Applied Management

Earn Your Bachelor's Degree in Applied Management

Acquire the skills to transform and improve business practices with FordBridge's Bachelor of Science in Applied Management. This transfer-friendly degree program, offered online, is ideal for students with an associate degree or at least 12 college credits. Discover the practical areas of business, including strategies to lead and manage change in today’s global economy.


Degree Outcomes

As a student in the BS in applied management program, you explore functional area topics in financial decision-making, human resource management, marketing, innovation and project management. You also study leadership skills as they relate to organizational behavior and organizational change. With specific emphasis placed on servant leadership, you gain a complete understanding of a leadership style that focuses on putting the needs of others first to create interdependency rather than dependency in organizations.

FDBU's Bachelor of Science in Applied Management provides courses in the following topics:

Servant leadership and ethical leadership.

Individual and group behavior in organizations.

Human resource management function in organizations.

Components of primary financial statements and the use of these statements to analyze the performance of a business entity.

Marketing mix and marketing concept.

Importance of creating innovative work environments in small-, medium- and large-scale organizations.

Approaches to organizational development with an emphasis on the practical aspects of changing organizations to improve effectiveness.

Unique challenges associated with managing projects as related to the overarching management framework of planning, organizing, leading and controlling.

Career Outcomes

In the Bachelor of Science in Applied Management degree program, you develop the skills and knowledge needed to work in a variety of industries in a leadership role, managing projects, employees or a department.

With a bachelor's degree in applied management, you may also opt to further your education. FDBU offers a variety of master's degrees in business, including a Master of Business Administration (MBA), a Master of Science in Leadership (MSL), an MBA/MSL dual degree and an MBA with an emphasis in leadership.

The programs offered at FordBridge may vary by content and course length. You are currently viewing the program version available online. For information about specific course content, credit length, please contact a counselor.

General Education coursework prepares FordBridge graduates to think critically, communicate clearly, live responsibly in a diverse world, and thoughtfully integrate their faith and ethical convictions into all dimensions of life. These competencies, essential to an effective and satisfying life, are outlined in the General Education Learner Outcomes. General Education courses embody the breadth of human understanding and creativity contained in the liberal arts and sciences tradition. Students take an array of foundational knowledge courses that promote expanded knowledge, insight, and the outcomes identified in the University's General Education Competencies. The knowledge and skills students acquire through these courses serve as a foundation for successful careers and lifelong journeys of growing understanding and wisdom.

Competency: University Foundations Total Credits: 4.

Competency: Effective Communication Total Credits: 9-12.

Competency: Business Worldview Total Credits: 4.

Competency: Critical Thinking Total Credits: 11-12.

Competency: Global Awareness, Perspective, and Ethics Total Credits: 6-8.

PSC-410: Servant Leadership Total Credits: 4 credits.

MGT-420: Organizational Behavior and Management Total Credits: 4 credits.

AMP-434: Human Resources Total Credits: 4 credits.

AMP-415: Financial Decision Making Total Credits: 4 credits.

AMP-425: Marketing Environment Total Credits: 4 credits.

ENT-435: Intrapreneurship and Innovation Total Credits: 4 credits.

AMP-492: Organizational Change and Development Total Credits: 4 credits.

PSC-450: Project Management Total Credits: 4 credits.

PSC-495: Action Research Project Total Credits: 4 credits.