Applied Management

The Bachelor's of Applied Science in Applied Management (BAS-AM) graduates the training they need to succeed in management positions in a wide range of businesses and industries.

Students learn various aspects of management, including marketing, finance, business law, strategic planning, human resource management, project management, operations management, leadership, and professional and organizational communications

The program focuses on real-world application with case studies, research projects, and presentations. Students will have the opportunity to work in teams throughout the program.

Program Details 

The BAS-AM program is an additional two years of full-time study beyond a two-year associate degree.

  • Six quarters of classes
  • Three classes (15 credits) per quarter
  • No summer classes

Online Program

The BAS-AM program is now available fully online. Students do not have to attend any face-to-face classes at CC. This new option is perfect for working adults who need more flexibility in their schedules. A new online cohort starts in September 2023. This cohort will complete six quarters (no summer classes) with an on-time completion of June 2025. Cohorts may be canceled due to low enrollment.

Hybrid Evening Program

The evening hybrid program is a mix of online work (60 percent) and condensed class meetings (40 percent). The classes meet two evenings per week - 5-8:50 p.m. Tuesdays and 6-7:50 p.m. Thursdays . Each class meets 2 hours per week with the remaining coursework online. A new hybrid evening cohort starts in September 2023. This cohort will complete six quarters (no summer classes) with an on-time completion of June 2025. Cohorts may be canceled due to low enrollment.

Day Program

The day program will meet between the hours of 8 a.m.-12 p.m. on campus. A new day cohort starts in September 2023. This cohort will complete six quarters (no summer classes) with an on-time completion of June 2025. Cohorts may be canceled due to low enrollment.

Program Concentrations

  • Accounting – This concentration is designed for students interested in working primarily in accounting departments in a variety of agencies or for an accounting firm.
    • Students who wish to earn a concentration in accounting will complete the following five upper division accounting electives: ACCT 301 Intermediate Accounting I, ACCT 302 Intermediate Accounting II, ACCT 401 Governmental Accounting, ACCT 403 Federal Tax Compliance and Planning, and ACCT 404 Data Analytics for Accountinbg. 
  • Supply Chain Management – This concentration is designed for students interested in working in a variety of organizations that focused on warehouse operations, distribution methods, inventory control, and statistical quality management.
    • Students who wish to earn a concentration in supply chain management will complete the following upper division electives: ACCT 310 Accounting for Managers, MGMT 380 Marketing for Managers, MGMT 430 Supply Chain Management; MGMT 440 Quality Management, MGMT 445 Warehouse Management. 

Graduates go on to earn positions in small business management, government agency supervisory or management, small business ownership, corporate management, and more.

Steps to Apply

Centralia College will begin accepting applications for its Bachelor of Applied Science programs on Feb. 15, 2023. Check back here for instructions and a link to the online application.

There will NO application fee. The priority deadline is April 1. Programs may be canceled if minimum enrollment is not reached.

For admission questions contact:
Kelly Worthey
Assistant Director of Enrollment Services
360-623-8664
Email Kelly Worthey

Minimum Admission Requirements for Fall 2023

  1. Completion of BAS application materials
  2. Associate degree or 90 credits at junior-level standing with at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA
  3. English 101 - English Composition with at a least a 2.0 cumulative GPA
  4. MATH& 146 - Introduction to Statistics

 

General Education Degree Required Courses

The following courses must be completed prior to earning a bachelor's degree. The courses can be included in the two-year degree or be completed during the bachelor’s program in addition to the required courses.

The courses are prerequisites for upper division general education courses and must be completed prior to enrolling in the upper division course.

Successful completion of each of these courses:

  • ECON&201 or ECON&202. Prerequisite for ECON 305. Must complete prior to the start of year two.
  • Natural science course with lab (5 credits). Must complete prior to ENVS 440.
  • ENGL& 102 or ENGL& 235 (5 credits) in addition to ENGL& 101. Must complete prior to the start of year two.

The following courses are prerequisites to upper-division accounting elective courses. Students who do not meet the prerequisites will be required to complete the management electives and are not eligible to enroll in any accounting electives.

