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College of Business

Associate in Science

Business Administration

BUS-AS

Program Leadership Information

Dr. Greg Nenstiel, Dean, EPI, (727) 791-2433
Nicole Panuthos, Academic Chair, SE, (727) 394-6266
April Bailey, Academic Department Chair TS, 727-614-7084

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. Students in this program will elect a subplan specializing in the field of accounting or international business.

Job Related Opportunities

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

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2014 (490), 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.

Graduation Rules

Minimum grade of "C" required in all General Education courses and all Support courses used to satisfy a General Eduation requirement.

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Communications - Composition I

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

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AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Communications - Speech

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

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AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Humanities and Fine Arts

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

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AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Ethics

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

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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.

SUPPORT COURSES
Composition II (Select 3 credits)

Composition II
3
Honors Composition II
3

SUPPORT COURSES
Mathematics (Complete 6 credits)

Completion of this requirement satisfies the General Education Mathematics requirement for this AS degree.
College Algebra
3
Applied Calculus I
3

SUPPORT COURSES
Macroeconomics (Select 3 credits)

Completion of this requirement satisfies the General Education Social/Behavioral Science requirement for this AS degree.
Principles of Macroeconomics
3
Honors Macroeconomics
3

SUPPORT COURSES
Microeconomics (Select 3 credits)

Principles of Microeconomics
3
Honors Microeconomics
3

SUPPORT COURSES
Computer and Information Literacy Requirement (Complete 1 course)

Completion of this requirement satisfies the General Education Computer Competency requirement for this AS degree.
Computer Applications
3

MAJOR CORE COURSES
Complete 18 credits

Financial Accounting
3
Managerial Accounting
3
Business Law I
3
Introduction to Business
3
Principles of Management
3
Elementary Statistics
3
OR
Honors Elementary Statistics
3

SUBPLANS
Select one subplan from below (Complete 12 credits)

Select ONE of the following Subplans

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
Subplan: Management (Complete 12 credits)

Introduction to Leadership
3
Supervisory Management
3
Introduction to Project Management
3
Principles of Marketing
3

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
Subplan: Financial Services/Banking (Complete 12 Credits)

Principles of Financial Services-Banking
3
Introduction to Financial Markets and Money
3
Principles of Finance
3
Principles of Property and Liability Insurance
3

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
Subplan: Accounting (Complete 9 Credits)

Accounting Software Applications
3
Spreadsheet Techniques and Programming
3
Federal Individual Income Taxation
3

SUBPLAN ELECTIVE COURSES
Subplan: Accounting (Select 3 credits)

Principles of Finance
3
Management Internship
1-3

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
Subplan: Entrepreneurship (Complete 12 Credits)

Intro to Entrepreneurship
3
Entrepreneurship Management
3
Planning the Entrepreneurial Venture
3
Entrepreneurial Marketing and Sales
3

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
Subplan: International Business (Complete 12 Credits)

Principles of Finance
3
Survey of International Business
3
Intercultural Relations in Business
3
Global Marketing
3

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
Subplan: Marketing (Complete 12 Credits)

Principles of Marketing
3
Social Media Marketing
3
Advertising
3
Personal Selling
3
60
Total Credits