The job market is changing. Stay competitive.
All organizations, public or private, need qualified management professionals. Earning your MBA in Applied Management allows you to acquire new skills and enhance your marketability in a competitive job market.
Your MBA in Applied Management:
- Gives you the expertise you need to be a leader in your field, opening the door to a wide variety of employment opportunities.
- Maximizes your potential for success in our ever-changing economy.
- Allows you to form alliances within your cohort and with regional business owners and mangers creating a valuable network of professional business contacts.
- Broadens your skills to help you advance in your current career or change course.
The MBA in Applied Management is designed to provide a personalized educational experience that meets the unique needs of the business community in western South Dakota. It recognizes the importance of face-to-face interactions for areas businesses and their employees to foster long-term relationships with BHSU faculty members. These associations will go beyond the typical teacher-learner relationship to strengthen the foundation for economic development partnerships in the Black Hills region.
The MBA in Applied Management is intended to facilitate the career development of working professionals and others seeking a career in management. Students with undergraduate training in business or other fields with two or more years of professional experience are eligible to apply for admission. The degree will provide a structured learning environment that will engage and encourage participants to share their collective professional knowledge-base and skill set. The part-time MBA may be completed in two years (36 credits). Admission is available on an ongoing basis (fall, spring, summer).
As a result of successfully completing the BHSU MBA in Applied Management, students will demonstrate the capacity to:
- apply integrated knowledge of entrepreneurship, business law, finance & accounting, human resource management, information technology, and marketing small business in a global arena
- use quantitative and qualitative tools to solve problems, make decisions, and execute strategic plans
- employ legal and ethical diligence when critically analyzing concerns and challenges to reach reasonable resolutions
- articulate and apply an understanding of internal, external and technological resources to lead and manage people engaged in the small business world to thrive in the 21st century