Preparing you to succeed in business

Our Business Administration Associate in Science Degree gets you comfortable with making decisions and taking responsibility in your business career. This business degree offers subplans in:

  • Management and operations
  • Accounting operations
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Financial services
  • Supply chain management
  • Marketing
  • Bachelor's degree transfer

This academic program prepares you for the following careers. All job data is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Administrative Services Managers

Salary Data

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL MSA Average

Florida Average

Projected employment for Florida

2016 Employment

10,990

2026

13,170

Percent Change

20

Projected Job Openings

1170

Credit Counselors

Salary Data

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL MSA Average

Florida Average

Projected employment for Florida

2016 Employment

3,440

2026

4,190

Percent Change

22

Projected Job Openings

380

Sales Managers

Salary Data

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL MSA Average

Florida Average

Projected employment for Florida

2016 Employment

14,190

2026

16,700

Percent Change

18

Projected Job Openings

1540

OTHER CAREER INFO

Our Business Administration A.S. Degree prepares you for these other careers:

Actuaries

Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks

Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators

Financial Analysts

First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers

Our A.S. Business Administration Degree Teaches You how 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 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

Marta Przyborowski
Acting Dean
przyborowski.marta@spcollege.edu


Michael Ewell, MS
Academic Department Coordinator EPI, St Pete Gibbs
(727)-791-2610
ewell.mike@spcollege.edu


Program Summary

*** THIS PROGRAM IS NO LONGER ADMITTING STUDENTS INTO THE INSURANCE SERVICES (INS SVCS) SUBPLAN. PLEASE SEE THE FINANCIAL SERVICES SUBPLAN (FINSV/BANK) AS AN ALTERNATIVE PROGRAM ***

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.

Florida CIP Code

1552020102:

Federal CIP Code

52.0201: Business Administration and Management, General.

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

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

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Ethics

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

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
Psychology (Select 3 credits)

Completion of this requirement satisfies the General Education Social and Behavioral Science requirement for this AS degree.
PSY 1012 General Psychology 3
PSY 1012H Honors General Psychology 3

SUPPORT COURSES
Computer and Information Literacy Requirement

Completion of this requirement satisfies the General Education Computer Competency requirement for this AS degree.
CGS 1100 Computer Applications 3

MAJOR CORE COURSES
Foundational Courses

ACG 2021 Financial Accounting 3
GEB 1011 Introduction to Business 3
GEB 2214 Business Communications 3
MAN 2021 Principles of Management 3
MAN 2604 Intercultural Relations in Business 3
BUL 2241 Business Law I 3
OR
BUL 2131 Legal Environment of Business 3

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

ACG 2071 Managerial Accounting 3
ECO 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ENC 1102 Composition II 3
MAC 1105 College Algebra 3
MAC 2233 Applied Calculus I 3
1 STA 2023 Elementary Statistics 3
2 GEB 2940 Business Internship 3

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
Accounting Operations (ACCTG) (Complete 24 credits)

3 STA 2023 Elementary Statistics 3
OR
MAC 1105 College Algebra 3
OR
MGF 1106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts I 3
OR
MGF 1107 Mathematics for Liberal Arts II 3
ACG 2071 Managerial Accounting 3
a ACG 2450 Accounting Software Applications 3
BRC 2001 Principles of Financial Services-Banking 3
CGS 1515 Spreadsheet Techniques and Programming 3
FIN 2000 Principles of Finance 3
2 GEB 2940 Business Internship 3
TAX 2000 Federal Individual Income Taxation 3

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
Entrepreneurship (ENT) (Complete 24 credits)

3 STA 2023 Elementary Statistics 3
OR
MAC 1105 College Algebra 3
OR
MGF 1106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts I 3
OR
MGF 1107 Mathematics for Liberal Arts II 3
ENT 1000 Intro to Entrepreneurship 3
ENT 1012 Entrepreneurship Management 3
ENT 2010 Planning the Entrepreneurial Venture 3
ENT 2120 Entrepreneurial Marketing and Sales 3
MAR 2101 Social Media Marketing 3
2 GEB 2940 Business Internship 3
GEB 2350 Survey of International Business 3

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
Financial Services (FINSV/BANK) (Complete 24 credits)

3 STA 2023 Elementary Statistics 3
OR
MAC 1105 College Algebra 3
OR
MGF 1106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts I 3
OR
MGF 1107 Mathematics for Liberal Arts II 3
FIN 1100 Personal Finance 3
BRC 2001 Principles of Financial Services-Banking 3
OR
BRC 2062 Introduction to Financial Markets and Money 3
b RMI 1201 Principles of Property and Liability Insurance 3
b RMI 2113 Personal Insurance 3
b RMI 2213 Commercial Insurance 3
MAR 2410 Personal Selling 3
2,b GEB 2940 Business Internship 3

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
Management and Operations (MGMT) (Complete 24 credits)

3 STA 2023 Elementary Statistics 3
OR
MAC 1105 College Algebra 3
OR
MGF 1106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts I 3
OR
MGF 1107 Mathematics for Liberal Arts II 3
ACG 2071 Managerial Accounting 3
CGS 1515 Spreadsheet Techniques and Programming 3
OR
ENC 2210 Technical Writing 3
2 GEB 2940 Business Internship 3
LDR 2001 Introduction to Leadership 3
MAN 2340 Supervisory Management 3
c MAN 2582 Introduction to Project Management 3
MAR 2011 Principles of Marketing 3

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
Marketing (MKT) (Complete 24 credits)

3 STA 2023 Elementary Statistics 3
OR
MAC 1105 College Algebra 3
OR
MGF 1106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts I 3
OR
MGF 1107 Mathematics for Liberal Arts II 3
CGS 1515 Spreadsheet Techniques and Programming 3
MAR 2011 Principles of Marketing 3
MAR 2101 Social Media Marketing 3
MAR 1142 Global Marketing 3
MAR 2321 Advertising 3
OR
MAR 2410 Personal Selling 3
GEB 2350 Survey of International Business 3
2 GEB 2940 Business Internship 3

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
Supply Chain Management (SUP)(Complete 24 credits)

3 STA 2023 Elementary Statistics 3
OR
MAC 1105 College Algebra 3
OR
MGF 1106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts I 3
OR
MGF 1107 Mathematics for Liberal Arts II 3
d MAN 1500 Supply Chain Operations 3
d MAN 1590 Supply Chain Practices 3
MAN 2571 Supply Chain Planning 3
c MAN 2582 Introduction to Project Management 3
GEB 2350 Survey of International Business 3
2 GEB 2940 Business Internship 3
MAR 1142 Global Marketing 3

1 QMB 2100 may be substituted for STA 2023.
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. QMB 2100 may be substituted for STA 2023.
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 Credits 60

Continuing Your Education at sPc

As part of the Business Administration Associate in Science Degree, you can earn one of the following certificates:

Bachelor's Degree

The Business Administration A.S. Degree transfers to SPC's bachelor's degrees in Business AdministrationManagement and Organizational Leadership or Sustainability Management.

Short-term Training

We also offer short-term business training and professional development courses through our Workforce Institute.

degree progression