Considering an applied management degree? Ranken offers a bachelor of applied management and other management training.

Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Management (BSAM)

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 applied management will have opportunities for greater career advancement and financial rewards.

Ranken’s applied management degree program 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

Ranken’s applied management degree 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.

Entrepreneurship Emphasis

This program heightens students’ awareness of the significant role entrepreneurship plays in the economy, both state and nationwide. These courses are designed for students who desire self-employment as a career. The classes will address the challenges of entrepreneurship, managerial processes, and organizational dynamics, along with integrating the necessary components for small business success.

Like all Ranken programs, the bachelor of applied management program is not just an education; it’s on-the-job- management training that companies respect and look for when hiring.

In order to graduate, 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.

In addition to offering workforce credit for applicants to our Applied Management and other degrees, Ranken has credit transfer agreements with several local colleges:

  • Jefferson College
  • Lewis & Clark Community College
  • St. Charles Community College
  • St. Louis Community College

Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Applied Management

Ranken’s Bachelor of Science in Applied Management (BSAM) degree is geared toward technical students who wish to advance in their chosen technical career. Ranken provides three BSAM track options: Management, Management Information Systems (MIS) and Entreprenuership.

The accelerated program offers a unique educational blend, designed to transform highly-skilled technicians into successful managers. Now, it can be taken as an intensive three year program, allowing graduates to get into the field and advance in their careers quickly!

Students begin their two year technical program and as they complete their general education classes, they can start taking management courses immediately in a seated or web-blended format. This enables students to complete both their associate and bachelor’s degrees in three short years.

Certificate of Applied Management

The Certificate of Applied Management offers the most essential business courses available to teach you the necessary skills for success. Designed for the working adult, these management training 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 management training foundation to continue their education and obtain a bachelor’s degree.

Ranken reports costs, financial aid information, enrollment numbers, retention statistics and graduation rates to the National Center for Education Statistics three times per year. This information can be viewed on the College Navigator website.


Ranken Technical College is currently a Candidate for Accreditation through the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

The ACBSP is a leading specialized accreditation association for business education supporting, celebrating, and rewarding teaching excellence.

For more information contact:   (913) 339-9356