VCSU to offer Bachelor of Applied Science in Management degree

Valley City State University has received approval from the Higher Learning Commission to offer the Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) in Management degree.The new degree program provides a pathway for an individual holding an Associate of Applied Science degree—typically a graduate of a two-year technical program—to add knowledge and skills in business, management, leadership, communication and technology while acquiring a bachelor’s degree.“We’re excited about the opportunities our new B.A.S. program will provide for individuals to add to their viability in the workplace and for VCSU to contribute to workforce development and economic vitality in the state,” said Margaret Dahlberg, Valley City State University interim president.Offered online, the program will provide an accessible, flexible means for those in the workplace to continue their studies without disrupting their existing work schedules.By encouraging participation, regional and statewide employers can help develop management and leadership skills in their workforce, supporting internal paths for advancement within their organizations.VCSU has already assessed interest in the program with employers and two-year colleges across the state; the program will be formally rolled out in 2019.