B.A.A.S. Business

https://www.tamuct.edu/degrees/undergraduate/business-management.html

Overview

The Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) Business program provides the opportunity for students who have earned technical, vocational, or military education and training to complete a baccalaureate degree in business.  Upon graduation, BAAS Business students will be equipped to apply their vocational training and skills within a business environment, and will also have learned the foundations needed for advanced business and management degrees. 

The BAAS-Business program is offered through the RELLIS Campus for students, in addition to our Killeen campus and online.  RELLIS students will typically take Business Core courses at the RELLIS campus; concentration courses may be completed online. 

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

The student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in written communications.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in oral presentations.
  • Exhibit cross-cultural competencies that will aid in communicating and working with people from different cultures.
  • Design and defend a reasoned resolution to an ethical challenge.
  • Demonstrate knowledge proficiency in the core business disciplines and integrate across multiple business disciplines.
  • Make decisions through business data analysis.

Although the BAAS Business major is in the College of Business Administration, interested students from non-business backgrounds are encouraged to consider if they wish to receive more advanced business training to further their career. 

Program Requirements

The program allows students to apply up to 36 semester credit hours of related technical, vocational, or military education and training as the foundation of their occupational specialization in the degree program. To qualify for the program, a minimum of 12 semester credit hours (technical/vocational/military courses) in an occupational specialization area (OSA) is required to qualify for the program. Academic coursework may be taken to meet the 36 semester credit hour requirement, but coursework must be directly related to the area of specialization or business.

Conferred Degrees or Certificates of Completion

A student with a conferred AAS degree or CC equivalent to at least 30 semester credit hours from one of the six regional accreditors shall be considered OSA complete upon admission to the university.  A student with a conferred AAS degree or CC from an institution that is non-regionally accredited may also be considered OSA complete as long as the accreditor appears on the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's (THECB) list of recognized nationally accredited agencies. Contact the Office of Recruitment and Undergraduate Admission with questions regarding recognized accreditors.

Occupational Specialization

Military Education

All military evaluated credit, based on ACE recommendations, designated as lower level (L), or 1000-2999 level, will be accepted to fulfill the 36 semester credit hours of occupational specialization. However, the student must meet the initial 12 hours qualification requirement with American Council on Education (ACE) recommended credit from military courses. These are identified in the service transcripts by a designated regulation number. Once the service member meets the minimum 12 hours, relevant lower level ACE recommended military occupational specialty (MOS) credits may be then applied to meet the final 24 hours in the occupational specialization area. In the military transcripts, credits are awarded for the ‘same’ skills multiple times. However, the awarding of credit is at different skill levels. Only the ACE credit at the higher skill level will be accepted for credit in the BAAS-BUSI Occupational Specialization Area. See the Coordinator, Military Services if there are questions concerning skill levels.

Technical/Vocational (non-conferred degree/non-certificate and non-military)

A student that does not have a conferred AAS or CC may apply technical or vocational credit earned at an accredited college to the OSA. The applied credit must comprise an emphasis in a particular discipline (minimum 12 semester credit hours). The student will then be responsible to complete the remaining 24 semester credit hours, either with other relevant technical or vocational credit, military education, training, or academic credit, as previously prescribed.

Training

A student may have participated in work-related training outside of the academic or military education environment. Acceptable training must be related to the student’s technical or vocational emphasis. Students must provide verified evidence of training, which include the number of contact hours. Verification includes transcripts provided by the trainer or training institution or certification of training by the student’s supervisor at the time of the training. Additionally, certificates of completion should be provided with a supervisor’s certification.

College of Business Administration’s academic advisors may recommend semester credit hours based on the number of contact hours. Contact hour conversion to semester credit hour: 15 contact hours = 1 semester credit hour (i.e. 45 contact hours = 3 semester credit hours).

Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science Business Accounting Concentration

Refer to the General Education Core Requirements page for more information on the CORE REQ coursework. The Field of Study (FOS) courses are listed in the footnotes (if applicable). At least 120 credit hours are required for the degree.

