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Department of Applied Business Studies
Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
McCartney Hall 113
Phone: 785-628-4772
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Online Business Degrees & Certificates

Are you thinking about starting (or finishing) your business degree? If you're not quite sure how to balance the demands of work, family, and other obligations, or if you're a little skeptical about online learning, we invite you to explore our online programs. We offer online degrees and several online certificates (see below).

We're experts in online learning (FHSU provides one of the most innovative online learning environments in higher education). We work with hundreds of online students every semester, and we not only understand the challenges you'll face, we also appreciate the commitment you'll be making in terms of your time, your energy, and your money.

We know you're going to work hard. Because we don't take that commitment lightly, we're going to work even harder to provide you with the tools you need to succeed. We offer:
Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing
Bachelor of Science Degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management
Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Education

Several 12-hour certificates in a variety of Applied Business Studies areas

Online Applied Business Studies Programs

  • Our professors hold advanced degrees and possess corporate experience, so they have lots of real-world examples and illustrations that bring classroom theory to life.
  • Classes are small-you'll enjoy personal attention and mentoring from your professors.
  • Take advantage of a practical, flexible degree program where it's no problem if you choose (or need) to sit out a semester because of other commitments. There are no on-campus residency requirements in your program, and you can schedule your study time around your schedule, not ours.
  • We offer amazing value for a low tuition. Our programs have won high rankings from publications like U.S. News & World Report and for several years in a row, our programs have been rated "Best Online Program" by numerous online higher education rating sites, including Best Online Bachelor's in Hospitality Management Programs of 2015 (and again for 2016) by, as well as #3 for Best Online Bachelor's in Business in 2015 by Non-Profit Colleges Online.
  • If you need financial aid, the Office of Financial Assistance is here to help.
  • Our courses are created specifically for online learning (and for learners like you) by professional instructional designers.
  • You'll benefit from courses that are practical and relevant to today's global business environment. Classes and course work are designed to give you skills you can use today to excel in your present job and prepare for the next step in your career.
  • Your personal advisor will get you on track and help keep you there as you progress through your degree program.
  • If you're ready to climb even higher in the world of business, you can move seamlessly into our MBA program and select from eleven different concentrations.

Contact us or email us for more information on how you can thrive in one of our online programs.

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