Applied Management

Associate in Applied Science

This program is designed to provide the education and skill development to prepare students for entry-level employment or supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed in the field.  In this versatile degree, students focus their training towards a comprehensive background necessary in the current workforce. The knowledge and training acquired in this program can also be applied to many other managerial or supervisory positions in business and government.

After successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Apply supervision skills.
  • Communicate effectively in supervision.
  • Apply strategies for effective management.
  • Employ creative thinking to achieve business objectives.
  • Demonstrate appropriate math skills.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of entrepreneurship.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of data-processing activities.
  • Identify, classify, and demonstrate management functions.
  • Apply basic quality control principles.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of professional, technical or industrial competencies.

Program Details

  • 60 credits
  • 2-Year program

Class Options

Related Certificates

  • No certificates are currently available for this program.

Career Outlook*

Employment of administrative services managers is projected to grow 10 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. Tasks such as managing facilities and being prepared for emergencies will remain important in a wide range of industries. The median annual wage for administrative services managers was $90,050 in May 2016.

Employment of sales managers is projected to grow 7 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Employment growth of these managers will depend primarily on growth or contraction in the industries that employ them. The median annual wage for sales managers was $117,960 in May 2016.

Employment of construction managers is projected to grow 11 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. Construction managers are expected to be needed to oversee the anticipated increase in construction activity over the coming decade. Those with a bachelor’s degree in construction science, construction management, or civil engineering, coupled with construction experience, will have the best job prospects. The median annual wage for construction managers was $89,300 in May 2016.

Average or Median Salary

$89,300 +

*All career data on this page, such as occupation description, career outlook and salary information reflects the national average and was sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.