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Bachelor of Applied Science

The Bachelor of Applied degree combines the technical skills and business proficiency necessary for success in today's business world. A unique program, the BAS allows students who have already earned an associate of applied science degree to build upon their technical specialties with general education courses and junior and senior level computer information systems courses. This allows associate degree holders to gain a 4-year degree in approximately four additional full-time semesters, depending upon prior coursework.

Concentrations

Business courses to be taken for the Bachelor of Applied Science in Business Administration include courses in marketing, promotion, management, accounting, finance, small business management and entrepreneurship. Upon completion of the program, students will be technically and academically prepared for leadership positions in their chosen industries.

Prospective students not holding an associate of applied science degree can begin their college career at CMU in a chosen field of study with a 2-year degree and then progress to a 4-year degree using the BAS. This degree will provide students upward mobility in their area of employment as they move into supervision/management positions.

Bachelor of Applied Science in Business Administration Student Learning Outcomes:

A Bachelor of Science in Business Administration graduate, will be able to:

Critical Thinking Skills: Apply business knowledge and skills in appropriate business contexts and transfer knowledge and skills to new business situations.

Individual and Team Skills: Produce professional business work products, independently and working as a team.

Communication Skills: Communicate clearly, appropriately, and persuasively to the business audience, both orally and in writing.

General Business Knowledge: Integrate knowledge from multiple functional areas of business to solve business problems and to develop sound business strategies.

Analytical Skills: Analyze business data critically, reason logically, and apply quantitative analysis methods correctly to develop appropriate business conclusions.

Information System Skills: Properly and appropriately use information systems tools and techniques within functional business areas.

Specialized Knowledge in Business Administration: Apply management principles to optimize organizational resources.

Business courses to be taken for the Bachelor of Applied Science in Hospitality Management include courses in marketing, promotion, management, accounting, finance, small business management and entrepreneurship. Upon completion of the program, students will be technically and academically prepared for leadership positions in their chosen industries.

Prospective students not holding an associate of applied science degree can begin their college career at CMU in a chosen field of study with a 2-year degree and then progress to a 4-year degree using the BAS. This degree will provide students upward mobility in their area of employment as they move into supervision/management positions.

Bachelor of Applied Science in Hospitality Management Student Learning Outcomes:

A Bachelor of Applied Science in Hospitality Management Graduate will be able to:

Critical Thinking Skills: Apply business knowledge and skills in appropriate business contexts and transfer knowledge and skills to new business situations.

Individual and Team Skills: Produce professional business work products, independently and working as a team.

Communication Skills: Communicate clearly, appropriately, and persuasively to the business audience, both orally and in writing.

General Business Knowledge: Integrate knowledge from multiple functional areas of business to solve business problems and to develop sound business strategies.

Analytical Skills: Analyze business data critically, reason logically, and apply quantitative analysis methods correctly to develop appropriate business conclusions.

Information System Skills: Properly and appropriately use information systems tools and techniques within functional business areas. .

Specialized Knowledge in Hospitality Management: Apply financial, marketing, and operational business principles within the hospitality industry.

Business courses to be taken for the Bachelor of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems include coursework in project management, systems analysis and design, database administration, networking, electronic commerce, productivity tools, decision support, systems development and implementation including programming, and information systems theory. BAS students will be technically and academically prepared for leadership positions within the information technology functional areas in their chosen industries.

Prospective students not holding an associate of applied science degree can begin their college career at CMU in a chosen field of study with a 2-year degree and then progress to a 4-year degree using the BAS. This degree will provide students upward mobility in their area of employment as they move into supervision/management positions.

Bachelor of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems Student Learning Outcomes:

A Bachelor of Science in Information Systems graduate, will be able to:

Critical Thinking Skills: Apply business knowledge and skills in appropriate business contexts and transfer knowledge and skills to new business situations.

Individual and Team Skills: Produce professional business work products, independently and working as a team.

Communication Skills: Communicate clearly, appropriately, and persuasively to the business audience, both orally and in writing.

General Business Knowledge: Integrate knowledge from multiple functional areas of business to solve business problems and to develop sound business strategies.

Analytical Skills: Analyze business data critically, reason logically, and apply quantitative analysis methods correctly to develop appropriate business conclusions.

Information System Skills: Properly and appropriately use information systems tools and techniques within functional business areas.

Specialized Knowledge in Computer Information Systems: Identify, formulate and correctly solve information systems problems.