Bachelor of Applied Science-Applied Management

Anne Ghinazzi, Program Coordinator
509.793.2322
anneg@bigbend.edu

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Management (BAS-AM) degree builds upon any associate degree (2-year) by adding junior and senior-year courses focused on applied management. The program provides customized, high-demand management courses geared toward the needs of various industry sectors in the local economy. Students will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to enter and advance in management or supervisory positions or start their own business.  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.

Students must apply, and be admitted, to participate in the BAS-AM program. Please visit the BAS-AM website to learn more about the program’s: entry requirements, online application and instructions, costs, and additional information at https://www.bigbend.edu/academics/bas-in-applied-management/.

 

BAS-AM students must earn

  • 180 college-level credits: 90 credits from previous coursework + 90 credits earned in BAS-AM program***
  • a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or above
  • a minimum 2.0 GPA in all BAS-AM program core and upper-division courses
  • ​a minimum 1.0 GPA in all other college-level courses applied in the BAS-AM degree​​
  • No more than 3 PEH AC credits may be used in the degree.

Degrees and Certificates

Courses

MGMT 305: Business Management

Credits 5
This course explores organizational theory that introduces the principles and concepts of effective management. It includes organizational structure and control systems, managing organizational technology and innovation, information processing and decision making, and applications in today’s management and leadership. Students will learn the management functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling.

MGMT 310: Accounting for Managers

Credits 5
This course covers the basic principles of financial and managerial accounting, including analyzing balance sheets, income statements, cash flow statements, financial analysis, and budgetary control systems. This course reviews accounting practices and how they are used to help managers make sound business decisions.

MGMT 350: Marketing for Managers

Credits 5
The course is an introduction to marketing with an emphasis on developing marketing strategies to communicate and create value for the organization. The course focuses on the development of marketing techniques, management of the marketing mix, and digital and social media marketing.

MGMT 370: Organizational Leadership

Credits 5
This course reviews the role of leadership in an organization. Students will explore leadership theories and strategies to enhance collaboration, manage conflict, and lead with integrity and respect in order to meet organizational goals. Students will complete self-assessments to identify and analyze their leadership style for application in the workplace.

MGMT 380: Human Resource Management

Credits 5
This course examines the major trends in human resources development and management. Students will examine the role of the human resource department as well as the development of a skilled and diverse workforce by applying effective strategies for recruiting, selecting, and retaining personnel. Using interactive exercises, case studies and group discussions, you will explore the intersection between the legal, ethical and practical implications of managing human resources within the dynamic shifts occurring in our economic realities, demographics, community expectations and social change.

MGMT 410: Financial Management

Credits 5
This course covers financial management principles with a focus on the concepts associated with allocation of resources. Students will learn how to meet financial objectives and make decisions through topics such as analysis of financial statements, forecasting, cash and capital budgeting, risk and return, capital structure, value of money, and financing. Case studies are used to examine financial management problems and solutions.

MGMT 430: Project Mangement

Credits 5
This course examines the role of project management and introduces students to project management frameworks and processes. Student will learn to apply knowledge and skills for effective project management in order to plan, execute, and complete projects that achieve organizational goals.

MGMT 440: Operations Management

Credits 5
This course examines the concepts for designing, planning, and improving service through application of operations management. Students will learn to evaluate the operational decision-making management techniques used to improve processes and productivity in organizations. Topics include quality control, forecasting, workflow processes and lean manufacturing, and inventory management.

MGMT 460: Applied Management Capstone

Credits 5

The Applied Management Capstone course is the culminating project of the BAS-AM program. Students demonstrate comprehensive learning and proficiency of BAS-AM core content through the practical application of business principles in their research and analysis of a current, real-world business issue and the development of a recommendation.