BAS in Applied Accounting

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About Us

The BAS in Applied Accounting brings together tools and techniques from business, communication, information technology, management, sustainability, and project management to assist in interpreting business and accounting information. This program is designed for individuals who wish to compete for jobs that require in-depth knowledge of accounting, and supervisory or management skills. This baccalaureate degree is an ideal path for Bellevue College graduates of the two-year technical degrees in accounting, transfer students from other state community and technical colleges with accounting-related associate degrees, and people currently in the field in need of advanced skills.

Prerequisites

All students must complete the following requirements in order to be eligible for the BAS in Applied Accounting:

  • Associate’s degree in Accounting (or 90 equivalent credits).
  • A minimum grade of 2.0 in all required courses (cumulative GPA 2.0) AND a GPA of 2.5 in each individual required ACCT class:
  • ACCT 101, 102, 234, 250, & 285.  Students may substitute ACCT&201, 202 and 203 for ACCT 101, 102 and 234.
  • Accounting classes will not be accepted in transfer that are more than 5 years old.
  • Demonstrate completion of the following general education courses or their equivalent:
    • ENGL& 101
    • ENGL 201, ENG 235 or ENG 271
    • 5 credits of College level math
    • 10-credits of Social Science, Humanities or Natural Science from AAS-DTA transfer list

Degree Requirements

Coursework in the program focuses on applying accounting standards to a broad range of business environments to including public, private, non-profit and government. The program also includes courses focused on project management and professional communication skills.

2020-2021 Degree Requirements

2020-2021 Worksheet

  • Current students please see the program manager for questions about your specific degree requirements.

Application Deadlines

Starting QuarterApplication OpensPriority DeadlineFinal Deadline
Fall 2020Jan 21, 2020May 1, 2020Sept 6, 2020

Application Steps

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

First time BC students and previous BC students who are returning to the college after four or more quarters must apply to BC first. As a part of this process, students will need to submit Official Transcripts from all regionally accredited colleges attended, other than BC. Current 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  Applied Accounting 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.
  • Application payment will be accepted at the time of completion. Please have your form of payment prior to beginning the application. The application fee for iBIT BAS programs is $75.
  • We admit new students only every Fall quarter.

For any questions related to the BAS application process please contact Bonita Corliss.

BAS Accounting Faculty

Tim Linnemann

Timothy Linnemann
Adjunct Instructor
Email: tim.linnemann@bellevuecollege.edu
Phone: (206) 919-6934
Office Location: R230

Biography:

Tim Linnemann has been teaching philosophy at Bellevue College since Winter 2011 and has served as the faculty advisor for BC’s student Philosophy Club since Fall 2012. He is passionate about making the world of philosophy accessible to anyone unfamiliar with it and also with bridging the conceptual and cultural barriers that separate different philosophical paradigms, with the hope of enabling them to have critical, respectful, and productive conversations with each other. Examples include secular/religious, eastern/western, and analytic/continental systems of philosophy. In his free time he currently is enjoying growing into parenthood and is an avid board game enthusiast.

DEGREES: B.A. in Philosophy, University of Puget Sound; M.A. in Philosophy, Western Michigan University.

AREAS OF INTEREST: Ethical Theory/Moral Psychology, Philosophy of Mind/Cognitive Science, Eastern Philosophy.


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Annette Moultrie-Ohens
Adjunct Instructor
Email: annette.ohens@bellevuecollege.edu
Phone:
Office Location: Online

Biography:

Annette joined Bellevue College as an adjunct instructor teaching ACCT 360 online in fall 2017. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Education at South Carolina State University, Masters in Business Administration (Finance) at Webster University, and recently completed her Ph.D in Management/Accounting at Walden University. She has over five years experience teaching a variety of accounting, business, finance, and management courses to both undergraduate and graduate students. She is currently an accountant with the University of California, Berkeley.

Annette is CEO and Founder of Change Agent Management Services (CAMS). CAMS provide consulting services to individuals, public, and private organizations interested in providing strategic diversity-based culture, training, coaching, and mentoring in addressing all facets of diversity to meet the needs of the organization. Her first self-published book, “What are You Afraid of?” will be launched in fall 2018. It will be an inspirational book for empowering men and women to pursue their dreams and aspirations in spite of failures, discouragements, and their background. Annette is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.


