Business Administration Associate in Science

Getting Started: Spring 2020

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  • Affordable tuition: Earn a state university education at about half the cost.
  • Small class sizes: With classes of 30 or less, you don’t have to learn in an auditorium.
  • Online degree option: Most courses for our A.S. degrees are offered in person and online, so you can study when and where you want. 
  • Seamless transitionMost A.S. graduates earn credits that can be applied to a bachelor's degree at Seminole State or at the University of Central Florida through DirectConnect™ to UCF.*
  • Job Placement: According to state data, most Seminole State A.S. programs have placement rates above 90 percent.

*A.S. students who are planning to transfer to bachelor's degree programs should meet with a counselor, advisor or specialist to make sure the required courses are taken and the entry requirements are met.

Additional Information

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

Logistics: Seminole State's Logistics specialization is designed to prepare students for employment in a variety of positions within the broad field of Logistics. The curriculum focuses on purchasing, inventory, warehousing, transportation and logistics, operations management, and quality management. Emphasis is placed on the management of logistics operations and functions in today's dynamic global market.

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
This is an introductory course in computer applications that focuses on the effective use of word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software programs. Students will gain a fundamental knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 and learn skills that have practical applications in real world business situations. This course utilizes lectures and hands-on computer exercises. Lab fee required.
This course is designed to provide an overview of the business environment. The business disciplines discussed include management, international business, marketing, finance, economics, accounting and business law. This course provides useful information for business majors and any others involved in owning or operating businesses. This course is also recommended for students expecting to take ACG 2021 Principles of Financial Accounting.
This course emphasizes the study of the four fundamental functions of management: planning, leading, organizing and controlling and their application to business decision-making. Connections will be made between the planning process and the controlling function to evaluate organizational performance. The course also studies theoretical principles of management, communication concepts, human resource management, organizational structures as well as motivational theory. Principles will be applied to entrepreneurial, corporate and international organizations.
This is an introductory course in marketing, emphasizing the four elements of the Marketing Mix: Product, Price, Place and Promotion. The course focuses on the marketing concept, role of strategic planning and development of marketing strategies. In addition, the concepts of market segmentation, demographics and selection of a target market will be studied. Importance of market research, consumer and industrial buying habits and the differences between consumer and industrial goods are also explored. Concepts behind product development and product acceptance are reviewed in the context of pricing and promotional techniques throughout the product life cycle. Importance of branding is evaluated. The concept of an integrated marketing campaign is explored within the context of the promotional mix - advertising, direct selling, sales promotion and public relations. Online marketing is explored utilizing the Internet.
This course develops effective oral and written business communication skills to create successful human relations. Communication skills are taught in the four language areas: listening, reading, writing and speaking. Studies include grammar, proofreading, editing and business communication composition.
The purpose of this course is to provide students hands-on training using Excel for business, professional and personal use. The student will gain an in-depth understanding of a spreadsheet program. The student will create, edit and format spreadsheets and graphs, work with formulas and functions, sort, filter and subtotal data lists and create and edit macros.
This course is designed to enable students to use mathematics to solve real-world business problems. Areas covered include checking accounts, using equations to solve business problems, calculating trade discounts, markup and markdown, payroll and computing interest for notes.
Choose 1 accounting group:
This course provides instruction and practice in the fundamentals of accounting. Selected topics include accounts payable and receivable, cash control systems, worksheets, financial statements, adjusting and closing entries, purchases and cash payments, sales and cash receipts and payroll. This course may be used to provide a foundation for financial accounting. Activities are recorded manually and in an accounting software program. Lab fee required.
In this course, students will learn to use Quickbooks, a computerized accounting software program. Selected topics include setting up a company, setting up and modifying a chart of accounts, tracking invoices and customer payments, entering and paying bills, tracking inventory, using banking features and preparing financial reports. Lab fee required.

