WCC to offer online bachelor of applied science degree in applied business management beginning fall 2020
Whatcom Community College has been approved by the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges to offer a bachelor of applied science (BAS) degree in applied business management beginning fall 2020. Pending accreditation approval by the Northwest Commission on Community Colleges & Universities, applications will be accepted winter or early spring 2020. The degree will help meet the workforce needs of growing small- to medium-sized businesses that make up the majority of Whatcom County employers, as well as aspiring entrepreneurs.
The degree builds on WCC’s associate in science – business administration degree, as well as related associate degrees in hospitality and tourism, accounting, and finance. Courses will be offered online with on-campus support and resources available. Core coursework includes professional communication; human resources and marketing for managers; financial management; private enterprise, profits and social justice; business strategy and sustainability; and organizational leadership. To be eligible, students need to have an associate’s degree (business-related preferred), minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA, and 2.3 GPA in business-related coursework.
This is the College’s second BAS degree, which offers more educational options for Whatcom students at a lower price than a typical university bachelor’s degree. The first cohort of WCC’s first BAS degree in IT networking – cybersecurity graduated this spring.
For more information and to sign up for updates, visit whatcom.edu/busad.
About Whatcom: Whatcom Community College in Bellingham, WA is regularly recognized as one of the top 150 community colleges in the nation by the Aspen Institute. The College, a destination for cybersecurity, healthcare and business studies, offers a bachelor of applied science degree, transfer degrees, career preparation, online courses and community education classes. WCC’s accomplished faculty and staff serve 11,000 students annually. For more information, visit whatcom.edu.
Contact: Marisa Ellis, Whatcom Community College PIO, 360.383.3310, firstname.lastname@example.org