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2020-2021 Catalog SVC 
2020-2021 Catalog SVC [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor in Applied Science - Applied Management

Program Overview

If you are interested in complementing your professional/technical qualifications with a bachelor qualification so you can advance to a management role, this degree might be for you. Students with an Applied Management degree will find themselves prepared for a variety of management or supervisory positions in almost any type of business or industry. Additionally, students can use this degree to build their own business.

Degree Option:

The Bachelor in Applied Science - Applied Management (BAS-AM) program is a two-year, 90 credit degree designed for professional-technical students who have completed an associate degree (AA, AAS-T, AAS, or ATA). The BAS-AM program combines 300- and 400-level managerial and general education courses to equip technically skilled students with occupationally contextualized business and general knowledge typically necessary for advancement to managerial- level positions or to operate an entrepreneurial venture. A Bachelor in Applied Science - Applied Management degree is awarded upon completion of 90 credits of specified 300 and 400 level coursework with a GPA of 2.5 or higher in each course.  Entry into a Master’s program may require a higher GPA for admission.  Students are responsible for checking specific major requirements of graduate institutions in the year prior to transferring.

Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Management, Planning Guide  

Cost of Program

Specific tuition information can be found at: www.skagit.edu/admissions/tuition-fees. Textbook costs should not exceed $150 per quarter.

Learning Outcomes:

Program Learning Outcomes 

Upon completion of the BAS-AM program, students will be able to: 

Communicate Effectively:

  • Use written and spoken language, digital skills and tools, concepts, and models of management applicable to the professional-technical discipline to communicate clearly and create an effective message, while demonstrating a professional presence.

Think Critically:

  • Demonstrate ability to assimilate, evaluate, and synthesize information from varying media and formats, including the ability to assess qualitative and quantitative data and to apply critical thinking and knowledge in an industry and managerial function-specific context, incorporating broader social, economic, and environmental impacts.

Demonstrate Professional and Personal Readiness:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of management roles, leadership and cultural norms and expectations of leadership, including identification and description of human behavior in an organizational setting, with attention to the dynamics of power and privilege.
  • Prepare and complete cost control processes including the ability to establish a budget, prepare cost reports, and forecast expenditures.
  • Acquire, organize, analyze, and interpret information and data to make informed, reasoned, equitable decisions and analyze systems for planning and decision-making.
  • Identify and analyze human resource systems for developing diverse human capital, employment, compensation, and training and institute and facilitate inclusive team-based problem-solving environments.
  • Analyze, build, and leverage social capital for occupational advancement, which will include the development of materials to structure and support ongoing personal career management.
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of the local business environment and community and an awareness of issues and opportunities emerging from the changing socio-economic, technological, and environmental landscape.

Exhibit Cultural Awareness:

  • Explore, appreciate, and define the opportunities, challenges, and nuances of operating in an increasingly diverse, interconnected, and complex global community.
  • Recognize and challenge culture-bound assumptions.

Program Admissions:

Entry takes place in the Fall Quarter and students move through the program as a cohort. This program has its own, specific application process. To receive an application, prospective students must register for and attend a program briefing. The BAS-AM information session schedule is available at Register for Program Briefing.


Prerequisites for the BAS-AM program at Skagit Valley College have been streamlined to make the opportunity for educational attainment as accessible as possible.

Applicants must have:

  • Attended a program briefing. This is the only way a prospective program member can receive an application.
  • An associate degree by the time of entry into the program with a cumulative GPA of 2.50.
  • Applicants may apply if they anticipate receiving their associates degree before the program start.  The acceptance will be conditional, and the degree must be completed before the first day of classes.
  • Passed  ENGL& 101 - English Composition I  and CMST& 210 - Interpersonal Communication: D  or CMST& 220 - Public Speaking  or their equivalent with a minimum grade of a “C.” These classes are a prerequisite for BASAM 301 and must be completed before the first day of classes.
  • Applicants may apply if they have not completed these classes at the time of application. Acceptance will be conditional, and the degree must be completed before the first day of classes.
  • BASAM faculty will assist students with course verifications.

Specialized Program Information:

Advisor Check-ins:

These checkpoints provide the framework for Skagit Valley College Advising Policy and Procedures for the BAS-AM degree

  • Prior to Application: The College will provide information designed to assist students in identifying educational goals and options, as well as critical resources for supporting students in achieving their goals.
  • BAS-AM Application: Students will be asked to attend a program briefing and to apply for admission to the BAS-AM program.
  • BAS-AM Enrollment: Once accepted into the program, BAS-AM faculty and staff will guide students with registration.
Faculty and Advisor:

Sunaina Virendra
Applied Management Instructor