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New applied business degree helps students develop practical business skills

The new Bachelor of Arts (BA) in applied business and technology solutions from W. P. Carey is the perfect option for workplace learners looking for continuing education within business.

Kasey McNerney

Everyone’s path to college is different. The new Bachelor of Arts (BA) in applied business and technology solutions from W. P. Carey is the perfect option for workplace learners looking for continuing education within business.

This degree program, beginning in Fall 2023, offers a broad look at business with flexible electives and internships to fit your interests and career goals. As a non-calculus-based program, the applied business degree is ideal for both those who are currently working and would like to grow their career, or those starting in business.

Degree Specializations

Students can choose up to two specializations from 18 different options to customize their degree. The specializations available within the BA in applied business and technology solutions are:

  • Communication
  • Digital business innovation
  • Diversity and equity studies
  • Food and agribusiness innovation
  • Food industry management
  • Global management
  • Health care innovation
  • Human resource management
  • Human systems engineering
  • Leadership development
  • Medical studies
  • Project management
  • Sales and marketing essentials
  • Supply chain management and sustainability
  • Technical communication
  • Technological entrepreneurship and management
  • Tourism
  • Interdisciplinary business studies

By adding specializations to your degree, your experience will be customized for your goals and the career path you imagine. The general curriculum of the program ensures students gain foundational knowledge in various business topics. The program also features a built-in internship, providing real-world experience outside of the classroom.


The BA in applied business and technology solutions is available in multiple formats and locations to be as accessible as possible. This degree is available through ASU Online with flexible starting dates and coursework to fit a busy schedule.

If you’re looking for a more traditional college experience, the program is also available at ASU’s West campus or ASU’s Polytechnic campus. Both campuses feature smaller, close-knit student communities that showcase Where Business is Personal.

The program at the West campus is part of the new School of Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship (TIE). The West campus is home to several undergraduate and graduate business degrees with a strong emphasis in entrepreneurship, supply chain management, and global logistics.

ASU’s Polytechnic campus, located in Mesa, is truly unique, with family housing available and an on-campus desert arboretum. The Polytechnic campus is also home to the Morrison School of Agribusiness within W. P. Carey.

Career Outlooks

Companies greatly value employees with a broad set of business skills, so the applied business and technology solutions degree will be advantageous if you’re looking to advance in your current job, find a new role, or even start your own company. Those who are looking to get into the ever-evolving field of technology and want to become an entrepreneur are perfect candidates for this program. Other potential career fields include digital business, health care innovation, and sustainability.

As part of the W. P. Carey School of Business, students will have access to dedicated advising and career coaching to ensure you are on the right path to achieve your career goals. After graduation, you will join an alumni network of 120,000+ graduates worldwide that will become your community for life.

Take your next step at ASU

Learn more about W. P. Carey undergraduate programs and make an appointment to talk to an undergraduate admission representative. We look forward to meeting you!

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