work in a technical field? The bachelor’s degree in applied management allows you to gain management training in your field of interest, and develop essential skills for career advancement.

This versatile degree is one of the only AACSB-accredited applied management programs in the nation. It offers students with specialized associate degrees, certificates or technical training a unique opportunity to apply their skills and achievements toward further academic and career growth.

The program features a variety of opportunities to build your resume and get hands-on experience in your chosen field. Designed with working students in mind, the degree in applied management is also available entirely online, so you can earn your bachelor’s degree on your own schedule, from anywhere you work and live.

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Why Earn Your Degree in Applied Management at UAF?

Offered face-to-face at our main campus in Fairbanks, or 100% online, this flexible, affordable program is ideal for working students. Here are more reasons to earn your degree in applied management at UAF.

Develop the skills employers are looking for

  • Our degree in applied management is the only program of its kind in Alaska, and one of the only AACSB-accredited applied management programs in the United States. This means that you will learn from the best and have greater opportunities for employment and career advancement when you complete your bachelor’s degree.

Get hands-on training and management experience in your field

  • Our degree in applied management emphasizes experiential learning to provide real-world skills that employers value. You can also tailor this degree to a wide range of programs and technical areas, depending on your interests and career goals.

Connect with diverse people and resources

  • Numerous student organizations give you the chance to engage in the professional community and meet new people. Opportunities include Active and Innovative Minds, Native Alaskan Business Leaders, Students Offering Leadership Development and Associated Students of Business.


What Can You Do With an Applied Management Degree?

Applied management majors gain knowledge, training and experience in their specific field and commonly use this degree to pursue management or growth in their current industry or to start their own business. Graduates of the program can look forward to finding jobs, or getting promotions and salary increases.

Jobs for applied management majors

Career paths vary based on background and expertise, but may include roles such as analyst, assistant manager, manager, supervisor or director. A short list of potential technical fields you can pursue through this program includes:

  • Airframe and power plant
  • Art
  • Automotive technology
  • Aviation
  • Construction
  • Culinary arts
  • Health care
  • Hospitality
  • Information technology
  • Law enforcement
  • Mining
  • Welding

Management degree salary

Our students pursue management roles in a wide range of technical occupations. To give you an idea of earning potential, here are national salary averages for a selection of management careers, based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:

  • Construction managers: $93,370
  • Farmers and agricultural managers: $67,950
  • Food service managers: $54,240
  • Industrial production managers: $103,380
  • Lodging managers: $53,390



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