Explore Academic Programs - Business


Business Management - the Central Texas College two-year business management programs are designed for those desiring to move more quickly into the business world. A degree in business management will give you the flexibility to go in many different directions. Whether you seek a career in a traditional business field like banking, finance, marketing or accounting, plan to own your own business or are undecided where you want to go, the principles of business will apply in any endeavor.

Business Administration - CTC's Associate of Applied Science - business administration degree program has recently been revised to 60 semester credit hours to facilitate transfer to four-year schools in Texas. The program includes the core academic courses four-year schools require in the first two years. Students will then select one of many possible majors in the business field including accounting, economics, finance, human resource management and other specialties at their chosen four-year school.

Marketing and Sales Management Specialization - because society is demanding higher quality marketing and sales management people, the need for diversified education is important. Central Texas College understands the needs in the business community for effective marketing skills. This enables us to offer a curriculum that will help graduates be successful in the areas of accounting, marketing, salesmanship management and other areas of business.


Careers, Potential Earnings & Market Growth Rates

First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers

Potential Earnings: (2015) $18.42 hourly, $38,310 annually

Market Growth Rate: (2014-2024) - slower than average (3 - 7 %)


Human Resources Specialists

Potential Earnings:  (2015) $28.06 hourly, $58,350 annually

Market Growth Rate: (2014-2024) - average (8 - 14 %)

Online Merchant

Potential Earnings:  (2015) $32.77 hourly, $68,170 annually

Market Growth Rate: (2014-2024) - average (5 - 8%)


Customer Service Representatives

Potential Earnings: (2015) $15.25 hourly, $31,720 annually Market Growth Rate: (2014-2024) - faster than average (9 - 13 %)
 * Further study (bachelor's degree) required | ** Study beyond bachelor's degree required

Degrees and Certificates

Our degree and certificate programs prepare students for a variety of employment options in traditional and non-traditional business settings.

All our business administration and management degrees and certificates can be completed entirely online or with a combination of online courses which include traditional or blended classroom courses on central campus.

The business administration degree is designed specifically for students who wish to transfer to an upper-level university to work toward a bachelor's degree in business.

Delivery Mode

Associate of Science

Business Administration

 60 credit hours, two years full-time

Associate of Applied Science

Business Management

60 credit hours, two years full-time

Associate of Applied Science

Business Management - Marketing and Sales

60 credit hours, two years full-time

Certificate of Completion

Business Management

30-31 credit hours, one year full-time

Certificate of Completion

Business management accounting technician

27 credit hours

Certificate of Completion

Business Management - Marketing and Sales

24-25 credit hours, one year full-time