Applied Management Degree-Completion ProgramProgram OverviewProgram DetailsWhy Choose Franklin
Fast-track your way into business management
Finish your bachelor’s degree in 2017! Apply now and start classes on Jan. 3. Other Winter Term start dates available.
Strong leadership. It’s the hallmark of every successful business—regardless of industry. It requires the ability to meet business problems head-on and adapt to business and technology trends.
Strong leadership starts with people who have the skills, education, and experience to guide the way.
With our transfer-friendly, degree completion Applied Management program, you’ll gain the theoretical foundation and practical know-how to move into management or start your own business. Cultivate your expertise in each of the following areas: management and supervision, operations management, project management, strategic planning, and finance.
Get up to 24 hours of prior-learning credit and finish faster
Since we grant 24 hours of prior-learning credit for certifications, licensures, on-the-job training, and previously earned college credits from more than 130 different disciplines, you’ll get credit for what you already know so you can earn your degree faster and lower your tuition costs.
Your existing education or experience, combined with Franklin University’s Applied Management major, can propel you to the next level of leadership and a higher earnings potential. In fact, studies show that earning a bachelor’s degree can nearly double your lifetime earnings.
Gain experience with hands-on projects and industry standard tools
Franklin’s hands-on Applied Management projects include participating in a true-to-life simulation that mirrors management decision processes in a competitive environment. As a member of a larger team, you’ll help turn an unprofitable $40-million company around, learning to build the business, make key management decisions from each functional area, analyze financial statements, allocate resources, and balance competing demands.
You’ll also gain practical experience with Microsoft® Project, the industry standard in project management software, and learn the critical skills required to build project plans and manage costs within a fixed budget.
Learn from faculty who practice what they teach
And because you’ll learn from credentialed professionals who teach what they practice in their real-world careers, you’ll benefit from their years of experience in the field.
Franklin’s Applied Management Program is accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), the leader in outcomes-based business education. That means with the Applied Management completion major at Franklin, you’ll receive a respected degree that is valued in the workplace.
Earn your degree from a university built for busy adults
Earn your degree on your terms by taking classes 100% online or pursue available coursework at one of our Midwest locations. Regionally accredited and nonprofit, Franklin was built from the ground-up to satisfy the needs of adult learners. Our seamless transfer process and team of academic advisors will help ease your transition to becoming a student, while our flexible course schedules help to balance your education with work, family, and life. Get started on your future today!
Gain The Skills Employers Desire
Business Analysts assess strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities, recommending improvements and solutions to help organizations enhance performance and competitive advantage.View Salary Trends
Management Consultants provide expert advice to help businesses maximize growth and performance.View Salary Trends
General Managers ensure smooth, efficient, and profitable operations by planning and directing a company’s resources, suppliers, and activities.View Salary Trends
Investment Bankers underwrite new securities and provide investment counsel to both corporations and government entities.View Salary Trends
Managers oversee business, department or division operations, including managing staff, systems, and procedures to ensure optimal performance.View Salary Trends
Project Managers plan, execute and manage campaigns and initiatives, ensuring adequate resources, staffing and milestones to deliver anticipated results on time and within budget.View Salary Trends
Small Business Owner
Small Business Owners plan, direct, and manage all functions from operations to marketing to accounting, ensuring business health and profitability.View Salary Trends
Supervisors organize and manage staff and resources to ensure performance, quality, cost containment, and safety.View Salary Trends
Training Specialists coach, develop, and train employees to maximize personal and organizational productivity and effectiveness.View Salary Trends
Middle Level Manager
Middle Level Managers oversee departmental activities, motivating personnel, and allocating resources to achieve strategic objectives.View Salary Trends
Business Consultants assess organizational processes and practices in order to make recommendations that help maximize productivity and profitability.View Salary Trends
Purchasing Managers oversee the buying of goods and services, including analyzing supply and demand and negotiating supplier contracts.View Salary Trends
Production and Inventory Control Manager
Production and Inventory Control Managers monitor and manage the supply of goods in order to maintain acceptable levels of inventory.View Salary Trends
In 2015 there were 102,666 job openings related to Applied Management. The previous year 5,082 students completed programs in Applied Management.
|Occupations||Job Openings (2015)||Expected Growth
|Computer and Information Systems Managers||11,651||20.56%|
|First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers||13,794||10.09%|
|First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers||6,570||17.01%|
|First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Hand Laborers and Material Movers||7,687||9.37%|
|First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators||8,604||9.53%|
|Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors||269||11.07%|
Source information provided by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI) - June 2016
Our Recipe For Your Success
Academic & Industry Experts
Classes are taught and designed by credentialed professionals with real-world experience.
- Programs are designed by combining the insight of industry leaders with the academic expertise of our faculty, ensuring what you learn translates into on-the-job success.
- Academic concepts and theories are brought to life through our teaching faculty’s professional expertise, and can be immediately applied in your career.
- Faculty with industry experience teach our courses, not graduate students or life-time academics, so you learn not only the theories behind the practice but also how to apply them in real-world situations.
Relevant & Consistent Curriculum
What you learn is a reflection of the program you choose, not the format in which it’s applied.
- All programs are designed for learning outcomes to flow from the program level into actual coursework.
- This top-down approach allows credentialed professionals to customize assignments based on trending industry topics without deviating from a program’s core outcomes.
- Regardless of your professor or the format of your class, you receive the same quality education.
Hands-On Learning Experience
Franklin's coursework teaches not only theories and concepts, but also how they apply to practical situations.
- Professional course designers ensure that class activities such as learning simulations, case studies, interactive videos, and group exercises are relevant and appropriate.
- A curriculum development team is dedicated to making sure all courses are intuitively designed so content is taught in a logical manner that facilitates your success in the classroom and beyond.
Continuously Evolving Programs
Consistent program reviews ensure our programs stay at the forefront of industry trends.
- Survey results and feedback from student and faculty assessments are reviewed regularly so that our programs are always improving and up-to-date.
- A structured review process helps identify industry gaps that guide curriculum enhancements allowing our academic and industry experts to regularly implement new industry trends.
- Regular assessment provides hard data that is used to improve student learning and teaching methods.
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