Median Salary in Tampa Bay area
Your business degree from St. Petersburg College can open doors and give you an edge in the global business community. We design our business programs with input from local business leaders who know what it takes to succeed.
For SPC alumnae and local banking professional Carolyn Riggins, a class in the bachelor's degree program at SPC inspired her to lead her branch to the top in sales.
"I always tell people SPC is a great college. They changed my way of thinking."
At SPC, you can pitch your business idea to successful entrepreneurs and investors and compete for cash prizes. Many of our students have launched their business concepts, and they have all gained invaluable experience in promoting their business ideas.
SPC business students can apply for a variety of scholarships through the St. Petersburg College Foundation, including:
Amanda Cummings does not shy away from hard work. After serving two tours in the United States Navy, the single mom chose St. Petersburg College as the place to begin her second career.
St. Petersburg College consistently ranks as a top 30 college in the nation for veterans services. Here, Amanda used her GI Bill benefits and found flexible scheduling and a new life she loves.
"St. Petersburg College helped me balance being a full-time mom with a full-time job after my military career."
Considering a career in Hospitality and Tourism Management? To introduce you to our program, we offer your first class FREE. Funded by the Pinellas County Hotel/Motel Association, this scholarship pays tuition for your first 3-credit Hospitality & Tourism class.
Organizations in almost every industry depend on supply chain professionals to manage the processes that bring products to market. As a result, the local job growth rate for this field is well above average, and the mean annual salary for logisticians in the Tampa Bay Area is $74,140. Our supply chain management certificate program prepares you to work in any aspect of supply chain, from warehousing to distribution to customer service.
St Petersburg College is making a global impact by partnering with international manufacturer Monin, the world's largest producer of gourmet sauces, syrups and purees. The college's customized training program helps this family-oriented company hire the exact employees it needs.
Business degree leads to startup
"The program taught me that I can do it - I can start something and build something, network with people and pursue being a leader in my community and in my life. Because of SPC, I am successfully running my photographic art company."Sheree Clark, SPC Graduate, Bachelors in Management and Organizational Leadership
Our 12-hour Entrepreneurship Certificate gives you the practical, hands-on training to start, finance, manage and build your own business. Our Career & Entrepreneurship Center on the Seminole Campus offers workshops, courses, community networks, competitions and on-site resources.
At SPC, you'll learn from award-winning faculty, like business instructor Wende Huehn-Brown, who was recently recognized for how she uses technology to engage students in her classes.
SPC was the perfect location for me to pursue my degree.
I could not have asked for anything different. I see great things ahead of me.
SPC gave me that extra edge in landing my job.