BAS in Data Management & Analysis

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Starting in Fall 2021 the “BAS Data Analytics” degree has been renamed to “BAS Data Management & Analysis”.  This renamed degree will have two concentrations: Data Analytics and Business Intelligence.

Those who are data-literate are needed and valued across all industries, departments, and seniority levels, making a career in analytics a potentially lucrative one for people of all backgrounds.” 

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What is Data Management & Analysis?

The internet is not only a terrific resource for everyday use, but a catalyst for gathering tremendous amounts of data.  With the digital world today, companies have access to more data than ever before. All that information can indicate patterns of behavior, and businesses are excited to use those insights to point the way forward.

Data management is the practice of collecting, organizing, protecting, and storing an organization’s data so it can be analyzed for business decisions.

The terms business intelligence and data analytics are frequently used interchangeably to refer to business processes that are meant to extract information from operational data, but there are differences.  The business intelligence orientation is rearview driven; it is used to explain why something happened in the past.  The data analytics orientation is future driven; it is used to explain why something is happening in the present and what that will mean if trends continue.   Organizations gather tremendous amounts of data.  All that information can indicate patterns of behavior, and businesses are excited to use those insights to point the way forward.

The Data Management & Analysis BAS has two concentrations with some overlapping course content. Read more about each concentration on the applicable tabs:

Application Deadlines


ConcentrationStarting QuarterApplication OpensPriority DeadlineFinal Deadline
Business IntelligenceFall 2021Currently Accepting ApplicationsMay 1, 2021September 6, 2021
Data AnalyticsFall 2021Currently full for Fall 2021 - email dabas@bellevuecollege.edu for waitlist information.

Contact dabas@bellevuecollege.edu with questions related to applications.

How to Apply


Step 1: Apply to BC for General Admission & Complete the Evaluation of Transfer Credit Form

First time BC students must apply to BC first. As a part of this process, students will need to submit Official Transcripts from any regionally accredited colleges attended, other than BC. Current and previous BC students may skip Step 1 and start at Step 2. 

Complete Step 1 at least two weeks prior to the application deadline.  Processing time for general BC admission is typically 1-3 business days.


Step 2: Complete and submit the BAS application

Admission to this program is competitive. Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission, as the number of qualified applicants may exceed the number of available enrollment spaces. If you have transfer credits, your application will be reviewed with unofficial transcripts, but your acceptance will not be determined until official transcripts have been received and evaluated through the above process in Step 1.

Please have the following items ready for submission with your application:

  • Unofficial transcripts from all regionally accredited colleges attended demonstrating completion of the prerequisite courses, if not already on file with Bellevue College.
  • Application payment will be accepted at the time of completion. Please have your form of payment ready prior to beginning the application. The application fee for BAS programs is $75.
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About Us


The BAS degree in Data Management & Analysis is a part of Bellevue College’s Institute for Business and Information Technology department. Our goal is to provide students with meaningful preparation to meet the challenges of a global environment in the area of Data Analytics and Business Intelligence.  For general information about the degree, use the form at the top of this page.  For specific questions or to set up an appointment you can contact the Program Manager for this degree: Shanon Reedy.

BAS Data Management & Analysis Faculty & Staff

Shanon Ehmke Reedy – Principal Program Manager

Shanon Reedy

Email: shanon.reedy@bellevuecollege.edu
Phone: (425) 564-3167
Office Location: A254

Shanon Ehmke Reedy has over 20 years of experience in higher education including administrative positions at Black Hawk Community College, National Louis University, Roosevelt University, the University of Washington and Bellevue College.  She is currently the principle program manager at Bellevue College for the Bachelor of Applied Science degrees and has oversight for all the business and IT BAS degrees.  Shanon has also been adjunct faculty for 13 years.  She taught social science seminars at Roosevelt University in Chicago and currently teaches a marketing research class at Bellevue College.  She holds a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in psychology from the University of Kansas and a Master’s of Science degree from Illinois State University in Industrial Organizational Psychology.


Shayna Begun – Program Manager

Shayna Begun

Email: shayna.begun@bellevuecollege.edu
Phone: (425) 564-3330
Office Location: A254

Shayna Begun has been working at Bellevue College since 2016. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Information Systems from the University of Pittsburgh. She has worked at Microsoft and the University of Washington in various roles, but always with a focus on the satisfaction of the customer or student, as that is where her true passion lies. In her free time, Shayna enjoys yoga, paddleboarding, and spending time with her two kids and husband. She is also an active volunteer in her children’s schools and PTA organizations.


