BAS Business Administration

Are you entering Saint Leo with an associate degree in a science or technical field—either an associate of science (A.S.) or associate of applied science (A.A.S.)? Build on your experience with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Business Administration to keep pace with today’s business world.

Why choose Applied Science in Business Administration at Saint Leo?

As an Applied Business Administration student, you’ll expand your professional competencies, developing industry-ready skills in communication, technology, accounting, statistics, economics, business law, decision-making and marketing.

Saint Leo's IACBE-accredited Donald R. Tapia School of Business is the largest Catholic business school in the U.S., with students and alumni in more than 50 countries. Education Center business classes are identical to courses offered at our University Campus—with added flexibility for the working professional.

The B.A.S. in Business Administration is available to students who hold an A.S. or A.A.S. degree. If you do not hold an associate degree, you may be interested in Saint Leo's B.A. Business Administration. B.A. Business Administration students at Education Centers must select at least one and up to two specializations: Accounting, Logistics, Management, Marketing, Project Management and Technology Management. You may not combine Management and Technology Management.

Some amazing classes you can take

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic Management
  • Management of Human Resources
  • Organizational Behavior and Development
  • Principles of Accounting

Professional development opportunities

  • Conferences: Prepare a research paper under the guidance of a faculty member and present it at a national conference. Attend Saints Leo’s annual International Business Conference, held at our Tampa-area University Campus.
  • Internships: Gain real world business experience at a local company. School of Business students have interned at AAA, Home Shopping Network, TECO Energy, Quest Corporation of America and all branches of the military.
  • Professional memberships: Participate in a local chapter of the American Management Association (AMA) or Sigma Beta Delta, the international honor society in business, management and administration.

What can you do with a degree in Applied Science in Business Administration?

  • Operations Manager
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Entrepreneur
  • Staff Accountant
  • Consultant
  • Financial Advisor
  • Project Manager
  • Business Analyst
  • Sales Manager

Where are Saint Leo Business Administration grads now?

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Citigroup Corporation
  • AAA
  • Southern Command at MacDill Air Force Base
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Harvard Law School

Admissions Information

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Business Administration is available to students who hold an A.S. or A.A.S. degree, and have taken at least 60 total credit hours in the following two areas: 42-45 hours of related science or technical credits in one area (e.g., electronics, avionics, etc.); and 15-18 hours of general education. Prospective students should be aware that Saint Leo University will allow only 64 credits to be transferred from a community college.