B.A.A.S. Business Management


The Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (B.A.A.S.) incorporates students’ vocational and technical training into their degree program. The intent of the B.A.A.S. degree is to encourage students with an Associates of Applied Science (A.A.S.) or comparable degrees, certificate programs, other vocational training, and military education to continue their education to the completion of a baccalaureate degree.


A student must have completed a minimum of 12 semester credit hours (or the equivalent) of technical and vocational training from a technical school, junior college, military school, or a combination of those learning experiences. The Interdisciplinary Degree Program (IDP) committee may consider all such training from regionally and nationally accredited schools and credit recommendations made by the American Council on Education (ACE), from which Joint Services Transcript credit recommendations are made.

The IDP committee determines both program eligibility and acceptance of technical, vocational, and training credits. Eligibility determinations are only made after the student has enrolled in at least 6 credit hours with A&M-Central Texas.

Although the completion of a community college level credential, such as the A.A.S. or a certificate, is not required, it is strongly encouraged to ensure that students have received adequate training in their occupational specialization area.

The IDP may recommend 1 semester credit hour for every 15 contact hours of technical training.


Students in the B.A.A.S. degree may not declare a minor in a field related to their “occupational specialization.”

Vocational and technical training approved for use toward a student’s major may only be used for that specific program and will not apply to another program should the student change majors or decide to pursue a second baccalaureate degree after graduation. However, all coursework of this type will remain a permanent part of the student record after it is articulated.

Occupational Specialization

The occupational specialization uses 30 semester credit hours (or the equivalent) of lower-division technical and vocational training or coursework and may incorporate academic credits as needed, provided the student meets the minimum eligibility requirements and all credits directly relate to the student’s major.

Non-training ACE credit recommendations, such as those based on a student’s Military Occupational Specialty (MOS), may be considered, provided the minimum training requirements for eligibility are met.

Upper-level courses, such as those taught at A&M-Central Texas, may not be used to meet this requirement.

Occupational Specialty (Maximum of 30 Semester Credit Hours)   Initial Qualification (Minimum 12 Semester Credit Hours) Remaining Occupational Specialty Credit (Maximum of 18 Semester Credit Hours)
Academic Course Guide Manual (ACGM) No Yes
Workforce Education Course Manual (WECM) Yes Yes
Work Experience (Civilian) No No
Non-Traditional Education: American Council of Education Recommended (ACE) and Joint Services Transcript (JST)
Military Courses Section (AR/NV) Yes Yes
Military Experience Section (MOS/NEC) No Yes

B.A.A.S. Business Management

The current B.A.A.S. degree major offering is Business Management. Although this major is in the business field, interested students from non-business backgrounds are encouraged to apply if they wish to receive more advanced business training to acquire management skills for their career.

Common Courses (111 Credits)

Courses that are common to all concentrations may be applied to all. At least 120 hours are required for the degree.

General Education Requirements 1
ENGL 1301Composition I3
ENGL 1302Composition II3
Select three hours of Mathematics3
Natural Sciences-030
Select six hours of Natural Science6
Select three hours of Humanities3
Visual and Performing Arts-050
Select three hours of Visual and Performing Arts3
U.S. History-060
HIST 1301United States History I3
HIST 1302United States History II3
GOVT 2305Federal Government3
GOVT 2306Texas Government3
Social and Behavioral Sciences-080
ECON 2301Principles of Macroeconomics3
University Option-090
ECON 2302Principles of Microeconomics3
or PSYC 2301 General Psychology
Select one of the following
SPCH 1311Introduction to Speech Communication3
or SPCH 1315 Public Speaking
or SPCH 1321 Business & Professional Communication
Occupational Specialization
Approved Technical, Vocational, or Military Training. 230
Major Course Requirements
ACCT 2301Principles of Financial Accounting3
ACCT 2302Principles of Managerial Accounting3
BUSI 3301Business Communications and Research3
BUSI 3311Business Statistics3
BUSI 3332Legal Environment of Business3
BUSI 3344Introduction to the Global Business Environment3
BUSI 4301Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility3
MGMT 3301Principles of Management3
MGMT 3302Personnel and Human Resource Management3
FIN 3301Financial Management I3
MKTG 3301Marketing3
MGMT 4350Management Information Systems3
BUSI 4359Business Strategy 33
Concentration Requirements (See Below)9
Total Semester Credit Hours120

Refer to the General Education Requirements for more information.


 This section has the following considerations

  • May consist of technical or military credit.
  • No student will be considered for the B.A.A.S. who has less than 12 semester credit hours in the combination of technical, vocational, or military training (12 hours must be technical/vocational training if no military training)
  • With the qualifying 12 semester credit hours, a student may include academic electives up to the maximum 30 semester credit hours.
  • A maximum of 30 semester credit hours will be allowed

 Should be taken in the last semester.

Concentration Requirements

Business Management

MGMT 3350Organizational Behavior3
MGMT 4321Production and Operations Management3
MGMT 4325Leadership Theory and Practice3
Total Semester Credit Hours9


MGMT 3310Entrepreneurship I3
MGMT 4310Entrepreneurship II3
Select one of the following
MGMT 4303Wage and Salary Administration3
or MGMT 4304 Recruitment and Selection of Human Resources
or MGMT 4305 Human Resource Development
or MKTG 3316 Consumer Behavior
or MKTG 3318 Promotional Strategy
Total Semester Credit Hours9

Course Information and Schedule 

The Course Information page includes a complete list of courses and course descriptions. 

See the courses offered this semester using the Online Course Schedule.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in written communications

  2. Demonstrate proficiency in oral presentations

  3. Evaluate the implications of an ethical dilemma from a variety of ethical frameworks

  4. Design and defend a reasoned resolution to an ethical challenge

  5. Identify the differences in business environment between countries may impact business decisions

  6. Exhibit cross-cultural competencies that will aid in working with people from different cultures

  7. Demonstrate knowledge proficiency in the core business disciplines

  8. Integrate knowledge across multiple business disciplines

  9. Demonstrate how technology can support business decision-making