Applied Management - Entrepreneurship

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LWTech’s Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Applied Management – Entrepreneurship prepares graduates to be small business owners or independent contractors/consultants. Graduates will also prepare to work as managers in technical fields related to their associate’s degrees. They will also be ready to pursue graduate education at the Master’s level in related business management majors.

As part of LWTech's School of Business, BAS in Applied Management – Entrepreneurship degree is designed for students who have received their applied associate’s degree in a professional-technical discipline, and are seeking to advance or change their careers. The program provides the skills and training needed to become good managers, entrepreneurs, and/or small business owners. The degree also prepares students to successfully manage a business or venture out on their own as a contractor/consultant.

Courses With Hands-On Approach

Courses in BAS in Applied Management – Entrepreneurship use LWTech’s well known hands-on learning approach. This is also in combination with online learning. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic classes will be all online for 2020 Fall quarter. During their program studies, students will develop a business plan. This can be based on their unique interests and business ideas. They will complete a related capstone project in their final year, giving them hands-on real world experience. Students will complete the program with a plan for a self-directed career and future. Graduates of the program will have the tools and skill set to become successful small business owners and entrepreneurs.

All BAS in Applied Management – Entrepreneurship students will graduate with the:

  • Knowledge of the structures and functions of business management and wealth creation
  • Ability to apply business management principles from both an entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial perspective
  • Ability to determine the needs and structures of the local business community
  • Knowledge of business startup Economics, Operations Management and Entrepreneurship/Intrapreneurship
  • Completion of a comprehensive business plan

Class Schedule

Lake Washington Institute of Technology does not offer every course each quarter. It is the student's responsibility to consult the Class Schedule and work out an individual schedule with an advisor or counselor. Any developmental coursework a student might be required to complete may increase the program length.

All classes will be online during Winter 2021.

 View the 2021 Winter Quarter Schedule

All classes will be online during Fall 2020.

 View the 2020 Fall Quarter Schedule

Beyond Your BAS Degree

There are several Master’s degree-level paths that graduates of the Applied Management-Entrepreneurship program have upon completion. WGU offers Master’s degrees in the Business field. They accept all Washington BAS degree graduates via a statewide transfer (articulation) agreement. Northeastern University has a transfer agreement for all LWTech BAS degrees to be accepted into all their Master’s degrees offered through their College of Professional studies. Their degree programs include Business and Leadership options. Northeastern University has a Seattle campus, as well as online programs. UW Bothell’s Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) program accepts all LWTech’s applied bachelor’s degrees. UW’s business management degrees include optional emphasis on Leadership and Technology.

Admission Requirements

Applied Bachelor's Degree

Admission to the program is streamlined so future entrepreneurs can be admitted to the program with their professional-technical and academic coursework required for their applied associate’s degree.