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Pierce College Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Business Management (BAS-ABM)

The BAS in Applied Business Management is a full-time, cohort-based, two-year program. Students start and end the program together, taking the same upper-division (300/400 level) courses in sequence. The 300 and 400-level courses are online or hybrid courses. Students attend the face-to-face portion of hybrid courses at Fort Steilacoom, twice a week during the evening hours. Students who need to take grounded courses for financial aid purposes are advised to choose “Classroom” options of the required lower-division courses (ENVS& 100, GEOL& 110, GEOL& 208, etc.).

Two-Year Schedule (2019–2021)

Quarter 1: Fall

Course Description Credits
ENVS& 100 Survey of Environmental Science 5
MNGT 310 Systems Theory and Applied Business Management 5
MNGT 330 Leadership and Organizational Behavior 5

Quarter 2: Winter

Course Description Credits
ENGL& 235 Technical Writing 5
MNGT 350 Applied Human Resource Development 5
GEOG 207 Economic Geography 5

Quarter 3: Spring

Course Description Credits
PHIL& 115 Critical Thinking (or CMST 105, HUM 106, HUM 240) 5
BUS 380 Project Management – Feasibility and Life Cycle 5
CIS 211 Applied Business Analysis 5
CIS 137 Spreadsheet Applications I  2

Quarter 4: Fall

Course Description Credits
GEOG 210 Physical Geography (or GEOL& 110, GEOL& 208, OCEA& 101) 5
MNGT 420 Marketing for Managers 5
MNGT 430 Applied Accounting for Managers 5
CIS 138 Spreadsheet Applications II 2

Quarter 5: Winter

Course Description Credits
MNGT 410 Business Strategy and Decision Making 5
MNGT 450 Applied Operations and Logistics 5
MNGT 460 Applied Financial Management 5
CIS 274 Applied Business Analytics I 2

Quarter 6: Spring

Course Description Credits
CMST 330 Organizational Communication 5
MNGT 470 Business Development and Negotiations 5
MNGT 490 Strategic Management Capstone + Internship 5

Total Credits = 96