Applied Business Management

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Unlock your potential with our Applied Business Management (ABM) program! Designed to equip graduates with the skills to plan, organize, direct, and control the inner workings of any firm or organization, this program is your gateway to a thriving career. Our cutting-edge courses cater to the most sought-after positions in today’s job market.

Contact Information:

Bob Traufler, Career Advisor

Central / Mohler Campus

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More about the program:

The Applied Business Management (ABM) program prepares graduates to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Its courses train graduates to enter in-demand positions in human resources and digital marketing. The program also offers an entrepreneurship track to serve small-business development interests in the college’s trades programs and in the community. All program courses emphasize applied, hands-on, project-based learning beginning with foundational courses. They progress to in-depth training in their chosen specialization. Courses are primarily hybrid (part onsite, part online) with in-person sessions taught by industry experts to apply theory across relevant contexts.

The program offers a six-quarter ABM Associate in Applied Science Transfer (AAS-T). It has three structural components: (a) technical core (50 credits), (b) specialization tracks (10 credits), and (c) general education requirements (30 credits), for a total of 90 required credits. It is designed for direct employment and to pathway into baccalaureate in applied science (BAS) in business options in the state’s community and technical college system. The AAS-T also has three embedded certificates that align with specialization tracks. Students may also choose to pursue a certificate of competency (CoC) as a stand-alone credential for 55 credits.

Degrees & Certificates:

  • AAS-T: Applied Business Management
  • CIP: 52.0201

Program Lengths:

  • AAS-T degree program length: 6 quarters

Faculty and Other Contact Information:

Sharon Netter

(253) 680-7370

snetter@batestech.edu

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  • Description:

    Applied Business Management AAS-T

    The program offers a six-quarter ABM Associate in Applied Science Transfer (AAS-T). It has three structural components: (a) technical core (50 credits), (b) specialization tracks (10 credits), and (c) general education requirements (30 credits), for a total of 90 required credits. It is designed for direct employment and to pathway into baccalaureate in applied science (BAS) in business options in the state’s community and technical college system.

    Embedded Certificates of Competencies

    The AAS-T also has three embedded certificates that align with specialization tracks (Digital Media, Entrepreneurship, and Human Resources). Students may also choose to pursue a certificate of competency (CoC) for each of the specializations as a stand-alone credential for 55 credits.

    Applied Business Management AAS-T (90 Credits)

    Students must earn at least a 2.0 grade in each course (Technical Core, Specialization, and General Education) to count towards the AAS-T.

    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    ACCT&201Principles of Accounting I5
    ACCT&203Principles of Accounting III5
    BUS&101Introduction to Business5
    BUS&201Business Law5
    BUS210Applied Marketing Principles5
    BUS230Managing & Leading Through Change5
    BUS298Applied Business Capstone5
    CMST&220Public Speaking5
    CMST152Intercultural Communication5
    DATA104Excel for Analytics5
    ECON&201Microeconomics5
    ECON&202Macroeconomics5
    ENGL&101English Composition I5
    ENGL&235Technical Writing5
    INFO101Computer Application Essentials5

    Choose 1 Specialization Track, for a total 10 credits

    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    ACCT207QuickBooks5
    BUS280Small Business Planning5
    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    BUS250Human Resource Management Principles5
    BUS255Employment Law5
    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    BUS220Digital Marketing Strategy5
    BUS240Search Engine Optimization5

    Complete the following requirements for each category:

    • Quantitative (5 credits)
    • Humanities (5 credits)
    • Natural Science (5 credits, preferably with lab)
    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    MATH&146Statistics5
    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    CMST&102Introduction to Mass Media5
    CMST&210Interpersonal Communication5
    CMST&230Small Group Communications5
    CMST&240Culture & Diversity in Health Care5
    HIST&146United States History I5
    HIST&147United States History II5
    HIST&148United States History III5
    HUM&101Introduction to Humanities5
    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    BIOL&160General Biology5
    BIOL&175Human Biology with Lab5
    BIOL&241Human Anatomy and Physiology I5
    BIOL&242Human Anatomy and Physiology II5
    BIOL&260Microbiology5
    CHEM&121General Chemistry5
    CHEM&131Introduction to Organic/Biochemistry5
    NUTR&101Intro to Nutrition5
    PHYS&114Introductory Physics I (Algebra based Physics)5
    PHYS&221Engineering Physics I w/LAB5
    PHYS&222Engineering Physics II w/LAB5
    PHYS&223Engineering Physics III w/LAB5

No eligibility requirements have been provided.

Tuition and Fees

At Bates, our tuition is affordable and there are options to help make it even easier to gain an education. Federal aid is available for many of our students. Scholarships are also available through the Bates Foundation.

See if you qualify for other funding through our special funding programs with the Workforce Education office.

  • National Median Salary: $128,620
  • National Potential Annual Job Openings: 94,400

This information is based on data from O*Net, captured on November 2023.

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