Skagit Valley College to Launch Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Management

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Mount Vernon, WA – According to a news release from Skagit Valley College (SVC), the college has recently received approval from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) and the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) to offer and begin an Applied Management baccalaureate program in September of 2018.

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Management (BASAM) is a two-year, career-oriented degree designed for Professional/Technical students who have completed an associate’s degree (AAS-T, AAS or ATA). The 90-credit program combines upper level managerial and general education courses to furnish students with occupationally contextualized business skills and general knowledge typically necessary for advancement to managerial-level positions or to operate an entrepreneurial venture. Sunaina Virendra, Business Instructor and Interim BAS-AM Director at SVC, this this to say of the program:

The Bachelor in Applied Management degree is flexible, affordable, and is designed to accommodate motivated working adults who want to build their management skills and advance professionally. The program curriculum is centered around learning by doing and practical application within the workplace, with an unwavering focus on preparing students to address the opportunities, challenges, and nuances of operating in an increasingly diverse, interconnected, and complex global community. With a focus on excellence, Skagit Valley College aligns its Workforce Education programs with regional and state economic development strategies. By maintaining strong connections with community leaders and key partnerships with business and industry, SVC provides training that responds to employer needs.

Applications for the first program will open in March of 2018. The priority application period is between April 2 – April 30, 2018. Students interested in the program must attend an information session before applying. The Fall 2018 class is limited to 26 students, and classes will begin Fall Quarter. For program information, or to sign up for an information session, click here, or contact Sunaina Virendra, (360) 416-7635 or

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