UC Blue Ash College

Applied Administration

Bachelor of Tech & Appli Stds

Why study Applied Administration?

Designed for students who already hold a technical or applied associate degree, the technical and applied studies program is ideal for students and working adults who want to move into supervisory or administrative positions in a technological field. The program is suitable for people who have work experience or who have recently earned a technical associate degree (associate of applied science, associate of applied business, or associate of technical studies). It provides graduating students with an edge in their current positions and helps them achieve a supervisory position within their company or industry.

Applied administration coursework allows students to—

  • fulfill UC’s general education requirements
  • acquire the breadth and depth of a baccalaureate degree
  • qualify for career advancement

This program is offered at UC Blue Ash College and UC Clermont College.

Admission Requirements

Admission is open to all students who hold an applied or technical associate degree from an accredited institution, such as an AAB, AAS, or ATS.  The applied associate degree comprises the first two years of the bachelor of applied technical studies (BTAS.) The curriculum allows students to make up general education requirements not included in their technical/applied associate degree, while completing the core requirements of the program.

Students who are successful in this major are typically analytical, detail-oriented and flexible. They communicate well orally and in writing, and they work well with others as part of a team. 

The bachelor’s in applied administration helps technical specialists advance into supervisory positions, usually in a field where a technical background is essential to understanding the organization.

Current and admitted students can locate advisor contact information via the UCBA advising website: https://www.ucblueash.edu/academics/advising/advisor-list.html

University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College is conveniently located in suburban Blue Ash and is accessible from I-75, I-71, I-275 and the Ronald Reagan Highway.  The small class size and personal interaction with your professors create the ideal learning environment. Parking is convenient and our tuition is one of the lowest of the UC colleges.

Classes are offered days and evenings, and several courses are offered online or in a hybrid format (partially online with some on-campus class meetings.)

To qualify for a degree, you must fulfill the requirements of the program from which you expect to graduate and must have at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average. It is your responsibility to take the courses necessary for graduation and to meet the UC residency requirements.

You must complete an Online Degree Application, usually the semester before you expect to graduate. You should see your advisor for specific information well in advance of your final semester.

Students must have a technical associate degree (AAS, AAB or ATS) to be admitted to this program.

Those who have never attended UC, or who have attended another college after attending UC, must apply for admission by doing the following:

  1. Complete the Application for Admission (submit either paper application or go on-line at https://www.ucblueash.edu/admissions/steps/apply-now/apply.html
  2. Pay the application fee ($50—make check payable to the University of Cincinnati).
  3. Submit official transcripts.
  4. Receive acceptance letter (with the Admissions Confirmation Form).
  5. Return completed Admissions Confirmation Form, which confirms your acceptance of our offer of admission, and submit the matriculation fee ($50—make check payable to the University of Cincinnati).

Application Deadlines

UC Blue Ash College operates on a rolling admissions policy.  This means you can begin taking courses at the start of any term, not just fall. Application deadlines for each term are available on the UCBA Admissions web site: https://www.ucblueash.edu/admissions/steps.html

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Contact Information


Blue Ash College
Blue Ash, OH 45236
(513) 745-5625
AppliedAdmin@ucblueash.edu