Degree Overview

You’ve started down the road to a better future, now complete your educational journey with us.

Your Associate in Applied Science degree is a fast-track to a bachelor’s degree from St. Ambrose. Our fully online Bachelor of Applied Management Studies program can be a key to additional success. Pair the technical and vocational training you already have with our general education and business management courses, and you’ll gain the skills you need to advance your career.

Our curriculum is grounded in the liberal arts and taught by experienced faculty with real-world business experience. You’ll learn relevant skills in small classes designed with your success in mind. In the online Applied Management Studies program, you’ll grow your skills in financial and managerial accounting, business law, economics, and other key management areas, while gaining skills that will make you a better communicator and problem-solver.

Our online program focuses on the skills that can help you advance in your current position or another organization. And, you can earn your degree in as little as two years. Our program is fully online, which means you can study on a flexible schedule and balance classes with your life.

Degree Details

  • Next Start Date:10/15/2018
  • Est. Program Length*:24 months
  • Credit Hours:Minimum 120
  • Course Length:8 weeks
  • Cost Per Credit Hour:$450

*May vary depending on courses taken within AAS degree.
**Students can transfer as many as 60 credits from their two-year Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree.

Who is This Degree For?

  • Students who have an Associate’s of Applied Science degree and are looking to expand their skill-set for increased opportunities in business-related fields.

Course Requirements

  • ACCT 201 Financial Accounting
  • ACCT 202 Managerial Accounting
  • BUS 201 Legal Environment of Business
  • ECON 201 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 202 Principles of Microeconomics
  • FNCE 300 Principles of Finance
  • INTL 400 International Experiential Portfolio
  • MGMT 210 Principles of Management
  • MGMT 449 Strategic Management & Policy
  • MKTG 209 Principles of Marketing
  • PHIL 305 Business Ethics
  • STBE 137 Quantitative Reasoning in Business
  • STBE 237 Statistics for Business and Economics

Career Outcomes

Cost Estimator

In today’s complex business world, it’s never been more important for businesses to stay on top of their finances and understand the true cost of being profitable. As a cost estimator, you’ll collect and analyze data in order to best estimate the cost of producing a product for an employer. The Bureau of Labor Statistics is projecting the field will grow faster than average, with more than 23,000 new jobs in the coming years.

Administration Service Manager

The key to a strong company is having good leaders across the business. With our online applied management program, you’ll learn the skills and get the expertise to be an administrative service manager, coordinating supportive services for an organization.

Industrial Production Managers

With industrial jobs returning to the United States from abroad, there is a need for industrial production managers. St. Ambrose’s online degree will prepare you to confidently oversee daily operations in manufacturing and other related plants. The median pay for industrial production managers in 2016 was more than $97,000 per year.

Medical and Health Service Manager

Sometimes called healthcare executives or healthcare administrators, in this position, you’d plan, direct and coordinate medical and health services that can have a massive impact on your local community. The life-long lessons you learn at St. Ambrose will prepare you for this role, which the BLS estimates to grow by 20 percent by 2026, making it one of the fastest-growing fields.

Why St. Ambrose?

  • Outcomes-based Education

    St. Ambrose University is focused on results: 90% of our 2016-17 undergraduates were employed in their field, attending graduate school, or contributing to their communities as volunteers within six months of graduating. Alumni of our graduate programs are leading worldwide corporations, hospitals, security firms, hospitals, non-profit organizations and more.

  • Outstanding Faculty

    You will learn from leading educators, practitioners, and researchers who support your educational and professional goals. Our faculty are focused on teaching first and are readily available to answer questions or help you dive deeper into a topic.

  • Affordability

    Our competitive tuition means you will get a deep and relevant education at an affordable price.

  • Core Values

    Ambrosians share a commitment to academic excellence, liberal arts, social justice, and service. Our students, alumni and faculty are actively contributing to their communities, professions, and the world. Join us, grow, and make an impact of your own.

Benefits of Learning Online

  • Flexible Schedule

    With our fully online format, you can balance your education around your busy life. Take advantage of a structure that puts your needs first.

  • Community

    Enjoy completing your studies in a community of peers from diverse backgrounds.

  • Become an Ambrosian

    Earn a St. Ambrose University online degree from anywhere in the world.

  • Experienced Faculty

    Our faculty have real-world experience and a passion for teaching. Make a connection and use it to help propel your career.

  • Competitive Tuition

    We offer competitive tuition and financial aid for our online programs.