Bachelor of Professional Studies in Applied Management and Entrepreneurship

Format: Online
Application Deadlines
  • Fall 2023 Priority Deadline: April 3, 2023
  • Fall 2023 Regular Deadline: June 20, 2023

Applied associate’s degree holders in career preparatory, vocational, and technical programs have found it increasingly necessary to earn a bachelor’s degree in order to improve their career prospects, move into management positions, or start businesses of their own. Currently, few colleges offer undergraduate degree programs that fully accept the credits acquired by AAS degree holders.

The Bachelor of Professional Studies in Applied Management and Entrepreneurship online degree program provides applied associate’s degree holders with a pathway to earn a bachelor’s degree while preparing them with the business insight to complement the technical skills and knowledge obtained from their AAS and professional experiences.

Additionally, the CUNY School of Professional Studies gives AAS degree holders the opportunity to transfer and apply all of their technical and professional course credits towards the BPS in Applied Management and Entrepreneurship, which reduces students’ time and cost of earning a bachelor’s degree.

Career Prospects

The BPS in Applied Management and Entrepreneurship online degree program prepares students for managerial or supervisory positions within their areas of expertise in a wide variety of fields such as information systems, accounting, engineering, tourism, healthcare, human services, graphic design, which benefit from knowledge and skills sets provided by a business education.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are currently more than 2.4 million jobs for general and operations managers, who plan, direct or coordinate the operations in public or private sector organizations.

Students of the program can also elect to specialize in entrepreneurship, paving the way for them to identify and conceptualize unique business ideas for an organization or their own enterprises.

Articulation Agreements

Articulation agreements are formal agreements between CUNY School of Professional Studies, (CUNY SPS) and two-year colleges and universities, allowing students to transfer the maximum number of credits with ease to our BPS program from institutions with which we have an established transfer process in place.

Admissions Criteria

Applicants must possess an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in any major from an accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.  If the AAS has not yet been earned, the completion of 45 credits towards the AAS will be required.  Applicants need to demonstrate basic proficiency in reading, writing, and math. 

Application Deadlines

  • Fall 2023 Priority Deadline: April 3, 2023
  • Fall 2023 Regular Deadline: June 20, 2023
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Student/Alumni Profiles

Hillary Stackpole

BPS in Applied Management and Entrepreneurship

“I decided to join the BPS to make the most of my AAS degree credits. This new program allows people like me to transfer more credits toward a bachelor’s degree.”

Recent News About Bachelor of Professional Studies in Applied Management and Entrepreneurship

Business Club Offers Students Engaging Discussions and Experiential Learning

February 08, 2023

The Management and Entrepreneur Leadership Organization (MELO) had a productive and event-filled calendar during the Fall ’22 semester.

Entrepreneurs Share Tips and Inspiration at All-Day Business Conference

May 10, 2022

Sponsored by the CUNY SPS online business programs, the forum offered a chance for attendees to discuss the importance and impact of entrepreneurship.

CUNY SPS Introduces Bachelor of Professional Studies in Applied Management and Entrepreneurship Degree Program

April 05, 2022

This unique online program will enable community college graduates to transfer their credits towards a bachelor’s in management and entrepreneurship.