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International Business B.A.S. Degree

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  • Take your expertise global

    BAS iconDo you want to lead or manage multinational businesses and operations? Our Bachelor of Applied Science in International Business gives you the skills to compete and thrive in the global marketplace. You will gain a broad perspective of international management practices and be prepared to work in a variety of fields like banking, consulting, international trade and information technology.

  • Grow your business and credentials

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

  • What you will learn

    Our bachelor's degree in International Business teaches you how to:

    • Effectively lead and manage small-to-medium-sized project teams in global environments
    • Develop fiscal plans
    • Execute, evaluate and manage projects
    • Manage multinational operations
    • Manage diverse groups of people
    • Understand the financial implications of your decisions
    • Develop and execute global marketing campaigns
  • Careers

    • Account Representative
    • Department Manager
    • Export Manager
    • Import/Export Agent
    • International Operations Director
    • International Sales Agent
    • International Service Manager
    • Logistics Administrator
    • Marketing Manager
    • Operations Manager
    • Project Manager
    • Regulatory Affairs Director
    • Sales Manager
    • Supply-chain Manager
  • 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
  • International Business
    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
    Dr. Lori Jones, Epicenter, (727) 341-4574

    Program Summary


    This unique program is intended for students who are interested in leading, supervising and managing multinational businesses and operations. Students will receive training in multi-cultural business implications, thereby increasing their value and competitiveness in the international marketplace. Students who complete this innovative program will be prepared to gain international employment in a variety of industries such as banking, consulting, international trade, and information technology.

    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

    52.1101: International Business/Trade/Commerce.

    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

    NOTE: 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.

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


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

    BUSINESS SUPPORT COURSES (select 15 credits)

    1INR 2002International Relations3
    2GEB 2350Survey of International Business3
    3MAN 2604Intercultural Relations in Business3
    4SPN 2200Intermediate Spanish I3
    5Any lower division courses (1000 or 2000 level) with the ACG prefix
    Any lower division courses (1000 or 2000 level) with the BRC prefix
    Any lower division courses (1000 or 2000 level) with the BUL prefix
    Any lower division courses (1000 or 2000) level with an ECO prefix
    Any lower division courses (1000 or 2000 level) with the ENT prefix
    Any lower division courses (1000 or 2000 level) with the HFT prefix
    Any lower division courses (1000 or 2000 level) with the GEB prefix
    Any lower division courses (1000 or 2000 level) with the FIN prefix
    Any lower division courses (1000 or 2000 level) with the LDR prefix
    6Any lower division courses (1000 or 2000 level) with the MAN prefix
    Any lower division courses (1000 or 2000 level) with the MNA prefix
    Any lower division courses (1000 or 2000 level) with the MAR prefix
    7Any lower division courses (1000 or 2000 level) with the RMI prefix
    8Any lower division courses (1000 or 2000 level) with the REE prefix
    Any lower division courses (1000 or 2000 level) with the TAX prefix

    Major Requirements (Complete 33 credits)

    BUL 3322Legal Issues in International Business3
    ETI 3647Supply Chain Management3
    9FIN 3403Financial Management3
    GEB 3213Business Communication for Professional Effectiveness3
    MAN 3303Management & Leadership Practices3
    MAN 3504Operations Management3
    MAN 3600International Business3
    MAN 4102Managing Cultural Diversity3
    MAN 4570International Procurement & Outsourcing3
    MAR 3802Marketing Management3
    MAR 4424International Marketing3

    REQUIRED FINAL COURSE - Last Semester for All Students

    10MAN 4900Strategic Capstone Project6

    Select 6 credits:

    ISM 3011Management Information Systems3
    MAN 3503Managerial Risk Analysis and Decision Making3
    MAN 3593Logistics Management3
    MAN 3802Principles of Entrepreneurship3
    MAN 4061Corporate Social Responsibility3
    MAN 4583Project Management3
    MAN 4625Managing Global Human Resources3
    MAN 4935Special Topics in Management Concepts3
    MAR 3334Marketing Promotions3
    MAR 4413Sales, Negotiating and Customer Relationship Management3
    MAR 4613Marketing Research3
    QMB 3200Quantitative Methods for Business3

    * Applies towards general education requirements.
    1 Recommended support course. INR2002 will also satisfy Worldview requirement
    2 Recommended support course
    3 Recommended support course
    4 Optional Support Course if AA level pre-reqs satisfied.
    5 ACG2450 Taken at SPC, the content prepares the student to take the QuickBooks Certification Exam
    6 MAN1500, MAN1590 and MAN2571 course content relates to Supply Chain Industry Certifications offered through SPC
    7 Completion of RMI1201, RMI2113, RMI2213, and GEB2940 or RMI2940 earns the Insurance Customer Service License (Completion of Associate's degree also required).
    8 Completion of REE1040 with a 70% or better allows the student to sit for the State of Florida Real Estate Sales Agent exam.
    9 FIN3403-Must be taken within the first 15 upper division hours of the program
    10 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 be completed (33 credits) before Capstone can be taken

    Total Credits120
  • Admissions Guide 

    Admission Requirements

    To be admitted to our Bachelor of Applied Science in International Business 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
      • 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
      • To earn a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.00 scale in all college classes

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