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Bachelor's Degree in Applied Management
Ranken offers a Bachelor of Science in Applied Management (BSAM) degree program that is available to:
- Current Ranken Students
- Ranken Alumni
- Graduates from other technical schools
- Experienced technical workers
- Apprentices and graduates of union trade programs
- Individuals with technical training from the military
Students can begin the BSAM program with as little as 24 technical credit hours. In order to graduate the program, students must complete 40 technical credit hours. The 40 technical credit hours may come from Ranken technical credit, transfer technical credit or from prior learning assessment credit from a completed portfolio. Flexible evening courses throughout the year are specifically designed to accommodate the needs of the working adult.
The BSAM program offers a unique educational blend designed to transform highly-skilled technicians into successful managers. The program combines Ranken’s top-quality technical education with managerial and business courses, as well as the communications and marketing skills needed to be competitive in the 21st century. Students who graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Management will have opportunities for greater career advancement and financial rewards.
Ranken’s BSAM program offers flexibility in designing a career that’s right for you. The following track options allow students to graduate with an emphasis in one of the following areas:
Management Emphasis Offering additional business courses, the management emphasis is intended for individuals who wish to advance into management or supervisory positions. Students will learn the process of accomplishing the goals of an organization through the effective use of people and resources.
Management Information Systems (MIS) Emphasis An MIS emphasis enables information technology graduates to plan all aspects of an information system and ensure that projects are implemented within budget in a timely way. The MIS track is designed for individuals wishing to advance in their careers as successful managers or directors of their organization’s information systems department.
Marketing Emphasis This specialization focuses on fundamentals of sales and marketing management. In addition to marketing expertise, students will learn to demonstrate necessary management, interpersonal and professional thinking skills to impact organizational effectiveness at all levels of their company. Students will complete a competitive analysis, designed to place their business at an advantage in the marketplace. Graduates will be qualified for jobs as technical and sales specialists or product and brand managers in manufacturing and service industries.
Like all Ranken programs, the BSAM program is not just an education; it’s on-the-job-training that companies respect and look for when hiring.
The Certificate of Applied Management is comprised of the most essential business courses available to teach a student the necessary skills to succeed. Designed for the working adult, the Certificate of Applied Management courses are offered as either evening or online courses, or a combination of both. Students will learn real-world business applications with the convenience of a flexible schedule.
The program is offered in two levels. Level I is the foundation for all general business operations. Once the student has a better business understanding, he or she will be prepared to continue on to Level II, which focuses on management skills. Once both levels have been completed, the student will be prepared for a corporate environment. They will have a good foundation to continue their education and obtain a bachelor’s degree.