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Florida Southern means Business. The climb to the top starts here.

An online bachelor's program tailored specifically for busy schedules. This program is designed for working adults who want to advance their careers through courses that build a solid foundation of key business principles.

In addition to practical business applications, the curriculum emphasizes civic and social responsibility. You will also have opportunities for collaborative research with one of our many accomplished faculty members. This program produces effective communicators who are competent in the practical applications of current technology, while preparing students for leadership roles in their profession and in the greater community.


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July 1, 2021

Students are advised to submit applications as early as possible to assure optimal admission consideration.

Top Reasons to choose Online
Business Administration at florida southern college

AACSB Accredited

Accreditation by AACSB is the mark of excellence in business education earned by fewer than five percent of business schools worldwide.

Personalized Advising

Your academic advisor works with you from the moment you are accepted to create a road map to graduation, creating a custom schedule specific to your needs.

Affordable and Accelerated

A timely completion of your degree is critical to your total tuition cost, which is why we offer accelerated courses, providing you a quality education at a fraction of the cost.

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Expanded Breadth of Knowledge

Within the Business Administration major, you have the opportunity to fine-tune skill sets by taking Career Path courses such as leadership and conflict management to facilitate upward mobility within your career.

Fully Online

Your schedule is busy, and we aim to provide a quality education in a format that works for you. Our program is fully online to meet your needs, and you are able to complete your degree from the comfort of your home.

Employment Outlook

Job outlook for general and operations managers growing from 2.3 million jobs in 2016 to 2.6 million in 2024

Top Alumni Skills

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With the help of my professors and the career center, I was able to network with a local employer, JBT Foodtech, a world-renowned market leader in the citrus industry. After interning there, I was hired as their marketing coordinator for Liquid Food Solutions.

Johan Jonnson
Marketing Coordinator for Liquid Food Solutions at JBT Foodtech

Meet our Mocs

Madison Campbell

Madison Campbell

There's always opportunity. From my first day, I took advantage of the many campus organizations and I am now the president of Enactus, a non-profit business organization. Outside of that, I am a private tutor and the VP of Alumni Relations in Delta Sigma Pi.
Connor Bligh

Connor Bligh

I interned for the Marketing and PR department at Naples Zoo, creating many online ads, social media posts, and website design. I also conducted studies on guest experiences, trying to see if our advertising budget was being spent well.

Allison Johnson

I love the engaged learning aspects and love how the professors know who I am. In Psychology I was able to see a human brain and sheep brain my first semester here. In Business Administration, my professor loves to ask us what’s going on in the news and helps us understand the market and stocks a bit more.
Joey Artega

Joey Artega

I love that students in the business school are so involved from their very first day. We’re able to build the professional skills needed to succeed.

Hannah Garcia

The Business Administration major within School of Business provides myself and my peers with hands-on learning in order to make us critically think about how our lessons would play out in the real world. Classes such as BUS 1115 are focused on putting the student’s entrepreneurial ideas into action in order to apply what we already know

Angel Godwin

I love having the opportunity to get super involved and take a hands-on approach in my education.
Katherine Stanford

Katherine Stanford

Thanks to FSC, I've worked with multiple local businesses which have allowed me to build up my skills, network, and portfolio.

Complimentary Minors


Florida Southern College prepares accounting students to compete in today’s complex global market by equipping them with the skills needed to understand the language of business through a robust curriculum and expert faculty. You’ll gain exposure to all areas of accounting — financial, tax, cost/managerial, auditing, information systems, and forensics. Additionally, FSC has three Florida Institute of CPAs Outstanding Educator Award winners teaching our accounting students.

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This versatile Communication degree with a concentration in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication will help you become a leader in a variety of professions. You will not only learn how to effectively communicate across diverse populations, but you will also learn how to conduct extensive research, create case studies, and master communication theories.

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Healthcare Management

The program is designed to meet demand for healthcare business education with evening students, who are either working in the healthcare industry or who wish to transition into the healthcare industry, but do not have an undergraduate degree.

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Featured Business Admin Faculty

Dr. Cindy Hardin
- Business Administration Department Chair

My teaching philosophy can be summed up in one phrase: Make it matter. Everybody learns best when the subject matter excites and matters to them. They must have hands-on, realistic activities that immerse them in the subject on a personal level, pushes them to be creative, and encourages them to reach higher and achieve more than they ever thought they could.

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Program Details

Available in: 

  • BS
  • Minor

Our Business Administration degree can be completed fully online. Scheduling of classes is flexible. Mix and match delivery types to maximize your schedule as needed.


Courses are offered in an on-campus format with convenient evening schedules.


Courses are offered in a flexible online format.


Courses are offered in a hybrid format, a combination of online and in-class meetings.

  • Provide official transcripts of all academic work taken previously at other colleges, universities, or professional schools.
  • If fewer than 25 credit hours have been earned from a regionally accredited college or university, student should provide official high school transcript or GED scores, as well as ACT or SAT exam scores, OR as an alternative, applicants should instead submit an updated resume and elect to apply through the test-optional policy.
  • Military service-connected, educational experiences may award transfer credits. Requests should be accompanied by documents describing the educational experience. (Seven semester hours of credit may be awarded.)

International Student Requirements

  • Official Translated Transcripts With Course By Course Evaluation**
  • Bank Letter Verifying Funds of Sponsor***
  • Sponsor's Guarantee Form
  • Valid Passport
  • Official TOEFL/IELTS Score****

** SpanTran (discount available), Academic Evaluation Services, Inc., Josef Silny, or World Education Services or another similar approved transcript evaluation agency.

*** A bank letter is a written statement on bank letterhead and signed by a bank official.

**** Must have completed an English language training program or at least one year at an English speaking institution to waive the TOEFL/IELTS testing requirement.

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Course descriptions are available in the academic catalog.

Academic Catalog
A. General Education Requirements 40 hours
B. Major Requirements 66-68 hours
Course Number Course Name
ACC 2111 Foundations of Financial Accounting
ACC 2112 Foundations of Managerial Accounting
BUS 1115 The Dynamics of Business and Free Enterprise (waived)
BUS 2217 Principles of Management
BUS 2220 Microsoft Excel for Business
BUS 3160 Marketing Principles
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 3960 Professional Development*
BUS 4420 Business Analytics
BUS 4960/4961 Business Administration Internship*
BUS 4999 Seminar in Strategic Management of the Business Enterprise
ECO 2010 Essentials of Economics
*Should you choose not to complete BUS 3960 Professional Development and BUS 4960/4961, you will need to complete an additional 4 credit hours in the Career Path
12 hours in selected career path
C. Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements 12 hours
D. Electives 4-6 hours
E. Total 124 hours

Florida Southern College reserves the right to revise fee schedules.


Base Required Fees Cost
Tuition Per Credit Hour $330
Technology fee per semester is based on credit hours enrolled $30 to $120

*Tuition will be billed prior to the beginning of each semester based on credit hours. Tuition must be paid by the first day of class.