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 and Logistics
  • 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

Projected employment for Florida

2021 Employment

N/A

2031

N/A

Percent Change

N/A

Projected Job Openings

0

Credit Counselors

Salary Data

Projected employment for Florida

2021 Employment

2,090

2031

2,570

Percent Change

23

Projected Job Openings

230

Sales Managers

Salary Data

Projected employment for Florida

2021 Employment

23,300

2031

28,310

Percent Change

22

Projected Job Openings

2640

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 2022 (610)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2022 (610), 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 Summary

This program is offered as a Fully Online 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 and Logistics, 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 Transfer subplan, students will complete the state mandated prerequisite courses required for admission to the Business Administration BS (BUS-BS).

Graduation Requirements

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- Core
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.
3
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Humanities and Fine Arts-Core
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Humanities and Fine Arts coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.
3
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Social and Behavioral Sciences- Core
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Social and Behavioral Sciences coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required. Completing POS 2041 or POS 2041H or AMH 2020 or AMH 2020H will satisfy the course component of the Civic Literacy Requirement.
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 Natural Sciences - Core
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Science 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.
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Civic Literacy
Competency may be demonstrated by completing at least one course from the approved General Education Civic Literacy coursework below (minimum grade of "C" required) AND satisfactory completion of an assessment (exam). This requirement is in compliance with Rule 6A-10.02413 of the Florida Administrative Code.
SUPPORT COURSES Computer and Information Literacy Requirement
Completion of this requirement satisfies the General Education Computer Competency requirement for this AS degree.
SUBPLAN CORE COURSES BS Transfer (Complete 24 credits)
This sub-plan is designed to allow the student to meet the state mandated pre-requisites for the admission requirements to the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration or the Bachelor of Applied Science in International Business.

2 QMB 2100 may be substituted for STA 2023.
3 The Standard Internship is 3 credits and requires 60 hours of internship work experience for each credit earned.
4 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 the AS degree will enable students to earn up to 3 Florida insurance licenses (4-40, 20-44, 2-40) . Licenses are awarded without state examination through the Division of Insurance Agent and Agency Services.
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 SCPro Fundamentals Supply Chain Management Industry Certifications endorsed by CSCMP

Total Credits:
60
Academic Pathways The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
  • the recommended order in which to take the program courses
  • suggested course when more than one option exists
  • which semester each course is typically offered
  • if the course has a prerequisite
  • courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)
If you are starting the program this term,
VIEW THE RECOMMENDED ACADEMIC PATHWAY

If you have already started the program,
VIEW THE ARCHIVED ACADEMIC PATHWAYS

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.
Program Leadership Information
Dr. Emmanuel  Hernandez – Agosto
Dean, College of Business
Hernandez.Emmanuel@SPCollege.edu
Michael Ewell, MS
Academic Department Coordinator EPI, St Pete Gibbs
ewell.mike@spcollege.edu
727.791.2610

Florida CIP Code

1552020102: Business Administration ()

Federal CIP Code

52.0201: Business Administration and Management, General.

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