Bachelor of Applied Technology

Bachelor of Applied TechnologyOrganizational Management

In today’s world, the business environment is constantly changing. Effective and efficient management requires learning and applying the latest management techniques to advance careers and become more valuable in the workplace.

At Midland College, the Bachelor of Applied Technology (BAT) in Organizational Management is designed to broaden career opportunities for students and better their chances for promotion to supervisory positions.

We link education with hands-on, real-world experience. You will learn theory and practice from top faculty who weave professional experiences and firsthand knowledge into an academically rigorous curriculum.

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Program Details

The BAT program is designed to provide a career ladder for those who have completed an associate degree and wish to continue their education at the bachelor's level. Students will be prepared to assume first-line supervisory positions in business organizations of every type. Students will also be on a career track to higher levels of management as your experience grows in applying the concepts and techniques learned at Midland College.

Graduates will have tools to succeed in positions such as technical project managers, new business entrepreneurs, customer service managers, and the undertaking of other roles in small to mid-size companies requiring a cross-functional understanding of business operations in a complex and challenging global economy.

The BAT for Organizational Management emphasizes the development of leadership and management skills with the goal of assisting students who seek advancement in their current field or transition into leadership positions.

This program develops leaders who can identify opportunities, demonstrate the ability to embrace change, take the initiative to apply new technologies and the courage to empower others in the enterprise to achieve greater positive results.

Graduates are educated in the fundamentals of business management, finance, information technology, and manufacturing. The curriculum provides a broad training experience through general education courses in a variety of disciplines, core program courses in technology management, elective courses with specialization options and specialized projects and seminars that provide a window into the real world. The choice of electives permits students to tailor their studies toward 

Marketable Skills

Pursuing a degree in this field of study will provide marketable skills in these areas:

  • Speaking – Talking to others
  • Critical Thinking – Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • Active Learning – Figuring out how to use new ideas or things
  • Active Listening – Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • Reading Comprehension – Reading work-related information
  • Social Perceptiveness – Understanding people's reactions
  • Persuasion – Talking people into changing their minds or their behavior
  • Judgment and Decision Making – Thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • Monitoring – Keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • Complex Problem Solving – Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
  • Negotiation – Bringing people together to solve differences
  • Systems Evaluation – Measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it
  • Time Management – Managing your time and the time of other people
  • Coordination – Changing what is done based on other people's actions
  • Operations Analysis – Figuring out what a product or service needs to be able to do
  • Management of Personnel Resources – Selecting and managing the best workers for a job

Career Opportunities

The program will educate, train, and develop successful supervisors who will create a competitive advantage for their enterprise. Career possibilities include:

  • Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
  • Sales Managers
  • Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
  • Advertising and Promotions Managers
  • Management Analysts
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Purchasing Managers
  • Training and Development Specialists
  • Training and Development Managers
  • Human Resources Managers

DEMAND

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of Organizational Managers is projected to grow 19% from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Managerial Positions Hourly Mean Yearly Mean
     
General and Operations $73.62 $153,140
Advertising and Promotions   56.19   116,880
Marketing   71.00   147,670
Sales   69.15   143,830
Human Resources   64.11   133,360
Purchasing   61.81   128,570
     


For those who wish to continue their education beyond the Bachelor’s level, this degree fulfills the requirement to move into a Master’s level. Numerous MC graduates have continued their education by pursuing a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA).

  • The development of leaders who can identify opportunities, demonstrate the ability to embrace change, take the initiative to apply new technologies and the courage to empower others in the enterprise to achieve greater positive results.

  • The preparation of students to succeed in positions such as technology project managers, new business entrepreneurs, customer service managers, and the undertaking of other roles in small to mid-size companies that require a cross-functional understanding of business operations in a complex and challenging global economy. 

  • Upper division organizational management course work focuses student’s perspective of business operations, decision-making and requires an understanding of different facets of an enterprise operation.

  • Students will be introduced to information technology in enterprise management, organizational design and management, leadership, fiscal and ethical aspects of management, human resource management, and the emerging technologies required to manage in a competitive business environment.

A bachelor’s degree in business provides ample opportunity into a wide range of career choices. Whether you are looking to further your current career or obtain new skills that can help you begin a career in business, Midland College’s Bachelor’s in Organizational Management could be for you.

For those who wish to continue their education beyond the Bachelor’s level, this degree fulfills the requirement to move into a Master’s level. Numerous MC graduates have continued their education by pursuing a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA).

Below are some managerial positions available in industry, with salaries.

Managerial Positions Hourly Mean Yearly Mean
     
General and Operations $73.62 $153,140
Advertising and Promotions   56.19   116,880
Marketing   71.00   147,670
Sales   69.15   143,830
Human Resources   64.11   133,360
Purchasing   61.81   128,570

 

Salary information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

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FAFSA Requirement

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If the student's FAFSA application is not on file with MC Financial Aid, the student needs to complete the FAFSA application, and once processed, will have access to complete the general scholarship application.

FAFSA Information


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  1. Go to our Financial Aid Portal, by clicking this link: Financial Aid Portal
  2. Log in using your SSN and Password. If this is your first time, click the "First Time User" link under the Submit button in the "Log In" box.
  3. Click the menu button at the top left-hand corner.
  4. Select the Scholarship Application.

For additional scholarship details and deadlines, visit the General Scholarships page.

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