Applied Management

A Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Management (BAS-AM) provides 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 2024. This cohort will complete six quarters (no summer classes) with an on-time completion of June 2026. 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 cohort starts in September 2024. This cohort will complete size quarters (no summer classes) with an on-time completion of June 2026. 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. The day program is not available for fall 2024, but may be available for fall 2025.

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 Accounting. 
  • 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

  1. Complete the online Centralia College application. Note: After you submit your online application, Enrollment Services will email you additional instructions for completing your admissions packet.
  2. Activate your ctcLink student account.

2024 BAS Admission & Notification Dates

If you apply by: Centralia College will send notification by:
April 1 April 19
May 1 May 17
June 1 June 17

Minimum Admission Requirements for Fall 2024

  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, MATH& 148 Business Calculus, or MATH& 151 Calculus I
  5. ECON& 201 - Microeconimcs or ECON& 202 - Macroeconomics


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:

  • 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)


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.


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
  • HUM 315 - Ethics - 5 credits
  • PSYC 320 Leadership & Organization Behavior - 5 credits
Winter Quarter
  • MGMT 340 Applied Financial Management - 5 credits
  • MATH 350 Managerial Statistics - 5 credits
  • ACCT 310 Accounting for Managers OR Accounting Elective - 5 credits
Spring Quarter
  • MGMT 420 Human Resource Management - 5 credits
  • ENVS 440 Environmental Issues - 5 credits
  • MGMT 380 Marketing for Managers OR Accounting Elective - 5 credits
Senior Year  
Fall Quarter
  • ECON 305 Managerial Economics - 5 credits
  • MNGT 370 Practicum - 5 credits
  • Accounting or Management Elective - 5 credits
Winter Quarter
  • MGMT 325 Legal Issues - 5 credits
  • MGMT 360 Business Principles - Planning & Strategy - 5 credits
  • Accounting or Management Elective - 5 credits
Spring Quarter
  • MNGT 460 Internship Seminar - 2 credits
  • MGMT 470 Internship - 3 credits
  • MGMT 490 Strategic Management - 5 credits
  • Accounting or Management Elective - 5 credits

Accounting Electives

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

Management Electives

  • MGMT 410 Project Management
  • MGMT 430 Supply Chain Management
  • MGMT 435 Operations Management
  • MGMT 440 Quality Mgmt. Principles
  • MGMT 445 Warehouse Management


For Questions about the Program

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