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Program Overview

The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Leadership and Management Innovation prepares students for leadership roles and positions in a variety of industries within the Business world. Graduates of the BAS in Leadership and Management Innovation program will gain critical thinking and problem solving skills through the study of management principles, case studies, Capstone Course project, practical internship experiences and much more.

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The BAS in Leadership and Management Innovation offers three in-demand concentrations in Accounting, Human Resources Management, Hospitality Management and Digital Marketing. With six concentration courses (18 credits) embedded into the Leadership and Management Innovation program, students will gain the specific skills and knowledge necessary to pursue careers and be effective leaders in a number of different work environments including some of Miami-Dade County’s fastest-growing industries. After graduation, students will be prepared to advance to supervisory and managerial positions in dozens of sought-after fields, including:

  • Sales and Marketing
  • Human Resources
  • Retail
  • Insurance
  • Hospitality
  • Food Service
  • Accounting and Budgeting.

Program Details

The Leadership and Management Innovation program begins with College Credit Certificates (CCC) or a track in:

  • Business Management
  • Marketing
  • Human Resources
  • International Business
  • Small Business Management
  • Digital Marketing
  • Tax Specialist
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Family-Owned Business
  • Start-Up Venture
  • Social Venture
  • Banking and Finance
  • Wealth Management
  • Logistics and Transportation
  • Food and Beverage
  • Rooms Division
  • Cruise Line.

The CCC progresses respectively toward an Associate in Science degree in:

  • Business Administration
  • Marketing
  • Accounting Technology
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Financial Services
  • Transportation and Logistics
  • Hospitality

Then advances seamlessly toward a BAS degree.

Upper-level coursework includes applied management practices, which allows students the opportunity to apply acquired knowledge, skills and competencies through their internship and capstone experiences. Courses are available in-person, on the web, or in a blend of both formats, providing a flexible option for full and part-time students.

This comprehensive degree program is designed to meet industry standards and workforce demands as outlined by the Florida Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Miami-Dade Beacon Council.

The curriculum combines practical experience with the in-depth study of management principles. As part of this program, students explore the application of skills in a wide range of areas that include:

  • Finance
  • Organization Management
  • Business Ethics
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Leadership Challenges and Supervision
  • Human Resources Management
  • Managing Diversity
  • Strategic Management
  • Capstone
  • Internship
  • Marketing

Career Prospects

This program of study is designed to meet industry workforce demands and prepare students for future employment trends. MDC’s ties with the South Florida business community opens students to a variety of internship, fellowship and employment opportunities. With its focus on business, management and leadership skills, this program leads to a wide variety of employment options, including career opportunities in:

  • Financial Services and Banking
  • Purchasing and Procurement
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Hospitality
  • Insurance
  • Customer Service
  • Retail

  • Logistics
  • Food Services
  • Government
  • Aviation Management
  • Business Management and Administration

About the Bachelors of Applied Science

These four-year bachelor programs focus on the applied knowledge necessary to immediately enter into employment and are a great option for students with an A.S. or A.A. degree.

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