Entrepreneurial ventures focus on new and innovative offerings. Students who enter the BAAS Leadership and Management Entrepreneurial program will develop the entrepreneurial knowledge, leadership skills, and decision-making frameworks required to recognize and evaluate business opportunities. Students learn to create, apply, and guide entrepreneurial initiatives through the application of critical thinking, experiential innovation-based projects, leadership/communication, and problem solving skills. The program rests on the student’s solid understanding of business operations, ethics, accounting, finance, cultural competence, and business planning. Completion of this program will allow students to advance into leadership roles within their chosen career field.
Academic Admission Requirements
Applicants for entry into the Bachelor of Applied Arts & Sciences (BAAS) in Leadership and Management degree must satisfy the following minimum criteria:
General Admission to Odessa College.
Compliance with Texas Success Initiative requirements (TSI).
Completed an approved AAS degree from an accredited institution, or be within 15 SCH of completion.
Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better.
Submission of specified BAAS Program application (BAAS - Automation only).
BAAS - Leadership and Management
Students interested in completing the BAAS in Leadership and Management must meet the general admission criteria above for admission to the program. Students who have been admitted to the program and are within 15 credit hours of completing their AAS degree, and currently enrolled in those courses may, with the approval of the Dean and Directly Responsible Individual (DRI), enroll in no more than two (2) upper-division courses. Students are expected to maintain Odessa College Academic Progress requirements as outlined in the EGA (Local), Student Handbook, and available online. The college seeks to preserve the spirit of the community college Open Door policy for new BAAS in Leadership and Management students while ensuring they have the prerequisite skills for success. Admission to the program will be capped by capacity and therefore students will be accepted in order of application and registration.