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Management and Organizational Leadership B.A.S. Degree

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  • Management and organizational leadership

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    Our online bachelor's degree in management and organizational leadership gives you a foundation to succeed in today's business environment. We combine applied-learning techniques with academic rigor to give you a well-rounded and needed perspective for solving everyday management problems.

    Choose your specialty

    This online bachelor's degree lets you take the classes that fit your experience, training or previous education. Within the management and organizational leadership bachelor's degree, you can choose from the following sub-plans:

    • General management and organizational leadership
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Project management
    • Sustainability and green management
  • Grow your business and credentials

    In addition to the business certificates listed below, SPC offers a track in Insurance Services in our Business Administration A.S. degree.

    Our business certificates give you specific skills and are part of our Associate in Science degrees, which can help you earn more money.

    These subplans include a certificate:

    Our A.S. business degrees transfer to our bachelor’s degrees.

  • What you will learn

    Depending on the subplan of our management and organizational leadership bachelor's degree you choose to study, you will learn how to:

    • Effectively lead and manage small-to-medium-sized project teams in a variety environments
    • Develop fiscal plans
    • Evaluate and manage projects
    • Understand and manage operations across an organization
    • Manage a diverse group of people with varying communication, leadership and cultural styles
    • Understand the financial implications of your decisions
    • Develop new business
    • Evaluate venture opportunities
    • Work with diverse industries to develop, lead and improve sustainable business practices
    • Finish projects on time, in scope and within budget
    • Lead teams, expand influence and navigate change
    • Master the latest in project management techniques
    • Prepare to sit for the Project Management Institute Certification exam
  • Careers

    Depending on the sub-plan you choose, the management and organizational leadership bachelor's degree prepares you for various management jobs. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the anticipated growth rate for management jobs is expected to increase through 2016 by approximately 12 percent. This degree can prepare you to be:

    General Management

    • Operations Manager
    • Account Representative
    • Department Manager
    • Project Manager
    • Administrator
    • Retail Manager
    • Planner
    • Business Analyst
    • Supply-chain Manager
    • Customer Relations Manager
    • Employee Relations Manager
    • Customer Service Manager
    • Marketing Manager
    • Contract manager
    • Sales Manager
    • Business Services Manager
    • Retail Manager
    • Campaign Manager


    • Small Business Owner
    • New Business Ventures
    • Operations Manager
    • Project Manager
    • Administrator
    • Creative Director


    • Construction Managers
    • Facility or Property Managers
    • Program Coordinators
    • Project Managers
    • Sustainable Management
    • Consultant
    • Sales or Field Representatives
    • Industrial Compliance Manager
    • Health and Safety Manager
    • Sustainability Management
    • Consultant

    Project Management

    • Project Manager
    • Program Manager
    • Project Development
    • Business Analyst
    • Information Technology
  • Features of our business bachelor's degrees

    • Eight-week courses
    • Courses completely online or in traditional classrooms in central Pinellas County
    • State-of-the-art technology and learning tools
    • Full-time faculty members with doctorates and industry expertise
    • Active advisory committee members who make sure skills match industry needs and trends
  • Management and Organizational Leadership
    Bachelor of Applied Science


    Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2017 (535)

    The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2017 (535), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.

    Program Leadership Information

    Dr. Greg Nenstiel, Dean, EPI, (727) 791-2433
    Michael Ewell, MS, Academic Department Coordinator, EPI and St Pete Gibbs, (727) 791-2610

    Program Summary

    This degree program is designed with the active assistance of business and industrial leaders. This integrated program will give students a broad range of organizational and management skills necessary for a variety of supervisory positions. Students will learn how to become effective leaders and increase their earning potential.

    The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
    o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
    o suggested course when more than one option exists
    o which semester each course is typically offered
    o if the course has a prerequisite
    o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

    If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.

    If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.

    Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

    Florida CIP Code


    Federal CIP Code

    52.0299: Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other.

    Job Related Opportunities

    • Management
    • Supervisory Roles
    • Human Resources
    • Training and Development
    • Industry/manufacturing
    • Project Management
    • Supply Chain

    Admission Rules

    Admission requires completion of sixty (60) college-level credits in a related discipline, including 15 credits of transferable general education courses.

    Students must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00 on a 4.00 scale in all post-secondary coursework.

    Please note that total program hours may vary. Consult an advisor for any additional questions. Other relevant courses may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

    Graduation Rules

    If you have not completed two consecutive years of the same foreign language in high school or 8 credits in college, you will need to complete 8 credits of foreign language before completing the B.A.S. program.

