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BAAS in Applied Business

Level up your business skills and become a better leader and manager. 

Build off of what you already know while also gaining a broader understanding of how to effectively lead and manage your business and team. In this BAAS in Applied Business program, you’ll learn alongside and collaborate with other professionals to develop skills you can apply immediately on the job. You’ll gain the practical knowledge needed for today's work environment, such as implementing the latest business technology, increasing sales margins and improving project management. 

Plus, our BAAS in Applied Business degree program is designed for busy professionals like you, so you won’t have to compromise your current career in order to increase your skillset. We offer both online and on-campus learning options, so you can tailor the journey to your BAAS to fit your needs.  

Are you an Austin Community College student? The ACC 2+2 program provides you with a more affordable path to finish your degree.

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Online or on campus

Online or On Campus


15:1 Student-to-Faculty ratio

15:1 Student-to-Faculty


Credit hours may vary Complete in 1-2 years

1-2 year tracks


ACC 2+2

Exclusive to Austin Community College (ACC) students, the ACC 2+2 Program creates a pathway for eligible ACC students to earn a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences (BAAS) degree from Concordia University Texas for a flat tuition rate. 

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Our job-ready Bachelor of Applied Arts & Sciences Applied Science degree is designed for busy working adults.

Learning for the real world

Learning for the real world

Your coursework is built to mirror real-life scenarios that encourage teamwork to help you learn and practice leadership skills. You’ll hone your ability to understand others, work together, problem solve, produce a quality finished product and develop new ideas. 

Small classes taught by expert professors

Small classes taught by expert professors 

Our low student-to-faculty ratio means more collaborative small-group work, more opportunities to build your network and direct access to expert professors with practical, real-world experience.  

Grow your business and network

Grow your business and network

Take advantage of IncubatorCTX, an entrepreneurial hub for Northwest Austin entrepreneurs. Meet other entrepreneurs in our co-working space and grow and improve your business through exclusive access to mentors, faculty, student workers and entrepreneurial programming. 

Ready to learn more about earning your BAAS degree in applied business? 

Keep your business skills up to date and level up as a leader.   

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Concordia University Texas is SACSCOC accredited, so you can feel confident you’ll earn a high-quality degree respected by top employers across the country. 

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Our BAASprogram is designed for busy working professionals like you – allowing you to better balance work, life and earning your degree. We’ve partnered with Austin Community College to offer more ways to earn your degree, as well as tailored this program to meet the unique needs of nontraditional, adult students. 

Flexible Online Programs


Your tuition cost is locked in when you enroll, so there are no surprises down the road. Plus, 100% of our students receive some form of financial aid and are enrolled in our textbook rental program to help make this degree more affordable.   

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Student Development

You’ll learn from expert professors who are working professionals themselves. They bring their industry experience to the classroom, helping you learn the ins and outs of business. You’ll also have access to IncubatorCTX, an entrepreneurial hub for Northwest Austin entrepreneurs, to help you advance and grow your own business.  

Student Development driven programs

Job Readiness

The applied business BAAS coursework is built to help you address the real-world challenges you face in your job every day. With an emphasis on teamwork, you’ll build your skillset in areas such as project management, negotiations and conflict resolution, and more.

Job Readiness

Lutheran Learning Beyond Faith

Become an ethical, competent leader in your industry, community and family with faith- and values-based instruction.   

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Career Outcomes

Earning your BAAS degree in applied business will help you advance your career and excel in positions such as: 

  • Marketing Manager 
  • Operations Manager 
  • Promotions Coordinator 
  • Sales Manager 
  • Small Business Owner 


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  • Accreditation

    Concordia University Texas is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate, bachelor, and master degrees along with the Doctorate in Education (Ed.D). Concordia University Texas also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Concordia University Texas may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, by calling 404-679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (

  • Admissions requirements

    Students coming to Concordia directly from high school with no full-time college experience must have:   

    • GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale)   

    Students who fall below the above requirement will be evaluated by the Office of Admissions and may still be eligible for admission to Concordia. Please contact your Admissions Counselor if you have questions about achieving admission. 

    If you are transferring to Concordia:   

    • Transfer students with 12 or more college-level credit hours completed must have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA.   
    • Transfer students with fewer than 12 college-level credit hours completed must meet freshman admission requirements. 

    Visit our admissions page to learn more.

  • Tuition and aid

    View our Financial Aid page  to see how affordable private education can be at Concordia.   

    We also offer the Tornado Textbooks program, which can save you money every semester on books and access codes.

  • Student resources available

    At Concordia, we offer additional resources to ensure your success, including the writing center, math center, speech center and peer tutoring. The CTX Library's eBook collection of over 180,000+ items is available 24/7. The library also provides several Research Guides and Tutorials and you can chat with a librarian 24/7 for additional help. Because you’re a person and not just a student to us, mental health screening, resources and support are also available. Check out our mental health page for more information.

Dr. Abigail Pfiester

As the Director of Concordia University’s BAAS degree in Applied Business, I love the variety of students who are attracted to this program. From cosmetologists to paralegals to physical therapy assistants, the BAAS degree gives students who have already completed their associate degree a chance to earn their bachelor’s degree without losing any ground. These students are already working in their respective fields and know that rounding out their education with business skills will boost their professional life. 

Dr. Abigail PfiesterBAAS Program Chair


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