Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS)
What is the BAS in Applied Management Program?
The Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Management (BAS) program at Peninsula College is designed to enable applicants with AAS, AAS-T, AA, and AS degrees to combine their lower-division technical or transfer preparation, regardless of the discipline, with upper-division credits in business management, resulting in a practical, application-oriented, four-year degree. The Peninsula College BAS degree is designed with academic rigor enabling graduates to apply directly to university MBA programs.
Two attendance options are now available:
- BAS EVENING classes at Peninsula College in Port Angeles, Washington, with a two- or three-year track. The core course sequence begins in the fall. Two terms of internship are the capstone BAS experience. Applications are accepted and reviewed year round. The BAS EVENING Program was developed to meet the employment needs of the Olympic Peninsula and to prepare graduates for entry-level management positions and career advancement in the wide range of fields found on the Peninsula and elsewhere. All in-class instruction occurs on Peninsula College's Port Angeles campus, with a portion of the course work completed online.
- The new BAS ONLINE Degree Program offers the same courses and schedule as the BAS evening classes, but using an online format.
The BAS ONLINE Program was developed to offer the successful BAS program to a wider audience - the curriculum and internship requirements are the same as the evening program. Applications and all course work are completed exclusively online.
Internship: A Signature Feature
A special feature of the BAS program is its required two quarters of internship. Students may participate in a single-site work experience spanning both quarters, or choose to gain experience and exposure in two different work settings. Internships may be in the private, public and/or tribal sectors. Students work in partnership with the internship instructor to develop their internship experience.
Program of Study
The Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Management curriculum includes core courses in accounting, management theory, organizational behavior, strategic management, economics, project management, marketing on the internet, decision-making and problem-solving and the legal environments of business. Students also will complete three courses providing exposure to the humanities, social sciences, and science. BAS program graduates can anticipate opportunities in management positions across a wide range of industries.