BAS in Applied Management

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Management (BAS-AM) degree builds upon any associate degree (2-year) degree by adding junior and senior year courses focused on applied management. The program provides customized, high-demand management skills courses geared toward the needs of various industry sectors in the local economy. Perfect for working adults who need more flexibility in their schedules and have a job and/or family responsibilities. Classes can be taken 100% online. Students will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to enter, advance in management or supervisory positions, or start their own business.

The BAS degree includes courses in:

  • Accounting
  • Project Management
  • Human Resources
  • Organizational Behavior and Leadership
  • Marketing
  • Business communication

Students will complete an Applied Management Capstone project in the final year of the program. The project is an opportunity for students to develop a meaningful product as an accumulation of the course work and demonstrate their learning.

Follow these steps to apply to the BAS-AM program

1. Entry Requirements

Prior to admission into the BAS program, math, English, and prerequisites must be finished. Admissions are at the discretion of the application screening committee.

  • Earned one of the following:
    • Associate in Applied Science (AAS) or Associate in Applied Science-Transfer degree (AAS-T)
    • Associate in Arts-Direct Transfer Agreement degree (AA-DTA)
    • Associate in Science degree (AS)
    • Or equivalent degree or 90 college-level credits from an accredited institution.

2.5 cumulative GPA with a minimum 2.0 in all applicable college-level courses from an accredited institution

  • ENGL 101 (5 credits) 2.0 GPA or better
  • MATH& 146, any college-level math course, or PHIL& 120 (5 credits) 2.0 GPA or better *MAP courses do not meet this requirement
  • Humanities (5 credits)
  • Social Science (5 credits)
  • Application for admission to the BAS program

Conditional Admission may be considered for students completing one of the entry requirements in first quarter of the program, capacity dependent. 

2. Apply

  • Welcome to Big Bend Community College!
  • Complete Bachelor of Applied Science-Applied Management Application.
    • Bachelor of Applied Science-Applied Management Application will open on February 1, 2023. Applications received by 11:59 pm April 6, 2023, will be considered for Priority Admission to the Fall 2023 Cohort. 
  • Complete general BBCC application
    • If you are already a Big Bend student and have taken classes within the last six years, there is no need to re-apply to the college. 
    • If you are a Big Bend student and have not taken classes within the last 6 years, please re-apply here. Select RE-APPLY as your student type
    • If you have completed college work at another accredited college, please complete the college application here and select TRANSFER.

3. Get Funding

4. Submit Transcripts

Contact each institution where you earned credits and have an official transcript sent to BBCC for evaluation.
Completed courses at BBCC? We will retrieve your BBCC records for you.
For questions: admissions@bigbend.edu

*Official transcripts cannot be emailed.

Please submit to:
Big Bend Community College
c/o Admissions Office
7662 Chanute Street NE
Moses Lake, WA 98837

Important Note
Completed applications will be screened by committee. If selected, students will receive an acceptance email including important dates and events prior to the first day of classes.

What students are saying

  • Being able to complete my bachelor’s degree online, on my own time, is key for me. I am a parent, work full time, and run my own business. Because of my busy schedule, commuting to attend classes in person would not work for me. I can work on the BAS-AM program fully online, a great way to complete school.

    BAS-AM student, Juan Servin
    Juan Servin
    BAS-AM Student
  • I’m really happy with my decision to get my bachelor’s degree through Big Bend. At times it can be difficult to balance BAS-AM classes with my aviation ones, but my instructors are very understanding and helpful. Being completely online has made a big difference, it’s a lot easier to find time to do all the work.

    BAS-AM student, Rachel Kempf
    Rachel Kempf
    BAS-AM Student
  • It has not been easy to work towards higher education. However, BBCC has made it easier for me by offering the BAS-AM program. This program has provided me with excellent support services and affordability, just what I needed.

    Maria Santillan
    Maria Santillan
    BAS-AM Student
  • I recommend the BAS-AM program at Big Bend Community College to anyone wanting to advance their career in business management. The professors are engaging, the support staff is always there to help guide you, and the courses are exciting and well-put together. In addition, the information I am learning is invaluable. What I love the most is that I can work a full-time job and earn my undergraduate degree from the comfort of my own home.

