Business and Organizational Leadership

Bachelor of Applied Science in Business and Organizational Leadership

Division of Business

The mission of the Bachelor of Applied Science in Business and Organizational Leadership is to provide students with the opportunity to attain a degree that will enhance their placement in higher-level management and supervisory positions within the business community. This program, designed to layer on top of an Associate in Science (A.S.) degree or an Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree, will provide students with the skills and knowledge required to become successful managers and leaders within public, private and non-profit organizations. The curriculum emphasizes a practical, hands-on application approach and exposure to understanding supervision and management.

Potential Careers

  • Business Analyst
  • Chief Executive
  • Accounting Manager
  • Finance Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Human Resource Manager

Salary & Earnings Information

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Contacts

For more information about the program or admission requirements, please contact Lila Rogers at 407- 582-1355, or lrogers17@valenciacollege.edu

For the most up-to-date information, visit valenciacollege.edu/bachelordegrees

Accreditation

The Business and Organizational Leadership program is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Application Fee

There is no application fee for this program.

Admission Requirements

Students must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Completion of an Associate in Arts (A.A) degree* from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum of 60 semester hours of course work and a 2.0 overall Grade Point Average (GPA).
  • Completion of an Associate in Science (A.S.) degree* from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum of 60 semester hours of course work and a 2.0 overall Grade Point Average (GPA).
  • Completion of at least 60 credit hours of college level course work at a regionally accredited institution with a minimum of a 2.0 overall Grade Point Average (GPA).
*Note: Other Associate or higher degrees must be formally evaluated by the Business Department for admission.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate collaborative skills in team settings to plan and accomplish complex business tasks.

  • Devise a professional growth strategy that incorporates current leadership theory in business settings.

  • Demonstrate the ability to use managerial accounting applications, concepts, analytical abilities, and management information systems in business settings.

  • Explain the importance of cultural awareness along with an appreciation for diversity in the context of management and supervision.

  • Compare effective business communication skills across multiple mediums; including oral, print, digital, and video.

 Students with an A.S. Degree 

Students who have completed an Associate in Science (A.S) degree typically possess 15 -21 hours of transferable general education courses.  While missing credits may be completed after program admission, students must complete all Valencia General Education requirements and all Gordon Rule requirements in order to successfully complete the bachelor program. A.S. degree student must have the following coursework: 

  • 39-45 credit hours in discipline-specific courses
  • 15-21 credit hours in general education.

In their junior and senior years, students will be required to complete:

  • An additional 15-21 credit hours of general education.
  • 45 credit hours of required lower and upper-division technical courses

Note   Students should consult the BASBOL Program Advisor to ensure they are taking the appropriate courses and to avoid taking excess credits.

Communications
ENC 1102FRESHMAN COMPOSITION II (GR) +*~^3
SPC 1608FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH ~^3
or SPC 1017 INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
Humanities3
Humanities See Gen. Ed. Requirements; Students must take one Core course and one Institutional course for a total of 6 credit hours +*~GR^
Mathematics3-6
Mathematics See Gen. Ed. Requirements; Students must take one Core course and then either a Core or Institutional credit course for a total of 6 credit hours +*~^
Social Science3
Social Science See Gen. Ed. Requirements; Students must take one Core course and one Institutional course for a total of 6 credit hours +*~GR^
Science3-6
Science See Gen. Ed. Requirements; Students must take one Core course and then either a Core or Institutional credit course for a total of 6 credit hours +*~^

Business and Organizational Leadership Core Courses

Core Requirements
GEB 1011Introduction To Business ^3
BUL 2241Business Law I ^3
GEB 3213BUSINESS WRITING AND COMMUNICATION3
MAN 3353MANAGEMENT THEORY AND PRACTICES3
MAR 3023MARKETING MANAGEMENT 3
MAN 3240PRINCIPLES OF ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR3
ACG 3024ACCOUNTING FOR NON-FINANCE MAJORS3
FIN 3402FINANCIAL ANALYSIS AND PLANNING3
MAN 4162CUSTOMER RELATIONS FOR MANAGERS3
CIS 3304CMANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS3
MAN 4120LEADERSHIP CHALLENGES AND SUPERVISION3
MAN 4301HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT3
GEB 4891STRATEGIC PLANNING AND DECISION MAKING3
MAN 4504OPERATIONAL DECISION MAKING3
MAN 4720STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT CAPSTONE3
Total Credit Hours45
^Business and Organizational Leadership Electives (potentially 3-6 credit hours)
Elective Credits Any lower level course with ACG, APA, BUL FIN, GEB, MAN, MAR, MNA, REE, SBM, or TAX

Graduation Requirements:

  • In addition to completing the course requirements detailed in the curriculum in order to graduate, students must:
  • Earn a minimum 2.0 Valencia College and Overall GPA.
  • Complete all Core course work with a minimum grade of C (2.0) in all core courses.
  • Satisfy Valencia’s 36 credit hour General Education requirements and Gordon Rule requirements.
  • Complete at least 25% of the 120 credit hour degree program (30 credits) at Valencia College, based upon the Florida College System's requirement of a 2+2 admission into the baccalaureate program.  Fifteen of those hours must be 3000 or 4000 level courses from the program core course list.
  • Submit an application for graduation through Atlas by the deadline date listed in the Academic Calendar in the online official catalog.  The student must have at least the minimum number of college-level credits for the degree, including all courses currently registered, in order to submit a graduation application.
  • Fulfill all financial obligations to Valencia College.
  • Foreign Language: Successfully complete the Florida foreign language requirement: two years high school or one year of college (at least eight credits) in a single foreign language. American Sign Language is acceptable. Foreign language taken at the college level does not satisfy the General Education credits.

