bas-am studentApplied 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 

Students enroll full-time for a total of 15 credits (3 classes) per quarter for six quarters. There are no upper division summer courses offered.

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. S new cohort starts in January 2022.

Face-to-Face Daytime Program

The daytime program is a traditional, five day per week program with courses offered between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. Monday – Friday. Each class meets 5 hours per week. The traditional classes use online technology in addition to the class time. A new cohot starts in September 2021.

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 evening 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 cohort starts in September 2021.

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. If you are not a current or former Centralia College student, obtain a student ID number (SID) by applying to Centralia College.
  2. Complete the online BAS Application Form.
  3. Pay the $35 application fee through the Cashier’s office (360-623-8931) or online through the Bookstore.

Note: The priority deadline is April1. Programs may be cancelled if minimum enrollment is not reached.

After receiving the online Application Form, Enrollment Services will email you instructions for completing your admissions packet through Canvas.

Minimum Admission Requirements

  1. Associate degree or 90 credits at junior-level standing with at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA
  2. English 101 - English Composition with at a least a 2.0 cumulative GPA


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:

  • College-level math course for which intermediate algebra is a prerequisite (5 credits). Must complete prior to MATH 350.
  • Distribution elective (5 credits). Must complete prior to PSYC 320
  • Natural science course with lab (5 credits). Must complete prior to ENVS 440.
  • Distribution elective (5 credits). Must complete prior to CMST 330.
  • Communications course (5 credits) in addition to ENGL& 101. Must complete prior to MGMT 360.

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, 402, 403)


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.

Can I start the program any quarter?
No, the BAS-AM program accepts new cohorts every fall quarter.

When are classes offered?
The program is offered in two 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.

How long is the program?
Most students complete the program in six quarters. This is a full-time, 3 classes per quarter for a total of 15 credits per quarter. The program does not offer courses during the summer, however, some students might need additional general education courses and are encouraged to take those in summer 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
  • ACCT 310 Accounting for Managers *** OR ACCT BAS-AM Accounting Elective *** - 5 credits
  • ECON 305 Managerial Economics - 5 credits
  • HUM 315 Ethics **  * - 5 credits
Spring Quarter
  • MGMT 325 Legal Issues - 5 credits
  • MGMT 360 Business Prin. Plng & Strategy - 5 credits
  • MGMT 340 Applied Financial Management *** OR ACCT BAS-AM Accounting Elective *** - 5 credits

Notes - * Course has a prerequisite.** Must meet GURs (General University Requirements/Distribution Requirements) as listed under the Associate in Arts Degree (DTA). *** Students must complete 5 of the 10 elective courses.

Senior Year  
Fall Quarter
  • PSYC 320 Leadership & Org. Behavior - 5 credits
  • MGMT 490 Strategic Management - 5 credits
  • MGMT 380 Marketing for Managers *** OR ACCT BAS-AM Accounting Elective *** - 5 credits
Winter Quarter
  • MATH 350 Managerial Statistics **  * - 5 credits
  • MGMT 370 Practicum in Management - 5 credits
  • MGMT 410 Project Management *** OR ACCT BAS-AM Accounting Elective *** - 5 credits
Spring Quarter
  • ENVS 440 Environmental Issues - 5 credits
  • MGMT 470 Applied Mgmt Internship - 5 credits
  • MGMT 435 Operations Management *** OR ACCT BAS-AM Accounting Elective *** - 5 credits

Notes - * Course has a prerequisite. ** Must meet GURs (General University Requirements/Distribution Requirements) as listed under the Associate in Arts Degree (DTA). *** Students must complete 5 of the 10 elective courses.


Connie Smejkal
Dean of Instruction – Business, Teacher Education, & Family Development
Office: TEC 114C
Email Connie Smejkal