Bachelor of Applied Science - Applied Management
Online LearningSpokane Falls Community College
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SFCC’s Bachelor of Applied Management (BASAM) is a two-year online degree that builds upon any existing associate degree. Build the skills you need for an exciting career in management. High-performing managers are needed in every industry.
This program is led by practitioners with a wealth of real-world business knowledge and experience, our highly focused training gives you applicable and up-to-date managerial skills and strategies employers are looking for. This degree is ideal for individuals pursuing business career advancement with a focus in health care, entrepreneurship, manufacturing, and human resources.
Through competency-focused learning, you will gain valuable skills needed to succeed as a management professional and meet industry demand. You will learn about:
You and your advisor will use this program map as a starting point in creating your own personal education plan, customized to your needs. We meet you where you are and help you reach your goals.
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Total Credits: 90
Jamie Southwell is excited to be the pathway specialist who works with students earning their business degrees. Jamie Southwell joined Spokane Falls Community College as a student in 2020 and earned his Associates in business management shortly after. After graduation, Jamie expanded his passion for the bigfoot community by joining the team himself as the business pathway specialist. Jamie’s firsthand knowledge of the program helps students understand the business pathway, and Jamie’s passion for ensuring each student feels warm and welcomed by the community shines light on the inclusion of SFCC. He enjoys hiking, listening to music, and exploring new foods on his free time.
Brent Booth joined Spokane Falls Community college in 2007. He teaches a variety of courses in the Business Management department. He also serves as a student faculty advisor. Prior to joining SFCC, he gained multiple years of business experience working for a variety of companies ranging from small businesses to corporations. Brent holds a bachelor’s degree from Washington State University, a master’s degree from The University of Montana, and a Ph.D. from Northcentral University. In his free time, he enjoys playing golf.
Jackie Franklin teaches Principles of Accounting, Payroll and Business Taxes, QuickBooks, Excel for Accountants and Fundamentals of Bookkeeping. She worked in public accounting and private industry prior to her teaching career.
Stephanie Freeman I have been teaching at SFCC since 2010. I earned my bachelor's and master's degrees in business administration from Gonzaga University and my master’s in teaching from Whitworth University. I have worked for both corporate and small businesses and have also taught for the School of Business at Gonzaga University. In my classes, I integrate the valuable business experiences I have gained to make connections to the course material. I love teaching a range of business subjects, helping students see how skills weave throughout all areas of business, and watching our graduates go on to work in a wide variety of industries.
Khalil Islam-Zwart has worked in higher education for over 20 years in student affairs, academic advising and retention, and teaching (since 2005). Khalil joined the SFCC faculty in 2009.
Khalil earned a BA and a master of public administration from Eastern Washington University and studied organizational and intercultural communication at WSU. In addition, he has been a fellow with the Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication since 2001 and is active in a number of professional and civic organizations in the Spokane area.
I have been teaching Accounting at the Falls since 2018 after 35 years of working at large corporations. I started my career as an accountant but most of my experience is in finance and general management. I have a bachelors’ degree in accounting from the University of Notre Dame and a masters’ degree in finance from Northwestern University.
My teaching philosophy is to demonstrate how a knowledge of accounting is relevant to students regardless of career choice. I relate the topics we cover to business issues faced by organizations of different sizes and in a wide range of industries to increase student interest and curiosity. I strive to create an active learning environment where class activities are the cornerstone of learning and class attendance leads to a strong understanding of the material and the development of critical thinking skills.
Nancy has a PhD in Philosophy with an emphasis in Communication, Psychology, & Education, MA in Organizational Communications from WSU. She was once the co-chair for a Strut Your Mutt Fundraiser. She lives in Colorado and teaches online classes.
Ryan Simmons earned his PhD in American literature in 1999 from Washington State University. He teaches composition, technical writing, and American literature, including courses on multicultural American literature and African American literature. He is interested in the author Charles Chesnutt (about whom he published a book, Chesnutt and Realism) and in the influence of fiction on American civil rights movements. He previously taught at Gonzaga University and Utah Valley University.
Entering the program at SFCC has really made a difference in my personal and professional life. I feel that I hold myself to different standards now, I am proud that I am finally accomplishing this step and not letting anything get in the way of my success. I also feel that my directors and other manager see me differently and hold me in more of a professional light. I feel that I take more time with my correspondences with others to ensure that they are professional. Working as much as I do and completing the home is a challenge but in the end it will all be worth it. After I receive my bachelor’s degree, I will be applying to Providence University for my master’s degree which I truly never thought about obtaining before but since entering the program at SFCC I know that I do not want to stop here. I want to go all the way.
The BASAM program aligned with my professional experience and provided me with new tools and a deeper understanding of how to identify and resolve problems and how to effectively communicate problem resolution, all of which are in demand traits in the professional world. In addition to these skills, a majority of the classes in the program emphasized a team approach that expressed the importance of being able to work in a collaborative team environment to complete course objectives which also aligns with today’s professional demands.
Completing the BASAM degree has motivated me to push even further in my educational pursuits. Since completing the degree, I have enrolled in different certification programs that will help me to not only build my resume, but also build onto the foundation laid out from the BASAM program. Additionally, completing my degree has been recognized by my employer and has me on the radar for advanced career opportunities that I otherwise would not have been qualified for.
After applying for admission to SFCC, the next step for admission into the BAS program is to complete the BAS application. Please see the link below for the application, and reach to our Curriculum Advisor if you have questions.
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