The Technical and Applied Studies program is part of BGSU Firelands.   

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  • Bachelors Available
  • Available at Firelands Campus
  • Bachelors Available
  • Available at Firelands Campus

Bachelor of

Technical and Applied Studies

The Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies (BTAS) at BGSU Firelands is a versatile degree designed to meet a growing job market. Students strengthen communication, critical thinking and professional skills while also increasing career-specific skills in small business enterprise. 

The concentration in Small Business Enterprise (SBE) is an in-depth examination of small businesses built on a foundation of continuous innovation, lean principles, asset management, labor effectiveness, promotion, social media and communication. 

The Associate of Applied Business (AAB) will work seamlessly into the Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies. Additionally, Associate of Science, Associate of Arts, or Associate of Technical Study degree holders are prepared for the BTAS in Small Business Enterprise (SBE). 

Students spend a semester working on an applied business project. The degree is available entirely and exclusively at BGSU Firelands.  

  • Setting: Full-time, part-time, in-person, online 
  • Prerequisite required: associate degree 
  • Adjectives for a successful student: curious, motivated, bright, problem solver

Graduates can expect to: 

  • Demonstrate ability to manage cash flow, labor, operations, and promotion. 
  • Recognize elements of decision-making as related to cash flow, labor, operations, and promotion. 
  • Show an understanding of lean principles to innovate by using qualitative and quantitative methods to support conclusions. 
  • Understand and respond to new trends. 

Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies Program is a versatile degree designed to meet a growing job market

The Technical and Applied studies program is not a recognized occupation that requires a Gainful Employment disclosure. 

Michelle Brodke

Michelle Brodke

Department of Applied Sciences 
mbrodke@bgsu.edu 
419-372-0699 

Message from the director: The BTAS Small Business online degree provides the breadth of skills needed to run a small business or work within a mid- to large-sized organization. We provide accounting, marketing, people management, process management and project management skills that enable success. Most (98%) of privately held businesses are considered small businesses by the Small Business Administration. For a great return on investment and a quick start into the world of business, the BTAS provides a flexible, cost effective, application-focused bachelor's degree. 

Updated: 09/08/2022 10:56AM