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This course introduces the student to the theory and practice of financial accounting. Topics include the accounting cycle, analysis of financial statement transactions, financial statement preparation, accounting for assets, liabilities, equities, revenues and expenses. Accounting for entities, including partnerships and corporations is introduced.
This course introduces the student to the use of accounting information by managers. Topics include the use of accounting information for planning and control, capital investment, performance evaluation, decision-making, cash flow statements and financial statement analysis.
Choose 1 legal studies course:
This course focuses on the application of business law for the small business owner. Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to identify the various forms of business ownership and the legal and tax implications of each. Students will have an understanding of the laws covering issues such as personnel, contracts and the protection of intellectual property. The student will be able to understand and explain how to comply with the reporting requirements for local, state and federal entities.
This course is a study of law as it relates to the sources of law, courts and court procedures, torts, crimes and contracts.
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)
  • Logistics
  • General 

Human Resources Management Specialization

15
The purpose of this course is to explore the theories and practices relating to the management of human resources (HR). The role of the human resources department will be discussed regarding its role in the corporate organization as well as meeting personnel corporate goals and objectives. The course will also explore HR's relationship with functional departments, departmental supervisors, as well as middle and executive management. The principles of job analysis, job description, job skills, recruitment and selection techniques, motivation and performance evaluation will be explored in depth.
This course discusses various compensation and benefit plans, legal issues and the administration of compensation and benefit plans. Emphasis is on providing a basic understanding of the business concepts utilized in the compensation and benefits area.
This course examines how the functions of recruitment, selection, staffing and training fit into a human resources department. Students will practice analyzing positions, recruiting qualified applicants, interviewing candidates for employment and, once hired, orienting and training them.
This course is a study of human resources management law and regulations. Topics include state and federal employment regulation, Civil Rights Acts, EEOC legislation, OSHA, Rights of Women and Elderly and Handicapped as they apply to human resources functions.
This course is a study of the principles of effective management for paper-based, electronic and image records systems. Emphasis is placed on the systematic control of the life cycle of all records. Students will learn the basic legal background requirements for the release, retention and storing of records and laws regulating the management of such records. Principles of cost, efficiency and performance are covered as related to the management of all records. Students will also learn how to manage files on their electronic storage device. Career opportunities in records management are included.

Management Specialization

15
This course focuses on the application of financial practices for the entrepreneurial venture. The student will be able to analyze and evaluate the various sources of funding available for small businesses, become conversant in financial terminology, understand, prepare and analyze financial statements and prepare a loan proposal. The student will be able to describe and explain the importance of working capital and cash management. The student will be able to identify financing needs, establish credit policies and prepare forecasts of estimated cash flows, start-up costs, revenues and expenditures for the first two years of the entrepreneurial venture.
This course explores the dynamic environment of international business, a multi-disciplinary subject that draws from international economics (balance of trade, balance of payments), politics, institutions, culture and technology as well as insight into the mechanics of international trade and investment, the international financial system and business management in the global marketplace.
The purpose of this course is to explore the theories and practices relating to the management of human resources (HR). The role of the human resources department will be discussed regarding its role in the corporate organization as well as meeting personnel corporate goals and objectives. The course will also explore HR's relationship with functional departments, departmental supervisors, as well as middle and executive management. The principles of job analysis, job description, job skills, recruitment and selection techniques, motivation and performance evaluation will be explored in depth.
The course is designed to enable students to manage and operate a small business. The areas covered include developing a business plan, securing financing, accounting for business transactions, advertising and promotion, site location and managing the small business. This course is beneficial for those planning to start a small business as well as those already operating a business.

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
This course is a study and analysis of the role of sales in today's economy. Emphasis is on sales techniques and applications of sales principles. Sales management and operation are also studied in the course.
This course covers the analysis and evaluation of entrepreneurial opportunities and franchising. Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to assess the current economic, social and political climate for small businesses. In addition, the student will be able to explain how demographic, technological and social changes create opportunities for small business ventures. The student will be able to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of franchises and be able to evaluate franchise opportunities.
This is an advanced course emphasizing the application of fundamental marketing principles to a global marketplace. The global marketplace consists of over two hundred countries and an even greater number of languages and cultures worldwide. The course focuses on the role of strategic planning and the development of marketing strategies for this international marketplace. Strategies for opening up new markets will be explored - pure exporting, use of local distributors, global manufacturing and wholly owned subsidiaries. Basic concepts of demographics, market segmentation and selection of target markets will be applied to this complex worldwide stage. The course will explore the differences in international consumer and industrial buying habits as well as the impact of language, culture and religion on local promotional campaigns. The complexity of product development, product naming and pricing will be explored on a country-by-country basis. This course will also explore the complexities of developing worldwide distribution systems as they are affected by differing local laws, taxation and regulations.
This course will provide essential insight for successfully marketing an entrepreneurial venture using innovative marketing strategies. This course is designed to provide entrepreneurs with practical applications in interactive technologies and web-based services. Students will gain experience in the use of marketing via the Internet and social media. The student will be introduced to the role that direct selling and direct marketing play in the entrepreneurial environment. Students will develop a marketing project to assist in launching and implementing the new marketing venture.
This course is designed to explore the current technologies associated with Web 2.0 and social media. Topics to be covered include social networking etiquette, Real Simple Syndication (RSS), tagging, Consumer-Generated Content (CGC), blogs, wikis and podcasting. Student knowledge in the historical perspectives, prevailing definitions and industry-wide applications of Web 2.0 and social media tools will be extended. Lab fee required.

