Bachelor of Applied Science

Business Management

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Become a Leader In Your Community!

Are you a leader? Do you thrive in a fast-paced decision-making roll? Are you happiest when seeing daily operations run smoothly? Are problem-solving skills what you are known for? 

If this sounds like you, Western’s Business Management degree will give you the skill set you need for your dream job. The best part is, you can complete the entire degree online from the comfort of your own home - at a community college price.

Every successful business and industry needs an effective manager and leader who has the functional knowledge of their industry combined with the proven ability to lead and manage teams. 

Bring your experience to Western and enrich your business, interpersonal and leaderships skills through the following areas of study:

  • Personal Leadership 
  • Human Resource Management 
  • Operations Management 
  • Financial Management 
  • Organizational Change and Psychology 
  • Data Analysis 
  • Training and Development 

The coursework will help you expand your ability to listen, think critically, resolve conflict, lead, manage your and others’ time, as well as projects. 

Let us help you transition from a learner to a leader and channel your passion into purpose. 

 Areas of Emphasis 

  • Organizational Management 
  • Industrial Management 

Academic Requirements:

First Year Experience: 

HMDV 1005 

1 Credit 

English: 

ENGL 1010, ENGL 1020, ENGL 2005 

6 Credits 

US & Wyoming Constitutions: 

POLS 1000, HIST 1211, HIST 1221 or HIST 1251 

3 Credits 

Science or Mathematics: 

See list in catalog MATH 1000, MATH 1400, STAT 2010, STAT 2050 recommended 

7-8 Credits 

Computer Course: 

See list in catalog CMAP 1200 or IMGT 2400 recommended to fulfill lower division required courses. 

3 Credits 

Social Science: 

See list in catalog ECON 1010 recommended to fulfill lower-division required courses 

3 credits 

Humanities or Applied Arts: 

See list in catalog COMM 1030 or COMM 2010 recommended to fulfill lower-division required courses 

3 credits 

Gen Ed Electives: 

With the approval by faculty advisor, student may choose a combination of courses with a general education designator to complete the requirements in this section 

3-4 credits 

Total 

30 Credits 

A student would be required to take the following courses if they have not done so previously.  These courses could count toward the 120-credit total. 

Organizational Management

CMAP 1200 or IMGT 2400 

3 Credits 

ENGL 2005 or ENGL 1020 

3 Credits 

CMAP 1530 or CMAP 1750 

1-3 Credits 

COMM 2010 or COMM 1030 

3 Credits 

ECON 1010 

3 Credits 

STAT 2050 or STAT 2010

4 Credits

Electives

29-31 Credits 

Total 

46-50 credits

 

Industrial Management

CMAP 1200 or IMGT 2400 

3 Credits 

ENGL 2005 or ENGL 1020 

3 Credits 

CMAP 1530 or CMAP 1750 

1-3 Credits 

COMM 2010 or COMM 1030 

3 Credits 

ECON 1010 

3 Credits 

STAT 2050 or STAT 2010

4 Credits

Industrial Technology Electives:

AUTO, CMPT, DESL, ELAP, ELTR, INDM,

MCH, MINE, PLOP, TECH & WELD

15 Credits

Electives

14-16 Credits 

Total 

46-50 credits

A student would be required to take the following courses: 

HMDV  **** 

Introduction to the BAS Degree and Online Learning 

0 credits

BADM 3010 

Business and Professional Writing 

3 credits

MGT 3210 

Management and Organization 

3 credits

DSCI 3210 

Intro to Operations and Supply Chain Management 

3 credits

MGT 3110 

Business Ethics 

3 credits

MGT 4010 

Supervisory And Employee Communications. 

3 credits

MGT 3410 

Human Resources Management.   

3 credits

MGT 4430 

Organizational Design and Change  

3 credits

ACCT 3080 

Accounting for Decision Makers 

3 credits

MGT 4340 

Law for Managers 

3 credits

PSYC 3200 

Industrial Organizational Psychology 

3 credits

BADM 3020 

  Data Analysis for Managers 

3 credits

MGT 4390 

Management and Leadership Capstone  

3 credits

TOTAL 

 

36 credits
     


A student would be required to take two courses from this list
 

DSCI 4260 

Project Management 

3 credits

MGT 3010 

Personal Leadership 

3 credits

MKT 3210 

Principles of Marketing 

3 credits

IMGT 3020 

Information Management and Security 

3 credits

MGT 4260 

Training and Development 

3 credits

TOTAL 

6 credits

 