Charlene Cheng – Program Co-Chair

Charlene Cheng

Email: charlene.cheng@bellevuecollege.edu
Phone: (425) 564-2450
Office Location: A254

Charlene Cheng is a full time faculty of Data Management & Analysis at Bellevue College. She graduated from UC Berkeley, double major in Computer Science and Data Science. Prior to teaching, she worked at Microsoft for more than 3 years. By utilizing a large set of data sources and applying analytical methods, she contributed to the continuous improvement of Microsoft and delivered a bunch of actionable recommendations on business approaches. She is also expert in the field of large scale machine learning and natural language processing.


Dena Laney – Program Co-Chair

Dena Laney

Email: dena.laney@bellevuecollege.edu
Phone: (425) 564-4206
Office Location: A254


Kyle Barber

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Email: kyle.barber@bellevuecollege.edu
Phone: (425) 564-2136
Office Location: A254E

Kyle Barber is tenured faculty and the program chair of both the Marketing and Digital Media Arts departments.  Before teaching he worked in New York City at some of the top advertising firms such as McCann, Wunderman, Razorfish, Draft, and Starcom Mediavest  He focused much of his career helping Fortune 500 corporations think about data capture, measurement, and demonstrating performance.  These clients included Coca-Cola, MasterCard, L’Oreal, Microsoft, Verizon, T-Mobile, Nestle, General Mills, and the many brands of Procter & Gamble.  Kyle directs the school’s national champion DECA team, and is always looking for new ways for students to take what they learn in their classes and starting applying it to real world scenarios so they have a leg up on the competition. 


Carl Freeberg

Carl Freeberg

Email: carl.freeberg@bellevuecollege.edu
Phone: (425) 564-2911
Office Location: A254

Carl Freeberg is an Assistant Professor of Business Intelligence at Bellevue College. Prior to teaching, he was a senior consultant with over 20 years of diverse financial, IT, business planning and sales experience.  Mr. Freeberg is a seasoned professional who has held consulting and management positions with leading companies. In 10+ years at Oracle and Hyperion Solutions, he has matched business requirements to product capabilities for hundreds of organizations in diverse industries. At Nestlé USA, he developed and managed a cross-functional Executive Information System. At Arthur Andersen, he implemented large systems for organizations as diverse as the Rapid Transit District of Los Angeles, the Internal Revenue Service and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.  

Mr. Freeberg holds an MBA in Finance from San Diego State University and lives in Bellevue, Washington. 


Frank Hatstat

Frank Hatstat

Email: frank.hatstat@bellevuecollege.edu
Phone: (425) 564-2485
Office Location: A255

I hold an Associate degree in Science and Engineering from Henry Ford College, a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Michigan, an MBA from City University, and a Juris Doctor from Seattle University School of Law. I have been very privileged both in educational opportunity and professional activities in the public sector, private sector, and academia, including being an air traffic control specialist and instructor, entrepreneur, manager, corporate trainer, state director within a national business program, consultant with a national consulting firm, associate dean, academic program chair, along with legal and appellate work. Although business and law are my passions, my favorite is doing this, helping people learn and grow through education. In my free time I like to fly, being a licensed pilot, enjoy photography, and other outdoor activities like biking and fishing.


Brie Holt

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Email: brie.holt@bellevuecollege.edu
Phone:
Office Location: A254

Brie has taught at Bellevue College since 2017 specializing in courses on Marketing, Analytics, and Business Analysis.  She has over 22 years of experience in the Marketing & Analytics fields and has worked for corporations, marketing agencies, non-profits, and as an independent consultant.  The work she has done in these fields has covered many roles and functions, including campaign planning, programming, advanced analysis, data visualization, and strategy.  In addition to teaching, Brie is also the Analytics Manager at The Nature Conservancy. She is passionate about helping prepare students for real-world careers and focus on the skill sets that will help them succeed.


Stephanie Hurst

Stephanie Hurst

Email: stephanie.hurst@bellevuecollege.edu
Phone: (425) 564-3062
Office Location: R230V

Stephanie is a tenured Full Professor at Bellevue College.  She holds a B.A. and M.A. in Speech Communication from California State University Long Beach.  Stephanie began teaching at Bellevue College in 2003 having previously taught at Palm Beach Community College and CSULB.  Courses she has taught include:  Intercultural Communication, Advanced Communication in Business and Technology, Communication in a Diverse Workplace, Small Group Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Public Speaking, and Introduction to Communication.  Stephanie’s teaching philosophy incorporates the practical application of scholarly theory in an effort to improve students’ lives.  In addition to teaching, she enjoys spending time with her family, her dog, her cat, her chickens, practicing yoga, cooking, hiking, or taking in a Sounder’s game. 