    Lower Division Support Courses (Select 15 credits)

    1CGS 1100Computer Applications3
    2STA 2023Elementary Statistics3
    3Any lower division courses (1000 to 2000 level) with the ACG prefix
    Any lower division courses (1000 to 2000 level) with the BRC prefix
    Any lower division courses (1000 to 2000 level) with the BUL prefix
    Any lower division courses (1000 to 2000 level) with the ECO prefix
    Any lower division courses (1000 to 2000 level) with the ENT prefix
    Any lower division courses (1000 to 2000 level) with the FIN prefix
    Any lower division courses (1000 to 2000 level) with the GEB prefix
    Any lower division courses (1000 to 2000 level) with the HFT prefix
    Any lower division courses (1000 to 2000 level) with the LDR prefix
    4Any lower division courses (1000 to 2000 level) with the MAN prefix
    Any lower division courses (1000 or 2000 level) with the MNA prefix
    Any lower division courses (1000 to 2000 level) with the MAR prefix
    5Any lower division courses (1000 to 2000 level) with the REE prefix
    6Any lower division courses (1000 to 2000 level) with the RMI prefix
    Any lower division courses (1000 to 2000 level) with the TAX prefix
    *QMB 2100

    A.A. Degree (or 60 credits with at least 15 General Education credits)


    Major Requirements (Complete 27 credits)

    BUL 3310Advanced Legal Environment of Business3
    7FIN 3403Financial Management3
    GEB 3213Business Communication for Professional Effectiveness3
    MAN 3240Applied Organizational Behavior3
    MAN 3303Management & Leadership Practices3
    MAN 3503Managerial Risk Analysis and Decision Making3
    MAN 4583Project Management3
    MAN 4584Process Improvement Methodologies3
    MAR 3802Marketing Management3

    REQUIRED FINAL COURSE - Last Semester for All Students

    8, 9MAN 4900Strategic Capstone Project6

    Select ONE of the following Subplans

    Select ONE subplan from below (Complete 12 credits)

    Subplan: Management & Organizational Leadership General (Complete 3 credits)

    1MAN 3504Operations Management3

    Subplan: Management & Organizational Leadership General (Select 9 credits)

    ETI 3647Supply Chain Management3
    ISM 3011Management Information Systems3
    MAN 3600International Business3
    MAN 3786Sustainable Enterprise Planning3
    MAN 3802Principles of Entrepreneurship3
    MAN 4102Managing Cultural Diversity3
    MAN 4625Managing Global Human Resources3
    MAN 4881Authority Influence and Projects3
    MAN 4935Special Topics in Management Concepts3
    MAN 4940Internship3
    MAR 4413Sales, Negotiating and Customer Relationship Management3
    MAR 4613Marketing Research3
    MAR 4836Concept and Product Development3
    PAD 4232Grant Administration & Resource Development3
    10QMB 3200Quantitative Methods for Business3

    Subplan: Entrepreneurship (Complete 9 credits)

    FIN 4470Entrepreneurial Finance3
    MAN 3802Principles of Entrepreneurship3
    MAN 4801Business Plan Strategies3

    Subplan: Entrepreneurship (Select 3 credits)

    MAR 4413Sales, Negotiating and Customer Relationship Management3
    MAR 4836Concept and Product Development3

    Subplan: Project Management (Complete 12 credits)

    MAN 4741Innovation, Change and Agile Projects3
    MAN 4881Authority Influence and Projects3
    MAN 4883Project Management Methodology in Specialization1-3
    MAN 4885Complex and Advanced Projects3
    11Project Management Certification

    Subplan: Sustainability and Green Management (Select 12 credits)

    BUL 3583Legal Aspects of Sustainability3
    MAN 3784Sustainability in the Natural Environment3
    MAN 3786Sustainable Enterprise Planning3
    MAN 4781Sustainable Business Strategies3
    MAN 4787Energy & Environmental Techniques3

    1 CGS1100 is a recommended support course if not previously taken. MAN3504 and QMB3200 both use spreadsheet formulas.
    2 STA2023 is a recommended support course for the MTGORG-BAS program (Pre-requisite Math MAT1033 or MAT1100 required for STA2023).
    3 ACG2450 - If taken at SPC, the course content prepares student to take the QuickBooks Certification Exam
    4 MAN1500, MAN1590 and MAN2571 content associated with Industry Certification exams in Supply Chain Management offered at SPC
    5 Completion of REE1040 with 70% or better allows the student to sit for the State of Florida Real Estate Sales Agent License Exam
    6 Completion of RMI1210, RMI2113, RMI2213 and GEB2940 or RMI2940 will earn the Insurance Customer Service License (completion of an Associate's degree required)
    * QMB 2100 is not currently offered at SPC, but is accepted as a transfer course.
    7 FIN3403 should be completed within the first 15 credit hours of the BAS coursework.
    8, 9 8) For students in Effective terms prior to 0520, MAN 4900 will be completed for 3 credits. For students in term 0520 or later, MAN 4900 will be offered at 6 credits starting Fall 2017. 9) All required major core courses must be completed (27 credits) before the Capstone course can be taken.
    10 QMB3200 requires heavy use of Excel or spreadsheet calculations
    11 Completion of 18 credits in MAN3503, MAN4583, MAN4741, MAN4881, MAN4883 and MAN4885 allows up to 1500 hours of Project Management experience toward the CAPM or PMP certification exam requirements

    Total Credits120
  • Admissions Guide 

    Admission Requirements

    To be admitted to our Bachelor of Applied Science in Management and Organizational Leadership degree program, you need:

    • 60 credits from a regionally accredited institution, including:
      • 15 credits of transferable general education courses 
      • ENC 1101 - Composition I or equivalent
      • A college math course: MAT 1033, MAT 1100, STA 2023, STA 2023H or any MAC, MGF, MTG, MAS math prefix
    • A cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.00 scale in all college classes

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