Middle Georgia State Adds Bachelor of Applied Science

Author: News Bureau
Posted: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 2:17 PM
Category: School of Business

Macon, GA

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Middle Georgia State College’s School of Business is adding a bachelor of applied science - a pathway to a four-year degree for professionals in technical or industrial careers who want to move into management.
The B.A.S, which will roll out this fall, is designed for students who have earned associate of applied science or associate of applied technology degrees from regionally or nationally accredited institutions, including technical colleges. Students accepted into the program will build on their applied two-year degrees to smoothly transition to a bachelor’s degree program.
The degree program will be based at Middle Georgia State’s Warner Robins Campus. The B.A.S. will have a major in business management.
“This is an outstanding opportunity for individuals who have been in the technical workforce and want a bachelor of applied science degree to further their careers,” said Dr. Varkey Titus, dean of the School of Business. “Oftentimes, individuals working in technical careers find that advancement opportunities require them to manage people, budgets and other resources. These managers have to understand the organization as a whole, rather than just a specific area. The new B.A.S. degree we have developed will help prepare these individuals for those opportunities. And, because this degree is targeted at working professionals, we plan to make the program as accessible and convenient as possible.”
Prospective students interested in Middle Georgia State’s new bachelor of applied science can contact Charles Aiken, assistant professor of marketing in the School of Business, at (478) 471-2724 or charles.aiken@mga.edu.

School of Business website is here.