Business Administration (A.S. Degree)

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Northwest Florida State College offers a two-year program of study leading to an Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management or Marketing. Students may also complete a College Credit Certificate in Business Management or Business Specialist (Marketing emphasis) while completing the A.S. degree requirements. Both programs provide students with the educational background necessary for immediate entry into the job market.

The NWFSC Business Administration program provides students the training and knowledge needed to manage and direct employees, programs, and resources, hire staff, prepare budgets, and perform a variety of other tasks needed in this field. The program includes content in business law, microcomputer applications, accounting, management, economics, marketing, organizational behavior, personnel management and more.

For those who wish to pursue a bachelor's degree in Business, NWFSC provides all the prerequisite courses for the first two years of a four-year Business degree through the NWFSC Associate in Arts program of study. The A.A. degree, with an emphasis in Business, qualifies students for entry as a junior into an upper-division university program in Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing, Business Economics, Management Information Systems and more.

New students may begin this program of study in any term. For specific day, time, location and eCampus options for courses offered in this program see the Schedule of Classes at www.nwfsc.edu/schedule. See the College Catalog for complete requirements at www.nwfsc.edu/catalog. For information or to schedule an advising appointment, contact D. Keith Burns, Business & Computer Technology Division, at (850) 729-5369 or burnsd@nwfsc.edu.

What is the job outlook?
The job market in business, business services, and business administration is strong. Career opportunities in business are among the fastest growing jobs in Florida. A Business Administration degree opens up a variety of career options in Human Resources, Marketing, Advertising, Administrative/Office Management, Sales Agent, Real Estate, Business Management, Public Relations, Financial Management and more. Duties in these positions include managing various business operations, overseeing financial accounts and budgets, developing advertising, selling products, and other administrative duties. Possible employers include manufacturers, retail, wholesale, financial, service, and government. Select this link for Gainful Employment information. Select this link for Gainful Employment information.

A.S. Degree
The Business Administration A.S. degree includes 64 total credits including 18 General Education credits and 46 credits selected from among the following core and elective courses. See the College Catalog for complete degree requirements.

GEB 1011 Introduction to Business
BUL 2241 Business Law I
CGS 1100 Microcomputer Applications
ACG 2001 Accounting I
ACG 2011 Accounting II
MAN 2021 Management
ECO 2013 Economics I
CGS 1570 Computer Applications for Business
ACG 2071 Managerial Accounting
BUL 2242 Business Law II
CTS 2104 Introduction to Windows
GEB 1940 Internship-Business
GEB 2430 Business Ethics
HFT 1000 Introduction to Hospitality Mgmt
MAN 2300 Personnel Management
MAR 2011 Introduction to Marketing
MKA 2021 Professional Selling
MKA 2041 Retail Management
MKA 2511 Advertising
MNA 2100 Organization Behavior
MTB 1103 Business Math
OST 2335 Business Communications

Business Management (College Credit Certificate)
Earn a Certificate while completing the A.S. degree. This Certificate includes 24 credits selected from among the following core courses. See the College Catalog for complete certificate requirements.

ACG 2001 Accounting I
CGS 1100 Microcomputer Applications
BUL 2241 Business Law I
CGS 1570 Computer Applications for Business
GEB 1940 Internship - Business
GEB 1011 Introduction to Business
MAN 2021 Management
GEB 2430 Business Ethics
MAN 2300 Personnel Management
OST 2335 Business Communications
ACG 2011 Accounting II
ACG 2071 Managerial Accounting

Business Specialist (Marketing) (College Credit Certificate)
Earn a Certificate while completing the A.S. degree. This Certificate includes 12 credits selected from among the following core courses. See the College Catalog for complete certificate requirements.

ACG 2001 Accounting I
CGS 1100 Microcomputer Applications
BUL 2241 Business Law I
CGS 1570 Computer Applications for Business
GEB 1940 Internship - Business
GEB 1011 Introduction to Business
MAN 2021 Management
GEB 2430 Business Ethics
MAN 2300 Personnel Management
OST 2335 Business Communications
ACG 2011 Accounting II
ACG 2071 Managerial Accounting
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