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College of Business

Associate in Science

Business Administration

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.

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

3
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.

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
Psychology (Select 3 credits)

Completion of this requirement satisfies the General Education Social and Behavioral Science requirement for this AS degree.
General Psychology
3
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.
Computer Applications
3

MAJOR CORE COURSES
Foundational Courses

Financial Accounting
3
Introduction to Business
3
Business Communications
3
Principles of Management
3
Intercultural Relations in Business
3
Business Law I
3
OR
Legal Environment of Business
3

Select ONE of the following Subplans

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

Managerial Accounting
3
Principles of Macroeconomics
3
Principles of Microeconomics
3
Composition II
3
College Algebra
3
Applied Calculus I
3
Elementary Statistics 1
3
Business Internship 2
3

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
Accounting Operations (Complete 24 credits)

Elementary Statistics 3
3
OR
College Algebra
3
OR
Mathematics for Liberal Arts I
3
OR
Mathematics for Liberal Arts II
3
Managerial Accounting
3
Accounting Software Applications a
3
Principles of Financial Services-Banking
3
Spreadsheet Techniques and Programming
3
Principles of Finance
3
Business Internship 2
3
Federal Individual Income Taxation
3

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
Entrepreneurship (Complete 24 credits)

Elementary Statistics 3
3
OR
College Algebra
3
OR
Mathematics for Liberal Arts I
3
OR
Mathematics for Liberal Arts II
3
Intro to Entrepreneurship
3
Entrepreneurship Management
3
Planning the Entrepreneurial Venture
3
Entrepreneurial Marketing and Sales
3
Social Media Marketing
3
Business Internship 2
3
Survey of International Business
3

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
Financial Services (Complete 24 credits)

Elementary Statistics 3
3
OR
College Algebra
3
OR
Mathematics for Liberal Arts I
3
OR
Mathematics for Liberal Arts II
3
Personal Finance
3
Principles of Financial Services-Banking
3
OR
Introduction to Financial Markets and Money
3
Principles of Property and Liability Insurance b
3
Personal Insurance b
3
Commercial Insurance b
3
Personal Selling
3
Business Internship 2,b
3

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
Management and Operations (Complete 24 credits)

Elementary Statistics 3
3
OR
College Algebra
3
OR
Mathematics for Liberal Arts I
3
OR
Mathematics for Liberal Arts II
3
Managerial Accounting
3
Spreadsheet Techniques and Programming
3
OR
Technical Writing
3
Business Internship 2
3
Introduction to Leadership
3
Supervisory Management
3
Introduction to Project Management c
3
Principles of Marketing
3

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
Marketing (Complete 24 credits)

Elementary Statistics 3
3
OR
College Algebra
3
OR
Mathematics for Liberal Arts I
3
OR
Mathematics for Liberal Arts II
3
Spreadsheet Techniques and Programming
3
Principles of Marketing
3
Social Media Marketing
3
Global Marketing
3
Advertising
3
OR
Personal Selling
3
Survey of International Business
3
Business Internship 2
3

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
Supply Chain Management (Complete 24 credits)

Elementary Statistics 3
3
OR
College Algebra
3
OR
Mathematics for Liberal Arts I
3
OR
Mathematics for Liberal Arts II
3
Supply Chain Operations d
3
Supply Chain Practices d
3
Supply Chain Planning d
3
Introduction to Project Management c
3
Survey of International Business
3
Business Internship 2
3
Global Marketing
3

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, MAN1590 and MAN2571 align with various Supply Chain Industry Certifications

60
Total Credits