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

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.

Fleet Management Emphasis
This emphasis focuses on fleet management principles and best practices from multiple organizational perspectives, which ultimately results in a well-rounded fleet professional who is prepared for success regardless of what type of fleet they will manage throughout their career.

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.


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