The Bachelor of Applied Science in Technical Management is designed to build upon your prior education and work experience gained through your community college or military technical courses/occupations. Completion of this program provides the maximum opportunity for you to leverage your experience into a degree that will prepare you for management and supervisory roles. This program explores management theories, concepts, and practices necessary to organize, motivate, and lead human capital. In addition, while pursuing this BAS degree program, you may be eligible to receive the AAS in technical management as well as a certificate in technical management.1

Degree Program Objectives

In addition to the institutional and general education learning objectives, the Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Technical Management seeks the following specific learning outcomes of its graduates:

  • Conduct business problem focused management research, including collection and analysis of data, and communication of findings by using qualitative and quantitative research methods.
  • Develop and foster critical thinking, analysis, planning, and communication skills.
  • Examine complex organizational issues that include staffing, budgeting, strategic management, quality control, project management, supply chain management, marketing management, information systems, production and operations.
  • Demonstrate a proficiency in identifying and solving problems related to the specialty area using Technical Management, Project Management, Technical Research Management, Management Information Systems, and Transportation Security Management.
  • Develop an analytical framework using a variety of approaches to apply leadership and management theory and practice to address the challenges of global organizations in this century.
  • Evaluate technical management issues in the context of ethical, technological, structural, cultural, human and environmental factors.
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Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Applied Science in Technical Management program will have to apply for the awarding of the Associates of Applied Science in Technical Management and/or Certificate in Technical Management.

 

Degree at a Glance

General Education Requirements30
Major Required27
Select one of the following concentrations:15
Final Program Requirements3
Elective Requirements45
Total Semester Hours120

Degree Program Requirements

General Education Requirements (30 semester hours)

Arts and Humanities (6 semester hours)
Select 2 courses from the following: 16
Art Appreciation
Film and Literature
Image Enhancement using Adobe Photoshop
World Literature through the Renaissance
World Literature since the Renaissance
English Literature: Beowulf to18th Century
English Literature: 18th Century to Present
American Literature before The Civil War
American Literature from The Civil War to Present
Arabic I
Arabic II
French I
French II
German I
German II
Introduction to Japanese
Music Appreciation
Introduction to Philosophy
Critical Thinking
Introduction to Ethics
Philosophy of Science
Introduction to Brazilian Portuguese
Introduction to World Religions
Russian I
Spanish I
Spanish II
Civics, Political and Social Sciences (6 semester hours)
Select 1 course from the following:3
Microeconomics
Macroeconomics
Select 1 course from the following: 13
Introduction to Anthropology
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Human Sexuality
Social Media and Society
Intercultural Communication
Humane Education: A Global Interdisciplinary Perspective
Introduction to Geography
Practical Food Safety and Awareness
International Relations I
Contemporary World Culture Through Literature
Cultural Diversity in Contemporary American Literature
American Government I
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Social Problems
American Popular Culture
Communication: Writing, Oral, and Multimedia (8 semester hours)
COMM110Information & Digital Literacy2
ENGL110Making Writing Relevant3
Select 1 course from the following:3
Public Speaking
Effectiveness in Writing
Composition and Literature
Technical Writing
Scientific Writing
Human Relations Communication
Information Literacy and Global Citizenship
Introduction to Information Technology Writing
Human Relations
History (3 semester hours)
Select 1 course from the following:3
American History to 1877
American History since 1877
World Civilization before 1650
World Civilization since 1650
Western Civilization before The Thirty Years War
Western Civilization since The Thirty Years War
African-American History before 1877
African-American History since 1877
History of the American Indian
History of Science
Mathematics and Applied Reasoning (3 semester hours)
MATH110College Algebra3
Natural Sciences with Lab (4 semester hours)
Select 1 course from the following:4
Habitable Worlds Are We Alone with Lab
Introduction to Biology with Lab
Introduction to Chemistry with Lab
Introduction to Human Anatomy & Physiology with Lab
Introduction to Physics with Lab
Introduction to Astronomy with Lab
Introduction to Meteorology with Lab
Introduction to Environmental Science with Lab
Total Semester Hours30
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All literature courses require successful completion of ENGL101 - Proficiency in Writing or ENGL110 - Making Writing Relevant.

