Business Administration Associate in Science
Major Code: BSADM-AS
Educational Plan: BSADM-AS
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 completion of the three risk management courses replaces the pre-licensure coursework and exams required to be licensed in the State of Florida.
Persons who have committed certain felonies are permanently barred from licensure. Other felonies and certain misdemeanors require the applicant to wait for a disqualifying period to lapse prior to applying for licensure. The department may not issue a license to an applicant unless all related fines, court costs and fees, and court-ordered restitution have been paid. Upon a grant of a pardon or the restoration of civil rights pursuant to chapter 940 and s. 8, Art. IV of the State Constitution with respect to a finding of guilt or a plea, such finding or plea no longer bars or disqualifies the applicant from licensure unless the clemency specifically excludes licensure in the financial services business; however, a pardon or restoration of civil rights does not require the department to award such license.
An applicant who has committed a felony of the first degree, a capital felony, a felony involving money laundering, a felony of embezzlement, or a felony directly related to the financial services business is permanently barred from licensure. This bar applies to convictions, guilty pleas, or nolo contendere pleas, regardless of adjudication, by any applicant.
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.
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.
Graduates of this program are employed as:
Employment in this field is expected to grow by 15 percent (about as fast as average) through 2020 (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics).
Students pursuing this degree also may obtain the following college credit certificates:
The following transfer options are available for A.S. Degree in Business Administration graduates:
Graduates of this program are qualified to earn the following industry certifications:
Additional industry certifications may be available for college credit certificate programs.
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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Choose 15 credits of elective courses from 1 of the following Specializations:
Human Resources Management Specialization
Elective: Any BUL, ENT, FIN, GEB, MAN, MAR, MKA, MNA, OST, SBM, TRA prefix course (MAN 2604 recommended)
Marketing and Sales Specialization
Insurance (Risk Management) Specialization
AS to BS (BIM) Specialization
Elective: Any BUL, ENT, FIN, GEB, MAN, MAR, MKA, MNA, OST, SBM, or TRA prefix course
Any BUL, ENT, FIN, GEB, MAN, MAR, MKA, SBM, SLS, or TRA prefix course
Humanities General Education course
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)
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.
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.
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.