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
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.
lodie Goodman has been a part of the SFCC community since September 2000. lodie was a French and film instructor and was the Chair of the Communication Arts & Modern Languages Department. After 18 years of teaching and advising students across the campus, she stepped up to the new role as Dean of Social Science, Business, and Human Services. She enjoys the opportunity to collaboratively work with faculty, staff, and students to advance the mission of SFCC. A couple of her passions are mentoring and being actively involved in Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging as well as championing professional development for her faculty and staff. Whatever is needed to better serve our students and community, particularly behind the scenes, lodie is game.
In her free time, lodie enjoys spending time with her family including her 4 German Shepherds, teaching and practicing yoga, writing, working in her organic lavender field, and collecting rocks.
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.
Heidi Moser is the BAS Management Program Lead and Instructor.
Heidi is an accomplished executive leader with more than 15 years of hands-on experience managing large business operations, strategy execution, and organizational performance. In addition, she serves as a member of the YMCA Corporate Board.
Throughout her career she has actively worked to develop individuals and teams that would contribute to the success of their organization. She recognizes the necessity of well-prepared individuals in the workforce.
A community college graduate herself; she very much values the role and mission of the community college and is excited to make a difference in the lives of students and prepare them to make a difference in the lives of the customers they will serve. Heidi completed her AAS and BS in Respiratory Therapy and her MBA with a focus on healthcare administration.
Heidi and her husband have lived in the Northwest for almost 30 years, raising their children and enjoying the beautiful outdoors
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.
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.
BAS-Applied Management Entry Requirements:
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