Belden Rowley

"I've really learned a comprehensive skill set that includes leadership skills, supervision skills, and a lot of software involving different techology in the workplace that is going to take my technical degree and make me a better professional in the field."

Belden Rowley transferred to UC Blue Ash College after finishing his associate degree in Cincinnati State's Civil Engineering Technology - Surveying program. He chose to pursue the Bachelor's in Applied Administration program to support his plans to acquire his surveyor's license in the state of Ohio. He also wanted to learn some of the 'soft skills' like communication, collaboration, and leadership, that will help him advance his career. 

For Belden, the Applied Administration program offered a convenient and efficient way for him to continue his education and broaden his career options. He enjoyed the program's wide range of course offerings that cover topics include ethics, human resources, and employee supervision.  He says the program helped him find his leadership style, pinpoint his weaknesses, and grow as a leader and professional.  

“I like the hybrid model for the courses [in the Applied Administration program]. It’s nice to have the face to face interaction with professors and fellow students once a week, and yet still have the flexibility of doing some of the work online to fit with my busy schedule.” 
Belden Rowley working on his laptop

Belden Rowley works with a colleague
"I feel like the Applied Administration program is going to make me a more well-rounded professional. I'm really impressed with the wide range of courses included in the curriculum."

Many management positions in technical fields are now requiring a bachelor's degree. The Applied Administration program is an efficient option for students who already have an associate degree to simply broaden their degree into a full Bachelor's over the course of two years. Students can typically enter the program as a Junior, and are offered flexible schedules and hybrid courses that make it easy to fit college into a busy schedule.

Contact Information

Business & Economics Department
Phone: (513) 745-5625