Take your workforce degree to the next level
Bachelor of Applied Science – Applied Business (61 credits)
Whether you want to advance in your current job, pivot to a new opportunity or launch your own business, Davenport’s Bachelor of Applied Science in business administration will help you take the next step forward in your career. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), this unique program allows you to build upon the technical specialties earned through an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree or Associate in Applied Technology (AAT) degree by developing the business acumen and foundational knowledge essential to any business or industry. Plus, you can transfer the full 60 credits from your associate's degree — putting you halfway toward a bachelor’s degree when you start the program.
Earn your applied business degree online through Davenport’s Global Campus or in-seat at our campuses in Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing or Midland. Whichever path you choose, you’ll learn from expert business faculty who are just as focused on your success as you are.
What can you do with a BAS in applied business degree?
Through our hands-on learning approach, the applied business bachelor's degree will prepare you for a variety of management or supervisory positions in almost any type of business or industry. Additionally, you can use this degree to create your own business or explore new and emerging opportunities.
Explore classes for Davenport’s applied business degree
This program provides you with the skills and knowledge required to become a successful manager or leader within a public, private and non-profit organization. The curriculum emphasizes a practical, hands-on approach to understanding foundational business elements such as operations management, supply chain and logistics, risk management and enterprise management systems. Because this is an applied degree, you will receive practical training that you can use in the real world.
Earned Associate Degree
Foundations of Excellence
|DATA275||Introduction to Data Analytics||3|
|SOSC201||Diversity in Society||3|
|STAT220||Introduction to Statistics||3|
Foundations of Business
|ACCT200||Accounting Basics for Managers||3|
|BITS211||Microcomp Appl Spreadsheet||3|
|GPMT287||Principles of Project Mgmt||3|
|LEGL210||Business Law Foundations||3|
|BUSN489 or MGMT490||Field Experience in Business or Management BBA Internship||3|
|BUSN495||Business Planning Capstone||4|
|MGMT357 or MGMT352||Operations Management or Managing Non-Profits and Social Enterprises||3|
|MGMT413||Sustainable Supply Chain Mgmt||3|
|SCMT320 or MGMT321||Enterprise Management Systems: ERP (SAP) or Organizational Behavior||3|
|SCMT370 or MGMT375||Procurement and Global Sourcing or Leadership Discovery||3|
|SCMT380 or BUSN225||Inventory Control or International Business||3|
Which class should I take? When should I take it?
See our Recommended Program Sequences:
Why pursue an applied business degree at Davenport?
Davenport’s Bachelor of Applied Business in business administration program is the only of its kind in Michigan. Specifically designed for skilled workforce professionals, this program provides a different kind of business education that connects academics with real-life opportunities.
All AAS/AAT and similar degree concentrations are accepted toward the applied business degree, including:
- Automotive Technology and Service
- Building and Construction Trades
- Culinary Arts
- Engineering and Mechanical Technology
- Graphic Design
- HVAC Technology
- Industrial Management
- Mechanical and Electronic Technology
- Welding Technology
- And more…
Experience the Davenport difference:
One of a kind
No other university in Michigan offers this unique pathway to career growth for skilled-trade workers.
Done in two years
You can transfer the full 60 credits from your associates degree - putting you halfway toward a bachelor's degree when you enroll.
Deepen your skills
All AAS/AAT and similar degree concentrations are accepted toward the applied business degree
We invest in you
Davenport is proud to invest in your education by offering a 20% tuition discount to transfer students
Get started on your Bachelor's in Applied Business
Explore the admissions requirements and then take the next step toward earning your business administration degree at Davenport.
Make a smooth transition to Davenport
From your first contact with our transfer admissions team at Davenport, you’ll have people on your side. They’ll get to know you and your goals, then help you get everything in place — from entrance advising to assistance securing scholarships for transfer students and everything in-between.