Bachelor of Applied Science – Applied Management Major

Business Bachelor's Degree Program

BVU’s applied management major is designed to provide a quicker solution to desired job advancement by weaving in only the necessary general education courses. The remainder of the applied management courses emphasize strong business, management, communication, and public policy strategies to achieve organizational objectives in preparation for a leadership role.

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Why should I earn an applied management degree?

High Demand

The number of business and finance jobs is projected to grow 10 percent from 2016 to 2026 — faster than average.

Fast Track

Earn your bachelor’s and start advancing without taking extra courses.

Pay Increase

On average, those with bachelor’s degrees make around 30% more than those with just an associate degree. (US Bureau of Labor, 2018)

What Can I Do With an Applied Management Degree

  • Agricultural business/technology
  • Sustainable energy/renewable energy
  • Hospitality management
  • Industrial technology
  • Wellness, exercise science and leisure services
  • Social and digital media communications

Online & Hybrid


Learn Completely Online

Earn your degree at your convenience with our easy-to-access, fully online curriculum. With one click, you can view assignments and grades, set up appointments with specialized tutors around the clock, access the student lounge, engage in group discussions, or contact professors. Get the BVU experience on your schedule, wherever you are.

Applied Management Courses

  • Courses

    BASc Core (22-23 credit hours)

    • OBVU 200 Transfer Seminar
    • OBVU 301 Art and Culture
    • COMM 355 Conflict Management
    • ENGL 102 Written Communication I
    • ENGL 305 Writing for Work
    • IDST 400 Challenges for the 21st Century
    • MATH 140 Applied Statistics
    • PHIL 336 Professional Ethics

    If an equivalent course was taken at the AAS level, it may be replaced with any BVU course as agreed with the advisor.

    • ACCT 310 Accounting for Managers**
    • COMM 370 Leadership Communication
    • ECON 206 Principles of Macroeconomics
    • FNBK 310 Finance for Managers
    • MGMT 220 Principles of Management
    • MGMT 315 Business Law I
    • MGMT 320 Human Resource Management
    • MGMT 380 Social Responsibility of Business
    • MGMT 410 Organization Theory
    • BASC 492 BASc Applied Management Capstone

    BASc Electives: 3 courses from

    • BASC 495 BASc Internship
    • COMM 302 Intercultural Communication
    • COMM 374 Interviewing
    • ENVS 315 Environmental Policy and Regulation
    • GENS 320 Physical Geography
    • MGMT 420 Advanced Human Resource Management
    • MRKT 220 Principles of Marketing
    • MRKT 340 Business Marketing
    • PSPA 360 Introduction to Public Affairs
    • PSPA 380 Administrative Agencies

Transfer to BVU

BVU has transfer agreements with Iowa’s community colleges, helping you get the most out of your hard-earned credits.

Contact an academic advisor at 712.749.1000 to see how your credits will transfer.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

We’ll help you figure out your options for financial assistance and possible scholarships.

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Business Faculty

Our instructors are committed to helping you build the future in Iowa and beyond.

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Transfer Your Credits

Do you have previously earned credits or an associate degree? BVU accepts most if not all — of your credits so you don’t have to retake courses.

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Earn a Master’s Degree Faster with Our Accelerated Program

With BVU's Plus One program, you can earn your special education, teaching English as a second language, or organizational leadership master's within one year of graduating with your bachelor’s degree. 

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