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Business Administration A.S. Degree

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  • Preparing you for business administration

    AS iconTo succeed in business, you need excellent communication and organizational skills. Our program gets you comfortable with making decisions and taking responsibility in your business career. As part of the A.S. in Business Administration, you can choose from subplans in Management, Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Insurance Services, International Business and Marketing.

  • 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 business administration courses teach you to:

    • Prepare and use financial information to support decision making
    • Manage business information with appropriate software
    • Effectively communicate as a professional
    • Understand legal and ethical issues in business
    • Develop human resources, strategic and organizational skills
    • Identify and demonstrate management activities.
  • Business administration careers

    Our business administration programs prepare you to work as:

    • Administrative Specialist
    • Customer Service Supervisor
    • Administrative Services Manager
    • Credit Manager
    • Sales Representative
    • Accounts Receivable/Accounts Payable Professional
    • Assistant to Store Manager
  • Notice to Out-of-State Online Students

    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.

  • Business Administration
    Associate in Science

    BUS-AS

    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, St Pete Gibbs, (727)-791-2610

    Program Summary

    This program prepares students for employment in multiple areas of general business. Students in this program will learn to communicate effectively in a business environment developing reading, writing, and speaking skills critical to functioning in this setting. Students will become comfortable making decisions and taking responsibility in multiple aspects of their working environment. All students will complete a set of foundational courses in this degree. The student will be able to select a Specialization subplan in one of the following areas: Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Financial Services, Management and Operations, Marketing or Supply Chain Management, all of which are transferable to SPC's Management and Organizational Leadership BAS (MGTORG-BAS) or Sustainability Management BAS (SUSMGT-BAS) degree programs in the College of Business.

    For the BS/BAS Transfer subplan, students will complete the state mandated prerequisite courses required for admission to the Business Administration BS (BUS-BS) or International Business BAS (INTBUS-BAS) degree programs.

    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.

    Job Related Opportunities

    • First-line supervisors
    • Administrative Specialist
    • Customer Service Supervisor
    • Office Manager
    • Credit Manager
    • Sales Representative
    • Accounts Receivable/Accounts Payable Professional
    • Warehouse Manager
    • Supply Chain Manager

    Graduation Rules

    Minimum grade of "C" required in all General Education courses and all Support courses used to satisfy a General Education requirement. Minimum grade of "C" in all foundational and sub plan/specialization courses.

    AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
    Communications - Composition

    Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Composition I coursework below. Minimum grade of "C" required. This requirement must be completed within the first 24 credits of coursework toward the AS degree.3

    AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
    Communications - Speech

    Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Speech coursework . Minimum grade of "C" required.3

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    AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
    Humanities and Fine Arts

    Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Humanities and Fine Arts coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.3

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    AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
    Ethics

    Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Ethics coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.3

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    AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
    Enhanced World View

    Complete at least one 3-credit course intended to enhance the student's world view in light of an increasingly globalized economy. Minimum grade of "C" required. In some cases, this course may also be used to satisfy another General Education Requirement.

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    SUPPORT COURSES
    Psychology (Select 3 credits)

    Completion of this requirement satisfies the General Education Social and Behavioral Science requirement for this AS degree.
    PSY 1012General Psychology3
    PSY 1012HHonors General Psychology3

    SUPPORT COURSES
    Computer and Information Literacy Requirement

    Completion of this requirement satisfies the General Education Computer Competency requirement for this AS degree.
    CGS 1100Computer Applications3

    MAJOR CORE COURSES
    Foundational Courses

    ACG 2021Financial Accounting3
    GEB 1011Introduction to Business3
    GEB 2214Business Communications3
    MAN 2021Principles of Management3
    MAN 2604Intercultural Relations in Business3
    BUL 2241Business Law I3
    OR
    BUL 2131Legal Environment of Business3

    Select ONE of the following Subplans

    SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
    BS/BAS Transfer (Complete 24 credits)

    ACG 2071Managerial Accounting3
    ECO 2013Principles of Macroeconomics3
    ECO 2023Principles of Microeconomics3
    ENC 1102Composition II3
    MAC 1105College Algebra3
    MAC 2233Applied Calculus I3
    1STA 2023Elementary Statistics3
    2GEB 2940Business Internship3

    SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
    Accounting Operations (Complete 24 credits)

