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Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Management

Why Choose Mount Mercy for My Applied Management Bachelor’s Degree?

Mount Mercy University wants to help students with technical backgrounds earn a bachelor’s degree without requiring a four-year commitment. The BAS in Applied Management program is our solution.

This program is career-oriented and combines technical, academic, and professional management courses. The degree can be earned in two years if you’ve completed a workforce, professional, or technical education program and received an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) or Associate in Applied Technology (AAT) degree.

How Will Mount Mercy’s BAS in Applied Management Fit My Schedule?

You can view your classes any time during a given week, and weekly deadlines help you stay on track.

The program can be completed in as little as two years (based on transfer credits) and classes are offered online in accelerated 5- to 10-week courses. We offer nine start dates per year so you can begin coursework (and graduate) faster.

How Will I Interact with Instructors and Classmates?

You’ll complete your coursework entirely within Mount Mercy’s application-based online portal while enjoying opportunities to connect with your instructors and classmates through:

  • Discussion forums
  • Project-based work (both group and individual)
  • Online office hours or supplemental video sessions

Course content is delivered through a variety of formats:

  • Written lectures and readings
  • PowerPoints with audio
  • Instructor video recordings

How Will Mount Mercy’s Applied Management Program Help Me In The Real World?

When you graduate, you’ll be better able to:

  • Pursue a broad variety of career options by building on your previous technical training and/or work experience
  • Advance to a leadership role within your industry because of your credentials
  • Meet industry demands with managerial knowledge and expertise learned from your bachelor’s degree

“My education at Mount Mercy helped me prepare for my role at General Mills in many ways. The education I received provided me with a strong business understanding, which is critical to performing my job.”
— Eric Baldonado ‘06, Team Leader, General Mills


What Career Opportunities Could I Have with an Applied Management Degree?

Graduates from our applied management program are well-suited to enter the workforce anywhere. Many of them have applied the principles they learned in this program to grow in their careers at:

  • Local banks
  • Insurance companies
  • Brokerage firms
  • Research firms
  • Manufacturing companies
  • Retailers

What Is The Job Outlook For Applied Management Occupations?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for management occupations was $102,590 in May 2017, which was the highest wage of all the major occupational groups.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017

What Courses Will I Take?

Your applied management degree will include courses such as:

  • Principles of Law
  • Technology and Communication in Business
  • Financial Management
  • Senior Seminar in Business OR Business Strategy Seminar
  • Accounting: Information for Decisions
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Principles of Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Macroeconomics Principles
  • Basic Statistics
  • One Upper-Level Business Elective

How Much Does it Cost?

48% off
Online degrees are almost half the cost of on-campus degrees

$500
Cost per online credit hour

No Fees
Beyond tuition and books

Financial Aid

Mount Mercy encourages you to apply for federal, state, and other kinds of financial assistance.

  • Federal and state grants and loans
  • Tuition reimbursement from employers
  • 10% tuition discount for employees of partner organizations
  • Veterans’ benefits such as the Yellow Ribbon program and G.I. Bill®

Find out more about financial aid ›

Transfer Credit Policies

We want to make sure your prior academic work counts. You can transfer unlimited credits from four year, regionally-accredited institutions and up to 63* semester hours from two-year institutions, subject to the Mount Mercy credit transfer policy. Some credit from nationally accredited and unaccredited institutions may also be transferred on a course-by-course basis. Keep in mind, though, that the final 30 credits of your degree must be taken at Mount Mercy.

*Students graduating with an AA, AS/CO, or AAS degree from an Iowa community college can transfer up to 75 semester hours!

How Do I Get Started?

Get in Touch with an Enrollment Coach

Learn more about this program and get answers to any other questions you may have about Mount Mercy.

  • Call (877) 643-6181 to speak with a Mount Mercy enrollment coach
  • Email info@online.mtmercy.edu to set up a time to talk
  • Click Request Info and an enrollment specialist will contact you

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