Are you thinking about getting a Bachelor’s Degree with a technical emphasis or do you already have 30 or more technical credit hours?

Considering an Applied Management Degree? Ranken offers an online Bachelor of Science in Applied Management  and other management training.

Your technical credit hours can be applied towards our Bachelor’s Degree or if you’re looking to begin in a technical field and receive a Bachelor’s Degree, we have you covered.

Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Management (BSAM) – Online Only

The BSAM program offers a unique educational blend designed to transform highly-skilled technicians into successful managers. This online program is designed to allow technicians to continue working while completing their coursework online.

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 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 Science in 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 30 technical credit hours. The 30 technical credit hours may come from Ranken technical credit, transfer technical credit or from prior learning assessment credit from a completed portfolio.

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

Paying for the BSAM:

  • Many students are eligible for tuition reimbursement through their employers.
  • Veterans can use the GI Bill to pay for tuition.
  • Fill out a FAFSA every year to see what financial aid is available ($57,500 is available for lifetime learning).
  • Talk to someone in Financial Aid to explore other options.

BSAM Program Performance Results

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.

For more information on the BSAM program, please contact Mike Mays at [email protected] or call 314-286-4898.


Ranken Technical College’s Bachelor of Science in Applied Management degree program is accredited 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

Oscar L. Moretti

Instructor, Adjunct

PhD in Organization and Management,
Capella University
Graduate Certificate in Project Management,
Keller Graduate School of Management
MS in Engineering Administration,
George Washington University
BS in Civil Engineering,
Universidad de Carabobo, Venezuela
BS in Industrial Engineering,
Universidad de Carabobo, Venezuela

Matthew T. Nagel

Adjunct Instructor

Juris Doctorate,
Washington University School of Law
LLM in Intellectual Property,
Washington University
BS in Computer Science,
Knox College
BA in International Relations,
Knox College

Justin L. Jones

Instructor, Adjunct

Doctor of Business Administration,
Walden University
MS in Engineering Management,
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
MS in Information Technology–Cybersecurity,
Florida Institute of Technology
BS in Management,
Clemson University
BS in Information Technology,
Colorado State University Global
Data Analytics, Cornell University
Agile Project Management, Duke University
Supply Chain Management, Duke University
Contract Management, St. Louis University
Project Management, Univ of South Carolina
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, University of
South Carolina

G. David Bradshaw

Instructor, Adjunct

Appalachian State University
BS in Business Administration and Economics,
Culver-Stockton College
Six Sigma Black Belt Certification - General Electric

Deborah A. Conover

Instructor, Adjunct

MA in Media Communication,
Webster University
BA in Psychology,
University of Missouri at St. Louis
Best Practice in Online/Hybrid Education,
St. Charles Community College

Anisha J. Caldwell

Instructor, Adjunct

MA in Advertising and Marketing
Webster University
BS in Business Administration and Marketing,
Saint Louis University

Ean Bevel

Department Chair, Instructor BSAM/Gen Ed
[email protected]

MFA in Writing,
Lindenwood University
BA in English,
Eastern Illinois University
Assessing Prior Learning – CAEL

Robert L. Callanan

Automotive Division Chair & Instructor, Full Time

Certified Dealership Technician Program

MEd in Curriculum and Instruction, Eastern New Mexico University
BS in Automotive Technology, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
AAS in Automotive Technology, Jefferson College

ASE Master Automobile Technician
ASE A9 Diesel
ASE C1 Service Consultant
ASE G1 Maintenance and Light Repair
ASE L1 Advanced Engine Performance
Toyota Certifications – Toyota
Honda PACT Acura and Honda Master
Technician Instructor – Honda
Class A CDL License

Carol J. Winkler

Adjunct Instructor

MA in Management & Leadership,
Webster University
BA in Psychology,
Webster University
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning
Certificate in Paralegal Studies,
Webster University

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Get your Bachelor’s degree or certificate in Applied Management, and get the essential business skills you need to take your career to the next level.

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.

The following track options are available:

  • Management Emphasis
  • Management Information Systems (MIS) Emphasis
  • Entrepreneurship Emphasis

Sam Schlechte

Department: Alumni Applied Management
Maintenance Technical @ Ranken Technical College

2017 Industrial Technology, 2019 Electrical Automation, 2021 BS Applied Management
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Daniel Otten

Department: Alumni Applied Management
Chemical Operator and Subject Matter Expert @ Afton Chemicals

2019 Carpentry and Building Technology; 2020 BS Applied Management
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