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Technical Management

Bachelor of Applied Science

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Technical Management is designed to build upon your prior education and work experience gained through your community college or military technical courses/occupations. Completion of this program provides the maximum opportunity for you to leverage your experience into a degree that will prepare you for management and supervisory roles. This program explores management theories, concepts, and practices necessary to organize, motivate, and lead human capital.

    NOTE: Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Applied Science in Technical Management program will have to apply for the awarding of the Associates of Applied Science in Technical Management and/or Certificate in Technical Management.

Program Courses

The curriculum for this program follows industry trends to help ensure relevancy to today's marketplace. View all courses.

Program Objectives

In addition to the institutional and general education learning objectives, the Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Technical Management seeks the following specific learning outcomes of its graduates:

  • Conduct business problem focused management research, including collection and analysis of data, and communication of findings by using qualitative and quantitative research methods.
  • Develop and foster critical thinking, analysis, planning, and communication skills.
  • Examine complex organizational issues that include staffing, budgeting, strategic management, quality control, project management, supply chain management, marketing management, information systems, production and operations.
  • Demonstrate a proficiency in identifying and solving problems related to the specialty area using Technical Management, Project Management, Technical Research Management, Management Information Systems, and Transportation Security Management.
  • Develop an analytical framework using a variety of approaches to apply leadership and management theory and practice to address the challenges of global organizations in this century.
  • Evaluate technical management issues in the context of ethical, technological, structural, cultural, human and environmental factors.

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Degree at a Glance


Concentrations are designed to help you group courses together so you can further specialize in your field and pursue a more focused path to degree completion. You will be asked to select a concentration when you enroll in this program.

Explore the concentrations available for this program.


Management of Information Systems

Studies the hardware, software, and infrastructure that support management and database information systems. Business analytics, networking concepts, and the protection of proprietary information and security planning are also covered.

Sample Courses

  • INFO331 - Management Information Systems
  • BUSN350 - Analytics II
  • INFO321 - Database Management Systems
  • ISSC341 - Introduction to Networking
  • ISSC422 - Information Security

Project Management

Prepares you for technical project management roles with courses in product development life cycle management, budgeting, organizational behavior, management information systems, and project management tools such as MS Project.

Sample Courses

  • INFO331 - Management Information Systems
  • BUSN333 - Project Management for Business Analysts
  • FINC405 - Budget Development and Execution
  • ITMG322 - Project Management Using MS Project
  • MGMT311 - Organizational Behavior

Technical Management

Looks at financial environments, strategic management, and supply chain management. Also studies the hardware, software, and infrastructure of management information systems, and teaches project management using tools like MS Project.

Sample Courses

  • INFO331 - Management Information Systems
  • TLMT313 - Supply Chain Management
  • FINC400 - Principles of Financial Management
  • ITMG322 - Project Management Using MS Project
  • MGMT410 - Strategic Management

Technical Resource Management

Focuses on technical and human resources with courses in product development life cycle management, critical thinking and problem solving, financial management and budgeting, and human resource management.

Sample Courses

  • BUSN333 - Project Management for Business Analysts
  • BUSN410 - Critical Thinking Strategies for Business Decisions
  • FINC400 - Principles of Financial Management
  • FINC405 - Budget Development and Execution
  • HRMT407 - Human Resource Management

Admission Requirements

  • All APU undergraduate programs require a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent (i.e. GED).
  • Please read all undergraduate admission requirements before applying to this program and be prepared to submit the required documentation.
  • There is no fee to complete the APU admission application. View steps to apply.

Need help?

Selecting the right program to meet your educational goals is a key step in ensuring a successful outcome. If you are unsure of which program to choose, or need more information, please contact an APU admissions representative at 877-755-2787 or

Undergraduate Tuition Rates 

Per credit hour: $270 | $250 with military grant*

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*To help minimize out-of-pocket costs, APU offers a tuition grant for U.S. active-duty servicemembers, Guard, Reserve, military spouses and dependents, and veterans that caps undergraduate tuition at the military TA limit. See all military-affiliated student benefits.

Paying for School

Because our university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), (the same as the Ohio State University, Univ. of Chicago, and U.S. Air Force Academy, to name a few), we can accept the following forms of financial aid and payments:

Ways to Save

Undergraduate Book Grant

Books are provided online at no cost if you are enrolled in undergraduate courses for credit. The undergraduate book grant is estimated to save $600 per academic semester* if you are registered as a full-time student.

Transfer Credits

Accelerate your degree completion by taking full advantage of our transfer credit options, including credit for your previous college courses, military service schools, American Council on Education (ACE) and College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests, and prior learning experiences.  

Employer Contributions

APU has educational partnerships with many employers and associations. Be sure to accurately enter your employer information when you complete our admissions application. Your employer might also offer a tuition reimbursement plan as one of your benefits.

*According to College Board Trends in College Pricing.

School of Business

School of Business

This program resides in the American Public University School of Business, where 18 of our 26 degree programs have earned specialized accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). This distinction does not come easy! To earn ACBSP accreditation, programs need to demonstrate quality in the areas of teaching excellence, student learning outcomes, and a continuous improvement. On top of this, our accounting degree programs have also earned the prestigious ACBSP Specialized Accounting Accreditation.

APU School of Business courses are taught online by real-world practitioners who strive to bring expert knowledge and relevancy to our students. With input from industry advisory councils, the School of Business regularly examines and updates curriculum and introduces new programs such as our in-demand degrees in business analytics and our new Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam preparation certificate.

At APU, we understand your need for flexibility because most of our students are working adult learners attending school around work and other life commitments. This is why we offer 8-week or 16-week online courses that start monthly. Through an online virtual classroom, you’ll communicate with students and professors in forum communities as you work to complete your weekly written assignments on your own schedule from anywhere in the world. And with our mobile application, you can even work offline and upload your assignments when you reconnect.

The mission of the APU School of Business is to prepare students to be leaders in the global business community. We encourage you to browse the School of Business webpage to learn more about what’s happening in the school and to find a program that’s right for you.