Liliana Lawrence

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Email: liliana.lawrence@bellevuecollege.edu
Phone: (425) 564-2648
Office Location: D110


Winnie Li

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Email: winnie.li@bellevuecollege.edu
Phone: (425) 564-2825
Office Location: A255G

Winnie Li has been a full time faculty at Bellevue College since 2007, teaching in the Computer Science Transfer and Business Administration Programs. She is full time faculty in the BAS Data Management & Analysis program. She has a MS in Statistics from California State University East Bay and a BS in Computer Science and Engineering from University of California Davis. Before joining BC, she worked in multiple roles in Clearwire and Microsoft.


Art Lovestedt

Art Lovestedt

Email: art.lovestedt@bellevuecollege.edu
Phone:
Office Location: A254

Art Lovestedt has been an instructor at Bellevue College since 2007. He enjoys learning from his students each quarter while passing along his own experiences from over two decades working as a Chief Information Officer (CIO). Five previous companies have gone public or been purchased by a public company during or just after his tenure. Areas of expertise include strategic planning, process automation and efficiency, information system design and management, team building, marketing integration and business development. Since 2010 Art has been a strategic consultant, and currently serves as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) to several organizations.

Art holds a M.S. in Computer Systems with an emphasis in Technology Management, and a B.A. in Business Administration with emphases in Organizational Behavior and Marketing from the University of Washington.


Pete Ophoven

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Email: peter.ophoven@bellevuecollege.edu
Phone:
Office Location: A254

It is with great pleasure to be teaching at Bellevue College. I have been working in IT for over 25 years. I have done plenty, from service and support for a computer store, building machines, installing networks, running cable, to running my own company “The Computer Sleuth”. My work experience isn’t just with computer’s but you have to come to my class to learn the secret life of an IT Professional. I just celebrated my 10 year anniversary as the IT Directly for Abbott Construction. Abbott Construction is a 150 Million Dollar a year commercial general contractor with offices in Los Angeles, Portland Oregon, Tacoma WA and headquarters in Seattle.

My core value is that IT / Technology in general is not about the electrons and the voltmeter but rather the people. I truly love the opportunity to provide solutions, solve problems, and provide the opportunity to show people how to do it better and faster with technology.


William Payne

William Payne

Email: wpayne@bellevuecollege.edu
Phone: (425) 564-2079
Office Location: R230

I am chair of the Bellevue College Philosophy Department where I’ve been teaching for 18 years. I hold a BA and an MA in Philosophy from Arizona State University and a PhD in philosophy from UC Davis. Obviously a cat lover. When not reading, writing or teaching philosophy, I’m most likely out on a long bike ride, working in the garden or cooking.


Randal Root

Randal Root

Email: rroot@bellevuecollege.edu
Phone:
Office Location: Offsite by video

Randal is a senior consultant specializing in Microsoft SQL Server, .Net web applications, and technical education. He has worked in the industry since the 1980s, with experience in both network and database administration. Randal, currently consults on creating database, business intelligence (BI), reporting, and personalized training solutions for small to mid-size companies. Randal has been teaching BI and .Net programing for Bellevue College, the University of Washington, other colleges and private schools for almost twenty years now. During that time he has authored the books “A Tester’s Guide to .NET Programming” (Apress) and “Pro SQL Server 2012 BI Solutions” (Apress), and earned several Microsoft professional certifications including MCSE, MCP+I, MCTS, MCDBA, and MCAD.


Ted Spence

Ted Spence

Email: ted.spence@bellevuecollege.edu
Phone:
Office Location: A254

Ted Spence joined Bellevue College in 2019 and teaches data analytics and computer science related classes. His career has spanned many decades and different industries, from small startups like EEDAR to large enterprises like Vivendi Universal and Facebook. His areas of expertise include marketing analytics, API design, database design and management, and programming in a variety of languages.  He holds a BA in Philosophy from California State University, Fullerton, and lives in West Seattle with his wife and daughter.  You can occasionally see him biking around Alki whenever the weather permits.


