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Business Administration Bachelor of Science Degree

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    ImportantDue to state authorization requirements for distance learning that are particular to each state, students who reside in Massachusetts, Minnesota and Nevada cannot enroll in online classes at St. Petersburg College as long as they are residents of those states.

  • Preparing you for management careers

    BS iconIn this economy you need to be flexible. Our Bachelor of Science in Business Administration teaches you how to analyze and solve business problems in quickly changing environments. We give you a foundation in economics, accounting, finance, management, marketing, business law, statistics and operations management. As a graduate of this program, you'll have the knowledge and business insight to assume positions of responsibility in a global business community.

    Choose your specialty

    Our online bachelor's degree lets you take the classes that fit your experience, training or previous education. Within the business administration bachelor's degree, you can choose from the following sub-plans:

    • Financial services
    • Marketing
    • Management
    • Banking
  • 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

    Our bachelor's degree teaches you to:

    • Work in a variety of business careers such as marketing, accounting, finance, manufacturing, product development, human resources, business analysis and management
    • Think critically and problem solve
    • Effectively develop and manage project teams
    • Develop and analyze fiscal plans
    • Manage operations
    • Recognize the financial implications of your decisions
  • Careers

    Our program prepares you to work in:

    • Accounting
    • Advertising
    • Administrative services
    • Auditing
    • Bank regulators
    • Banking center (branch) managers
    • Budget analysis
    • Corporate finance
    • Credit analysts
    • Financial and workout analysis
    • Financial planners
    • Retail marketing
    • Market research
    • Marketing management
    • Public relations
    • Purchasing
    • Sales management
  • 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
  • Business Administration
    Bachelor of Science

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    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 College of Business, EPI, (727) 791-2433
    Dr. Robin Wilber, Epicenter, (727) 341-3203

    Program Summary

    Our Bachelor of Science in Business Administration teaches you how to analyze and solve business problems in quickly changing environments. We give you a foundation in economics, accounting, finance, management, marketing, business law, statistics and operations management. As a graduate of this program, you'll have the knowledge and business insight to assume positions of responsibility in a global business community.

    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.


    Admission Rules

    Admission requires completion of sixty (60) college-level credits in a related discipline, including 15 credits of transferable general education courses, and completion of the state-mandated prerequisites listed below with a grade of "C" or better.

    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.S. program.

    ADMISSIONS COURSES
    60 credits in a related discipline with at least 15 General Education credits

    STATE MANDATED PREREQUISITES

    ACG 2021Financial Accounting3
    ACG 2071Managerial Accounting3
    *CGS 1100Computer Applications3
    *ECO 2013Principles of Macroeconomics3
    ECO 2023Principles of Microeconomics3
    1MAC 2233Applied Calculus I3
    *STA 2023Elementary Statistics3

    MAJOR CORE COURSES
    Grade of "C" or better required for all upper-division courses

    BUL 3130Law for Professionals3
    2FIN 3403Financial Management3
    GEB 3213Business Communication for Professional Effectiveness3
    ISM 3011Management Information Systems3
    MAN 3303Management & Leadership Practices3
    MAN 3504Operations Management3
    MAR 3802Marketing Management3
    QMB 3200Quantitative Methods for Business3
    REQUIRED FINAL COURSE (6 credits) - Last Semester for All Students
    3MAN 4900Strategic Capstone Project6

    Select ONE of the following Subplans

    SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
    SUBPLAN: FINANCIAL SERVICES (FS) (Complete 18 credits)

    FIN 4140Personal Financial Planning3
    FIN 4323Bank Operations & Management3
    FIN 4504Investments3
    MAN 3600International Business3
    MAR 4413Sales, Negotiating and Customer Relationship Management3
    FIN 4414Corporate Finance3
    OR
    FIN 4470Entrepreneurial Finance3

    SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
    SUBPLAN: MARKETING (MAR) (Complete 18 credits)

    MAR 3334Marketing Promotions3
    MAR 4413Sales, Negotiating and Customer Relationship Management3
    MAR 4424International Marketing3
    MAR 4613Marketing Research3
    MAR 4836Concept and Product Development3
    MAR 4841Services Marketing3

    SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
    SUBPLAN: MANAGEMENT (MGMT) (Complete 18 credits)

    ETI 3647Supply Chain Management3
    MAN 3240Applied Organizational Behavior3
    MAN 3503Managerial Risk Analysis and Decision Making3
    MAN 3600International Business3
    MAN 4583Project Management3
    MAN 4881Authority Influence and Projects3
    OR
    MAN 4741Innovation, Change and Agile Projects3

    SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
    SUBPLAN: BANKING (BNK) (Complete 18 credits)

    BRC 3203Banking Regulation and Compliance3
    FIN 3461Financial Analysis3
    FIN 4323Bank Operations & Management3
    FIN 4324Commercial Bank Management3
    FIN 4345Credit Analysis and Loan Structures3
    MAR 4413Sales, Negotiating and Customer Relationship Management3

    MAJOR ELECTIVE COURSES
    Select 12 Upper Division Credits

    ACG 3103Intermediate Accounting I3
    ACG 3113Intermediate Accounting II3
    FIN 4470Entrepreneurial Finance3
    MAN 3240Applied Organizational Behavior3
    MAN 3593Logistics Management3
    MAN 3786Sustainable Enterprise Planning3
    MAN 3802Principles of Entrepreneurship3
    MAN 4061Corporate Social Responsibility3
    MAN 4102Managing Cultural Diversity3
    MAN 4570International Procurement & Outsourcing3
    MAN 4584Process Improvement Methodologies3
    MAN 4625Managing Global Human Resources3
    MAN 4781Sustainable Business Strategies3
    MAN 4787Energy & Environmental Techniques3
    MAN 4788Sustainability & Environmental Issues3
    MAN 4801Business Plan Strategies3
    MAN 4935Special Topics in Management Concepts3
    4MAN 4940Internship1-3

    * Applies towards general education requirements
    1 Applies towards general education requirements; Students can also take *MAC 2311 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I. Students selecting this option should contact an advisor.
    2 Must be taken within first 15 upper division hours of program
    3 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. All major core courses must completed before Capstone can be taken.
    4 Standard Internship is 3 credits. Internships require 60 hours of internship work experience for each 1 credit earned

    Total Credits120
  • Admissions Guide 

    Admission Requirements

    To be admitted to our Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree program, you need:

    • 60 credits from a regionally accredited institution, including:
      • 15 credits of transferable general education courses 
      • A college math course: MAT 1033, MAT 1100, STA 2023, STA 2023H or any MAC, MGF, MTG, MAS math prefix
      • ENC 1101 - Composition I or equivalent
      • The following state-mandated prerequisites with a grade of "C" or better:
        • ACG 2021 - Financial Accounting
        • ACG 2071 - Managerial Accounting
        • CGS 1100 - Computer Applications
        • ECO 2013 - Principles of Macroeconomics
        • ECO 2023 - Principles of Microeconomics
        • MAC 2233 - Applied Calculus I
        • STA 2023 - Elementary Statistics
      • A cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.00 scale in all college classes

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