For students who have satisfied all prerequisites, the Bachelor of Applied Science degree can be completed in two years of full-time attendance. Students admitted to the B.A.S. program are expected to follow the IB course sequence, which is approximately 10 upper-division credits each quarter. Additionally, students may need to take some lower-division credits to complete their general education or elective requirements depending on previously completed coursework. However, most students in this situation should be able to complete their coursework within six quarters.
There are two options for course schedules while in the IB B.A.S. program:
Option 1: HYBRID - IB B.A.S. classes are offered in the evening and students accepted to the program will have class two nights a week from 5:00pm – 8:30pm. Hybrid classes are a blend of in-person instruction and online instruction, which allows students valuable face-to-face time with an instructor, but limits the on-campus meeting time for each class. The first year of the program generally meets on Monday and Wednesday evenings and the second year of the program generally meets on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
Option 2: FULLY ONLINE - IB B.A.S. classes are offered 100% online, with no requirement to attend on-campus class.
Yes, North Seattle College is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities to occur and confer associate and bachelor’s degrees. The International Business B.A.S. degree has been awarded full accreditation status.
The IB program is cohort-oriented and begins each fall quarter. This means that all B.A.S. students will be in the same peer group for the duration of the program. Since courses are not offered every quarter, it is imperative that students work with their program manager to ensure a plan is developed for finishing the program. Admission to the IB B.A.S. degree program is competitive. Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission, as the number of qualified applicants may exceed the number of available enrollment spaces. Preference is given to qualified applicants who apply by the first priority deadline. Please stay informed on the International Business webpage for application deadline dates.
Yes. Students who have not been formally admitted to the program may register with faculty permission for a maximum of 15 International Business credits. You will be considered a non-matriculated student and will remain under this status until you apply and are formally admitted to the program at the following fall quarter start date.
Yes. Eligible students will receive financial aid specifically tailored to the B.A.S. programs, accounting for program length and higher tuition rates. Students should complete the FAFSA and submit necessary data sheets to the financial aid office by the spring priority deadline for full financial aid consideration. Please visit the financial aid web page for all financial aid application information.
The practicum and internship are two separate experiential learning courses in the IB B.A.S. degree.
The B.A.S. practicum is an applied, hands-on learning experience where students will be immersed in another culture and/or another language. Students have several options to complete the practicum, including independent travel abroad, participation in the program’s Global Work Integrated Learning project with Malaysian and Australia universities, or Credit for Prior Learning for past experience living in a different culture (must receive faculty approval).
The B.A.S. internship is another hands-on learning experience that will include the B.A.S. student working at a company or organization and applying skills and knowledge learned in the IB B.A.S. program. Students have the option to do their internship abroad or stay within the United States and work with a business that is involved in aspects of international business. Students must complete 33 hours of work experience for each of the required 8 credits of the internship course, totaling 264 work hours. Students have the option of completing the 8 credit internship course in one quarter, or spreading it between two quarters.
No. Students will need an associate degree (or minimum 75 credits) with at least a 2.0 GPA plus all of the prerequisites to begin the program. The AAS-T in business, AAS-T in accounting, AAS-T in real estate, and the Associate in Business best prepare students to enter the program, but other associate degrees are also accepted. Students completing other associate degrees often have to take additional courses to meet prerequisite requirements.
There is no associate degree requirement to start the IB B.A.S. program, although it is recommended. We do require a minimum of 75 credits and a 2.0 GPA, along with completing our program prerequisites before the start of the program. Please contact our staff at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Those that already have a bachelor’s degree in another field can take as little as 60 credits of upper division coursework (the IBN courses) and earn their second bachelor’s degree in international business in just six quarters.
Yes. Students must have their international transcripts evaluated by an approved third party agency. The IB B.A.S. degree can accept and apply international credits towards completing the program once the third party international transcript evaluation is complete. Please see the Credentials Department webpage on international credits for the process to transfer in international credits.
B.A.S. degrees are focused providing on hands-on experiences and incorporating job relevant skills into the classroom, whereas B.A. or B.S. degrees may focus more on theory. The International Business B.A.S. (IB B.A.S.) degree focuses on group projects in almost every class. The IB B.A.S. degree also works with industry partners to bring real projects into the classroom and frequently incorporates guest speakers and panels.
Additionally, B.A.S. degrees can accept professional and technical credits and transfer credits completed in an AA, AB, A.A.S. or A.A.S.-T. degree. B.A. and B.S. degrees often do not accept technical credits transferred from A.A.S. or A.A.S.-T. degrees.
Yes. Our B.A.S. program is regionally accredited. International Business B.A.S. graduates have attended and graduated from master’s degree programs across the state. North Seattle College has purposely worked with universities to review the B.A.S. curriculum in order to give B.A.S. graduates master’s degree opportunities.