  • ACCT& 201, 202 – Principles of Accounting I & II (prerequisites for ACCT 301, 302, 401, 403, 404)

Tuition

The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) sets the tuition rate.

For the current year's tuition rate, see Tuition & Fees - Bachelor of Applied Science.

The cost of room and board would be additional.

Financial Aid

For information on applying for financial aid, see Financial Aid.

Scholarships

Students can apply for scholarships online from Dec. 1-March 1. Visit the scholarships page for information and a link to the online application.

Do I need to apply for the program?

Yes, students interested in the BAS-AM program must complete an application and be accepted into the program. All applicants will receive a letter indicating if they have been accepted into the program. Applications are accepted winter quarter proceeding the fall quarter start. For example, if you are interested in starting BAS-AM in the fall, you will need to apply for the program during winter quarter.

When are classes offered?

The program is offered in three ways:

  1. Traditional setting: You can complete the program in a traditional five day per week setting. Classes are offered 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. The classes may have an online component for homework.
  2. Hybrid setting: You can complete the program in a hybrid, two day per week setting. A hybrid setting means part of the course is delivered in the classroom and part of the course is delivered online. Classes are offered 5-7 p.m. Tuesdays and 6-8 p.m. Thursdays. The classes have a significant, 60+ percent online component.
  3. Online setting: The BAS-AM program is now available fully online. Students do not have to attend any face-to-face classes at CC.

How long is the program?

Most students complete the program in six quarters. This is a full-time, three classes per quarter for a total of 15 credits per quarter.

How much time will I spend on school each week?

Each course requires an average of 15 hours per week for class time, homework, studying, etc. Since you will be taking three classes per quarter, you should set aside an average of 45 hours per week for school.

Is financial aid available?

Yes, students can apply for financial aid for the BAS-AM program. The Centralia College Foundation also has scholarships available for BAS-AM students.

BAS-AM Education Plan 

Degree: Bachelor of Applied Science
Emphasis: Applied Management
Credits: 90

Junior Year  
Fall Quarter
  • CMST 330 Prof & Org Communication **  * - 5 credits
  • MGMT 301 Fundamentals of Management - 5 credits
  • MGMT 420 Human Resource Management - 5 credits
Winter Quarter
  • PSYC 320 Leadership & Organization Behavior - 5 credits
  • ECON 305 Managerial Economics - 5 credits
  • Concentration Elective - 5 credits
Spring Quarter
  • MGMT 340 Applied Financial Management - 5 credits
  • MATH 350 Managerial Statistics - 5 credits
  • Concentration Elective - 5 credits
Senior Year  
Fall Quarter
  • HUM 315 - Ethics ** * - 5 credits
  • MNGT 370 Practicum - 5 credits
  • Concentration Elective - 5 credits
Winter Quarter
  • MGMT 325 Legal Issues - 5 credits
  • MGMT 360 Business Principles - Planning & Strategy - 5 credits
  • Concentration Elective - 5 credits
Spring Quarter
  • ENVS 440 Environmental Issues - 5 credits
  • MNGT 460 Internship Seminar - 5 credits
  • MGMT 470 Applied Mgmt Internship - 5 credits
  • Concentration Elective - 5 credits

Electives - Accounting Concentration (25 credits)

  • ACCT 301 & 302 Intermediate Accounting I & II
  • ACCT 401 Governmental Accounting
  • ACCT 403 Federal Tax Compliance & Planning
  • ACCT 404 Data Analytics for Accounting

Electives - Supply Chain Management Concentration (25 credits)

  • ACCT 310 Accounting for Managers
  • MGMT 380 Marketing for Managers
  • MGMT 430 Supply Chain Management
  • MGMT 440 Quality Mgmt. Principles
  • MGMT 445 Warehouse Management

Electives - General Management Concentration (25 credits)

  • ACCT 310 Accounting for Managers
  • MGMT 380 Marketing for Managers
  • MGMT 435 Operations Management
  • MGMT 490 Strategic Management
  • MGMT 410 Project Management OR MGMT 430 Supply Chain Mgmt

CONTACT

Connie Smejkal
360-623-8615
Email Connie Smejkal