Business Administration

The Barney Barnett School of Business & Free Enterprise at Florida Southern College prepares students to effectively compete in today’s dynamic global job market to attain positions of increasing responsibility.

Florida Southern College’s Barney Barnett School of Business & Free Enterprise provides relevant interdisciplinary undergraduate education – toward a degree in Business Administration.

WHY CHOOSE FSC FOR BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

  • Accreditation by AACSB is a mark of excellence in business education, earned by less than 5 percent of the world’s business programs.
  • Accelerated, seven-week academic terms enable full-time students to complete up to 48 credit hours per year.
  • Scheduling is flexible and convenient for the non-traditional adult professional.
  • Classes are personalized with an average student to faculty ratio of 13:1.
  • Scheduling is flexible with classes meeting either Saturdays or two nights per week.

The Barnett School prepares students for lifelong professional development, financial success, and leadership roles in a dynamic global environment. The Barnett School includes an accomplished faculty committed to teaching and professional excellence, emphasizing practical applications, instructional development, and opportunities for student-faculty collaborative research.

Students are involved in relevant interdisciplinary education, given opportunities for student- faculty collaborative research, and encouraged to be committed to civic and social responsibility.


Program outcome goals for business students

  • Be prepared for professional certification, financial success, and lifelong leadership roles in a dynamic global environment.
  • Study a curriculum that emphasizes civic and social responsibility, practical applications, instructional development, and opportunities for student-faculty collaborative research.
  • Work with accomplished faculty committed to teaching and professional excellence.

Graduates will be prepared for career advancement, graduate or professional school, competent in the practical applications of current technology, and for leadership roles in their profession, as well as the greater community.

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Degree Requirements

The Business Administration Major provides students with a broad-based education in the study of business. The major is designed to grant students a wide range of required business related courses including accounting, economics, management, marketing, finance, and law. In addition to the required courses listed below, students will select their elective courses based upon their post-graduate/career goals and in consultation with their advisor.

Business Administration Major Requirements

A. General Education Requirements 40 hours
B. Major Requirements 66 hours
ACC 2111 Foundations of Financial Accounting
ACC 2112 Foundations of Managerial Accounting
BUS 2217 Principles of Management
BUS 3160 Marketing Principles
BUS 3125 International Business Environment
BUS 3311 Legal Environment of Business
BUS/ECO 3320 Applied Statistics of Business and Economics
BUS 3453 Managerial Finance
BUS 3705 Business Information Systems
BUS 4999 Seminar in Strategic Management of the Business Enterprise
ECO 2205 Principles of Microeconomics
ECO 2207 Principles of Macroeconomics
20 hours in selected career paths
C. Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements 12 hours
D. Electives 6 hours
E. Total 124 hours

For a complete listing of requirements, please refer to the
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Admission Requirements

  • Completed Online Application
  • Official Transcripts of all Academic Work
  • If less than 60 credit hours have been earned from a regionally accredited college or university, official high school transcripts are also required.

Course Descriptions

Business Courses

BUS 2217 PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT
Four hours. Concepts, principles, and functions of management applicable to all types of organizations; different managerial styles.

BUS 3125 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
Two hours. This course is designed to provide students with an initial examination of the differences between business in a domestic context and business in an international context. Content will include exposure to culture, political, and social environment considerations, as well as trade theory, government influence on trade, and global management strategy. Gen Ed: SW (Glb, Aw, An)

BUS 3160 MARKETING PRINCIPLES
Four hours. Prerequisite: ECO 2205. Marketing principles, functions, organizations, methods, and problems involved in the exchange process known as marketing; a managerial perspective that revolves around the marketing concept and the marketing mix. Gen Ed: Ql

BUS 3311 LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS
Four hours. Introduction to commercial, property, administrative, constitutional and liability law, and the American court system, with special emphasis on how it affects people in business. Students will engage in evaluation, analysis, and application of legal doctrines to business and personal situations. Gen Ed: SW (Ap), Ql

BUS/ECO 3320 APPLIED STATISTICS OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS
Four hours. Same as ECO 3320. Prerequisite: MAT 2022 or its equivalent or permission of the instructor. Mathematical statistical tools for managerial analysis, research, and decision making. Data collection and presentation, hypothesis testing, regression analysis, time series analysis and forecasting. Gen Ed: Qn

BUS 3453 MANAGERIAL FINANCE
Four hours. Prerequisites: ACC 2111 and ACC 2112 and ECO 2205 and ECO 2207. Planning and controlling sources and uses of a firm’s funds. Includes capital budgeting, dividend policies, determination of optimal capital structure, and internal vs. external financing of expansion.

BUS 3705 BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Four hours. Provides an overview of business data processing and management information systems. Covers introductory concepts of systems analysis techniques, nature of computer applications in business, problem solving, and discusses the future of information technology.

BUS 4999 SEMINAR IN STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT OF THE BUSINESS ENTERPRISE
Four hours. Prerequisites: Senior standing, all other courses in the major, and successful completion of coursework that satisfies Effective Communication SLOs A and B. The capstone course of the business administration major. The course integrates knowledge of all business disciplines from other courses. Uses case studies and team-based projects to identify problems and formulate strategic policies that shape the destiny of organizations. The course emphasizes analysis, decision-making, and implementation of business strategies. Gen Ed: Ql, EC-C

Accounting Courses

ACC 2111 FOUNDATIONS OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
Four hours. To understand accounting for corporations. Gen Ed: Qn

ACC 2112 FOUNDATIONS OF MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING
Four hours. Prerequisite: ACC 2111. Managerial accounting and analysis. Gen Ed: Qn

Economics Courses

ECO 2205 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS
Four hours. Consumer behavior and aggregation to markets, Producer behavior, theory of the firm, and aggregation to markets analysis: production and pricing of goods, factors of production and their attendant input markets and distribution of output, elasticities and incidence of a tax. Gen Ed: Qn

ECO 2207 PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS
Four hours. National income and product accounts; theory of aggregate supply and demand, employment, consumption, investment, price level, economic growth, money, currency exchange, the Federal Reserve, interest rates, and comparative economic systems. Gen Ed: Qn