Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences

Availability: On-Campus, Online | Program Length: 120 Hours

Texas A&M-Central Texas business degrees prepare student for business success.

Program Overview

The Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in Business is designed to support students with AAS degrees or employment experience from the military, technical, or vocational fields. Up to 36 hours of this experience and AAS credit can transfer into the program, making this an ideal route to earn a business degree with in minimal loss of credit.

This fast-track program allows for flexibility for students already in the workforce and offers 100% online courses. The BAAS Business degree develops foundational business knowledge for business management, human resources specialists, and managers.

Through our BAAS Business program, you will add crucial business knowledge to your vocational experience, allowing you the flexibility to pursue an advanced business degree, start your own small business, or secure employment in a variety of industries. By combining a high-quality business education with your unique real-world skills, you will open doors to an array of business and career opportunities.

Talk with an advisor to find out how you can pursue a micro-credential (9 credit hours) while pursuing this degree. Micro-credential options: Business Analytics & Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Financial Management & Analysis, Project Management, and Supply Chain Management.

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Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) in Business

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Transfer Pathways:

The direct & affordable path from your community college to a Bachelor's degree!

Whether you are attending an A&M-Central Texas partner college, have credits from another community college, or are attending a another four-year university, your A&M-Central Texas enrollment specialist can help you find the quickest and most affordable path to your bachelor degree.

To get started, select the Bachelor's degree you are seeking, and then select your community college:

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Emphasis Areas

  • Accounting
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management
  • Marketing

Career Opportunities

  • Entrepreneur
  • Office Manager
  • Supervisor
  • Operations Manager
  • Store Manager
  • Executive Assistant
  • Business Owner/Manager
  • Business Developer

"Local Railroader/first-generation American finally graduates! The BAAS program is the best decision for any veteran seeking higher education. I have started an insurance agency on the side and use my business skills every day."
Rick Moore-Grant,
2019 BAAS Business graduate

Marketable Skills for a Sustainable Career

  • Business Administration: The ability to apply managerial and leadership skills while operating a business
  • Communication Skills: The ability to convey oral or written information to individuals or groups
  • Computer Literacy: The ability to efficiently complete tasks by using common computer software and by learning additional software as needed
  • Microsoft Office: The ability to use the Microsoft Office suite of applications (including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel) to develop written communications, presentations, and spreadsheets
  • Quantitative Analysis: The ability to analyze and model data to create useful information, suggest conclusions, and support decision-making
  • Spreadsheets: The ability to interpret and analyze the output generated in spreadsheets and provide recommendations in support of the decision-making process
  • Strategic Thinking: The ability to form goals and implementing strategic plans based on an assessment of the internal and external environments in which the organization compete

A career-boosting degree

Average first-year earnings for Texas bachelor's graduates in business entering business administration, management and operations positions was $46,559 (Texas CREWS workforce data). Texas Career Check estimates the employment rate in related professions to grow 18.9%.

Business micro-credentials

Learn About Micro-Credentials

A micro-credential issued by the A&M-Central Texas College of Business Administration gives you a chance to highlight your marketable skills and academic accomplishments. Even if you are not a student in the College of Business Administration, micro-credentials allow you to show future employers that you added valuable business skills and knowledge to your degree. Learn more.

Program Accreditation

AACSB Accredidation Seal

The College of Business Administration is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Schools that have earned AACSB business accreditation demonstrate an ongoing commitment to excellence in teaching, research, curriculum development, and learner success.

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