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.

This course is an introduction to the principles, practices and economics of insurance. Topics include fire, life and casualty contracts and various types of business and contingency risks.
This course includes methods of analysis in handling personal risk exposures, including insurance coverage alternatives. Integration of life, health and accident, property and liability, profit-sharing and private and governmental insurance and pension programs are also included.
This course provides an overview of personal and business property risks and coverages which may be used in dealing with these risks, including the underwriting, marketing and social problems associated with these coverages. Additional topics include commercial and residential fire insurance, inland marine and transportation coverages and multi-peril contracts.
This course is a study and analysis of the role of sales in today's economy. Emphasis is on sales techniques and applications of sales principles. Sales management and operation are also studied in the course.
The course is designed to enable students to manage and operate a small business. The areas covered include developing a business plan, securing financing, accounting for business transactions, advertising and promotion, site location and managing the small business. This course is beneficial for those planning to start a small business as well as those already operating a business.

AS to BS (BIM) Specialization

15
This is an introductory course covering the nature, scope and methods of economics, economic concepts and economic institutions. Emphasis is placed upon production, consumption, determination of prices, distribution of income, fiscal policy, national income determinants, money and banking and comparative economic systems. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030. This class satisfies the General Education State Core Social Science/History requirement for AA degree seeking students.

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

3
Credits
This course deals primarily with economic problems. Emphasis is given to markets, production functions, economic role of government, agricultural problems, labor-management relations, imperfect competition, interest and capital, economic security, international trade and finance and economic development. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
This course is a study of Differential and Integral Calculus of algebraic, exponential and logarithmic functions with applications to business analysis. It is designed to provide the student of business and social sciences a course in applied calculus. This course is not intended for the student who is required to complete the calculus series.
This course introduces descriptive statistics, probability and probability distributions, estimation, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, two-sample inferences, correlation and regression and nonparametric tests. This course is a first course in statistical methods for those students entering a science or business-related field. This class satisfies the General Education State Core Mathematics requirement for A.A. degree seeking students.

Logistics Specialization

15
This course presents an analysis of inventory control problems and methods. Topics include demand forecasting, independent demand inventory systems, inventory models and aggregate planning. Inventory management will be presented within the context of sustainable, efficient and effective supply chain management.
This course introduces students to operations management techniques including their application to functional areas of the business enterprise. Topics include the design and management of production operations including productivity, strategy, capacity planning, location, layout, resource management, just-in-time systems, materials requirement planning and project management. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the ability to make decisions and resolve problems in an operations management environment and demonstrate an understanding of the role of operations management in the supply chain.
This course deals with the role of logistics in the supply chain, the economy and the organization. Topics explored are customer service, logistics information systems, inventory management, materials management and supply chain management. The objective is to explore the full scope of the transportation plant and services as a necessary preparation to efficient use of the transportation system.
This course covers the study of purchasing skills as they relate within supply chain management. The course will cover inventory control, purchase orders, the importance of documentation and purchasing procedures. The purchasing function will be examined within the context of public, non-profit and private sector organizations.
This course is an introduction to the practical concepts of warehousing, including the types of equipment, storage processes and systems, the technologies used to identify and track units in a warehouse and the regulations designed to ensure safety in warehouse operations. The principles and processes of warehouse management are discussed within the greater context of the supply chain.