Major Required (27 semester hours)

MGMT101Principles of Supervision3
BUSN100Basics of Business3
ACCT105Accounting for Non Accounting Majors3
BUSN250Analytics I3
EDMG220Emergency Planning3
MGMT310Principles and Theory of Management3
MGMT312Leadership & Motivation3
MATH302Statistics (Prerequisite: MATH110 - College Algebra, MATH111 - College Trigonometry or MATH225 - Calculus)3
BUSN311Law and Ethics in the Business Environment3
Total Semester Hours27

Students must choose a concentration for this degree program and may select from a Concentration in Management of Information Systems, Concentration in Project Management, Concentration in Technical Management, or Concentration in Technical Resource Management.

Concentration in Management of Information Systems (15 semester hours)

The management of information systems concentration introduces the student to the common database management systems used in business and management. Students will study the common management information systems (MIS) architecture, databases, local area networks, and network security. Students will focus on management research, including collection and analysis of data, and communication of findings by using qualitative and quantitative research methods.

Objectives

Upon completion of this concentration, students will be able to:

  • Evaluate the most common management information systems.
  • Develop a broad working knowledge of the most common local area networks, management information systems, and database systems.
  • Analyze network and security threats.

Concentration Requirements (15 semester hours)

BUSN350Analytics II (Prerequisite: BUSN250 - Analytics I)3
INFO331Management Information Systems3
INFO321Database Management Systems3
ISSC341Introduction to Networking3
ISSC422Information Security3
Total Semester Hours15

Concentration in Project Management (15 semester hours)

The project management concentration prepares the student to identify and solve technical management projects that rely upon systems and technology in the fast-changing business and management environments. The students will focus on project management, budget development, management information systems, Microsoft Project manager applications, and organizational behavior.

Objectives

Upon completion of this concentration, students will be able to:

  • Evaluate the practices and processes required to be a successful technical management project manager.
  • Develop strategic planning skills, using a broad range of technical management tools, to solve complex project problems.
  • Analyze the critical role project manager’s play in the technical management workplace.

Concentration Requirements (15 semester hours)

BUSN333Project Management for Business Analysts3
FINC405Budget Development and Execution3
INFO331Management Information Systems3
ITMG322Project Management Using MS Project3
MGMT311Organizational Behavior3
Total Semester Hours15

Concentration in Technical Management (15 semester hours)

The technical management concentration introduces the student to the systematic approach to solving complex business and management problems. Students will focus on management research, including collection and analysis of data, and communication of findings by using qualitative and quantitative research methods.

Objectives

Upon completion of this concentration, students will be able to:

  • Evaluate technical management systems.
  • Develop a broad knowledge of technical management.
  • Analyze technical management/business management problems. 

Concentration Requirements (15 semester hours)

FINC400Principles of Financial Management3
INFO331Management Information Systems3
ITMG322Project Management Using MS Project3
MGMT410Strategic Management3
TLMT313Supply Chain Management3
Total Semester Hours15

Concentration in Technical Resource Management (15 semester hours)

The technical resource management concentration introduces the student to the systematic approaches to solving technical systems problems. Students will learn to identify cost-savings, logical approaches to dealing with increasing business and management resource demands. Students will also focus on business critical thinking strategies, financial management, budget development, and human resource development.

Objectives

Upon completion of this concentration, students will be able to:

  • Evaluate organizational technical management problems.
  • Develop proficiency in handling complex technical development concepts, to include the latest computer software tools and technologies.
  • Analyze project scheduling and resource management functions.

Concentration Requirements (15 semester hours)

BUSN333Project Management for Business Analysts3
BUSN410Critical Thinking Strategies for Business Decisions3
FINC400Principles of Financial Management3
FINC405Budget Development and Execution3
HRMT407Human Resource Management3
Total Semester Hours15

Final Program Requirements (3 semester hours)

MGMT495Senior Seminar in Management (to be taken as the last course before graduation) 13
Total Semester Hours3
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Prerequisite: Senior Standing and completion of all major courses prior to enrollment.

Elective Requirements (45 semester hours)

Select any courses that have not been used to fulfill major requirements. Credits applied toward a minor or certificate in an unrelated field may be used to fulfill elective credit for the major.