This unique program is offered to students who come to Lakeland having already completed an associate degree in a technical or highly specialized field at a two-year college or technical school.
The program allows those experienced students to build upon their expertise by adding a full range of business, accounting and economics courses. With the "management side" of their specialty then completed, those students can graduate with a bachelor's degree in specialized administration that references their specific field.
Students who major in specialized administration will be able to:
- Apply the central principles of business and business administration, specifically to the students' chosen areas of expertise
- Comprehend the ways in which economic institutions and behavior at various levels — personal, business and social — influence administrative practices and decisions
- Specialize in non-business subject areas in order to explore business opportunities connected to the students' areas of expertise
- Communicate business and economic information to stakeholders within specialized fields in a clear and professional manner
- Appreciate and abide by the ethical and legal rules by which business entities relate to one another and to society
Specialized Administration Major (32 semester hours plus approved A.A. degree)
An approved Associate of Arts degree (A.A.) plus the following courses:
- ACC 210 Financial Accounting Principles
- BUS 200 Business and Professional Protocol (2 semester hours)
- BUS 301 Management Information Systems
- BUS 330 Management Principles
- BUS 350 Marketing Principles
- BUS 410 Business Law I
- BUS 491 Business Policy and Strategy (Writing Intensive)
- ECN 220 Principles of Macroeconomics
- ECN 230 Principles of Microeconomics
- Six (6) semester hours of divisionally approved electives
- Courses selected to meet this requirement may not be used to meet requirements of another business major or minor. Courses selected from divisions other than the Business Administration Division may be used to satisfy this requirement. Contact the chair of the Business Administration Division or the Registrar for approval.
- **Available business emphases that may be pursued can be found under the Business Administration section of this catalog.