General Specialization

15
This course covers the analysis and evaluation of entrepreneurial opportunities and franchising. Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to assess the current economic, social and political climate for small businesses. In addition, the student will be able to explain how demographic, technological and social changes create opportunities for small business ventures. The student will be able to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of franchises and be able to evaluate franchise opportunities.
This course focuses on the application of financial practices for the entrepreneurial venture. The student will be able to analyze and evaluate the various sources of funding available for small businesses, become conversant in financial terminology, understand, prepare and analyze financial statements and prepare a loan proposal. The student will be able to describe and explain the importance of working capital and cash management. The student will be able to identify financing needs, establish credit policies and prepare forecasts of estimated cash flows, start-up costs, revenues and expenditures for the first two years of the entrepreneurial venture.
This course identifies individual strategies for personal, long-term financial health. Students learn how to plan to achieve financial goals, budget effectively, manage credit and save, invest and build wealth and protect assets. Home ownership, retirement planning (401K's, mutual funds, stock and bond investments), tax and estate planning and insurance alternatives are fundamental features of this course.
This course provides business and non-business majors with the skills necessary to succeed as an entrepreneur. The fundamentals of starting and operating a business, developing a business plan, obtaining financing, marketing a product or service and developing an effective accounting system will be covered.
This course explores the dynamic environment of international business, a multi-disciplinary subject that draws from international economics (balance of trade, balance of payments), politics, institutions, culture and technology as well as insight into the mechanics of international trade and investment, the international financial system and business management in the global marketplace.
In this course topics of current interest are presented in group instruction.
In this course topics of current interest are presented in group instruction.
This is a travel/study course combining preparation on campus, travel and study in the discipline of business. Content is variable depending on the program in which the student enrolls and the specific topics to be covered. Students must be 18 years of age on or before departure. Permission of the instructor is required.
This course is a study of the fundamental topics in advanced algebra with emphasis on applications, the understanding of the function concept and manipulative skills. Major topics include operations on algebraic expressions and complex numbers, solving polynomial equations and inequalities, absolute value equations and inequalities and rational equations and inequalities, applications, functions, exponents and logarithms, graphs of polynomial, exponential and logarithmic functions and systems of equations and inequalities. The use of graphing calculators will be incorporated throughout the course. This class satisfies the General Education State Core Mathematics requirement for A.A. degree seeking students.
Overview of the history and current practices related to the quality movement. Students will study contributions of quality experts such as Deming, Juran and Crosby and will be introduced to the concepts of team management, group processes and problem-solving skills. Various measurement tools for process improvement and control will be examined.
This course will focus on management of sustainability in enterprises using a problem-based learning approach. A foundation of knowledge in sustainable business practices in a variety of industry settings will be developed.
The purpose of this course is to explore the theories and practices relating to the management of human resources (HR). The role of the human resources department will be discussed regarding its role in the corporate organization as well as meeting personnel corporate goals and objectives. The course will also explore HR's relationship with functional departments, departmental supervisors, as well as middle and executive management. The principles of job analysis, job description, job skills, recruitment and selection techniques, motivation and performance evaluation will be explored in depth.
This course involves a comparative study of global management practices. This course also addresses the questions of how and when to be sensitive to cultural issues and to develop the skills needed to effectively manage in diverse global environments.
This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to apply classroom theory to practical, work-related applications. Seminars may be a component of this course and regular contact with the assigned faculty advisor is required. Students may earn cooperative education credits based on the completion of the required work experience and satisfactory completion of assignments including, but not limited to, seminars and a project. This course may be repeated based upon the student’s academic program.
This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to apply classroom theory to practical, work-related applications. Seminars may be a component of this course and regular contact with the assigned faculty advisor is required. Students may earn cooperative education credits based on the completion of the required work experience and satisfactory completion of assignments including, but not limited to, seminars and a project. This course may be repeated based upon the student’s academic program.
This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to apply classroom theory to practical, work-related applications. Seminars may be a component of this course and regular contact with the assigned faculty advisor is required. Students may earn cooperative education credits based on the completion of the required work experience and satisfactory completion of assignments including, but not limited to, seminars and a project. This course may be repeated based upon the student’s academic program.
This is an advanced course emphasizing the application of fundamental marketing principles to a global marketplace. The global marketplace consists of over two hundred countries and an even greater number of languages and cultures worldwide. The course focuses on the role of strategic planning and the development of marketing strategies for this international marketplace. Strategies for opening up new markets will be explored - pure exporting, use of local distributors, global manufacturing and wholly owned subsidiaries. Basic concepts of demographics, market segmentation and selection of target markets will be applied to this complex worldwide stage. The course will explore the differences in international consumer and industrial buying habits as well as the impact of language, culture and religion on local promotional campaigns. The complexity of product development, product naming and pricing will be explored on a country-by-country basis. This course will also explore the complexities of developing worldwide distribution systems as they are affected by differing local laws, taxation and regulations.
This course is a study and analysis of the role of sales in today's economy. Emphasis is on sales techniques and applications of sales principles. Sales management and operation are also studied in the course.
This course will provide essential insight for successfully marketing an entrepreneurial venture using innovative marketing strategies. This course is designed to provide entrepreneurs with practical applications in interactive technologies and web-based services. Students will gain experience in the use of marketing via the Internet and social media. The student will be introduced to the role that direct selling and direct marketing play in the entrepreneurial environment. Students will develop a marketing project to assist in launching and implementing the new marketing venture.
This course examines how the functions of recruitment, selection, staffing and training fit into a human resources department. Students will practice analyzing positions, recruiting qualified applicants, interviewing candidates for employment and, once hired, orienting and training them.
This course discusses various compensation and benefit plans, legal issues and the administration of compensation and benefit plans. Emphasis is on providing a basic understanding of the business concepts utilized in the compensation and benefits area.
This course is a study of human resources management law and regulations. Topics include state and federal employment regulation, Civil Rights Acts, EEOC legislation, OSHA, Rights of Women and Elderly and Handicapped as they apply to human resources functions.
This course is a study of the principles of effective management for paper-based, electronic and image records systems. Emphasis is placed on the systematic control of the life cycle of all records. Students will learn the basic legal background requirements for the release, retention and storing of records and laws regulating the management of such records. Principles of cost, efficiency and performance are covered as related to the management of all records. Students will also learn how to manage files on their electronic storage device. Career opportunities in records management are included.
This business-oriented Internet research class provides research strategies and specific search tools to find relevant and reliable information in the most effective and efficient manner from among the enormous amount of data that resides on the World Wide Web. The course addresses basic searches, selecting the right keywords, phrase searching, Boolean operators, filters, advanced search operators, evaluative criteria to determine the reliability of sites, meta-search engines, subject guides, specialty information and social media platforms. Hands-on activities allow students to utilize research strategies and search tools.
This course presents an integrated approach to the design and management of activities and systems involved in the movement of goods and services from manufacturers and suppliers to consumers. Students learn the fundamentals of transportation, distribution, inventory, purchasing, logistics, warehousing and other topics related to the management of the supply chain in an electronic and traditional environment.