Pratima Suneel

Pratima Suneel

Email: pratima.suneel@bellevuecollege.edu
Phone:
Office Location: A254

Proven ability to quickly learn new business areas, software applications, and the data they contain. Excellent analytical, organizational, communication and documentation skills. I maintain a strong work ethic while striving for excellence in all new challenges and projects I work on. My solutions to complex challenges shows my attention to details and reflects in my ability to complete business solutions that are required to maintain the level of expertise for which I strive. I am a strong team player as well as an individual contributor.

Specialize in the area of Business Intelligence (BI).


Sylvia Unwin

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Email: sunwin@bellevuecollege.edu
Phone:
Office Location: A254

Sylvia Unwin has been teaching at Bellevue College since 1998. She currently teaches programming and business intelligence classes. Sylvia’s teaching career began at Tacoma Community College where she taught VB programming, database theory, and software applications. Sylvia’s industry experience includes working in the aerospace industry as a senior software engineer and as senior programmer/analyst for a financial fiduciary company.

Sylvia earned her Bachelor’s degree from Pomona College and a Masters of Science in Computer Science from West Coast University in California.


Dan Yamasaki

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Email: dyamasak@bellevuecollege.edu
Phone: (425) 564-2806
Office Location: D110

Frequently Asked Questions


What quarters do you offer admission to the BAS Data Management & Analysis?

We admit a new cohort of students for the degree each academic year in the fall quarter.

Can I enroll if I don’t have an associate’s degree?

Generally, students applying to the BAS Data Management & Analysis program have completed an associate’s degree in Applied Accounting, Business Management or Marketing, Information Systems, Business Administration Transfer or Computer Science Transfer.  If you do not have an associate’s degree, contact the Program Manager for more information.

Besides a completed associate’s degree are there any other pre-requisites?

Yes, you can find the specific course prerequisites in the “Program Prerequisites” section of the catalog page for each concentration: Data Analytics | Business Intelligence.

Can I take BAS courses without being admitted to the program?

Yes, students who have not been admitted to the program can register for up to 10 credits of the 300-400 level coursework on a space-available basis, if they have appropriate prerequisites. However, taking BAS courses prior to being admitted will not ensure acceptance into the program, nor will it reduce the number of quarters required to complete the program once admitted. To find out if you qualify to take a course and receive an entry code contact the Program Manager.

Can I apply now even though I will not finish my AAS or AAS-T until the end of spring or summer quarter?

Yes, you can apply prior to completing your AAS or AAS-T and any admission decision would be contingent upon your completion with acceptable GPA as described in the admission requirements.

I received my AAS or AAS-T over ten years ago. Am I still eligible to enter this program?

Technology and math coursework will only be applied toward admission requirements if it was taken in the last 5 years. Other coursework (i.e. English, humanities, science) can be applied no matter the date completed.

Can I receive financial aid or scholarships for this program?

Yes, you may qualify. Please be aware that there are deadlines that need to be met in order to qualify. Please contact the Financial Aid office for more details: https://www.bellevuecollege.edu/fa/.

What is the tuition for this program?

Tuition for this state-support program follows the general Bellevue College tuition rates for upper division courses.  There are some lower division courses that are part of the BAS program. These courses will be charged at the lower division rate. Refer to the Tuition & Fees page: https://www.bellevuecollege.edu/tuition/.

Can I complete this program online?

It is not possible to complete this degree 100% online. Our courses are offered as a mix of online, hybrid, and on-ground courses at the Bellevue College main campus.

Can I reapply next year if I am not accepted into the program?

Yes. You will receive a letter advising you of additional courses you need to take or other ways to strengthen your application for the next time you apply.

Is there a required sequence of courses I should take?

Yes. You will be able to build on your body of knowledge if certain courses are taken before others. Your sequence of courses will vary depending on whether you attend full-time or part-time, and on your previous education. Your program advisor will help you develop a customized education plan to gain the most benefit from each course. For a standard course schedule, please see the tab for the specific concentration you are interested in.

How long will it take me to finish?

After admission, the BAS degree totals 90-95 credits and can be completed in 6 quarters of full-time attendance, typically three courses each quarter. Individual pacing is possible, but students should plan on taking at least one course each quarter so that the material remains current and relevant. Because of the sequencing of our degree courses, it is not possible to complete the degree in faster than 6 quarters.

What is the Academic Standing policy?

For the specifics on Academic Standing policy, please read the full policy here: https://www.bellevuecollege.edu/ibit/bas-academic-standing.

Is the program accredited?

The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), a regional institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education, has granted Bellevue College accreditation at the baccalaureate level.

I am a state employee. Can I use a state employee waiver to pay for this program?

