Business Management

Bachelor of Applied Science in Business Management

I am better able to meet my family needs as well as my personal career goals. If the BASM program were not available locally, I would not have pushed forward for a bachelor’s degree.

April-McNeilApril McNiel, Cohort: 5

The opportunities the BASM program will open to me as a business owner or taking on another leadership role excites me. However, I am most excited about completing the BASM program to show my kids anything is possible.

Fabian-RodriguezFabian Rodriguez, Cohort: 6

Being part of a cohort has helped me build meaningful relationships with classmates and instructors to expand my professional network as a businessperson.

Josue-GutierrezJosue Gutierrez, Cohort: 6


Bachelor of Applied Science in Business Management

The Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Business Management (BASM) is designed for students who have earned an applied associate’s degree and seek a pathway to an applied bachelor’s degree. The pathway combines lower-division technical and transfer courses with upper-division credits in business management resulting in an application-oriented four-year degree.

Classes are offered during the evening, with each class occurring one time per week for two hours. Continued instruction and student interaction take place online. Full-time students, those taking 15 credits per quarter, can finish the program in two years upon completion of all prerequisites. Courses are offered during the fall, winter, and spring quarters. This program is also open for part-time enrollment.

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Program information

Minimum Application Eligibility Requirements

All eligibility requirements must be complete by the end of spring quarter.  If a student is completing any of the requirements during summer quarter, they can still apply however, the application will be wait listed until after summer quarter.

  1. Hold an associate’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
    • If you have completed 90 or more college level credits without a degree please contact the BASM Coordinator to determine eligibility at or 509.834.4522.
  2. Minimum cumulative college-level GPA of 2.0
  3. Completion of ENGL& 101 with a “C” or above
  4. Completion of a Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning course with a “C” or above (e.g. Math& 107, Math 141, Math 148)
  5. Microsoft proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Proficiency can be met by completing one of the following scenarios.
    • Completing IT 100 with a “C” or above, or
    • Completing BT 160 and IT 111 and IT 120 with a “C” or above, or
    • Proficiency through exam (see BASM Coordinator)


Step 1 Apply to YVC

  • Complete the online YVC Application. There is a $30 non-refundable application fee. Students do not need to complete the YVC application if they have been a student within the last twelve months.
  • Apply for FAFSA/WASFA, if you intend to use financial aid.
  • Send all official transcripts from previously attended colleges or universities to YVC admissions for evaluation if applicable.  Current YVC students who have submitted transcripts recently do not need to resubmit.

YVC Admissions
Yakima Valley College
PO BOX 22520
Yakima, WA 98907-2520

Step 2 Apply to the Program

Applications are accepted on an annual basis from March 1 – May 31. Do not submit BASM program applications before March 1.

  • Complete and submit the BASM Application. This application is free.
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Step 3 Wait for Notification

Applications are reviewed in June.  Students can expect a notification from the BASM program toward the end of June or early July.

If you are accepted, plan on attending a mandatory advising appointment in July and an orientation session the week before fall quarter classes begin.  Instructions will be sent with the program notification.

Final Admission Decision

Applicants will be awarded points on the following criteria:

  • Completion of an associate’s degree
    • Additional points if the degree is business related
  • GPA (higher GPA, increases points awarded).
    • Additional points awarded for completion of any, or all of the course options below:
      • Humanities course (5 credits)
      • Natural science course (5 credits)
      • Natural science lab course (5 credits)
      • Additional general education courses in any of the following: Communication, Quantitative, Humanities, Social Science or Natural Science (10 credits).
      • A minimum grade point average of “C” (2.0) must be achieved in the above courses

BASM Degree Worksheet

Program outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate effective written and oral communications in all major areas of business.
  • Understand the theory and practice of management.
  • Analyze and interpret data for making decisions.
  • Characterize effective leadership and its role in the business environment.
  • Recognize the role of entrepreneurship in the development of innovation.
  • Integrate new and developing information technologies.
  • Discuss the legal environment and ethical considerations faced by managers.
  • Examine the business environment and formulate strategies, policies, and procedures.

​​​​​​Career Information

Students from the BAS in Business Management program will be prepared for careers in a variety of occupations including:

  • Sales Managers
  • Industrial Production Managers
  • Medical/Health Service Managers
  • Natural Science Managers
  • Social and Community Services Managers
  • Human Resources Managers
  • Management Analysts

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Fall Quarter
BASM 300 – Management Theory
BASM 380 –  Marketing for Managers
BA 256 – Business Statistics
Winter Quarter
BASM 415  – Information Systems Management
BASM 410 – Project Management
ACCT 235 – Survey of Accounting
Spring  Quarter
BASM 360 – Entrepreneurship & Small Business Strategy
BASM 340 – Applied Financial Management
BASM 420 – Human Resources


Fall Quarter
SOSCI 320 – Organizational Behavior & Leadership
ACCT 425 – Financial Statement Analysis
BASM 325 – Legal Issues
Winter Quarter
CMST 330 – Organizational Communication
ECON 305 – Managerial Economics
PHIL 315 – Professional Ethics
Spring  Quarter
BASM 435 – Operations Management
BASM 490 – Strategic Management

Course schedule is subject to change.

Course Catalog

Tuition and Fees

Students in the  Bachelor of Applied Science program pay upper division tuition fees. Tuition is set by the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges which acts upon legislative authority. Rates are subject to change.

A full description of tuition and fees can be found on the Financial Aid website. You can also locate information on how to apply for grants and scholarships to pay for college.


Students interested in the Bachelor of Applied Science program are encouraged to meet and maintain contact  with a college counselor/advisor to explore career options.


Bachelor of Applied Science

Program Contact

Pedro Navarrete BASM Program Coordinator
Yakima Campus
Deccio Higher Education Center
Building 8, Room 261
Phone: 509.834.4522