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Business Administration Associate in Science

Business Administration Associate in Science
Type: AS
Major Code: BSADM-AS
CIP: 1552020102
Educational Plan: BSADM-AS

Program Description

Seminole State’s Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in Business Administration provides students a broad foundation in business studies including marketing, finance and management. Graduates possess the knowledge and skills to successfully contribute to the economic enterprises competing in today’s global market.

Human Resources Management Specialization: Seminole State's Human Resources Management specialization is designed to provide students with a solid foundation in the theories and concepts relevant to success in Human Resource Management. The curriculum focuses on recruiting and staffing, compensation and benefits, employment law and strategic human resources management. This program will prepare students by giving them the knowledge and skills needed to become leaders in today's global market.

Management Specialization: Seminole State's Management specialization is designed to prepare students for employment in supervisory and management positions in a variety of business environments. The content includes instruction in planning, organizing, leading and controlling a business. Emphasis is placed on selected theories of management and decision-making and the knowledge and understanding necessary for managing people and functions.

Marketing and Sales Specialization: Seminole State's Marketing and Sales specialization is designed to prepare students for either employment in sales and marketing positions in a variety of business environments and/or developing the skills required to successfully market an entrepreneurial venture using innovative marketing strategies. Content includes the analysis of business opportunities, social media tools, franchising, global business and sales techniques.

Insurance (Risk Management) Specialization: Seminole State's Insurance (Risk Management) specialization is designed to prepare students for entry into the insurance industry as a Customer Service Agent or an Account Manager for an independent insurance agency. The Seminole State College Associates Degree with the "Insurance (Risk Management) Specialization" meets the minimum statutory requirements for the Department of Financial Services to waive the examinations for 4 license types (3 licenses). Students who successfully complete this degree program, including the 9 credit hours of insurance instruction listed, will qualify for the 4-40 Customer Representative License, 20-44 Personal Lines Agent License, and the 2-15 Health & Life Agent (Including Annuities & Variable Contracts) License.

In order to qualify for the exemption, a student must complete the 3 RMI courses listed along with any other requirements necessary to be awarded a degree. The three RMI courses must be completed as part of an awarded degree.

Note: Students are encouraged to review the State of Florida rules pertaining to insurance licensing prior to enrolling in any RMI courses.

AS to BS (BIM) Specialization: Seminole State's AS to BS (BIM) specialization provides the prerequisite coursework required to enter the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Business and Information Management degree program.

General Specialization: Seminole State's General specialization provides a broad foundation in business studies including marketing, finance and management. Graduates possess the knowledge and skills to successfully contribute to the economic enterprises competing in today's global market.

 

 

Profession

Successful business professionals participate in an increasingly complex and multicultural workforce. They embrace change and possess a broad understanding of the trends that influence today’s business environment, including creative entrepreneurship, corporate citizenship, digital marketing and mobile communication.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program are employed as:

  • Administrative Service Managers
  • Business Services Managers
  • General Managers
  • Technology Support Specialists

For career information related to this program, please visit O*Net OnLine.

Job Outlook

Employment in this field is expected to grow by 15 percent (about as fast as average) through 2020 (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics).

College Credit Certificates

Students pursuing this degree also may obtain the following college credit certificates:

  • Business Operations Certificate
  • Business Specialist Certificate
  • Entrepreneurship Certificate
  • Entrepreneurship Operations Certificate
  • Financial Operations Certificate
  • Financial Operations Specialist Certificate
  • Human Resources Administrator Technical Certificate
  • International Business Certificate
  • Management Certificate
  • Marketing Certificate
  • Small Business Management Certificate

Degree Transfer

The following transfer options are available for A.S. Degree in Business Administration graduates:

  • Seminole State’s Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Business and Information Management (BIM).
  • DirectConnect to UCF: Seminole State’s A.S. Degree in Business Administration will transfer to the College’s Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration (B.A.B.A.)
  • Some A.S. courses are also transferable to other four-year institutions.

Certifications

Graduates of this program are qualified to earn the following industry certifications: 

  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management, (AMSTL001)
  • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Bundle Certification (3 of 5), (MICRO069)
  • Microsoft Office Specialist Master, (MICRO017)
  • Transportation and Logistics Certification, (AMSTL002)

Additional industry certifications may be available for college credit certificate programs.

Program Note

Seminole State’s Associate in Science (A.S.) degrees are designed to prepare graduates for immediate entry into their chosen career field and/or transfer into certain baccalaureate programs. Students planning to transfer to a college or university should consult with an academic advisor to ensure completion of all entry requirements for the baccalaureate program of their choice.

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Available Courses
Required Courses
30
Choose 1 accounting group:

or

Choose 1 legal studies course:
Elective Courses
15

Choose 15 credits of elective courses from 1 of the following Specializations:

  • Human Resources Management
  • Management
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Insurance (Risk Management)
  • AS to BS (BIM)
  • General

Human Resources Management Specialization

15

Management Specialization

15

Elective: Any BUL, ENT, FIN, GEB, MAN, MAR, MKA, MNA, OST, SBM, TRA prefix course (MAN 2604 recommended)

3
Credits

Marketing and Sales Specialization

15

Insurance (Risk Management) Specialization

15

Note: Students are encouraged to review the State of Florida rules pertaining to insurance licensing prior to enrolling in any RMI courses.

AS to BS (BIM) Specialization

15

Elective: Any BUL, ENT, FIN, GEB, MAN, MAR, MKA, MNA, OST, SBM, or TRA prefix course

3
Credits

General Specialization

15

Any BUL, ENT, FIN, GEB, MAN, MAR, MKA, SBM, SLS, or TRA prefix course

3
Credits
General Education Courses
15

Humanities General Education course

3
Credits

Mathematics or Science General Education Course (MAC 1105 is recommended for students wishing to pursue the B.S. in Business & Information Management)

Social Science General Education Course (ECO 2013 is recommended)

3
Credits
Total Credits:
60
Note:

Associate in Science (A.S.) degrees are designed to prepare graduates for immediate entry into their chosen career field. A.S. degree graduates may transfer into certain baccalaureate programs. Students planning to transfer to baccalaureate programs should consult with Student Affairs counselors, advisors or specialists to make sure required courses are taken and entry requirements are met for the college/university program of their choice.

Note:

ACG 2021, ACG 2071, ECO 2013, and Mathematics General Education course MAC 1105 are recommended for students pursuing the A.S. to B.S. degree specialization.

Note:

Students with a baccalaureate degree or an associate of arts degree from a regionally accredited institution will be considered to have met general education requirements for this degree program.

Textbook information will be available online for each term's courses 45 days prior to the first day of classes for the term.

Each course offered by Seminole State is listed alphabetically and organized by the course prefix, catalog number and description. The courses in this catalog are identified by prefixes and numbers that were assigned by Florida's Statewide Course Numbering System, a system used by all public postsecondary institutions in Florida and 32 non-public institutions. Seminole State controls the description, credit and content of its own courses.

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