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Business Administration

Business Administration, Associate in Science (A.S.) – 60 hours (BAVM)

This two-year, 60-credit-hour program provides students with essential courses in general education as well as the specific understanding of business functions required to manage a commercial organization. The A.S. program provides a comprehensive overview in an Introduction to Business course, as well as specific courses on marketing, accounting, supervision, and business law. The A.S. degree serves those who wish to work in a small business locally and people currently working in business who want to enhance their chances for promotion. Many courses include practical, result-oriented projects that allow students to put their new knowledge to use.

Review the guided degree pathway where you will find a detailed plan for your courses and other requirements each semester that prepare you for graduation and your transfer goals.


Florida Gateway College (Main Campus)

Testing Entrance Requirements

Students must demonstrate competence in reading, math, or language through placement examination or by passing the appropriate reading, math or language courses, if not exempt by state board of education rule 6A-10.0315. A student who does not achieve minimum scores will be required to take developmental educations classes in English, math, reading, and SLS 1501 the College Experience.


Classes are held Monday through Thursday throughout the day. Program may be completed online or through a mixture of face-to-face and online classes.


  • Tuition: $6,199.20
  • Lab fees: $140.00
  • Textbooks: $4,097.05


Job Placement




Credit Hours

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Careers at a Glance

Starting Salaries

Varies and ranges from $32,450 to $45,160.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this program have a variety of career opportunities, including positions as an Operations Analyst, Business Analyst, Purchasing and Inventory Manager, and Sales Support Manager.

Employers of FGC Graduates

  • Columbia County School District
  • New Millennium Building Systems
  • VA Hospital
  • Rountree Moore Automotive Group
  • UF Heath Centers
  • State of Florida
  • Columbia County
  • Target
  • PCS

Program Details

Admission Requirements

To be officially considered for this program, a student must have a high school diploma or GED certificate, submit an application to FGC, and take a placement exam if not exempt by the state board of education rule 6A-10.0315.

Program Notes

Students may be exempt from courses if sufficient skills are demonstrated or if the division chairperson agrees to a course substitution. If a student exempts one or more courses, acceptable elective(s) must be taken. All electives or alternatives must be approved by the faculty advisor or division chairperson

Learning Outcomes
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to develop small business plans, demonstrating competence at accessing, producing, analyzing, and interpreting marketing, financial, and operational data using common business software.
  • Students will prepare marketing plans for a business service or product.
  • Students will prepare business letters, financial reports, or emails, and employ effective communication skills in dealing with stakeholders both inside and outside the organization.
  • Students will recognize appropriate administrative policies, objectives, and procedures to institute organizational control and assess management effectiveness.

Book List & Materials
  • GEB 1011 – Introduction to Business 3 credits
    • BUSN 11 w/ MindTap Access- Kelly #9781337407120  
  • GEB 2430 – Business Ethics 3 credits
    • Business Ethics Now- Ghillyer  #9781259535437    
  • GEB 2214 – Business Communications 3 credits
    • BCOM 9 w/Access- Lehman  #9781337116848  
  • MAR 2011 – Principles of Marketing 3 credits
    • MKTG 12 w/ Access- Lamb #9781337407588   
  • ECO 2013 – Macroeconomics 3 credits
    • MindTap Economics(E-book)- Mankiw #9781337096508  $173.50
  • MNA 2345 – Principles of Supervision 3 credits
    • Supervision Today!- Robbins #9780133884869  
  • SBM 2000 – Small Business Management 3 credits or
    • MyLab Entrepreneurship- Glackin #9780135890301  
  • MAN 2043 – Principles of Quality Management 3 credits
    • No required text listed for this course
  • ACG 2021 – Introduction to Financial Accounting 4 credits
    • Horngren’s Financial & Managerial Acct. w/ Access- Miller-Nobles #9780134674568  
  • ACG 2071 – Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3 credits
    • Horngren’s Financial & Managerial Acct. w/ Access- Miller-Nobles #9780134674568  
  • MAN 2021 – Principles of Management 3 credits
    • Management(LL)- Kinicki #9781260866605  
  • FIN 2104 – Personal Finance 3 credits or
    • Focus on Personal Finance w/ Access- Kapoor #9780078034787 
  • APA 2144 – Introduction to QuickBooks 3 credits or
    • Quickbooks 2015 w/ Access- Horne #9780134325903  
  • TAX 2000 – Introduction to Federal Income Tax 3 credit hours
    • South-Western Federal Taxation 2019 Comprehensive- Hoffman #9781337703017  
  • BUL 2241 – Business Law I 3 credits
    • Law for Business- Ashcroft #9781305654921  
  • GEB 1949 – Business Internship 2 credits
    • No required text listed for this course