Advance your career with a Business Administration B.S. Degree

Our Business Administration B.S. Degree teaches you how to analyze and gives you a foundation in economics, accounting, finance, management, marketing, business law, statistics and operations management.

Choose your SUBPLAN

Our online bachelor's degree lets you take the classes that fit your experience, training or previous education. Within the Business Administration B.S. Degree, you can choose from the following subplans:

  • Financial services
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Management

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

Financial Managers

Salary Data

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL MSA Average

Florida Average

Projected employment for Florida

2016 Employment

21,720

2026

28,140

Percent Change

30

Projected Job Openings

2450

Management Analysts

Salary Data

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL MSA Average

Florida Average

Projected employment for Florida

2016 Employment

52,900

2026

66,200

Percent Change

25

Projected Job Openings

6320

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

our business bachelor's degrees feature

  • Eight-week courses
  • Courses you can take 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

Our Business Administration B.S. Degree teaches you to

  • Work in a variety of business careers, such as marketing, accounting, finance, manufacturing, product development, human resources, business analysis and management
  • Think critically and problem solve
  • Effectively develop and manage project teams
  • Develop and analyze fiscal plans
  • Manage operations
  • Recognize the financial implications of your decisions

Business Administration Bachelor of Science

BUS-BS

Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2019 (565)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2019 (565), 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


Dr. Robin Wilber
Faculty
(727) 341-3203
wilber.robin@spcollege.edu


Program Summary

Our Bachelor of Science in Business Administration teaches you how to analyze and solve business problems in quickly changing environments. We give you a foundation in economics, accounting, finance, management, marketing, business law, statistics and operations management. As a graduate of this program, you'll have the knowledge and business insight to assume positions of responsibility in a global business community.

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

1105202011: BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (BS)

Federal CIP Code

52.0201: Business Administration and Management, General.


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

All students must complete the 36 credit general education requirement in order to graduate from this program. A.S. degree holders may need to complete an additional 15-21 general education credits to complete the thirty-six (36) credit hour general education requirement.

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.S. program.

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

STATE MANDATED PREREQUISITES

ACG 2021 Financial Accounting 3
ACG 2071 Managerial Accounting 3
* CGS 1100 Computer Applications 3
* ECO 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics 3
1 MAC 2233 Applied Calculus I 3
2 STA 2023 Elementary Statistics 3

MAJOR CORE COURSES
Grade of "C" or better required for all upper-division courses

BUL 3320 Law and Business 3
3 FIN 3403 Financial Management 3
GEB 3213 Business Communication for Professional Effectiveness 3
ISM 3011 Management Information Systems 3
MAN 3303 Management & Leadership Practices 3
MAN 3504 Operations Management 3
MAN 3600 International Business 3
MAN 4583 Project Management 3
MAR 3802 Marketing Management 3
QMB 3200 Quantitative Methods for Business 3
REQUIRED FINAL COURSE (6 credits) - Last Semester for All Students
4 MAN 4900 Strategic Capstone Project 6

SUBPLAN
Select ONE subplan from below (Complete 18 credits):

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
SUBPLAN: FINANCIAL SERVICES (FS)

FIN 4140 Personal Financial Planning 3
FIN 4323 Bank Operations & Management 3
FIN 4414 Corporate Finance 3
FIN 4504 Investments 3
MAN 3503 Managerial Risk Analysis and Decision Making 3
MAR 4413 Sales, Negotiating and Customer Relationship Management 3

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
SUBPLAN: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS (IB)

BUL 3322 Legal Issues in International Business 3
ETI 3647 Supply Chain Management 3
MAN 4102 Managing Cultural Diversity 3
MAN 4625 Managing Global Human Resources 3
MAN 4570 International Procurement & Outsourcing 3
MAR 4424 International Marketing 3

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
SUBPLAN: MARKETING (MAR)

MAR 3334 Marketing Promotions 3
MAR 4413 Sales, Negotiating and Customer Relationship Management 3
MAR 4424 International Marketing 3
MAR 4613 Marketing Research 3
MAR 4836 Concept and Product Development 3
MAR 4841 Services Marketing 3

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
SUBPLAN: MANAGEMENT (MGMT)

ETI 3647 Supply Chain Management 3
MAN 3240 Applied Organizational Behavior 3
MAN 3503 Managerial Risk Analysis and Decision Making 3
MAN 3786 Sustainable Enterprise Planning 3
MAN 4584 Process Improvement Methodologies 3
MAN 4881 Authority Influence and Projects 3
OR
MAN 4741 Innovation, Change and Agile Projects 3

MAJOR ELECTIVE COURSES
Select 6 Upper Division Credits

FIN 4140 Personal Financial Planning 3
FIN 4470 Entrepreneurial Finance 3
FIN 4504 Investments 3
MAN 3240 Applied Organizational Behavior 3
MAN 3786 Sustainable Enterprise Planning 3
MAN 3802 Principles of Entrepreneurship 3
MAN 4061 Corporate Social Responsibility 3
MAN 4102 Managing Cultural Diversity 3
MAN 4570 International Procurement & Outsourcing 3
MAN 4741 Innovation, Change and Agile Projects 3
MAN 4935 Special Topics in Management Concepts 3
5 MAN 4940 Internship 3
SPM 3154 Principles of Sports Management 3
SPM 4104 Sports Facility and Event Management 3

* Applies towards general education requirements
1 Applies towards general education requirements; Students can also take *MAC 2311 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I. Students selecting this option should contact an advisor.
2 Applies towards general education requirements; QMB 2100 is an acceptable substitute for STA 2023.
3 Must be taken within first 15 upper division hours of program
4 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 completed before Capstone can be taken.
5 Standard Internship is 3 credits. Internships require 60 hours of internship work experience for each 1 credit earned

Total Credits 120

Continuing Your Education at SPC

SPC's certificates are part of our Associate in Science degrees, which transfer to our bachelor's degrees.

Certificates

As part of SPC's 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 Business Administration Bachelor of Science degree.

Short-term Training

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

degree progression

Admission to the Business Administration BS Degree

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