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2018-2019 Catalog SVC 
2018-2019 Catalog SVC [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor in Applied Science - Applied Management (BASAM)

90 credits

What is it? 

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.

Sample Career Opportunities

  • Marketing Manager
  • Sales Manager 
  • Bank Vice President 
  • Industrial Manager 
  • Wellness Operations Manager 
  • Service Department Manager
  • Hospitality Entrepreneur
  • Health Services Manager
  • Production Manager

Degree Description

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Management (BASAM) 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 BASAM 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.

Transfer Opportunities

Transfers agreements with Master of Business Administration programs are under discussion. 

Program Learning Outcomes 

Upon completion of the BASAM 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.

Degree Map 

Other Business Degree and Certificate options 

Program Entry 

Entry takes place in the Fall Quarter and students move through the program as a cohort. 


Pre-requisites for the BASAM program at Skagit Valley College have been streamlined to make the opportunity for educational attainment as accessible as possible.

Applicants must have:

  • 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”
  • For 2018, BASAM faculty will assist students with course verifications
  • Attended an informational interview and a program information session.

Application Process  

The BASAM program has a separate application process. 

Program Costs (fees, supplies, books, etc.)

This affordable option is 2/3 less than the cost of a four-year university. Specific tuition information can be found at: www.skagit.edu/admissions/tuition-fees

Faculty and Advisor

Sunaina Virendra
Applied Management Instructor


To be determined.