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Anne-Mary Nash-Haruna
Full-time Instructor
Email: anne-mary.nash-harun@bellevuecollege.edu
Phone: (425) 564-2052 |
Office Location: A254


Biography:

Anne Mary joined Bellevue College as a tenure track instructor in 2011. Teaching a variety of classes in the two year degree and the BAS which was started in fall of 2015.  Anne Mary received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and Finance from her home country Nigeria in 1997, Masters in Professional Accounting with concentration in Controllership at Strayer University Columbia SC in 2007, and  completed her Ph.D in Management with concentration in Finance and Accounting at Walden University in June of 2019. Anne Mary has over ten years experience teaching a variety of accounting, business, finance, and management courses to both undergraduate and graduate students. Anne Mary is the program chair of the Accounting Program.

Apart from teaching, Anne Mary has worked in the field of Accounting for more than 19 years in different positions ranging from staff accountant, management, state auditor for the state of SC, corporate and public accounting, internal auditor, managed a credit union, finance, and a tax specialist to mention a few. During tax season, she volunteers to help prepare taxes with United Way.

Anne Mary is originally from Nigeria, and relocated to the United States with her family in 1999. She has three children: the oldest is 19 and goes to school in New York, and she also has a set of twins that are 16 and in high school. In her free time she loves to travel with her family and also to watch movies.


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Donald Rowe
Full-time Instructor
Email: donald.rowe@bellevuecollege.edu
Phone: (425) 564-3338
Office Location: A254

Biography:

I joined Bellevue College Fall quarter 2016. Primarily, I teach courses for students pursuing the BAS in Applied Accounting. I am a graduate of the University of Washington (Foster School of Business), having earned a Masters in Professional Accounting (Taxation). I hold the Quality Matters “Independent Applying the QM Rubric” and “Peer Reviewer Course (PRC) 2008-2013” Certificates. I am a Certified Public Accountant.

My classes are rigorous, and emphasize the development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills in applied accounting. You should expect a lecture for each chapter we cover in class. Students benefit from a variety of learning experiences designed for their engagement. For example, individual and group research projects and/or case studies. Students will complete their research and present their findings to their classmates. Since my areas of industry expertise include (but are not limited to) professional services, construction, hi-tech, and life science, I infuse real world applications into our classroom discussions.

I am happy to hear from my former students when they report they are awarded jobs in the industry, or get admitted to a University to pursue advanced education.

Contact Us

We are happy to answer questions about the BAS Applied Accounting program. Please feel free to contact the Program Manager for more information.

Bonita Corliss

Bonita Corliss

Phone: 425.564.3180

Email: bonita.corliss@bellevuecollege.edu

Selection of Student Capstone Projects, 2020



Melinda D. Leierzapf

The Dying Check: Exploring the role of check fraud in the check’s decline from 2015 to 2018

Melinda Leierzapf

This exhaustive quantitative research paper explored whether consumer experiences with check fraud influenced declined check use. Check usage in the U.S. peaked in 1995, steadily declining each year since. While only 5% of 2018 purchases were made by check, 78% of consumers owned checks (Foster et al., 2019). Longstanding trust of checks makes it susceptible to fraud. This original survey research built on findings that from 2015 to 2018 check usage declined by 24% but check fraud increased 6% (Foster et al., 2019; FTC, 2020), and Kahn & Liñares-Zegarra’s (2016) findings that certain types of identity theft decreased check usage.


Jessica Mbaz Mujing

The Factors and Motivations Leading to Fraud 

Jessica Mbaz Mujing

The United States of America has been several times experiencing upheavals caused by fraudulent actions in powerful companies. There are lots of raising questions about the reasons why would individuals commit fraud. There have been numerous researches on the subject, attempting to answer those questions. The need to find a more in-depth understanding of the fraudsters’ motivations has led to different studies. This paper provides an overview of the factors of fraud that has been studied by some authors. 



Last Updated June 16, 2020