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, two-year program. It 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.

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The BAS-ABM builds off the strong foundation of the Associate in Applied Science-Transfer (AAS-T) in Applied Business degree.

About the Program

BAS-ABM Information Sessions

Come for a fun session learning about our new BAS in Applied Business Management. Please bring copies of any unofficial college transcripts with you for review. If you are a Pierce College student, unofficial transcripts are available through MyPierce.

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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.

Admission Requirements

There may be more applicants than there are seats allotted. Please submit applications by June 30, 2019 to be considered for the priority deadline. If there are seats available after admission offers, then additional applicants may be considered.

  1. Completion of at least an associate degree with a cumulative GPA for all college-level credits with a 2.5 or greater
  2. Completion of 30 general education requirement (GER) credits with a grade of 2.0 or greater, inclusive of the GER-designated required courses below.
  3. 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)
  1. For international students: TOEFL iBT 72, Writing 18; IELTS 6.0, Writing 5.0
  2. Professional intent, 250 words maximum: Explain professional goals and how these will be served by a BAS-ABM degree.
  3. Resumé
  4. Unofficial transcripts from accredited college-level institution(s). Official transcripts required for admission.
  5. Completion of Pierce College application for admission to the BAS-ABM program by June 30, 2019.

How to Apply

Application for the Fall 2019 full-time cohort is now available. Please submit your application by June 30, 2019 to be considered for the priority deadline. There may be more applicants than there are seats allotted. If there are seats available after admission offers, then additional applicants may be considered.

If you have questions, please email

Application Checklist

  1. Review the admission requirements to the BAS-ABM.
  2. If you do not already have one, create a Google account. You will need this to complete the BAS-ABM admission application.
  3. If you do not already have a student ID, establish one with Pierce College Admissions.
  4. Be sure to choose the correct starting quarter (Fall 2019). Note your student ID.
  5. 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.​
  6. Complete the BAS-ABM application.​
  7. 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: 
    1. Your resumé
    2. Unofficial transcripts demonstrating achievement of at least an associate degree from an accredited institution and completion of prerequisite courses to the program
    3. If you are taking courses in the summer to fulfill BAS-ABM requirements, send copy of your registration.
    4. 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  984​98

      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.

Financial Aid

Begin the Financial Aid Process at the time of your application submission to ensure a smooth transition to the BAS-ABM.

  1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2019–2020 school year.
  2. Monitor your Financial Aid Portal and student email for updates about the status of your awards.
  3. The Financial Aid Office is closed on Wednesdays for processing. You can email the office at Our school code is 005000.

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