The college’s new Bachelor of Applied Science in Business and Organizational Leadership (BASBOL) is designed to provide access to a bachelor’s degree for students who have earned an Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS) degree in any discipline. The degree is designed to help A.S. graduates add business skills on top of their previously learned industry skills. For A.A. graduates, completing this business degree will also prepare them for leadership positions in industry.
The program will host information sessions in early March for individuals interested in the degree:
March 8, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in building 4, room 105
When the program launches in the summer 2018 semester, students will be offered core classes including business law, marketing management, and accounting, with a focus on supervision and management. This bachelor’s degree program is ideal for people in supervisory roles who cannot advance into management without a bachelor’s degree.
“We can offer classes that will not only lead to a bachelor’s degree, but will provide students education in a field that will directly help them in their current role. What they learn in class on Tuesday, they will be able to apply at work on Wednesday,” said Terry Allcorn, dean of business and hospitality at Valencia’s West Campus.
College leaders worked with local business executives and University of Central Florida officials to tailor a business program that meets the needs of the Central Florida business community.
“Over four years ago, the members of Valencia’s business advisory committee requested that we consider a bachelor degree in a business field. This committee is made up of business and community leaders who provide valuable insights into the skills our students need to be successful,” said Allcorn.
The classes will be offered at the West Campus initially, but Valencia plans to eventually roll out an online version and offer the program on other Valencia campuses.
Valencia employees who are interested in completing their bachelor degree are encouraged to attend.
Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 6:00pm
Osceola Campus, Building 4, Room 105
1800 Denn John Lane, Kissimmee, FL 34744