    3STA 2023Elementary Statistics3
    OR
    MAC 1105College Algebra3
    OR
    MGF 1106Mathematics for Liberal Arts I3
    OR
    MGF 1107Mathematics for Liberal Arts II3
    ACG 2071Managerial Accounting3
    aACG 2450Accounting Software Applications3
    BRC 2001Principles of Financial Services-Banking3
    CGS 1515Spreadsheet Techniques and Programming3
    FIN 2000Principles of Finance3
    2GEB 2940Business Internship3
    TAX 2000Federal Individual Income Taxation3

    SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
    Entrepreneurship (Complete 24 credits)

    3STA 2023Elementary Statistics3
    OR
    MAC 1105College Algebra3
    OR
    MGF 1106Mathematics for Liberal Arts I3
    OR
    MGF 1107Mathematics for Liberal Arts II3
    ENT 1000Intro to Entrepreneurship3
    ENT 1012Entrepreneurship Management3
    ENT 2010Planning the Entrepreneurial Venture3
    ENT 2120Entrepreneurial Marketing and Sales3
    MAR 2101Social Media Marketing3
    2GEB 2940Business Internship3
    GEB 2350Survey of International Business3

    SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
    Financial Services (Complete 24 credits)

    3STA 2023Elementary Statistics3
    OR
    MAC 1105College Algebra3
    OR
    MGF 1106Mathematics for Liberal Arts I3
    OR
    MGF 1107Mathematics for Liberal Arts II3
    FIN 1100Personal Finance3
    BRC 2001Principles of Financial Services-Banking3
    OR
    BRC 2062Introduction to Financial Markets and Money3
    bRMI 1201Principles of Property and Liability Insurance3
    bRMI 2113Personal Insurance3
    bRMI 2213Commercial Insurance3
    MAR 2410Personal Selling3
    2,bGEB 2940Business Internship3

    SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
    Management and Operations (Complete 24 credits)

    3STA 2023Elementary Statistics3
    OR
    MAC 1105College Algebra3
    OR
    MGF 1106Mathematics for Liberal Arts I3
    OR
    MGF 1107Mathematics for Liberal Arts II3
    ACG 2071Managerial Accounting3
    CGS 1515Spreadsheet Techniques and Programming3
    OR
    ENC 2210Technical Writing3
    2GEB 2940Business Internship3
    LDR 2001Introduction to Leadership3
    MAN 2340Supervisory Management3
    cMAN 2582Introduction to Project Management3
    MAR 2011Principles of Marketing3

    SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
    Marketing (Complete 24 credits)

    3STA 2023Elementary Statistics3
    OR
    MAC 1105College Algebra3
    OR
    MGF 1106Mathematics for Liberal Arts I3
    OR
    MGF 1107Mathematics for Liberal Arts II3
    CGS 1515Spreadsheet Techniques and Programming3
    MAR 2011Principles of Marketing3
    MAR 2101Social Media Marketing3
    MAR 1142Global Marketing3
    MAR 2321Advertising3
    OR
    MAR 2410Personal Selling3
    GEB 2350Survey of International Business3
    2GEB 2940Business Internship3

    SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
    Supply Chain Management (Complete 24 credits)

    3STA 2023Elementary Statistics3
    OR
    MAC 1105College Algebra3
    OR
    MGF 1106Mathematics for Liberal Arts I3
    OR
    MGF 1107Mathematics for Liberal Arts II3
    dMAN 1500Supply Chain Operations3
    dMAN 1590Supply Chain Practices3
    MAN 2571Supply Chain Planning3
    cMAN 2582Introduction to Project Management3
    GEB 2350Survey of International Business3
    2GEB 2940Business Internship3
    MAR 1142Global Marketing3

    1 <i>QMB 2100 may be substituted for STA 2023.</i>
    2 The Standard Internship is 3 credits and requires 60 hours of internship work experience for each credit earned.
    3 STA 2023 is the recommended math course, however students may select from: STA 2023, MAC 1105, MGF 1106 or MGF 1107. <i>QMB 2100 may be substituted for STA 2023.</i>
    a Completion of ACG2450 at SPC prepares students for the QuickBooks Certification Exam
    b Completion of RMI 1201, RMI 2113, RMI 2213 and GEB 2940 will earn students the Insurance Customer Service License (Associate Degree completion required).
    c Completion of MAN 2582 may provide the option to sit for the CAPM Project Management Certification Exam
    d MAN1500 and MAN1590 align with various Supply Chain Industry Certifications

    Total Credits60