Business Administration—Management & Marketing

Two-Year Associate in Specialized Business (ASB) Degree Program
Available in State College, Altoona, and Lewistown

The Business Administration—Management & Marketing program at South Hills will provide you with the tools and ability to become an indispensable asset to a company, as well as the leadership and entrepreneurial skills to start your own business. As a student of the BAMM program, you will learn marketing and communication skills, how to create effective advertising and social media campaigns, develop web sites, study selling and purchasing principles, and receive hands-on training in the latest software platforms.

Our BAMM graduates excel in career choices including Sales Manager, Purchasing Agent, Social Media Marketing Executive, Real Estate Agent, Sales & Marketing Specialist, Store or Property Manager, and Business Owner/Entrepreneur.

Successful students in this program enjoy collaboration, have good communication skills, are business-minded, success-oriented, and enjoy competition.

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"Three things are earned by BAMM grads: One, knowledge of essential business practices so you will be invaluable to any business. Two, skills that can be demonstrated or shown in a portfolio so that you can be selected during a competitive interviewing process. Three, a mindset of confidence, respect, and success so that you can do anything you set your mind to."

Mike Gates
BAMM Program Coordinator / Instructor at the State College Main Campus

BAMM Graduates Can Earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Only Two Years with St. Francis University!

South Hills students graduating with the Associate in Specialized Business Degree in Business Administration – Management and Marketing are eligible for a bachelor degree completion program in Organizational Leadership or Management through St. Francis University Office of Adult Degree & Continuing Studies.

Finish your Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Leadership or Bachelor of Science degree in Management in only two years or less through online, weekend, and evening classes in State College or Altoona. South Hills students will be guaranteed acceptance with a 2.0 GPA and 64 credits from our BAMM program will automatically transfer into the program. The customizable curriculum allows you to take as few or as many classes as you want so you can balance work, family, and life. Financial aid is available to those who qualify. This program can also be completed fully online.

For more information about Bachelor's degree completion, visit the St. Francis website or call the Office of Adult Degree & Continuing Studies at 814-472-3012.

Complete Course List

Business Administration—Management & Marketing Course List for 2016-17

This program information appears in the 2016-17 school catalog. Click here to download all course descriptions.

CodeCourseCreditsClock Hours
 
FIRST TERM
AC115Accounting I560
PD110Professional Development224
MG115Introduction to Business 5.560
GE117Applied Algebra460
EN104Business English I460
OS103Keyboarding120
TOTAL CREDITS / CLOCK HOURS21.5284
 
SECOND TERM
CP287Microsoft Excel4.560
EN105Business English II460
AC213Accounting II560
GE118Business Mathematics460
MG113Management I4.560
TOTAL CREDITS / CLOCK HOURS22300
 
THIRD TERM
GE210Business English III3.560
MG114Management II4.560
MK107Marketing4.560
CP284Microsoft Word4.560
CP285Computer Presentations336
MK106Social Media for Business2.536
TOTAL CREDITS / CLOCK HOURS22.5312
 
FOURTH TERM
MK108Retailing4.560
MK203Advertising & Public Relations4.560
MG218Small Business Management448
WP210Desktop Publishing I4.560
LE100Business Law336
TOTAL CREDITS / CLOCK HOURS20.5264
 
*Fourth Term Optional Elective Choices
MG216Real Estate Fundamentals336
MG214Human Resource Management2.536
 
FIFTH TERM
MK204Market Research & Statistics460
MK109Selling 3.548
GE133Introduction to Business Statistics3.548
CD207Job Search Skills224
 Elective**2.536
AC219Managerial Accounting with QuickBooks4.560
TOTAL CREDITS / CLOCK HOURS20276
 
**Fifth Term Elective Choices
MG217Real Estate Practice4.560
MG219Supply Chain Management2.536
 
SIXTH TERM
MG220Business Plan480
GE232Business Economics336
CP286Microsoft Access4.560
CP124Fundamentals of Web Site Design 4.560
PD200Oral Presentation Skills2.536
GE178Human Relations in the Workplace2.536
TOTAL CREDITS / CLOCK HOURS21308
 
SEVENTH TERM
MG603BAMM Internship11330
MG301Basic Personal Finance221
CD308Career Preparation0.510
TOTAL CREDITS / CLOCK HOURS13.5361

Careers in Business Administration—Management & Marketing


With two years of hands-on training and strong skillsets, our BAMM graduates are prepared for a variety of career options, including:

  • Sales Manager
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Social Media Marketing Executive
  • Real Estate Agent
  • Sales & Marketing Specialist
  • Store or Property Manager
  • Business Owner/Entrepreneur

Each student completes a summer-long internship before graduation, providing real world experience. We have placed interns at locations including:

  • Central PA Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Design Lighting Solutions
  • ICAT Logistics
  • GW Auto Collistion
  • Juniata School District
  • Keller Williams Realty
  • Keystone Central School District Tax Office
  • MD Office Solutions
  • Mt. Nittany Medical Center
  • The Pennsylvania Centre Orchestra

South Hills Business Administration: Management & Marketing graduates are well-trained and in demand for their knowledge and work ethics. Some of the many locations employing our graduates include:

  • Actuated Medical
  • Blackboard (formerly SchoolWires)
  • Driscoll Automotive
  • Kish Bank
  • Mifflin Juniata Special Needs Center
  • Nordstrom
  • Penn State University
  • Shaner Hotel Group
  • Sheetz, Inc.
  • Surge Business Development
  • Transducerworks

Program Advisory Board Members

State College Main Campus
NameTitleCompany
Tom BruceSalesCentre Chemical
Joe ThomasGeneral ManagerRamada Hotel Group
Kerry SmallEntrepreneurshipSurge Development
Drew GarbanEntrepreneur/Investor 
Diana StaplefordManagement/SalesMagnum Broadcasting
Jackie SheaderMarketingCata
Sarah MotterResidential Asst. ManagerERD
Scott ManciniAdvertisingMADD Outdoor
Katelyn LongAdministrativePenn State
Cortlyn JohnsonPresident (Social Media)Happy Valley Animals in Need
Altoona Campus
NameTitleCompany
Linda StotlerVice President of Communication and MarketingBlair County Chamber of Commerce
Jennifer FleckMarketing ManagerExplore Altoona
Jennifer KniselyExecutive DirectorAltoona Area Public Library
Larry SprankleManagerShoe Fly Shoes
Lori DiehlManagerPerkins
Ray KlineDirector of Marketing & Public RelationsThe Hancock Group, Inc.
Lewistown Location
NameTitleCompany
Ron AfflebachHuman Resources DeptStandard Steel LLC
Dan Bennett State Farm Insurance
Marjorie BiddlesTeacherMount Union Area HS
Katherine BobeckFiscal ManagerMC Fiscal Affairs
James EstepDistrict SuperintendentMifflin County School District
James FelmleeRetired 
Dan IsenbergGeneral ManagerHoss's Lewistown
Jenny LandisProfect CoordinatorJRVVB
Steve Palm Robert S. Palm Contractor
John PannizzoOwnerDowntown OIP
Paul Post Huntingdon Co Bus & Ind
Robert PostalPresidentMCIDC
Dan SeeleySr. Manager Sales OperationsSchoolwires, Incorporated
Jamas TunallExecutive DirectorJJRVVB/JVACC
Amy WiseExecutive DirectorHuntingdon Co Bus & Ind
Jon ZimmermanPresident-CEO 
James ZublerExecutive Director Downtown Lewistown Inc.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please view the Business Administration—Management & Marketing Disclosures page on our website.