    Tamara Valdez
    BAS-AM Student
  • I have enjoyed the BAS-AM program. I get all the help I need even on weekends. My instructors understand my work life and try to work with my schedule. At first I was worried about how to pay for the degree and I didn’t want to start taking out loans. I’m relieved FAFSA has been able to cover almost all the costs.

    Ismael Martinez
    Ismael Martinez
    BAS-AM Student
BAS Information Sessions

Interested in our Bachelor of Applied Science – Applied Management program? Make plans to attend one of our live, virtual BAS-AM Information Sessions to learn how you can build on your associate degree and gain real-world business and management skills to grow in your career.

Each hour-long session will cover program and course information, career possibilities, ways to pay for college, how to apply and more!

Upcoming information sessions:

October 4 12 p.m.
November 9 10 a.m.
December 1 5 p.m.
January 19 5 p.m.
February 1 12 p.m.
February 21 10 a.m.
March 16 5 p.m.

*link is the same for all sessions

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Career Possibilities and Earnings

Potential positions include management, accounting, project management, or entrepreneurial. Obtaining advanced academic degrees may lead to administrative positions in business administration, education, and management. The demand for managers should remain strong over the next decade.
For current employment and wage estimates, please visit and search for the relevant occupational term:

Tuition, Fees, & Other Costs
Official transcripts sent from outside colleges: ~$20.00
BAS registration fee: $35.00
Books, supplies, and misc. fees: $942
Travel/Transportation: $1,668
Approximate quarterly tuition/fees: $2,500

About the Program

Student Learning Outcomes

When this program is completed, the student will be able
to:

  • Communication: Communicate effectively with
    internal and external stakeholders using an
    appropriate channel for the situation.
  • Computation: Analyze the financial health of a
    business by interpreting business data obtained
    from financial statements.
  • Human Relations/Workplace Skills: Demonstrate
    effective leadership, critical thinking, teamwork, and
    technical and information literacy competencies
    needed to make business-critical decisions to
    resolve interpersonal and organizational challenges
    that most often occur in the modern workplace.
  • Apply and analyze multicultural strategies to facilitate
    respectful and equitable inclusion of diverse individuals
    and perspectives to achieve organizational goals.
    Identify the significance of key decisions in the
    operations management function and quality
    management/quality control methods.
  • Develop comprehensive project plans, monitor the
    plans, identify areas of risk and deal with problems
    through appropriate use of project management
    techniques.
  • Demonstrate integrity through ethical behavior and
    socially responsible decision making.
  • Apply organizational behavior principles and human
    resources management practices to effectively
    develop, hire, and retain a skilled workforce.

Part-time Course Schedule

This schedule is based on part-time enrollment.

Quarter One (Fall)

  • SOC 320 Organizational Behavior (SS) (5 credits)
  • *ENGL& 235 Technical Writing (5 credits)

Quarter Two (Winter)

  • *BUS& 101 Intro to Business OR BUS& 201 Business Law (5 credits)
  • *ECON& 201 Micro Economics (5 credits)

Quarter Three (Spring)

  • MGMT 310 Accounting for Managers (5 credits)
  • MGMT 305 Business Management (5 credits)

Quarter Four (Fall)

  • PHIL 340 Professional Ethics (H) (5 credits)
  • MGMT 380 Human Resource Management (5 credits)

Quarter Five (Winter)

  • MGMT 370 Organizational Leadership (5 credits)
  • MGMT 410 Financial Management (5 credits)

Quarter Six (Spring)

  • MGMT 350 Marketing for Managers (5 credits)
  • MGMT 440 Operations Management (5 credits)

Quarter Seven (Fall)

  • *PHIL& 120 Symbolic Logic (5 credits)
  • *ENVS& 100 Survey of Environmental Science* (5 credits)

Quarter Eight (Winter)

