Applied Management Degree

What Is an Applied Management Degree? 

An Applied Management degree prepares students to manage in a wide spectrum of industries, from healthcare, government, and finance; to telecommunications, business, and education. If you decide to pursue an online Applied Management degree, you will learn management skills, develop a philosophy and ethical framework of management, and expand your knowledge of management and business.

As a student of Applied Management, your degree program may focus on operational management, financial management, human resource management and critical thinking. Your coursework may include classes in management, marketing, finance, accounting and public relations, as well as business ethics. Progressing toward your degree, your coursework may specialize in topics such as small business management, principles of supervision, management of human resources  and workplace continuity and contingency planning.

How Do I Qualify for an Online Applied Management Degree?

Most online Applied Management degree programs are available at a bachelor’s degree level, so as you apply for schools that offer this program, plan for the same admissions requirements for a bachelor’s degree applicant. Admissions guidelines may vary from school to school, but here are general requirements that admissions counselors consider for prospective Applied Management students:

  • Standardized test scores (PSAT, SAT and/or ACT)
  • High school GPA
  • Extracurricular activities, volunteer experience
  • Previous college or university experience
  • If you are a non-traditional learner, management-related work experience may play a factor into your admission

Pursuing a higher level degree, such as a master’s degree in Applied Management? You will need a bachelor’s degree in management or a related field. Admissions counselors for a master’s degree program will look at your

  • Undergraduate GPA
  • Relevant work and volunteer experience
  • GMAT/GRE scores

What Kinds of Jobs Do I Qualify for with this Degree? 

Through your studies in Applied Management, you’ll gain a broad knowledge of business management that can be applied in a variety of business and industry types, as well as government. Career opportunities can include:

  • Office manager
  • Supervisor
  • Project manager

What Does an Office Manager Do?

An office manager can be responsible for a range of duties, including risk management, accounting, budget development and implementation, purchasing and records management. Office managers may also provide input to management on the development of policies and procedures for a company.


Applied Management Degrees Options

Degree LevelSchoolProgram
Bachelor'sGrand Canyon University
B.S. in Applied Management
Bachelor'sUniversity of Phoenix
Bachelor of Science in Management - Manufacturing Sector
DoctorateWalden University
Ph.D. in Management - Self-Designed