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Business Management & Analysis


Program Content:

The Business Management & Analysis Program prepares students for employment as manager trainees or to provide supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed in these occupational areas.

The content focuses on broad, transferable skills of business supervision including communications, human resource management, bookkeeping and QuickBooks, insurance, business law, and computer applications. In addition, students learn the functions of management, forms of business ownership, organizational structures, ethics, government regulations in business, how to open and operate a business, and how to prepare business plans.

  • Basic computers, Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel, & PowerPoint, time management, goals, and Florida Ready to Work credential;
  • Business communications;
  • Technical and production skills;
  • Labor issues;
  • Bookkeeping and QuickBooks;
  • Business computer applications;
  • Office technology and keyboarding skills;
  • Employability skills;
  • Business ethics and law concepts;
  • Human resources management issues;
  • Governmental regulations;
  • Forms of business ownership and organizational structures;
  • Business plan and portfolio;
  • Internship

Program Length:

This program is offered both full time day, and part time day or evening. The length is 9 months (900 hours) full time or 18 months part time.

Career Information:

Upon completion of the program and meeting eligibility requirements and industry certifications, students may be awarded credits toward an Associate Degree in Business Administration by the State College of Florida. Students must enroll in SCF within 2 years of completing the program at Suncoast Technical College.

Industry Certifications/State Credentials:

Students prepare to take Microsoft Office Specialist certification in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

  • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Bundle Certification
  • QuickBooks Certified User
  • Microsoft Office Specialist Master

Obtainment Time Frame: In program

Entrance/Exit Requirements:

Reading, math, and language competencies are pre-assessed. The basic skills grade levels for the Business Management and Analysis program are Reading-9, Math-9, and Language-9 and must be met prior to program completion.

Standard Occupations:

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General Operations Managers

Computer User Support Specialists

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Course Campus Location(s):

Sarasota & North Port

Course Sequence:


Course #

Course Title




Info Tech Assistant

150 hrs



Supervisor/Mgr Trainee

300 hrs




450 hrs