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Applied Business Management

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.

For the 2023 cohort, the upper-division (300 and 400 level MNGT) courses will enjoy a new hyperflex modality that meets the needs of both grounded and online students. Class will be held on the Fort Steilacoom campus, typically in the evenings, once or twice a week. However, if you are unable to attend a class in person, you also have the ability to attend virtually, using our newly installed equipment. In-person attendance is encouraged, as you are always welcome at Pierce College! Please see our schedule of courses for more information.

Course Maps

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

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.

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.

Pre-Application Advising

If you are interested in the BAS-ABM, please carefully examine the admission requirements and discuss your goals with your advisor. 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 fall quarter. Please also reach out to for support while you prepare.

How to Apply

There are three admission cycles, each with their own deadlines:

  1. Early / Priority Admissions: Due March 31
  2. Regular Admissions: Due June 30
  3. Late Admissions: Due August 15

Apply Now

Apply early and secure your seat! There may be more applicants than there are admission seats allotted. It is best to apply earlier than later. If you have completed all the admission requirements or have a plan to complete all or almost all of the admission requirements before the start of the fall term, then you may apply.

If you have questions, please email

Application Checklist

  1. Review the admission requirements to the BAS-ABM program.
  2. If you do not already have a student ID, establish one with Pierce College Admissions.
  3. 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.
  4. Have the following documents ready to upload:
    1. Your resumé
    2. Unofficial transcripts for accredited institutions other than Pierce College
    3. An education plan showing how you will complete the remaining BAS-ABM requirements before Fall.
  5. Complete the BAS-ABM application.

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).
  2. Monitor ctcLink and your student email for updates about the status of your awards.

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