Business Administration (BS)
Business Administration Bachelor’s Degree Program Overview
Finding success in the corporate world requires more than solid business sense — you need to be able to take leadership roles, adapt to new situations, and make connections with people of different backgrounds. ASA’s business administration degrees are designed to produce well-rounded graduates who can flourish in a variety of industries.
The program offers concentrations for students who want a deeper understanding of particular business areas:
- Social media
- Hospitality management
- Sports management
These concentrations can provide students with a more thorough understanding of each industry’s demands, giving them an advantage when they enter the job market.
This Bachelor’s degree also offers a solid foundation in business skills:
- Interpersonal skills
- Management principles
- Business-oriented technology
Our bachelor’s degree programs are about more than just preparing you for the hiring process — we aim to produce graduates who have the ambition to grow beyond their initial roles and become leaders. With a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from ASA College, you can be prepared to take the initiative, manage a team, and improve operations with the latest technology.
Students who are interested in a fast-track to the workplace may be interested in our A.A.S. program. This option is more hands-on and simulates real-world workplace environments. Experienced faculty cover both computer applications and business theory; complementing electives, including the humanities, ensure that graduates have a well-rounded education.
The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration is an academic program that offers students a wide choice of career objectives. The program is designed to meet students’ career goals. This program is comparable with similar programs at other institutions. However, ASA College’s B.S. in Business Administration provides students with competencies required in today’s job market. The curriculum is comprised of 69 credits in core business subjects including 15 elective credits. Beyond the required core of business and humanities, students can choose courses directed to a particular career goal. Students would be required to take 15 credits of business electives towards their Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, which will make them more marketable in the business world.
The program also includes 47 credits of liberal arts courses that provide a solid foundation in liberal arts and sciences and general education to provide graduates with the sensitivity and knowledge base necessary to deal effectively with diverse populations and challenging interpersonal situations. The program includes courses in accounting and mathematics relating to the use of quantitative data in decision-making and control. Other courses in this program are economics, law, management, marketing, and behavioral sciences. In each of these courses, emphasis is placed on essential analytical tools and their use in business problems of a specific area and prepares the graduate to enter a career in a functional field or undertake graduate study. In the quest to satisfy graduation requirements, students will be able to demonstrate achievement of the program’s objectives by excelling in the college-core courses, professional core courses, advanced professional courses, and a practicum.
Our BA Bachelor’s Degree Program Goals at ASA College
To guarantee that students are developing the necessary skills for success, we’ve developed goals to guide the program curriculum. Graduates who complete the Business Administration Program are expected to demonstrate expertise in the following areas:
- Professional Development: Students should be able to articulate the importance of ongoing professional development. They should also illustrate the technical skills and business practice knowledge necessary to find and pursue development opportunities.
- Leadership: Graduates should be comfortable in leadership roles, including managing team members with different skill sets, personal backgrounds, and knowledge bases. Graduates also need to be adaptable and prepared to work in dynamic environments.
- Cultural Awareness: No business exists in a vacuum; graduating students should have a working knowledge of relevant cultural, civic, ethical, and social issues, and be able to apply them in a business context. Students are also expected to understand the importance of ethics in accounting practices.
- Problem Solving and Critical Thinking: Graduates should be equipped with proper analytical and interpretive skills to review financial statements and generate reports. They should also be able to evaluate situations, identify potential issues, and offer innovative solutions.
- Technological Literacy: Students should be able to prepare business and individual tax documents using industry-standard tax software. They should also be able to report key data and prepare accurate financial statements with accounting software.
Career Outlook for Business Professionals
A degree in Business Administration can be an excellent investment for students who want flexibility in their future careers. That said, a concentration can help those interested in a particular industry.
Students with a Social Media concentration learn the skills necessary to design and implement a social media marketing campaign. This includes a working knowledge of popular platforms. The Associate degree Program in Social Media Management may even lead to job opportunities before completion due to the high demand for workers in this field.
The hospitality industry requires specialized knowledge in a wide range of subjects, such as tourism, entertainment, and hotels. Graduates with a Hospitality Management minor can obtain a thorough understanding of diverse enterprises.
Sports Management is a unique, fast-growing field that offers a wide variety of career paths, including roles as athletic administrators and umpires. This is an excellent minor for students who want to combine their passions for business and sports.
The Fashion Design and Merchandising concentration is perfect for those seeking employment in sales and retail. Students can learn to channel their creativity into brand development and promotion.
Graduates with a Digital Media Marketing concentration should be prepared for careers as communication and marketing specialists. This area of study includes technical skills and knowledge of multi-channel marketing.
An Accounting minor can prepare graduates for a variety of roles, including loan processor and payroll accountant. With this concentration, students can use industry-standard software for tax filing and bookkeeping.
Why Choose ASA College in Miami
There are many colleges in Miami that offer a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, so why choose ASA College? The answer is simple: We believe in providing useful skills, not just an item on your resume.
From the beginning, we’ve focused on producing graduates that employers are eager to hire. Our programs employ hands-on teaching techniques to equip students for the real world. With our innovative approach to academics, graduates can earn a degree that both bestows prestige and provides applicable career knowledge.
ASA College is also committed to providing flexibility to our student body. We serve students from a variety of backgrounds and understand that the “traditional” approach to college doesn’t fit everyone. To accommodate our students’ varying needs and goals, we offer both on-campus and online courses so you can get an education that fits your schedule.
No matter your current place on your career path, you can find the resources and programs you need at ASA College. To find out more or to enroll today, give us a call at 1-844-319-4432 or contact us online today!
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