Gain 21st century technical, transferable and lifelong learning skills employers demand.
The Bachelor in Applied Science in Applied Business Management (BAS-ABM) is a cohort-based, full-time program. It admits a group of students during fall quarter to take classes together over two years. The BAS-ABM prepares you to be competitive for middle-income positions in high-demand industries. With this affordable, convenient and quality baccalaureate degree, you gain 21st century technical, transferable and lifelong-learning skills employers demand.
The upper-division (300 and 400 level MNGT) courses are delivered as hybrid (part online, part in-person) or fully online courses. The in-person sessions are scheduled as evening classes, typically twice a week. Please see our schedule of courses for more information.
About the Program
Apply to the Program
The Pierce College BAS-ABM offers two major transfer options. Since the BAS-ABM is built upon the College’s AAS-T in Applied Business, students with this degree and who fulfill remaining admissions requirements are positioned to efficiently transfer to the BAS-ABM program. Students with other associate degrees and who meet all other requirements are encouraged to apply.
Given the newness of this program, there is only a fall quarter entry at this time. If you are interested in being considered for fall admission, please consult with your advisor as soon as possible. If you are a student who already has an associate degree, but has not yet met the admission requirements below, you are highly encouraged to start taking the missing classes for admissions immediately. You may apply for the program with intent to complete the requirements by the preceding summer of the fall entry quarter. In any event, you will need to demonstrate that you are working to meet those requirements before fall quarter admission.
If you are interested in the BAS-ABM, please carefully examine the admission requirements below and discuss your goals with your advisor. You may also reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about the program. If you do not presently meet the requirements, it is important to work out an education plan with an advisor so that you are ready for the priority application window, which begins in late winter and ends on June 30 for a subsequent fall entry.
Please submit applications by June 30 prior to fall quarter admissions to be considered for the priority deadline. There may be more applicants than there are admission seats allotted. If you missed the priority deadline and would like to be considered for admissions, should there be admission seats available, please submit your application by July 31 prior to fall term.
- Completion of at least an associate degree with a cumulative GPA for all college-level credits with a 2.5 or greater
- Completion of 30 general education requirement (GER) credits with a grade of 2.0 or greater, inclusive of the GER-designated required courses below.
- Completion of the following required courses with a grade of 2.0 or greater:
- English Composition I (ENGL& 101 or higher) (GER-COM)
- College-level math with statistics emphasis (MATH& 146 or its equivalent) (GER-QR)
- Introduction to Business (BUS& 101) (GER-SS)
- Business Law (BUS& 201) (GER-SS)
- Microeconomics (ECON& 201) (GER-SS)
- Macroeconomics (ECON& 202) (GER-SS)
- Principles of Accounting I and II (ACCT& 201 and ACCT& 202)
- Computer literacy course (CIS 130 or its equivalent)
- For international students: TOEFL iBT 72, Writing 18; IELTS 6.0, Writing 5.0
- Professional intent, 250 words maximum: Explain professional goals and how these will be served by a BAS-ABM degree.
- Unofficial transcripts from accredited college-level institution(s). Official transcripts required for admission.
- Completion of Pierce College application for admission to the BAS-ABM program by the published deadline.
How to Apply
Please submit applications by June 30 prior to fall quarter admissions to be considered for the priority deadline. There may be more applicants than there are admission seats allotted. If you missed the priority deadline and would like to be considered for admissions, should there be seats available, please submit your application by July 31 prior to fall term.
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- Review the admission requirements to the BAS-ABM.
- If you do not already have one, create a Google account. You will need this to complete the BAS-ABM admission application.
- If you do not already have a student ID, establish one with Pierce College Admissions.
- Be sure to choose the correct starting quarter (Fall 2019). Note your student ID.
- Have a Professional Intent Statement (250 word max) ready to enter in the application. It should describe your personal and professional goals and how a BAS-ABM would help you to reach those goals.
- Complete the BAS-ABM application.
- After you complete this application, please mail hard copies of the below documents with a date stamp of no later than June 30, 2019 to be considered for priority admission:
- Your resumé
- Unofficial transcripts demonstrating achievement of at least an associate degree from an accredited institution and completion of prerequisite courses to the program
- If you are taking courses in the summer to fulfill BAS-ABM requirements, send copy of your registration.
- For international students, reports that show at least the following scores: TOEFL iBT 72, Writing 18; IELTS 6.0, Writing 5.0.
Send the above documents to:
Pierce College Fort Steilacoom
Attn: BAS-ABM Admissions
9401 Farwest Drive SW
Lakewood, WA 98498
You may also choose to deliver your self-addressed envelope of documents to Cascade 525 at the Fort Steilacoom Campus. If no one is there, please slide your envelope under the door.
Note 1: If some/all transcripts are from institutions outside of the United States they will need to be evaluated. Evaluations can be conducted by any agency in NACES:
Note 2: Official transcripts will be required for admission to the program. Former and current Pierce Colleges students do not need to provide official Pierce College transcripts as the college already has these on file.
Note 3: Your application will not be considered for priority admissions unless the above documents are received on time.
Begin the Financial Aid Process at the time of your application submission to ensure a smooth transition to the BAS-ABM.
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2019–2020 school year.
- Monitor your Financial Aid Portal and student email for updates about the status of your awards.
- The Financial Aid Office is closed on Wednesdays for processing. You can email the office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our school code is 005000.