The Business Administration, Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree is a dual-purpose degree for students looking to enter the business workforce. It not only prepares students for a business program at a four-year college or university, it also provides introductory knowledge and skills necessary for students seeking employment or advancement in a business career.
Covering topics such as accounting, small business management, and entrepreneurship, this degree is the start of your path to the business world.
A student must have a high school diploma or GED to apply to Lake-Sumter State College.
Tuition costs for programs and courses at the associate's degree level are $109.73 per credit hour. Additional costs will include textbooks, materials, and course fees. Learn more about our tuition & fees.
Scholarships are available to all eligible students each semester from the LSSC Foundation. Visit the Foundation Scholarships page to learn more.
Students graduating from high school and enrolling at LSSC may qualify for other scholarships offered through the State of Florida. You will be notified of your eligibility after you apply to the College.
There are many options to finance your education. You may be eligible for Federal Grants, Work-Study, State Grants, Federal Loans, and Institutional Scholarships. For more information and how to apply, please visit the Financial Aid page.
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- Sales Manager
- Market Research Analyst
- Human Resources Specialist
Job Outlook (Florida)
Statewide, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (FLDEO) predicts 4.8% job growth in Project Management Specialists and Business Operations through 2023. This includes all 67 of Florida's counties.
In Central Florida, FLDEO predicts a 21.2% growth rate in Project Management Specialists and Business Operations through 2029. For this data, Central Florida includes Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, and Sumter Counties.
Salary Data (Florida)
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2021 wage data, the median salary for Administrative Services Managers is $81,600 in Central Florida. Across Florida, the median salary is $81,870. For this data, Central Florida includes Lake, Orange, Osceola, and Seminole Counties.
To learn more about this career, visit the My Next Move career site. My Next Move is an interactive tool for job seekers and students to learn more about their career options. My Next Move has tasks, skills, salary information, and more for over 900 different careers. My Next Move is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.
For additional assistance with choosing a career, make an appointment with LSSC's Career Development Services office.
The mission of the Business Administration Program is to prepare students with the knowledge, skills, communication, and values in a variety of business fields.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the Business Administration program requirements, graduates will be able to:
- Identify, describe, and apply current information, theories, techniques, and practices of the major business disciplines.
- Critically analyze business situations to construct and select viable solutions, draw conclusions, or solve problems.
- Communicate with clarity, appropriate tone, proper mechanics, and relevant content.
- Demonstrate ethical awareness, the ability to do ethical reflection, and the ability to apply ethical principles in decision-making.
- Demonstrate the management skills unique to the successful operation of a small business enterprise.
Associate Dean of Workforce Development and acting Program Manager for CIT, Dr. Sargent joined LSSC in 2014 as an instructor. He started his IT career at Middlebury College as a lab manager and helpdesk support technician. He later worked for the USDA in tech support, then at the University of Maryland for nearly 14 years as a network administrator and project manager. Dr. Sargent also holds an MS in Information Technology and an MBA.
The State of Florida requires students entering a Florida College System (FCS) or State University System (SUS) institution to demonstrate competency in civic literacy by the time they graduate, pursuant to s. 1007.25(5), Florida Statutes. Beginning with the 2021-2022 academic year, newly enrolled students must demonstrate competency through completion of a civic literacy course and by achieving a passing score on the Florida Civic Literacy Examination (FCLE).