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Degrees Explained

The BAAS and BS programs are for students who have completed technical/occupational specializations from community colleges, technical schools, military schools, etc., and qualify for admission. The department also supports a minor in International Studies. BBA programs are geared towards each aspect of operating a business and include each of the functional areas of business including accounting, finance, marketing, and so on. For students wishing to pursue advanced degrees after completing the bachelor's degree, Tarleton's Management department offers an MBA as a broad-based advanced business program and a more targeted MS in Human Resource Management.

Programs Offered

The Department of Management offers degrees in the following areas:


Graduating students from our department surveyed just prior to graduation have reported already having employment from:

  • GM Financial
  • American Amicable Life Insurance
  • McKethan Espinoza Law Firm
  • Frost Bank
  • ANA Marketing Group
  • Comerica Bank
  • PJC Investments
  • State Farm
  • Amazon
  • Southwest Airline
  • Bank of America
  • First Financial Bank
  • Royal Caribbean
  • BBVA Compass
  • Texas Health Resources


  • Project Manager
  • Compliance Specialist
  • Senior Business Systems Analyst
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Distribution/Warehouse Manager
  • Payroll Coordinator
  • Real Estate Agent
  • Senior Operations Manager
  • Consumer Lender


The average starting salaries for students at the time of graduation in field was:

  • Applied Science (BS): $56,214
  • Texas Affordable Baccalaureate Program (TAB): No data reported.
  • Business (BAAS): $50,928
  • General Business (BBA): $50,000
  • Human Resources Management (BBA): $50,000
  • International Business (BBA): No data reported.
  • Management (BBA): $43,875
  • Business Administration (MBA): $77,198
  • Human Resources Management (MS): $60,215

*Source: The self-reported, first destination survey was administered over each graduation term in Spring, Summer, and Fall 2018.