Business Administration–Management & Marketing at South Hills School of Business & Technology

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

Business Administration–Management & Marketing Course List for 2018-19

This program information appears in the 2018-19 school catalog. Click here to download all course descriptions.

TermCourse #Course NameCreditsClock Hours  
First TermAC125Accounting I4.560
PD110Professional Development2.024
MG116Introduction to Business4.560
GE117Applied Algebra4.060
GE183Business English I4.060
First Term Totals:20.0284
Second TermCP287Microsoft Excel4.560
GE184Business English II4.060
AC223Accounting II4.560
GE118Business Mathematics4.060
MG117Management I4.060
Second Term Totals:21.0300
Third TermGE210Business English III3.560
MG118Management II4.060
CP284Microsoft Word4.560
CP285Computer Presentations3.036
MK110Social Media for Business2.036
Third Term Totals:21312
Fourth TermMG219Supply Chain Management2.536
MK206Advertising & Public Relations3.560
MG218Small Business Management4.048
WP210Desktop Publishing I4.560
CD207Job Search Skills2.024
LE100Business Law336
Fourth Term Totals:19.5264
Optional Elective ChoicesMK111Retailing3.560
MG120Introduction to Hospitality3.560
Fifth TermMK208Market Research & Statistics3.560
GE133Introduction to Business Statistics3.548
CP124Fundamentals of Web Site Design4.560
AC219Managerial Accounting with QuickBooks4.560
Fifth Term Totals:21.5312
Elective ChoicesGA124Introduction to Computer Graphics (Photoshop)460
MG214Human Resource Management2.536
Sixth TermMG220Business Plan4.080
GE232Business Economics336
CP286Microsoft Access4.560
GE262Oral Presentation Skills2.536
GE178Human Relations in the Workplace2.536
Sixth Term Totals:16.5248
Seventh TermMG222BAMM Internship11330
MG221Basic Personal Finance2.021
CD200Career Preparation0.510
Seventh Term Totals:13.5361

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

Meet the Faculty

Michael Gates

Program Coordinator / Instructor
State College Main Campus

Mike's Biography
Mike's "I Am South Hills" Video

Eleanor Martin

Adjunct Instructor
State College Main Campus

Eleanor's Biography

Patricia Helbig

Altoona Campus

Patty's Biography

Emily Wible

Lewistown Campus

Emily's Biography

Program Advisory Committees

State College Main Campus
Member NameJob TitleCompany
Jessica DolanOwnerRoom to Breathe Organizing Service
Tom BruceClub ManagerWisecrackers Comedy Club
Kerry SmallPresident, CEOSurge Business Development
Joe ThomasGeneral ManagerRamada Hotel Group
Jackie SheaderMarketing ManagerCentre Area Transportation Authority
Diana StaplefordGeneral ManagerMagnum Broadcasting
Cortlyn Johnson Pizza Mia
Claudia SnyderMarketing Communications Support SpecialistPenn State Smeal Business College Executive Program
Sarah MotterResidential Assistant ManagerThe Retreat
James FoustSenior Account RepICAT Logistics
Altoona Campus
Member NameJob TitleCompany
Lynette DellingerDirector of Human ResourcesSmith Transport
Amy HiteRealtorPerry Wellington Realty
Robin HockeyGeneral ManagerEat-n-Park
Jennifer FleckMarketing DirectorExplore Altoona
Ray KlineDirector of Marketing and Public RelationsThe Hancock Group, Inc.
Jennifer KniselyExecutive DirectorAltoona Public Library
Nick MurtaughField Event Marketing CoordinatorSheetz Corporation
Karla MoschellaVice President of Sales & MarkertingValue Drug Company
Benjamin SmithManagement Team MemberContract Hardware and Supply
Linda StotlerVice President of Communication and MarketingBlair County Chamber of Commerce
Larry SprankleGeneral ManagerShoe Fly
Lewistown Campus
Member NameJob TitleCompany
Dan BennettInsurance AgentState Farm Insurance
Marforie BiddleInstructor of BusinessMount Union Area High School
Brandi BobbSPHR, HR GeneralistStandard Steel, LLC
James EstepDistrict SuperintendentMifflin County School District
James FelmleeSelf EmployedSelf Employed
Ben GloverSupervisor of Adult EducationMifflin County Academy of Science & Technology
Cher HarpsterCWDS/Business ConsultantMifflin County PA Career Link
Mike McMonigalExecutive DirectorUnited Way of Mifflin/Juniata
Steve PalmOwnerRobert S. Palm Contractor
John PannizzoOwnerDowntown OIP/ JP Edwards
Robert PostalPresidentMCIDC
Daniel PotutschnigAdministrative DirectorMifflin County Academy of Science & Technology
Dan SeeleySenior Product ManagerBlackboard, Inc.
James ZublerExecutive DirectorDowntown 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.