Business Salary and Job Outlook

Occupation

Median Hourly Wage

Mean Hourly Wage

Annual Mean Wage

Administrative Services Managers

$43.29

$47.56

$98,983

Sales Management

$56.71 

$64.95

$135,090

Computer and Information Systems Managers

$65.29

$70.07

$145,740

Industrial Production Managers

$46.70

$51.47

$107,060

Purchasing Managers

$53.65

$56.60

$117,720

Human Resources Manager

$51.40

$57.79

$120,210

*May 2016 National occupational Employment and Wage Estimates - United States. For detailed wage estimates by specific business job function please check out the Wyoming Business Salary and Job Outlook

Occupation

Median Hourly Wage

Mean Hourly Wage

Annual Mean Wage

Sales Managers

$43.10

$58.84

$122,390

Administrative Services Managers

$42.41

$44.84

$93,280

Computer and Information Systems Managers

$47.07

$51.01

$106,110

Industrial Production Managers

$61.53

$62.56

$130,130

Purchasing Managers

$50.20

$50.23

$104,480

Human Resources Manager

$44.97

$48.49

$100,860

*May 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates – Wyoming. For detailed wage estimates by specific business job function please check out the United State Business Salary and Job Outlook

Frequently Asked Questions

Western’s Bachelors of Business Management is a low-cost way to add comprehensive business knowledge to your passions and current coursework.    The program was built entirely online and designed to work around your schedule. 

 

Students who have already completed an associates degree can benefit from pursuing this degree.  Students with little to no college experience are also invited to join us. 

Tuition for Western’s bachelor's program is the same as for its associate programs.  Huge savings when compared to state university tuition costs.  Please click here to access current tuition prices. 

Meet Your Professors


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Beth Gard
Instructor of Business
Office: 1428
Phone: 307-382-1658

M.B.A. Western Governors University. B.S. Utah State University. Beth teaches management, marketing and business administration at Western Wyoming Community College. She is a native of Wyoming and prior to becoming a full time faculty member, Beth was an Assessment and Research Analyst for Western. She has 10 plus years of experience working in the finance industry as a branch manager, portfolio manager, credit underwriter, corporate trainer, and marketing program developer. She has three children and runs a small business with her husband.


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Steven L. Iriki
Assistant Professor of Business
Office: 1452
Phone: 307-382-1745

J.D. Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley. M.B.A. University of Texas, Permian Basin. B.A. Political Science, University of California, Berkeley. A.S. Accounting/Business Transfer, Western Wyoming Community College. Steve teaches business law, business ethics, economics, international business, and practical accounting at Western Wyoming Community College. Prior to coming to Western, Steve was a partner with the law firm of Moscone, Emblidge & Otis in San Francisco, California. He specialized in business litigation, construction claims, construction defects, and ESOP cases. Steve’s past clients include the Sony Corporation of America, Jacobs Engineering, Performance Contracting Group, and The Menke Group. Steve has been a member of the State Bar of California since 1989. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, all district courts in California, and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.


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Jim Forbes
Professor of Business
Office: 1426
Phone: 307-382-1744

M.S. San Diego State University. B.S. California State University, Fresno. Jim teaches accounting and finance at Western Wyoming Community College. Prior to relocating here, Jim taught entrepreneurship and accounting at the University of Idaho. He has 30- plus years of finance experience which includes corporate banking at Bank of America, registered investment portfolio manager and has led the funding efforts for two start-up companies. Jim is active in a variety of outdoor activities.


Dr. Shane Westfall
Shane Westfall, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Dr. Shane Westfall is originally from Lubbock, Texas, home of the Texas Tech Red Raiders. He graduated from Texas Tech with a BA in Psychology and minor in Theater Arts. He then moved to the desert and completed both an MA and PhD in Experimental Psychology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Dr. Westfall remains an active researcher, with several peer reviewed publications focusing primarily on the effects of attractiveness stereotypes on human interaction and evolutionary factors that influence human mating. He is excited to bring his passion for research to Western Wyoming Community College, where he has become active in mentoring the next generation of psychological researchers. Outside of the office, Dr. Westfall loves traveling as much as possible and listening to live music. Otherwise, he can usually be found at home in front of a computer with his pet turtles keeping him company.​

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