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.

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.

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Pre-Application Advising

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

How to Apply

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

  1. Early / Priority Admissions: Due May 15
  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. As long as you have completed all the admission requirements or have an advisor-approved plan to complete ALL 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.
  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 2020). 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 portion of the application and it has been processed by the Applied Business department, you will be sent a secure link that will allow you to upload the following documents:
    1. Your resumé
    2. Unofficial transcripts for accredited institutions other than Pierce College.
    3. If you are taking courses in the summer to fulfill BAS-ABM requirements, send a copy of your registration or an advisor-approved education plan for the summer term.
    4. For international students, reports that show at least the following scores: TOEFL iBT 72, Writing 18; IELTS 6.0, Writing 5.0.

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 2020–2021 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.