Apr 15, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2021-22 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2021-22 [Archived Catalog]

Applied Management Major (B.S.A.M)

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Major code BS5511

College of Business  
Copeland Hall 214
Athens, OH 45701
Phone:  740.593.2042

Kim Riley, contact person

Program Overview

The Bachelors of Science in Applied Management (BSAM) degree is primarily intended for students who have completed a two-year degree program (90 or more quarter hours or 60 or more semester hours) from an accredited community college, regional campus, or technical college, and who seek to further their educations by completing the requirements for a baccalaureate degree. The program provides students with knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary for advancement in the field of management. For the student with an associate degree, the program integrates the general and technical skills developed within associate degree programs with the professional skills and dispositions inculcated in a bachelor’s of management degree program.

With appropriate advising, students will take a sequence of courses that will:

  1. meet Ohio University’s General Education and baccalaureate degree requirements;
  2. follow naturally from and amplify the learning experiences in their associate degree subject areas; and
  3. qualify them for an immediate career in management or for entry into a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the applied management major, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate business thinking by applying general business concepts to strategic decision-making situations.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking by exploring issues, ideas, and events before accepting or formulating conclusions.
  • Demonstrate integrative learning by using knowledge of core business disciplines to make connections among ideas and experiences.
  • Demonstrate positive workplace attitudes through composure, energy / drive, high standards, integrity, and a results orientation.
  • Demonstrate problem solving by designing, evaluating, and implementing a strategy to answer an open-ended question to achieve a desired goal.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements. 

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements. 

Opportunities Upon Graduation

This program provides students with the knowledge, skills, and disposition necessary for advancement in their chosen management careers. The fundamental objective of the program is to provide the management skills and values necessary for success in the complex business environment.


Universitywide Graduation Requirements

To complete this program, students must meet all Universitywide graduation requirements .

Area I: Professional Business Skills

Complete the following courses with a 2.0 or better overall GPA:

Area II: Applied Management Major

Complete the following courses with a 2.0 or better overall GPA:

Upper Level Electives

Complete 30 semester hours of coursework at the 3000 level or above. Note: 3000 - 4000 level SAM courses apply toward this requirement.

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