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Business Administration Certificate Level II: Business Management Specialization

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The business administration program prepares a diverse group of students to succeed as the future managers and leaders within our local communities. The program supports students’ needs to acquire skills that will allow them to establish a career and/or become more productive in their current organizations. We are particularly committed to helping students become professionals who are capable of thinking critically, working in teams, utilizing technology, performing research, making decisions, and communicating ideas effectively in a global economy.

An associate of applied science (AAS) in business administration with a business management specialty emphasizes developing varied skills for a range of jobs in business management. The program focuses on management, human resources, operational and team building skills that are crucial to running a business. Students are prepared for a variety of roles that require critical thinking, decision-making, leadership, project management, problem-solving, and supervision. Individuals who are looking to advance their careers in management will gain a thorough understanding of the essentials of successful business practices.

The program offers three specialty areas: Business Management, Human Resources, and Marketing. The courses within each specialty area can be taken either as part of the degree program or to satisfy the requirements for a Level Two Certificate. Required credits of the Level One and Level Two certificate programs can be applied to the AAS degree's requirements.

The AAS in Business Administration will transfer to several four-year universities into most commonly a Bachelors of Applied Science degree. Contact a business faculty member at any LSC college to obtain specific information.

Graduation requirement

All students graduating with an AAS or level II certificate must complete LSCS Student Success Initiative (SSI) requirements. To determine your SSI status, see a college advisor.

The general education core will transfer to a variety of colleges and universities, and the degree will transfer in whole to some universities. Through articulation, some students may have earned college credit while in high school. Contact a counselor, division advisor, or faculty member at any college for specific information about articulation and to obtain the recommended sequencing of courses.

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Stackable Credentials

This certificate can be stacked and earned credits can be applied toward a Business Administration AAS Degree: Business Management Specialization.

First Year

First Semester Courses 15 Credits
BUSI 1301 Business Principles 3
BMGT 1327 Principles of Management 3
BMGT 1309 Information and Project Management 3
BMGT 2303 Problem Solving & Decision Making 3
HRPO 1311 Human Relations 3
Second Semester Courses 12 Credits
BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications 3
SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communication 3
BUSG 1341 Small Business Financing 3
HRPO 2301 Human Resource Management 3
Third Semester Courses 6 Credits
BUSI 2301 Business Law 3
ACNT 1303 Introduction to Accounting I 3

Second Year

First Semester Courses 12 Credits
BMGT 1301 Supervision 3
BMGT 1341 Business Ethics 3
MRKG 1311 Principles of Marketing 3
BMGT 2382-or-BMGT 2388 Co-op Business Administration I1-or-Internship: Business & Management1 3
TOTAL Credit Hours for Business Administration Certificate II - Business Management Specialization: 45 Credits


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Career Options

Median wage: Wages vary by position title and credentials1

Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:

  • Administrative Supervisor2
  • Customer Service Supervisor2
  • Office Manager2

Gainful Employment

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation."


  1. Wage data is based on annual salaries from Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, 2014
  2. Position titles vary by employer and location.


Figuring out how to pay for college is one of the toughest parts of earning a degree but attending LSC is an affordable option for most students. Tuition rates are based on residency and you can get an estimate of your costs by using our LSC Tuition & Fees chart.

Average full-time tuition is $800 per semester.

Financial Aid

Financial aid helps students and their families pay for college. There are several types of financial aid available to LSC students and financial aid packages may include more than one type of award.

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