First Year
Fall
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Spring
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Second Year
Fall
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
ENGL 1301Composition I (CORE REQ 010)3
MATH 1324Mathematics for Business & Social Sciences (CORE 020) 23
ECON 2301Principles of Macroeconomics (CORE 090)3
Spring
SPCH 1311Introduction to Speech Communication (CORE 010) 23
CORE REQ Life and Physical Sciences (030)3
CORE REQ Literature, Philosophy, and Culture (040)3
CORE REQ American History (060)3
ACCT 2301Principles of Financial Accounting (CORE 090)3
Third Year
Fall
CORE REQ Life and Physical Sciences (030)3
CORE REQ Creative Arts (050)3
CORE REQ American History (060)3
ACCT 2302Principles of Managerial Accounting (DEG REQ)3
BUSI 3301Professionalism and Communication in Business3
or ACCT 3307 Writing for Accountants
Spring
CORE REQ Government/Political Science (070)3
CORE REQ Government/Political Science (070)3
ECON 2302Principles of Microeconomics (CORE 080)3
ACCT 3302Cost Accounting3
ACCT 3303Intermediate Accounting I3
Fourth Year
Fall
BUSI 3311Business Statistics3
or MATH 1342 Elementary Statistical Methods
or BUSI 2305 Business Statistics
MGMT 3301Principles of Management 33
or MGMT 4325 Leadership Theory and Practice
FIN 3301Financial Management I 43
MKTG 3301Marketing 33
or MKTG 3316 Consumer Behavior
or MKTG 3318 Promotional Strategy
ACCT 3304Intermediate Accounting II3
BUSI 4301Business Ethics3
Spring
BUSI 4359Business Strategy3
ACCT 3310Accounting Information Systems3
ACCT 4305Federal Tax Accounting I3
ACCT 4324Auditing Evidence and Reports3
Total Credit Hours120

Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science Business Computer Information Systems Concentration

Refer to the General Education Core Requirements page for more information on the CORE REQ coursework. The Field of Study (FOS) courses are listed in the footnotes (if applicable). At least 120 credit hours are required for the degree.

First Year
Fall
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Spring
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Second Year
Fall
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Occupational/Technical Specialization3
ENGL 1301Composition I (CORE 010)3
MATH 1324Mathematics for Business & Social Sciences (CORE 020) 23
ECON 2301Principles of Macroeconomics (CORE 090)3
Spring
SPCH 1311Introduction to Speech Communication (CORE 010) 23
CORE REQ Life and Physical Sciences (030)3
CORE REQ Language Philosophy, and Culture (040)3
CORE REQ American History (060)3
ACCT 2301Principles of Financial Accounting (CORE 090)3
Third Year
Fall
CORE REQ Life and Physical Sciences (030)3
CORE REQ Creative Arts (050)3
CORE REQ American History (060)3
ACCT 2302Principles of Managerial Accounting (DEG REQ)3
BUSI 3301Professionalism and Communication in Business3
Spring
CORE REQ Government/Political Science (070)3
CORE REQ Government/Political Science (070)3
ECON 2302Principles of Microeconomics (CORE 080)3
MGMT 3301Principles of Management 33
or MGMT 4325 Leadership Theory and Practice
BUSI 3311Business Statistics3
or MATH 1342 Elementary Statistical Methods
or BUSI 2305 Business Statistics
Fourth Year
Fall
FIN 3301Financial Management I 43
MKTG 3301Marketing 33
or MKTG 3316 Consumer Behavior
or MKTG 3318 Promotional Strategy
CIS 3330C++ Programming3
or CIS 3331 Visual Basic Programming
or CIS 3332 Java Programming
CIS 3347Data Communications and Infrastructure3
CIS 4350Management Information Systems3
Spring
BUSI 4301Business Ethics3
BUSI 4359Business Strategy3
CIS 3365System Analysis and Design3
CIS 4301Database Theory and Practices3
CIS 4341Information Technology Security and Risk Management3
Total Credit Hours120

Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science Business Finance Concentration

Refer to the General Education Core Requirements page for more information on the CORE REQ coursework. The Field of Study (FOS) courses are listed in the footnotes (if applicable). At least 120 credit hours are required for the degree.

