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The Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in Applied Administration (BAAS-AA) is designed to offer students the opportunity to develop competencies, skills, and the foundation preparation for promotion to administrative and supervisory positions in organizations. Students must have completed an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree that includes an integrated block of workforce development technical/occupational courses that develops skills/knowledge needed for employment.
BAAS-AA Graduate Earns Master of Science Degree
Kenneth Smith was among the first students who declared into the BAAS in Applied Administration program in Fall 2010. Smith excelled through the BAAS-AA program and graduated Summa Cum Laude in Fall 2011 with a perfect 4.0 GPA. The BAAS-AA program allowed Smith to transfer and apply a significant number of credits from both the AAS and AA degrees toward the BAAS in Applied Administration degree. According to Smith, the BAAS-AA helped him earn a promotion and was a springboard to graduate school. He began a Master of Science in Technology Management program at Texas A&M-Commerce in Spring 2012 and graduated Spring 2014 with a 3.58 GPA.
BAAS in Applied Administration
To be admitted to the BAAS-AA program the student must hold an AAS degree from a community college. The following categories of courses must be completed for the degree. Students may transfer up to 78 hours from the community college to meet the BAAS-AA degree requirements. These hours include the 42-hour state-mandated Texas Common Core and 36 hours of the courses required for the technical major of the AAS degree.
|Category||Semester Credit Hours|
|Core Curriculum Requirements||42|
|Courses in Technical Major from AAS Degree||36|
|Requirements Applied Administration Major||30|
|Free Upper Division Electives--No UHD College of Business Courses||3|
All students must complete the following core of courses.
|Prefix and Number||Applied Administration Core||SCH|
|AA 3301||Professional Ethics||3|
|AA 3302||Administrative Communication||3|
|AA 3303||Information Technology Administration||3|
|AA 3304||Budgeting for Administrators||3|
|AA 3305||Human Resources for Administrators||3|
|AA 3306||Decision Making Skills for Administrators||3|
|AA 3307||Administrative Leadership||3|
|AA 3308||Negotiation and Mediation||3|
|AA 3310||Administering Organizational Change||3|
|AA 4305||Project Administration||3|
All students must select three of the following courses.
|Prefix and Number||
Prescribed Elective Courses
(Select 3 for 9 SCH)
|AA 4301||Administering Budgets and Cost Centers||3|
|AA 4303||Economics for Administrators||3|
|AA 4306||Administration of Technological Resources||3|
|AA 4307||Network Security Administration||3|
|AA 4308||Global Economic Environment||3|
|AA 4380||Field Experience in Applied Administration||3|
|AA 4390||Special Topics in Applied Administration||3|
|AA 4399||Directed Study in Applied Administration||3|
|PSY 3301||Industrial/Organizational Psychology||3|
|POLS 4319||Non-Profit Organizations in American Society||3|
Through completion of the BAAS-AA program, the student is provided the opportunity to acquire knowledge in the areas of supervision and leadership, human resources, budgeting, interpersonal communication skills, change management, program planning and evaluation, information systems and development of technology for use in organizational processes. These courses will provide the skills and knowledge for upward mobility into supervisory and administrative positions. Courses will be offered online, hybrid, and face to face. This will give students who are working and/or have families the flexibility to design a schedule that will fit their needs.
For additional information about the program or questions, please contact the BAAS-AA Program Office at 713-223-7992 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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