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Image Credit: Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Bachelor of Applied Management degree opens doors for journeypersons

Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Bachelor of Applied Management (BAMgt) degree program provides journeypersons and non-business diploma graduates with a unique opportunity to leverage existing education and experience into a bachelor's degree with only two years of additional study.

On-campus classes are offered evenings and weekends, making it possible to complete the program while maintaining work and family responsibilities. With classes held in person on Regina campus as well as virtually, learners have attendance options from a location of their choice.

“The flexible learning schedule gives students the opportunity to continue working and raising their families while also pursuing higher education,” said Tanis Wilder, Bachelor of Applied Management Program Head. “We have students in the program from a wide range of backgrounds and varying levels and stages of their careers.”

Peyto Atanasov has a diploma in carpentry and a journeyperson certificate from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC) and was looking for ways to advance his education while continuing to operate his construction company.

Evening and online classes work well for Atanasov’s schedule and the practical approach to the classes fits Atanasov’s learning style.

“I’m learning new skills that will help me be a better manager. This degree is giving me a new view of the market and how I can expand my business,” he says.

For Godfrey Hatitchki the virtual delivery has been a key to his success.

“After hours classes made it possible to attend and keep up with the content,” says Hatitchki.
“The remote learning model made it possible for some of us who travel with work to be able to attend classes from anywhere around the world.”

Hatitachki has also found value in the unique experiences and knowledge his classmates offer.

“This program brings together a diverse group of learners from different technical backgrounds. I found this to be very engaging and makes for a conducive learning and networking environment,” he says.

Hatitachki is a heavy duty equipment technician in a middle management role. The knowledge he is gaining through the Bachelor of Applied Management program is enhancing his skill set and opening doors for his future.

“I have found great value in the Bachelor of Applied Management degree program. The course content aligns with my entrepreneurial plans for the future. I would encourage anyone with a job in the technical fields who aspires for leadership or managerial roles to take this program. It empowers learners with the needed tools for success,” says Hatitchki.

Matthew Evans has red seal certification as a construction electrician and is on track to get his Bachelor of Applied Management degree from Sask Polytech this fall. He was interested in the program as a way to advance his employment options.

“I have enjoyed learning about, how the different motivation and management techniques are applied in real-world environments from people working in industry. The guest speakers are the highlight of the program,” says Evans. “I would recommend the Bachelor of Applied Management program to other people looking to further their careers in management.”

The Bachelor of Applied Management degree is designed to meet the emerging need for qualified leaders by providing learners with two years of course credit toward the four-year bachelor's degree. The program provides theoretical knowledge and applied learning. Learners build knowledge and skills in a wide range of leadership and management disciplines including accountancy, human resource management, business communications, strategic management, leadership development, business analytics, finance, change management, risk management, commercial law, and economics.

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Published Feburary 2022.