Total Semester Credits required – 120 credit hours in addition to completing the Foreign Language Requirement above.  The credit courses required may vary depending on the credits the student brings to the BAS program.  Additional courses to complete the required 120 credit hours for graduation must apply to the degree and be approved by an advisor. 

Students enrolled in the BAS program may not be enrolled in any other programs at Valencia College.

Students who have completed core courses prior to entering the BAS program may substitute lower level ACG, APA, BUL FIN, GEB, MAN, MAR, MNA, REE, SBM, or TAX prefix courses with advisor approval.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate collaborative skills in team settings to plan and accomplish complex business tasks.

  • Devise a professional growth strategy that incorporates current leadership theory in business settings.

  • Demonstrate the ability to use managerial accounting applications, concepts, analytical abilities, and management information systems in business settings.

  • Explain the importance of cultural awareness along with an appreciation for diversity in the context of management and supervision.

  • Compare effective business communication skills across multiple mediums; including oral, print, digital, and video.

Students with an A.A. degree:

Program Concentration BAS Requirements

Students who have completed an Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree from a regionally accredited institution must either complete:

Three credits by completing one of the following courses, CGS1060C, CGS2091C, CGS2100C, CGS2510, or CGS2545C.

-and-

Twelve credits from any ACG, APA, BUL FIN, GEB, MAN, MAR, MNA, REE, SBM, or TAX prefix

-or-

Fifteen credits from any ACG, APA, BUL FIN, GEB, MAN, MAR, MNA, REE, SBM, or TAX prefix if an appropriate CGS prefix course was previously completed.

Students should consult their advisor to ensure they are taking the appropriate courses and to avoid taking excess credits.

Students transferring in less than the required 36 hours of Valencia General Education courses including the required Gordon Rule courses will need to complete additional credits to fulfill Valencia General Education and Gordon Rule requirements prior to graduation.

Business and Organizational Leadership Core Courses

Core Requirements
GEB 1011Introduction To Business ^3
BUL 2241Business Law I ^3
GEB 3213BUSINESS WRITING AND COMMUNICATION3
MAN 3353MANAGEMENT THEORY AND PRACTICES3
MAR 3023MARKETING MANAGEMENT 3
MAN 3240PRINCIPLES OF ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR3
ACG 3024ACCOUNTING FOR NON-FINANCE MAJORS3
FIN 3402FINANCIAL ANALYSIS AND PLANNING3
MAN 4162CUSTOMER RELATIONS FOR MANAGERS3
CIS 3304CMANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS3
MAN 4120LEADERSHIP CHALLENGES AND SUPERVISION3
MAN 4301HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT3
GEB 4891STRATEGIC PLANNING AND DECISION MAKING3
MAN 4504OPERATIONAL DECISION MAKING3
MAN 4720STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT CAPSTONE3
Total Credit Hours45
^Business and Organizational Leadership Electives (potentially 3-6 credit hours)
Elective Credits Any lower level course with ACG, APA, BUL FIN, GEB, MAN, MAR, MNA, REE, SBM, or TAX

Graduation Requirements:

  • In addition to completing the course requirements detailed in the curriculum in order to graduate, students must:
  • Earn a minimum 2.0 Valencia College and Overall GPA.
  • Complete all Core course work with a minimum grade of C (2.0) in all core courses.
  • Satisfy Valencia’s 36 credit hour General Education requirements and Gordon Rule requirements.
  • Complete at least 25% of the 120 credit hour degree program (30 credits) at Valencia College, based upon the Florida College System's requirement of a 2+2 admission into the baccalaureate program.  Fifteen of those hours must be 3000 or 4000 level courses from the program core course list.
  • Submit an application for graduation through Atlas by the deadline date listed in the Academic Calendar in the online official catalog.  The student must have at least the minimum number of college-level credits for the degree, including all courses currently registered, in order to submit a graduation application.
  • Fulfill all financial obligations to Valencia College.
  • Foreign Language: Successfully complete the Florida foreign language requirement: two years high school or one year of college (at least eight credits) in a single foreign language. American Sign Language is acceptable. Foreign language taken at the college level does not satisfy the General Education credits.

Total Semester Credits required – 120 credit hours in addition to completing the Foreign Language Requirement above.  The credit courses required may vary depending on the credits the student brings to the BAS program.  Additional courses to complete the required 120 credit hours for graduation must apply to the degree and be approved by an advisor. 

Students enrolled in the BAS program may not be enrolled in any other programs at Valencia College.

Students who have completed core courses prior to entering the BAS program may substitute lower level ACG, APA, BUL FIN, GEB, MAN, MAR, MNA, REE, SBM, or TAX prefix courses with advisor approval.