Online Bachelor of Arts in Applied Business and Technology Solutions

Are you interested in building your business toolkit? A Bachelor of Arts in applied business and technology solutions allows you to gain foundational skills and earn expanded internship credit, putting what you learn into practice immediately. As a learner in the workforce, you’ll graduate with the knowledge needed to achieve the next milestone in your career.

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Quick facts

Next start date:

Next start date: 05/16/2024


Total classes:

Total classes: 40

Weeks per class:

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours:

Total credit hours: 120

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Upskill with an applied business and technology solutions degree

An applied business degree is ideal for those looking for growth in their current roles or are preparing for leadership and management positions. In this program, you’ll gain a variety of business skills, such as:

  • Analytical research and problem solving.
  • Cross-functional communication and collaboration.
  • Data analytics and visualization.
  • Global applications and cultural sensitivity.
  • Leadership and management.
  • Personal ethics and integrity.

Additionally, you can tailor your learning by choosing up to two specializations in your areas of interest. Explore topics in more than 15 focus areas ranging from human resources and diversity, equity and inclusion to human factors engineering and marketing. This provides you with the opportunity to direct your learning and tailor coursework to your professional goals.

The careers an applied business degree prepares you for

 

Employers of all sizes and industries value broad-based business skills. Whether you want to advance in your current role, seek opportunities in a new organization or follow entrepreneurial pursuits, you’ll be on the path to accomplish your goals.

As a graduate, you can pursue a wide array of careers in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. You may find opportunities in communications, leadership and management, human resources, sales, training and more.

How does this program compare to a business administration degree?

 

While both programs provide insight into business practice and strategy, they have key differences. ASU Online’s bachelor’s in business administration concentration emphasizes building general management and operations skills.

By comparison, this applied business degree allows you to explore multiple areas of interest. You’ll have the flexibility to take courses in a variety of disciplines and understand how they integrate to form valuable business solutions.

Will my diploma say ‘online’?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.”

Applied business degree courses

General business courses cover fundamentals from accounting, analytics and computer information systems to economics, marketing and management. You’ll also take a set of elective courses determined by your focus areas.

Additionally, if you choose the applied internship course, you’ll earn up to 12 credits as you make a direct impact on an organization. You may be able to complete this experience with your current employer or one you identify. Courses may include:


ACC 382: Accounting and Financial Analysis


CIS 105: Computer Applications and Information Technology (QTRS OR CS)


ECN 211: Macroeconomic Principles (SOBE OR SB)


ECN 212: Microeconomic Principles (SOBE OR SB)


ECN 221: Business Statistics (QTRS OR CS)


ENG 302: Business Writing (L)


FIN 380: Personal Financial Management


MGT 380: Management and Strategy


Jobs you can get with an applied business and technology degree

There are career opportunities across all industries for graduates. You can apply your skills in roles, such as communications specialist, general manager, sales consultant, recruiting associate, management trainee and more. Other potential career paths include, but aren’t limited to:

Customer Service Manager


Growth: -5.2 %
Salary: $61,370

Food Service Manager


Growth: 4.9 %
Salary: $37,050

Human Resources Manager


Growth: 5.2 %
Salary: $130,000

Human Resources Specialist (HR Specialist)


Growth: 5.9 %
Salary: $64,240

Medical and Health Services Manager


Growth: 28.4 %
Salary: $104,830

Office Manager


Growth: 5.6 %
Salary: $103,330

Public Relations Manager (PR Manager)


Growth: 5.9 %
Salary: $129,430

Public Relations Specialist


Growth: 6.1 %
Salary: $67,440

Restaurant Manager


Growth: 0.5 %
Salary: $61,310

Learn from industry leaders in business and technology

Faculty at the W. P. Carey School of Business are passionate about innovative research and impact. Our school fosters an environment of global thinking, with a cohort of award-winning faculty from six continents around the globe and a student body which represents more than 100 countries. Faculty accolades include:

  • National Academy of Sciences members.
  • Renowned journal publications.
  • Speakers at national conferences.

Learn from industry leaders in business and technology

Faculty at the W. P. Carey School of Business are passionate about innovative research and impact. Our school fosters an environment of global thinking, with a cohort of award-winning faculty from six continents around the globe and a student body which represents more than 100 countries. Faculty accolades include:

  • National Academy of Sciences members.
  • Renowned journal publications.
  • Speakers at national conferences.

How to apply

I am a future

You’re considered a first-year student for application purposes if you’ve never attended college or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours.

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Competency requirements

Additional admission requirements

High school equivalency

Homeschool

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain general admission to most online programs at ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if Earned Admission is right for you.

*Some programs may have higher admission requirements. You must meet all program requirements to be admitted.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain general admission to most online programs at ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if Earned Admission is right for you.

*Some programs may have higher admission requirements. You must meet all program requirements to be admitted.

Study at one of the best business schools in the nation

The W. P. Carey School of Business is one of the top business schools in the country. Our AACSB-accredited business school is committed to delivering excellent quality and great value. Our U.S. News & World Report rankings reflect our commitment to academics, groundbreaking research and positive student outcomes.

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Tuition calculator

Use our calculator to estimate your full-time or part-time tuition fees for this program prior to any financial aid. Keep in mind that most of our students receive financial aid, which can reduce out-of-pocket costs. Learn more.

Tuition calculator

Use our calculator to estimate your full-time or part-time tuition fees for this program prior to any financial aid. Keep in mind that most of our students receive financial aid, which can reduce out-of-pocket costs. Learn more.

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