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2021-2022 Catalog SVC 
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Applied Management

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If you are interested in complementing your associate degree 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 be 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 (BASAM) program is a two-year, 90 credit degree that offers an opportunity to gain the skills needed to step up to a management position.  It is designed for students who have completed any associate degree including those degrees that do not typically transfer to four-year schools (AA, AAS-T, AAS, or ATA).  

The BASAM program has a selective admissions process and students may only begin the program fall quarter.  The program offers a BAS degree in either General Management or Health Care Management. The choice of degree is selected at the time of application and students must attend a program briefing to receive application materials.  The application and admission process information can be found at Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Management (skagit.edu).

A Bachelor in Applied Science - Applied Management degree is awarded upon completion of 90 credits of specified 300 and 400 level coursework with a cumulative 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.

Cost of Program

Specific tuition information can be found at: www.skagit.edu/admissions/tuition-fees. Textbook costs should not exceed $50 per upper level course.  Upper division courses carry a higher tuition rate than lower division courses. 

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes 

Upon completion of the BASAM program, students will be able to: 

  • Address managerial and workplace issues and opportunities in their field of interest by applying a problem-solving approach that integrates multiple disciplines and functions.
  • Compose solutions to workplace issues and opportunities that integrate fiscal and social responsibility perspectives.
  • Challenge assumptions such as those formed by culture or irrational logic by analyzing the origins and perpetuation of explicit and implicit bias.
  • Construct a platform for personal career/occupational growth and community impact by analyzing the levers of social capital, power, and privilege.
  • Demonstrate leadership and professional presence by modeling workplace appropriate norms.

Program Admissions

Entry takes place Fall Quarter and students move through the program as a cohort.  This program is a selective admissions program with its own, specific appication process. To receive an application, prospective students must register for and attend a program briefing. The BASAM program briefing schedule is available by visiting Register for Program Briefing at Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Management (skagit.edu).


Prerequisites for the BASAM program at Skagit Valley College have been streamlined to make the opportunity for a Bachelor degree 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.
  • To meet state general education requirements, some students may need to take additional courses in Humanities or Science.

Specialized Program Information

Advisor Check-ins:

These checkpoints provide the framework for Skagit Valley College Advising Policy and Procedures for the BASAM 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.
  • BASAM Application: Students will be asked to attend a program briefing session and to apply for admission to the BASAM program.
  • BASAM Enrollment: Once accepted into the program, BASAM faculty and staff will guide students with registration.
Faculty and Advisor:

Sunaina Virendra
Applied Management Instructor

(360) 416-7635


    Bachelor’s Degrees

    Intended for students who want to build on their workforce associate degrees by earning a baccalaureate level degree in an applied field.

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