  • CMST 330 Organizational Communication (H) (5 credits)
  • MGMT 430 Project Management (5 credits)

Quarter Nine (Spring)

  • *CHEM 110 w/lab* (5 credits)
  • MGMT 460 Applied Management Capstone (5 credits)
Important Note

If you completed ECON 201 as part of your AA-DTA/AAS/AAS-T degree, students may replace this requirement with 5 credits of Social Science elective or an elective approved by your Program Advisor.
*If you completed ENVS 100, CHEM 110 w/lab, BUS 101 or BUS 201, PHIL 120, or ENGL 235 as a part of your AADTA/AAS/AAS-T degree, students will need to consult the Program Coordinator to find an acceptable elective to use as a course substitution. 

Full-time Course Schedule

This schedule is based on full-time enrollment.

Quarter One (Fall)

  • SOC 320 Organizational Behavior (SS) (5 credits)
  • *ENGL& 235 Technical Writing (5 credits)
  • *PHIL& 120 Symbolic Logic (5 credits)

Quarter Two (Winter)

  • *BUS& 101 Intro to Business OR BUS& 201 Business Law (5 credits)
  • *ECON& 201 Micro Economics (5 credits)
  • CMST 330 Organizational Communication (H) (5 credits)

Quarter Three (Spring)

  • MGMT 310 Accounting for Managers (5 credits)
  • MGMT 305 Business Management (5 credits)
  • *ENVS& 100 Survey of Environmental Science* (5 credits)

Quarter Four (Fall)

  • *CHEM 110 w/lab* (5 credits)
  • PHIL 340 Professional Ethics (H) (5 credits)
  • MGMT 380 Human Resource Management (5 credits)

Quarter Five (Winter)

  • MGMT 370 Organizational Leadership (5 credits)
  • MGMT 410 Financial Management (5 credits)
  • MGMT 430 Project Management (5 credits)

Quarter Six (Spring)

  • MGMT 350 Marketing for Managers (5 credits)
  • MGMT 440 Operations Management (5 credits)
  • MGMT 460 Applied Management Capstone (5 credits)

*OR advisor-approved course from the same General Education
distribution area Social Science (SS); Humanities (H)

Credits from AAS/AAS-T/AA-DTA degree: 90

+Credits from BAS degree: 90

Total Credits Required: 180

BAS-AM Capstone Project Partnership

In the final quarter of the BAS-AM program, senior-level students engage in a culminating project that articulates their learning through research and analysis of a current, real-world issue. BAS-AM is seeking local businesses and non-profit organizations to partner in providing project topics and mentorship for students through the process.

Learn more and apply to become a BAS-AM Capstone Project Partner!

See what it’s all about

FAQ

Which quarter can I begin?

The BAS-AM program accepts new cohorts each fall quarter.

Do I need to apply for the program?

Yes. Students interested in the BAS-AM program must complete an application and be accepted into the program. All applicants will receive a letter indicating if they have been accepted into the program. If you are interested in starting the BAS-AM program in the fall, you should meet with an advisor to determine if you have met the entry requirements.

How does my program transfer to BAS-AM

You can find how different Big Bend programs transfer to the BAS-AM degree on this page.

When are classes offered?

Courses are offered in an online format with available evening opportunities to receive support, and meet with classmates and faculty about course work.

Can I attend part-time?

Yes. Students can attend part-time and complete the program in 3-years. There is a schedule available for students intending to pursue this option.

Important Note about Transfer Degrees

Students who wish to transfer to a graduate program should obtain the institution’s catalog and review the program’s requirements to which they would like to transfer.

BAS-AM Contact
BAS-AM Team
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Allinson, Niki

BAS-AM Success Coach
nikia@bigbend.edu
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Mahoney, Kevin

BAS-AM Instructor
kevinm@bigbend.edu
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Lawrence, Alexia

BAS-AM Instructor
alexial@bigbend.edu
BAS Coordinator, Anne Ghinazzi

Ghinazzi, Anne

BAS Coordinator
anneg@bigbend.edu
(509) 793-2322
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