2015-16 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs

Applied Management

Program Mission

The applied management graduate is a professional who can fill a responsible managerial position that complements his/her vocational background.

Applied Management Program Goals and Outcomes

Goal Outcome
Demonstrates knowledge of and skills in business functions, including accounting, economics, marketing, finance, operations, and communications.Describes business functions, including: accounting, economics, finance, knowledge management, management, marketing, production and operations.
Communicate clearly, effectively, and professionally.Creates and presents oral communications that are clear, concise, complete, correct, and coherent.
Creates and presents written communications that are clear, concise, complete, correct, and coherent.
Uses multimedia to enhance communications.
Communicates effectively in virtual environments.
Prepares communications sensitive to audience diversity and culture.
Demonstrates listening skills and an understanding of nonverbal behavior.
Demonstrates interpersonal and collaborative skills.
Use technology effectively.Uses appropriate application tools (including word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, statistical, and communication) for data gathering, analysis, and presentation.
Uses virtual tools for conducting applied business research.
Comprehend and/or exhibit professional behavior.Demonstrates knowledge of professional conduct, including but not limited to: attire, integrity, professional engagement, corporate culture, networking, respect, responsibility, social skills, and speech.
Demonstrate and apply management skills at the tactical and operational levelsApplies planning activities, including analyzing current situations, anticipating the future, determining objectives, choosing strategies, and determining required resources to achieve goals.
Describes organizational and planning processes, including the assembling and coordinating of the human, financial, physical, knowledge, and other resources needed to achieve goals.
Applies organization activities, including attracting people to the organization, specifying job responsibilities, grouping jobs into work units, marshalling and allocating resources, and creating conditions so that people and processes work together to achieve maximum success.
Describes leadership actions, including directing, motivating, and communicating with team members, individually and in groups.
Applies controlling fundamentals, including controlling, monitoring progress, and implementing necessary changes in alignment with organizational goals.
Demonstrate effective decision-making skills in the basic areas of business and operations.Describes operational concepts and applies decision models for solving operations and production problems.
Demonstrate human relations skills in diverse organizational settings.Gives examples of ethical applications in diverse business environments.
Demonstrates team-building concepts and effective group work.
Articulates conflict resolution techniques and issues.
Explains applicable laws and practices in the recruitment, selection, evaluation, and retention of employees.
Analyze personal leadership style.Describes the various ways to analyze personality traits and cognitive styles.
Compares and contrasts leadership styles and theories.
Contrasts leadership theory to self assessment.
Integrate major program knowledge and skills in capstone experience.

BAS Applied Management Program Guidelines

Guidelines for Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree program:

  • Students must have an AAS to be accepted into this program.
  • Student must complete General Education requirements at MSU or another institution.
  • There are special exceptions to MSU policy that apply only to North Dakota residents, who need only 42 credits from MSU to complete the degree.
  • If a student has completed his/her AAS out of state, all regular MSU policies apply (meet MSU General Education requirements, 60 credits at 4-year institution and at least 30 credits from MSU).
  • A minimum cumulative total of 128 credits is required to graduate.


Bachelor of Applied Science with a Major in Applied Management

College of Business Core Requirements

AAS Degree

General Education
General Education courses (Can be completed at MSU or other institution)38-40
Required Support Courses
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics 13
ECON 202Principles of Macroeconomics 13
ACCT 200Elements of Accounting I3
BOTE 247Spreadsheet Applications3
MATH 210Elementary Statistics4
College of Business Professional Core
ACCT 201Elements of Accounting II3
BADM 301Fundamentals of Management3
BADM 303Human Resource Management3
BADM 309Safety Management3
BADM 321Marketing3
BADM 408Negotiations3
BADM 416Operations Management3
BADM 436Organizational Behavior Principles and Practices3
BIT 318Business Communication3
FIN 353Corporation Finance3
Select one of the following:3
Legal Environment of Business
Professional Business Ethics
Management Information Systems
Select one of the following:6
Total Hours96-98

These courses can be taken as a part of the General Education requirement.

(Internship credits and experiences are customized to fit each student. Students may elect a combination of internship hours and additional courses from the elective list for a total of 6 credits to be approved by advisor)