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BAAS vs. BBA: Which Business Degree Is Right for You?

December 01, 2020
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The College of Business & Communication at Concordia University Texas offers two undergraduate business degree programs: the Bachelor of Applied Arts & Sciences and the Bachelor of Business Administration. But what's the difference between a BAAS and a BBA?

This guide will help you determine which business degree is right for you.

Bachelor of Applied Arts & Sciences (BAAS) in Applied Business

The Concordia BAAS program is part of the University's Adult Degree Program, which is designed for busy adults who hold an Associate of Applied Science and seek to complete their bachelor's degree. Classes are offered in accelerated eight-week sessions, and you pay a per-credit-hour tuition rate.

Concordia understands that working adults bring valuable expertise, and that's why discussion and dialogue are highly encouraged in classes. The BAAS will help you develop core business skills that you can immediately apply within your field or business environment.

  • Modality: On campus, online and hybrid (on campus and online)
  • Major: Applied Business
  • Time to Completion: 2+ years
  • Requirements: Must have an Associate of Applied Science

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

Concordia's BBA program is designed for traditional freshmen and transfer students. You will develop a foundational understanding of business and drill deeper into a specific field through the concentration you choose.

BBA students also have the opportunity to pursue an optional micro-concentration: Communication, Entrepreneurship, Finance or International Business. Requiring just three upper-level classes, a micro-concentration allows you to enhance your degree and develop additional competencies in a discipline different from your major.

  • Modality: On campus and online
  • Major: Business Administration
  • Concentrations: Accounting & Financial Management, Global Healthcare Policy & Management, Human Resources & Management or Marketing
  • Time to Completion: 4 years

Benefits of a Bachelor's Degree in Business

Both BAAS and BBA students enjoy many benefits from earning a bachelor's degree in business. And because business is essential to every organization, you can work in a variety of industries.

A bachelor's degree — whether in Applied Arts & Sciences or Business Administration — will grant you access to more opportunities for advancement within your career, expanding your knowledge and skill set. You will also be prepared for graduate school if you desire to pursue a master's or doctoral degree.

Are you ready to begin your life-changing adventure at Concordia University Texas? Apply today!