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.
What Is an Applied Management Degree?
The bachelor’s in applied management is a type of business management degree designed for students in technical fields. This degree is specifically designed for students who have or will have technical hands-on degrees or certificates—in fields like automotive technology, culinary arts, hospitality, health care, aviation, welding and many others—and who are looking to develop management skills within their current fields.
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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.
In 2008, I graduated from UAF Community and Technical College with an AAS in Process Technology. Working at Pogo Gold Mine for two years as a mill operator showed me that a higher level of education was necessary to become a part of the upper management team. I also recognized the importance of having upper management be knowledgeable in the technical side of the business to be able to effectively plan, organize and lead a successful industrial operation. In 2010, I enrolled at UAF and began taking business classes. I quickly realized the standard business degree was not preparing me for what I wanted to do after graduation. To remedy this, in 2014, I successfully completed an Interdisciplinary Bachelor of Technology (BT) in Industry Management that utilized 30 process technology credits in combination with a UAF College of Business and Security Management business curriculum. Upon graduation, I had a job offer waiting for me at the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company, one of Alaska’s industries toward which I had tailored my degree. Since accepting that position in 2014, I have been promoted three times. Alyeska recognized that I was not just graduating with a business degree; I was graduating with experience that I could apply to the workplace. Erin Rose McGowan, Senior Compliance Program Specialist, Alyeska Pipeline Service Company
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.
Applied Management Degree Requirements
Based on your experience, career interests and skills, the bachelor’s in applied management provides the training and the degree you need to advance in your career. Classes explore topics in business management such as marketing, accounting and finance, project management and technology skills.
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