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Three New Bachelor Degree Business Tracks at EFSC

March 4, 2019 - Three exciting new Bachelor Degree tracks in business are coming to Eastern Florida State College with a pair focusing on the tourism industry.

Students can apply now for the tracks which will be offered starting in the August 2019 Fall Term in the Bachelor of Applied Science Organizational Management program.

“These tracks will bring greater career opportunities to students who now have a total of 21 Bachelor Degree tracks to choose from at EFSC,” said college President Dr. Jim Richey.

“Many of the four-year degrees are in Business, but other excellent options are in Health Care and Computer Technology, all fields where job growth is strong.”

The new Bachelor tracks are designed for students who already hold an Associate in Arts Degree or Associate in Science Degree. They are:

• Travel and Tourism Management
Job opportunities in this field start right here along the Space Coast and span the world, including the theme parks in nearby Orlando and Port Canaveral cruise ship lines.

The World Travel and Tourism Council says 10 percent of global employment is tied to the industry, such as airlines, hotels, resorts, theme parks and ecotourism.

Students will complete core business courses with specialized studies in hospitality and event management, cruise line operations, and tourism, theme park and attractions management.

• Event Planning and Management
This is another track with growing employment prospects, with the U.S. government estimating that jobs in the field will increase 11 percent by 2026.

The tourism mecca of Orlando is just one example, ranking as the nation’s top meeting destination five years in a row.

Students will complete core business courses plus study hospitality and event management, convention services, social event planning, and advanced event and exposition management.

• Non-Profit Management
Students can combine business skills with a passion for helping others in this important field.

They will learn how to raise funds through philanthropic giving campaigns and grants, plus put community and public relations skills to use to plan events, and recruit and manage volunteers.

Students will complete core business courses and focus on working with governing boards, foundations and volunteers, advocacy and lobbying, financial management and fundraising, and program cost-benefit analysis and evaluation.

Courses for Bachelor Degree tracks at EFSC are offered both on campus and online, with some tracks available completely online.

For a complete list visit easternflorida.edu/go/bachelors