Management (Bachelor of Applied Science)

Department Chair: Jeffrey Moser,, (701) 845-7523
Faculty Contact: Jeffrey Moser,, (701) 845-7523
Department Office: 125 Vangstad, (701) 845-7521
Schedule a Visit:, (701) 845-7101 or (800) 532-8641, ext. 7101


The BAS in Management program is designed to provide AAS degree holders with the management and leaderships skills necessary for successful career advancement. The primary objective of this program is to provide a balanced, flexible education. Students will be able integrate their AAS specialty area directly into pursuit of a bachelors degree.  The BAS in Management will be available exclusively to students who have already obtained an AAS.  The proposed BAS will allow our faculty to work with another student market by providing upper level business course work to advance opportunities for workers with an AAS degree in trades and industry.


Collegiate DECA: The mission of DECA is to prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. DECA provides opportunities for students to be academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, and to become experienced leaders. DECA helps promote networking, innovation, integrity, and teamwork for all members. Students have the opportunity to participate in leadership conferences, state and international competition and professional development which will help aid students in their mastery toward employability skills.

VCSU Ag Club:  The goals of the club are to provide opportunities for members to develop the skills, abilities, and leadership qualities necessary to enter and advance in careers in agriculture, agribusiness, agricultural technologies, horticulture, and natural resources. Any student preparing for a career in these areas is welcome to join. Members will participate in leadership activities specifically focused on the agricultural environment.

Practical Experience

Students are encouraged to earn credits by extending their learning beyond the classroom.  For example, several prominent firms in the region offer internship programs that provide supervised business training.  Firms such as Bank Forward, John Deere Seeding Group, Gander Mountain, Coca-Cola, WDAY, Farm Services Agency, Chamber of Commerce, KOVC and Best Buy have had VCSU students in their internship programs.  Shadowing allows students to observe managers in daily work routines.  Students will have the opportunity to also participate in economic development activities such as tours, workshops, fairs and conferences.  An internship can be a part of a student's academic program and can take place any semester after sophomore year for 3 to 12 credits.  Student interns gain hands-on workplace experience to build resumes, become well prepared to enter a specific career field, network with professionals in the career field of interest, and may gain a full-time position through that experience.

General Education Requirements 

English Composition
ENGL 110College Composition I3
ENGL 125Introduction to Professional Writing3
Speech Communication
Select one of the following:3
Fundamentals of Public Speaking
Interpersonal Communication
Intercultural Communication
From the General Education Requirements menu, select one course from each of the following requirement areas:
Mathematics 3
Elementary Statistics 1
Lab Science4
Humanities Literacies or Art or Music3
Social Science3
Additional General Education
Select 11 credits from the following:11
Additional general education courses from the Math, Lab Science, Technology, or Social Science requirement areas
Total Credits36

Major Requirements 

AAS Specialty Area36-44
COMM 304Corporate Communication3
COMM 311Communication and Interviewing3
COMM 483Organizational Communication3
CIS 329Information Systems Management3
CIS 369Enterprise Systems3
SE 381Project Management3
Business Management
ACCT 200Elements of Accounting I3
ACCT 201Elements of Accounting II3
BUSI 315Business in the Legal Environment3
BUSI 350Operations Management3
BUSI 480Strategic Planning3
MGMT 235Diversity in the Workplace3
MGMT 270Business Ethics3
MGMT 330Principles of Management3
MGMT 340Human Resource Management3
MGMT 372Foundations of Leadership3
Total Credits84-92

Total General Education 36 Hrs
Total Major Requirement  84-92 Hrs
Total Credits 121-128 Hrs

For degree and graduation requirements, visit degree requirements and graduation requirements.

Plan of Study

Contact your advisor to create your individualized plan of study.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate knowledge of core business functional areas (accounting, finance, management, and marketing).
  2. Students will execute business practices (plan, organize, lead and control) within the operations of an organizational environment.
  3. Students will model professional behavior and effective leadership through their interaction and communication (verbal and written). 
  4. Through the analysis of the business environment, the student will formulate knowledgeable solutions for the organization.
  5. Students will execute (design, construct, implement and manage) information technology solutions for business processes and enterprise systems.