Yes. This is a state-supported program, thus it is eligible for state employee waivers.

Where can I find out more about the program?

Our website contains the best information.  You may also contact the Program Manager to discuss the program in more detail.

Contact Us


We are happy to answer any questions you might have about the program! Please feel free to contact us for more information.

Contact: dabas@bellevuecollege.edu for questions about the Data Management & Analysis BAS program.

Shanon Reedy


Shanon Reedy
Principal Program Manager
shanon.reedy@bellevuecollege.edu

Shayna Begun


Shayna Begun
Program Manager
shayna.begun@bellevuecollege.edu

Charlene Cheng


Charlene Cheng
Data Management & Analysis Program Co-Chair
charlene.cheng@bellevuecollege.edu

Dena Laney


Dena Laney
Data Management & Analysis Program Co-Chair
dena.laney@bellevuecollege.edu

Data Analytics

Data Analytics provides graduates with the skills and knowledge needed for employment in the rapidly emerging field of data analytics, which comprises analyzing and interpreting the large datasets now available in a wide range of organizations and industries.  This concentration will use math, statistics, descriptive techniques, and predictive models to better understand the data used to guide business action and decision making. Modern data analytics brings together tools and techniques from business, communication, graphic arts, information technology and statistics to collect, mine, interpret and represent large datasets to illustrate concepts and inform decisions.

Graduates of this program will be prepared to work as data analysts, data technicians, and in some circumstances data mangers in a wide range of organizations and industries.

Program Requirements 2021-2022

Current Catalog Information: Data Management and Analysis BAS, Data Analytics Concentration

Download the 2021-22 Data Analytics Concentration Worksheet to view degree requirements including the program prerequisites, BAS degree core requirements, Electives, and Concentration specific requirements. Note that all technology and/or math credits must not be more than 5 years old.

BC or transferable college level credits refer to credits not used for the general education or program prerequisites (commonly fulfilled from courses taken in an associate’s degree).

For a list of specific courses that satisfy the following General Education requirements refer to the AAS-DTA transfer list:

Older Degree Requirements Year Worksheets: 2020-2021, 2019-20202018-2019

Example Course Schedules

*Schedule is subject to change – this is just an example. Admitted students will work with your program manager to get a customized education plan.

Business Intelligence

This concentration prepares graduates for roles in data management and data analysis. This includes relational database design and implementation, data interchange technologies, design and implementation of data warehousing, and skills in predictive analytics, reporting and performance management.

Graduates who choose this concentration will be prepared for jobs as database developers, database administrator, data warehousing specialist, business intelligence developers, data analysts/report writers, and electronic data interchange (EDI) specialists in a wide range of organizations and industries.

Program Requirements 2021-2022

Current Catalog Information: Data Management and Analysis BAS, Business Intelligence Concentration

Download the 2021-22 Business Intelligence Concentration Worksheet to view degree requirements including the program prerequisites, BAS degree core requirements, Electives, and Concentration specific requirements. Note that all technology and/or math credits must not be more than 5 years old.

BC or transferable college level credits refer to credits not used for the general education or program prerequisites (commonly fulfilled from courses taken in an associate’s degree).

For a list of specific courses that satisfy the following General Education requirements refer to the AAS-DTA transfer list:

Older Degree Requirements Year Worksheets: 2020-2021, 2019-2020

Example Course Schedules

*Schedule is subject to change – this is just an example. Admitted students will work with your program manager to get a customized education plan.

Full-Time Course Schedule
Year 3FallWinterSpring
BUSIT 103 SQL FundamentalsISIT 300 Problem Solving StrategiesDA 310 Intro to Analytics
MATH 130 Intro to StatisticsISIT 333 Applied Programming ConceptsMKTG 262 Measurement and Analytics
BUS& 101 Intro to BusinessISIT 330 Business Intelligence AppsISIT 331 Applied Database Concepts
Year 4FallWinterSpring
CMST 340 Advanced Communication in Bus & TechISIT 332 Data WarehousingDA 485 Capstone
MKTG 462 Data Visualization & Adv AnalyticsBI Elective*BI Elective*
DA 320 Data Acquisition & MgmtPHIL 375 Ethical Issues in IT5cr Humanities / Social Sci / Natural Sci
BI Elective Choices include:
ISIT 312 Project Management for IT
ISIT 336 Dimensional Modeling
ISIT 337 Predictive Analytics
ISIT 338 Data Analysis Techniques

Last Updated July 29, 2021