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Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Management

Get ready to be a leader in business.

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Management (AM BAS) is a two-year program designed to enhance students' technical skills so they can move up in their careers. Graduates will be prepared with applied management skills and expertise to meet industry demand.

Students can choose from three career-boosting specializations:

  • Project Management (beginning Fall 2019);
  • Human Resource Management (beginning Fall 2020); and
  • Entrepreneurial Leadership (beginning Fall 2021). 

This degree is the first of its kind in Pierce County. Hybrid classes (part in class/part online) meet Tuesdays, Thursdays, and alternate Saturdays. A full-time student can complete the degree program in 2 years. A new cohort of 20 students begins every Fall. Part-time students are welcome.

Who Can Apply?

Students and working professionals who have earned an associate's degree or earned 90 college-level credits. Students currently completing an associate's degree are welcome to apply and may be conditionally accepted. 

BAS Information Sessions

Date Time Location
May 20, 2020 1pm - 2pm

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July 1, 2020 1pm - 2pm

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July 15, 2020 1pm - 2pm

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July 29, 2020 1pm - 2pm

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Aug. 12, 2020 1pm - 2pm

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Aug. 26, 2020 1pm - 2pm

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Sept. 2, 2020 1pm - 2pm

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Sept. 16, 2020 1pm - 2pm

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 Ready to Apply?

Applications are offered on a rolling basis. The Applied Management BAS cohort is now full for September 2020.  All new applicants are being reviewed for the waitlist.  Please contact us by email if you have any questions.

The Admission Virtual Information session is part of the BAS admission process.

Frequently Asked Questions


The Program at a Glance

Career Outcomes


This program is open to students who either have earned: 

  • 90 college-level credits 
  • Associate of Applied Science
  • Any other associate degrees

If you do not have enough college-level credits or hold an associate's degree, you can take the prerequisite courses at TCC. Work with your advisor to ensure you are on the right pathway for this degree. Application requirements are: 

  • Students must be in good standing with their current or previous colleges.
  • Hold an associate degree or have earned 90 equivalent credits from an accredited institution with a cumulative GPA of 2.5, with minimum of 2.0 in applicable college-level courses
  • Taken and passed English 101 or with a grade C or higher
  • Hold a 2.5 minimum GPA, with completion of college business math or higher
  • Completion of Excel 2 with a B or better or Excel 2016 or 2019 Core Level MOS certification



 Junior Core Requirements (300)
Number Title Credits
BUS 300 Foundations of Management Theory and Practice 3
BUS 310 Organizational and Interpersonal Behavior 5
BUS 320 Managerial Accounting 5
BUS 330 Legal Environments in Business 5
BUS 340 Financial Management 5
BUS 350 Fundamentals of Project Management 5
BUS 360 Fundamentals of Human Resource Management 5
CMST 320 Professional and Organizational Communication 5
LS 301 Research Skills for Business 2
PHIL 320 Ethical Decision-Making 5
Senior Core Requirements (400)
Number Title Credits
BUS 400 Economics for Managers 5
BUS 410 Operations and Logistics 5
BUS 420 Digital and Social Media Management 5
BUS 430 Business Strategy and Sustainability 5



Project Management Specialty (400)
Number Title Credits
BUS 441 Intermediate Project Management 5
BUS 451 Advanced Project Management 5
BUS 461 Project Management Capstone 5
Human Resource Management Specialty (400)
Number Title Credits
BUS 442 Intermediate Human Resource Management 5
BUS 452 Advanced Human Resource Management 5
BUS 462 Human Resource Management Capstone 5
Entrepreneurial Leadership (400)
Number Title Credits
BUS 443 Intermediate Entrepreneurial Leadership 5
BUS 453 Advanced Entrepreneurial Leadership 5
BUS 463 Entrepreneurial Leadership Capstone 5
BUS 430 Business Strategy and Sustainability 5
Number Title Credits
BUS 480 Applied Management Internship 2-5


With your BAS AM degree, there are many careers to explore. Talk to your advisor, visit the Career Center or explore Career Coach for opportunities.  

The BAS in Applied Management program will get you ready to be a leader in business. Our challenging and inspiring program will build your confidence to succeed in a dynamic working environment”

Mary Jane Oberhofer, Interim Associate Dean, Business


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A Friendly Reminder

Don't forget to apply for general admission to TCC.

The application is free!



Do you have a question for us?

We are available to help you online via Zoom. 
Here you can talk to a staff member directly to get answers to your specific questions.
Please come join us! We are happy to help you!

Health, Business and Professional Services (HBPS) Zoom Lobby Information

Days: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays

Time: 10:00am to 3:00pm

Zoom Meeting Link: https://zoom.us/j/99980134503

Phone number to call in: 1-253-215-8782 and follow the prompts

Zoom Meeting ID: 999 8013 4503

NOTE: You can also contact our department anytime and leave a voicemail at 253-566-5113, or reach us by email at tcchbps@tacomacc.edu. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

Contact us

Please connect with Andrea Cobb, our BAS AM navigator.