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Sound management is one of the most important aspects of an organization's financial success.

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Applied Management

Applied Management at Minot State University
A host of industries employs managers. MSU offers several options for students interested in applied management careers:

  • B.S. in Management (offered on campus, online, and in Bismarck, North Dakota)
  • B.A.S. in Applied Management (offered online)*
  • Management minor (offered on campus and online)
  • Management concentration (non-business majors; offered on campus and online)

*B.A.S. degree requires a previously earned Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree as part of admission into the program.

Applied Management majors at Minot State University begin with core classes in accounting, business, marketing and management and then delve into higher level coursework in human resources, operations management, safety management, negotiations, and organizational behavior.

What can you do with an applied management degree?
Managers typically plan, direct, and oversee operations and employees. They may supervise an entire company, government office, specific department, or territory. Managers often specialize in a particular field, such as sales, finance, health services, human resources, social and community services, government, and education.

MSU applied management students can apply classroom knowledge to real-world settings through internships. Many internships are initiated by employers, but students may – with departmental approval – seek out and develop their own internship opportunities. Internships
may be full time, part time, or project oriented. All internships provide students with great hands-on learning opportunities and some lead to offers of employment.

Employment outlook

Due to globalization, businesses are expanding around the world and creating more entry-level management positions for recent graduates.

Do you have what it takes to be a good manager?
Successful managers are skilled:

  • Leaders - emotionally stable, enthusiastic and self-assured
  • Communicators - relate well both to staff and superiors
  • Organizers - make and execute plans to meet employers' goals
  • Problem solvers - identify and resolve problems
Courses Required

General Education (38 cr)

Diversity Requirement (6 cr)

Required Support Courses (16 cr)

BADM 226 Quantitative Methods for Business (3)
ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics* (3)
ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics* (3)
ACCT 200 Elements of Accounting I (3)
MATH 240 Applied Statistics (4)
BOTE 247 Spreadsheet Applications (3)
*Can be taken as a part of the General Education requirement.

College of Business Professional Core (42 cr)

ACCT 201 Elements of Accounting II (3)
BADM 301 Fundamentals of Management (3)
BADM 303 Human Resource Management (3)
BADM 309 Safety Management
BADM 321 Marketing (3)
BADM 408 Negotiations
BADM 416 Operations Management (3)
BADM 436 Organizational Behavior Principles
and Practices (3)
BIT 318 Business Communication (3)
FIN 353 Corporation Finance (3)
Select one of the following three courses (3)
   ACCT 300 Legal Environment of Business (3)
   BADM 406 Professional Business Ethics (3)
   BIT 220 Management Information Systems (3)
Select from the following (6)
   BADM 497 Internship (3-6)
   Elective (0-3)

Electives, Second Major, or Minor (26 cr).

For a complete list of courses and descriptions, please go to course catalog.
All courses subject to change. Other coursework required.

College of Business 
The College of Business is committed to active learning and preparing students for careers in business. Our facilities include the Slaaten Learning Center, which features:

  • Financial trading lab with stock ticker board
  • Corporate-style board room with video-conferencing equipment
  • Student study area furnished with computers, flat-screen TVs, café tables and comfortable seating
  • Meeting room for student organizations and other student groups

Department of Business Administration
The Department of Business Administration is dedicated to delivering students the best possible education and the personal attention they need to succeed. Please contact us for more information. Better yet, plan a campus visit so we can arrange a tour and meet face-to-face so we can show you around. To learn more, visit our College of Business web site.

Contact Information
Gary J. Ross, Ph.D., MBA, SPHR, GPHR
Professor and Chair,
Business Administration Department
Director, Master of Science in Management Program
Phone: 701-858-3291 or 1-800-777-0750 ext. 3291