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Business Management (AAS) Associate of Applied Science

Purpose Statement

This two-year program prepares individuals for careers as business professionals, supervisors, managers or to own small businesses. The curriculum is designed for students who want to take the business and technical courses necessary to enter the workforce and begin careers with the option to take the general academic courses associated with a four-year Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree at a later time.

The degree plan includes up to 36 credit hours of academic courses. Under the current inverted Bachelor of Applied Science degree plan at Lamar University, 24 credit hours of technical courses and all academic classes should transfer to a four-year Bachelor of Applied Science degree. Furthermore, the 36 units in academic courses should transfer to any four-year public college or university in the state of Texas.

Program of Study
Course Subject Course Title Credit Hours
First Semester
ACCT 2301 Principles of Accounting I - Financial 3
BMGT 1301 Supervision 3
BUSI 1301 Business Principles 3
COSC 1301 Introduction to Computing 3
ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
Total Hours: 15
Second Semester
ACCT 2302 Principles of Accounting II - Managerial 3
ACNT 1311 Introduction to Computerized Accounting 3
ECON 2302 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
ITSW 1304 Introduction to Spreadsheets 3
Total Hours: 15
Third Semester
BUSI 1307 Personal Finance 3
BUSI 2301 Business Law 3
MRKG 1301 Customer Relationship Management 3
POFT 2312 Business Correspondence & Communication 3
COMMUNICATION Communication OR Component Area Option * 3
Total Hours: 15
Fourth Semester
BMGT 2389 Internship-Business Management 3
BUSG 2309 Small Business Management 3
MRKG 1311 Principles of Marketing OR
ACNT 1329 Payroll Accounting
Elective Language, Philosophy, and Culture OR Creative Arts * 3
SCIENCE Life and Physical Sciences OR Mathematics * 3
Total Hours: 15
Grand Total: 60

*Core Curriculum Options

**Students must check with the institution they are planning to transfer to for advice on which Math works best for their major.

View course descriptions here: Course Catalog