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

3
Credits
The course is designed to enable students to manage and operate a small business. The areas covered include developing a business plan, securing financing, accounting for business transactions, advertising and promotion, site location and managing the small business. This course is beneficial for those planning to start a small business as well as those already operating a business.
General Education Courses
15
This is a course in the process of expository writing. Students will read essays and compose papers that are unified, organized, logically developed and supported, clearly stated and well-focused. Research techniques are introduced and incorporated into at least one composition. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030. Students must pass the core assignments with a grade of "C" or higher. This class satisfies the General Education State Core Communications requirement for A.A. degree seeking students.
The purpose of this course is to improve the basic skills of speaking and listening. Class exercises emphasize preparing and delivering public speeches, speaking with clarity and variety and listening with literal and critical comprehension. The course addresses communication in the personal, career and global spheres.

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.

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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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Tuition and Fee Comparison*

 Seminole StateUFFSUUCF
Tuition and Fees$3,131$6,380$6,480$6,379
Room and Board-0-$10,220$10,666$10,010
Books and Supplies$1,000$850$1,000$1,200
Total$4,131$17,450$18,146$17,589

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* Tuition costs are based on Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 terms, with 15 credit hours per term for in-state students. Dorm fees, meal plans and book expenses are estimates based on information provided on each university's website. As Seminole State is a commuter college with no residence halls on its campuses, costs for room and board are not calculated.

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)

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 (four-year) 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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