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Estimated Completion

120 credit hours (4 years)

Application Process


Locations Available

  • 1Admission to the off-campus locations such as Fort Worth, Midlothian, Waco, and Online require a minimum of 30 transferable credit hours, a 2.0 GPA and that a student be TSI complete.



B.A.A.S. in Business


The Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree in Business is designed for students with business-related technical/vocational coursework, documented employer training records, continuing education credits, and/or certifications. These types of training can account for up to 24 of the 120 credit hours require for this program. Our program will equip students with the necessary skills for success in today’s competitive workplace. The coursework for this degree is paired with the university's core courses and a foundation of advanced business courses to prepare the student for a successful career in a business organization.


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Plan Your Future

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Career Opportunities

A B.A.A.S. degree in Business is designed for hardworking individuals that desire to learn the skills they will need in today's competitive job market. This degree offers many different career opportunities including:

  • Management
  • Business communications
  • Human relations
  • Leadership positions
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Real Experience

This degree program offers a variety of hands-on experience through student organizations such as Delta Mu Delta, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), and Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO). In addition, the College of Business provides several study abroad opportunities to countries such as, Ireland, Austria, and Italy.

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Career Services

Career Services offers students a wide variety of professional development opportunities that can translate into careers. A few of these programs include:

  • Career counseling and My Plan
  • Handshake
  • Mock Interviews
  • Resume Assistance

And much more!

Program Objectives

  • Provide an academically challenging education where learning is complimented by real-world experiences, effective teaching, research, scholarship, and service
  • Prepare students for success in a business and organizational setting by assisting them in developing the skills necessary for the professional workplace
  • Inspire discovery, leadership, and service through exceptional teaching and research in vibrant learning communities

Coursework Highlights

Class Number Class Name
BLAW 4332 Business Law I
ACCT 3301 Business Analysis Using Spreadsheets
BUSI 3311 Business Statistics
BUSI 3312 Business Communication
BUSI 4344 Introduction to International Business
BUSI 4359 Business Strategy
FINC 3301 Principles of Financial Management
MGMT 2301 Principles of Management
MKTG 3314 Marketing

For more information on courses, please refer to the university catalog.

Facilities and Features

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Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization

CEO is an organization with more than 500 chapters on campuses throughout the world. It is a student organization that offers excellent networking opportunities and serves as an informational resource for prospective entrepreneurs.

Members of Delta Mu Delta

Delta Mu Delta

Delta Mu Delta is an honor society for students who are pursuing a business-related degree. Becoming a member of Delta Mu Delta is an honor indicative of earnest, intelligent purpose and rewarding achievement.

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Society for Human Resource Management

The Tarleton State University - Cross Timbers SHRM chapter is affiliated nationally with the Society for Human Resource Management. SHRM serves the needs of human resource management professionals through the most advanced resources available.