First Year
Fall
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Spring
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Second Year
Fall
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
ENGL 1301Composition I (CORE 010)3
MATH 1324Mathematics for Business & Social Sciences (CORE 020) 23
ECON 2301Principles of Macroeconomics (CORE 090)3
Spring
SPCH 1311Introduction to Speech Communication (CORE 010) 23
CORE REQ Life and Physical Sciences (030)3
CORE REQ Literature, Philosophy, and Culture (040)3
CORE REQ American History (060)3
ACCT 2301Principles of Financial Accounting (CORE 090)3
Third Year
Fall
CORE REQ Life and Physical Sciences (030)3
CORE REQ Creative Arts (050)3
CORE REQ American History (060)3
ACCT 2302Principles of Managerial Accounting (DEG REQ)3
BUSI 3301Professionalism and Communication in Business3
Spring
CORE REQ Government/Political Science (070)3
CORE REQ Government/Political Science (070)3
ECON 2302Principles of Microeconomics (CORE 080)3
MGMT 3301Principles of Management 33
or MGMT 4325 Leadership Theory and Practice
FIN 3301Financial Management I3
Fourth Year
Fall
BUSI 3311Business Statistics3
or MATH 1342 Elementary Statistical Methods
or BUSI 2305 Business Statistics
MKTG 3301Marketing 33
or MKTG 3316 Consumer Behavior
or MKTG 3318 Promotional Strategy
FIN 4300Advanced Financial Management3
FIN 4307Analysis of Fin Statements3
Advanced Finance Elective3
Spring
BUSI 4301Business Ethics3
BUSI 4359Business Strategy3
FIN 4303Case Studies in Finance3
FIN 4304Investments3
FIN 4308Risk Management3
Total Credit Hours120

Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science Business Human Resources Management Concentration

Refer to the General Education Core Requirements page for more information on the CORE REQ coursework. The Field of Study (FOS) courses are listed in the footnotes (if applicable). At least 120 credit hours are required for the degree.

First Year
Fall
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Spring
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Second Year
Fall
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
ENGL 1301Composition I (CORE 010)3
MATH 1324Mathematics for Business & Social Sciences (CORE 020) 23
ECON 2301Principles of Macroeconomics (CORE 090)3
Spring
SPCH 1311Introduction to Speech Communication (CORE 010) 23
CORE REQ Life and Physical Sciences (030)3
CORE REQ Literature, Philosophy, and Culture (040)3
CORE REQ American History (060)3
ACCT 2301Principles of Financial Accounting (CORE 090)3
Third Year
Fall
CORE REQ Life and Physical Sciences (030)3
CORE REQ Creative Arts (050)3
CORE REQ American History (060)3
ACCT 2302Principles of Managerial Accounting (DEG REQ)3
BUSI 3301Professionalism and Communication in Business3
Spring
CORE REQ Government/Political Science (070)3
CORE REQ Government/Political Science (070)3
ECON 2302Principles of Microeconomics (CORE 080)3
MGMT 3301Principles of Management 33
or MGMT 4325 Leadership Theory and Practice
MGMT 3302Personnel and Human Resource Management3
Fourth Year
Fall
BUSI 3311Business Statistics3
or MATH 1342 Elementary Statistical Methods
or BUSI 2305 Business Statistics
MKTG 3301Marketing 33
or MKTG 3316 Consumer Behavior
or MKTG 3318 Promotional Strategy
FIN 3301Financial Management I 43
MGMT 4306Employer and Labor Relations3
or BUSI 4334 Employment Law
MGMT 4304Recruitment and Selection of Human Resources3
Spring
BUSI 4301Business Ethics3
BUSI 4359Business Strategy3
MGMT 4305Human Resource Development3
MGMT 4384Management Internship 53
or MGMT 4388 Management Problems
MGMT 4303Wage and Salary Administration3
Total Credit Hours120

Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science Business Management Concentration

Refer to the General Education Core Requirements page for more information on the CORE REQ coursework. The Field of Study (FOS) courses are listed in the footnotes (if applicable). At least 120 credit hours are required for the degree.

First Year
Fall
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Spring
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Second Year
Fall
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
ENGL 1301Composition I (CORE 010)3
MATH 1324Mathematics for Business & Social Sciences (CORE 02) 23
ECON 2301Principles of Macroeconomics (CORE 090)3
Spring
SPCH 1311Introduction to Speech Communication (CORE 010) 23
CORE REQ Life and Physical Sciences (030)3
CORE REQ Language, Philosophy, and Culture (040)3
CORE REQ American History (060)3
ACCT 2301Principles of Financial Accounting (CORE 090)3
Third Year
Fall
CORE REQ Life and Physical Sciences (030)3
CORE REQ Creative Arts (050)3
CORE REQ American History (060)3
ACCT 2302Principles of Managerial Accounting (DEG REQ)3
BUSI 3301Professionalism and Communication in Business3
Spring
CORE REQ Government/Political Science (070)3
CORE REQ Government/Political Science (070)3
ECON 2302Principles of Microeconomics3
MGMT 3301Principles of Management 43
or MGMT 4325 Leadership Theory and Practice
MKTG 3301Marketing 33
or MKTG 3316 Consumer Behavior
or MKTG 3318 Promotional Strategy
Fourth Year
Fall
BUSI 3311Business Statistics3
or MATH 1342 Elementary Statistical Methods
or BUSI 2305 Business Statistics
FIN 3301Financial Management I 43
BUSI 3344Introduction to the Global Business Environment3
Upper-Level MGMT Elective or Micro-credential Course 53
BUSI 3332Legal Environment of Business3
or BUSI 2301 Business Law
Spring
BUSI 4301Business Ethics3
BUSI 4359Business Strategy3
CIS 4350Management Information Systems3
Upper-Level MGMT Elective or Micro-credential Course 53
Upper-Level MGMT Elective or Micro-credential Course 53
Total Credit Hours120

Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science Business Marketing Concentration

Refer to the General Education Core Requirements page for more information on the CORE REQ coursework. The Field of Study (FOS) courses are listed in the footnotes (if applicable). At least 120 credit hours are required for the degree.

First Year
Fall
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Spring
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Second Year
Fall
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
ENGL 1301Composition I (CORE 010)3
MATH 1324Mathematics for Business & Social Sciences (CORE 020) 23
ECON 2301Principles of Macroeconomics (CORE 090)3
Spring
SPCH 1311Introduction to Speech Communication (CORE 010) 23
CORE REQ Life and Physical Sciences (030)3
CORE REQ Language, Philosophy, and Culture (040)3
CORE REQ American History (060)3
ACCT 2301Principles of Financial Accounting (CORE 090)3
Third Year
Fall
CORE REQ Life and Physical Sciences (030)3
CORE REQ Creative Arts (050)3
CORE REQ American History (060)3
ACCT 2302Principles of Managerial Accounting (DEG REQ)3
BUSI 3301Professionalism and Communication in Business3
Spring
CORE REQ Government/Political Science (070)3
CORE REQ Government/Political Science (070)3
ECON 2302Principles of Microeconomics (CORE 080)3
MGMT 3301Principles of Management 33
or MGMT 4325 Leadership Theory and Practice
MKTG 3301Marketing3
Fourth Year
Fall
BUSI 3311Business Statistics3
or MATH 1342 Elementary Statistical Methods
or BUSI 2305 Business Statistics
MKTG 3316Consumer Behavior3
FIN 3301Financial Management I 43
MKTG 4302Services Marketing3
MKTG 4305Digital and Internet Marketing3
Spring
BUSI 4301Business Ethics3
BUSI 4359Business Strategy3
MKTG 3318Promotional Strategy3
MKTG 3320Marketing Research3
MKTG 4316Marketing Management3
Total Credit Hours120

Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science Business Without Concentration

Refer to the General Education Core Requirements page for more information on the CORE REQ coursework. The Field of Study (FOS) courses are listed in the footnotes (if applicable). At least 120 credit hours are required for the degree.

First Year
Fall
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Spring
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Second Year
Fall
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
Occupational/Technical Specialization 13
ENGL 1301Composition I (CORE 010)3
MATH 1324Mathematics for Business & Social Sciences (CORE 020) 23
ECON 2301Principles of Macroeconomics (CORE 090)3
Spring
SPCH 1311Introduction to Speech Communication (CORE 010) 23
CORE REQ Life and Physical Sciences (030)3
CORE REQ Language, Philosophy, and Culture (040)3
CORE REQ American History (060)3
ACCT 2301Principles of Financial Accounting (CORE 090)3
Third Year
Fall
CORE REQ Life and Physical Sciences (030)3
CORE REQ Creative Arts (050)3
CORE REQ American History (060)3
ACCT 2302Principles of Managerial Accounting (DEG REQ)3
BUSI 3301Professionalism and Communication in Business3
Spring
CORE REQ Government/Political Science (070)3
CORE REQ Government/Political Science (070)3
ECON 2302Principles of Microeconomics (CORE 080)3
MGMT 3301Principles of Management 33
or MGMT 4325 Leadership Theory and Practice
BUSI 3311Business Statistics3
or MATH 1342 Elementary Statistical Methods
or BUSI 2305 Business Statistics
Fourth Year
Fall
FIN 3301Financial Management I 43
MKTG 3301Marketing 33
or MKTG 3316 Consumer Behavior
or MKTG 3318 Promotional Strategy
Upper-Level COBA Elective 53
Upper-Level COBA Elective 53
Upper-Level COBA Elective 53
Spring
BUSI 4301Business Ethics3
BUSI 4359Business Strategy3
Upper-Level COBA Elective 53
Upper-Level COBA Elective 53
Upper-Level COBA Elective 53
Total Credit Hours120