Organizational Management

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The Bachelor of Applied Science in Organizational Management (BAS-OM) is an additional two years of full-time study after an earned associate’s degree. The BAS-OM program is designed for working adults and offers classes on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from 5:30 – 9:30 pm.

Program Schedule

A new cohort starts each fall!

The BAS-OM program runs during fall, winter, and spring quarters. Classes are 5:30 – 9:30 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings.

Program Prerequisites

Admission into the BAS-OM program is merit based. Meeting the minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee admission, as the number of qualified applicants may exceed the number of enrollment spaces.

In order to be placed into the admissions pool, applicants must complete and submit the following:

  • All BAS-OM application materials
  • Transcripts showing evidence of an earned associate degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Prerequisites: Applicants must have a grade of 2.0 or higher in the following courses prior to program start

Degree Required Courses: Degree required courses are not a pre-requisite to the program, they are a requirement for earning your bachelor’s degree. Some degree required courses may be prerequisites to upper division courses. Students are encouraged to complete these courses in their associate’s degree if possible. Courses must be completed with a grade of at least 2.0.

  • Natural Science (5 credits)
  • Humanities (5 credits)
  • 5 credits of General Education Coursework

*Course substitutions must be approved by the Office of Instruction.

Career Information

The BASOM degree is applicable to a number of local employers throughout the for-profit, non-profit, and private industry sectors.  The organizational management focus has been developed after extensive communications with our community stakeholders and the program was built to suite local employer’s needs.

Grays Harbor and Pacific counties are poised for growth.  According to an Economic Modeling Systems International forecast, this region will see job growth of 28,401 new and replacement positions requiring a baccalaureate education of between 2010 and 2020.  The fastest growing industry sector in the South Sound and Coastal region is the professional and business services area at 26%. The second fastest growing occupation cluster in the region is management, business, and financial at 14%.  These openings create the regional need for this applied degree which students can mold to fit local niche employment markets. 

The BASOM degree is applicable to a number of local employers throughout the for-profit, non-profit, and private industry sectors.  The organizational management focus has been developed after extensive communications with our community stakeholders and the program was built to suite local employer’s needs.

Transfer Schools

The BAS-OM program has a number of pathway options for those students wishing to progress beyond the baccalaureate level.

Program Documents

Learning Outcomes

The BAS-OM Student Learning Outcomes are based on the needs of local employers and were identified through a survey process.  They represent the knowledge and abilities every student graduating with BAS-OM degree from GHC will have. Students will achieve these outcomes, as well as specific program outcomes, for their academic or technical area of study.  Students who finish a BAS degree in Organizational Management will be able to:

Communicate 

  • Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively and use the language, tools, concepts, and models of management applicable to the professional/technical discipline. 
  • Utilize current systems of communications: written, oral, and digital.

Think Critically

  • Demonstrate ability to apply critical thinking and knowledge in a field-specific context related to the job. Gathering, analyzing, and interpreting in order to make informed, reasoned, equitable decisions.
  • Prepare and complete cost control processes, including the ability to establish a budget, prepare cost reports, and forecast expenditures, as well as analyze quantitative data.

Lead

  • Utilize the leadership theories and skills needed to bring a group together for a common goal.
  • Develop the specific knowledge and skills to supervise, develop, and apply human resource systems for employment, compensation, and training.

Innovate

  • Employ new and developing information technologies.
  • Originate multiple approaches to problems with complex and competing priorities.  

Understand

  • Propose and design community and business solutions that address diverse perspectives.
  • Develop and articulate a statement of values or code of ethics.