Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Capstone: Applied Management

 Title Abbreviation:   CAPSTONE: APPLIED MGMT

 Department:    BASAM

 Course #:    495

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    520201

 EPC:    50B

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

The culmination of the BASAM program. Students will be asked to synthesize their learning through the creation of a professionally presented evidence driven strategic plan in a field of their professional interest. Students will reflect on their exploration of culture bound assumptions and will be asked to develop a plan to transfer their program learning to a workplace and career context.


Prerequisite: BASAM Director permission.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 55

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory N/A  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Formulate a systematic approach to evidence/data-based problem solving by investigating a self-defined workplace issue or opportunity.
  2. Construct an integrated strategic plan that addresses a self-defined workplace issue or opportunity.
  3. Set up sustained transfer of learning from academic to performance context by creating a personal application plan that synthesizes program learning and designs a path for workplace implementation.
  4. Evaluate their exploration of culture bound assumptions and bias in managerial decision making via self-reflection.
  5. Demonstrate professional presence by modeling workplace appropriate norms such as meeting deadlines and articulate communication.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

Course Contents

  1. Importance and relevance of planning in a business and distinguish between various types of plans (operational, strategic, functional) and the application of each.
  2. Relationships between different business functions and the impact that actions and choices in one might have on others.
  3. Analysis of external and internal factors affecting a company’s or industry’s operating environment.
  4. Situation analyses into actionable assessments.
  5. Related strategies and action plans.
  6. Measures to track performance.
  7. “What if” scenarios and develop contingency plans.
  8. A final plan that integrates acquired functional knowledge.