School of Business

Every successful organization—from industry to non-profits to government—is powered by business expertise, financial stability and effective management. The Valencia College School of Business will immerse you in the latest business theories and practices. From learning to run your own business, to mastering accounting, to providing office support, we’ll give you the foundation you need to enter this diverse field.


Whether you want to start your career in business, earn a degree that will help you earn more money, or upgrade your current skillset, the School of Business has a program to meet your goals, from technical certificates to bachelor’s degrees. Our business degrees and programs are developed in collaboration with some of the top employers and industry leaders in the area.

Associate in Art Degree Pathways

Meet with a Valencia College advisor to determine a Degree Pathway that will prepare you to transfer to a Florida public university as a junior majoring in:

Associate in Science

An A.S. degree can be earned in as little as two years. Coursework includes general education requirements. Programs include:

Bachelor of Applied Science

The B.A.S. degree prepares you to enter an advanced position within a specialized career field. The upper-division courses build on an associate degree and take as little as two years to complete. At Valencia College, you can earn a B.A.S. in:

Advanced Technical Certificate

An Advanced Technical Certificate (A.T.C.) is an extension of a specific associate degree program and consists of between nine (9) and 45 credits of college-level coursework. Programs include:

Continuing Education

Valencia College provides Leadership Development training for individuals and organizations. Our learning opportunities not only educate and develop skills, but also encourage practical application of what is learned in the leadership development program.

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Why Valencia College

At Valencia College, you’ll find a quality education for less. An associate degree from Valencia College—the most affordable state college in Central Florida—will cost you about half of what you’d pay at a public university. You may also be eligible for scholarships and other forms of financial aid. You can complete an associate degree program in as little as two years. From there, you can enter the work force or transfer to a four-year school to earn a bachelor’s degree. If you want to stay local, enroll in a Valencia College bachelor’s degree program, or get direct admission to the University of Central Florida through DirectConnect to UCF®. Not ready to earn a degree yet? Our Accelerated Skills Training programs provide hands-on training for higher-wage, in-demand jobs in four to 28 weeks.

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Why Orlando

Central Florida is home to 20 of the state’s 100 largest companies.

Space, defense and hospitality are the three biggest industries in the Orlando area, with technology rising in prominence. Valencia College partners with industry leaders in designing programs that meet workforce needs and in providing internships for students.

A growing metropolitan area with two international airports, Central Florida is easily accessible from almost anywhere. Nearby beaches and theme parks, major sports teams, a lively arts and foodie scene and warm winter months make our region a lifestyle mecca as well.

Advisory Boards and Partners

There are many ways to support the School of Business, including joining us in a strategic partnership, sponsoring student scholarships, joining our Advisory Board and more. Please contact us if you’d like to get involved in helping this next generation of business professionals meet their potential.


According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in business and financial occupations is expected to grow faster than the 2022-2023 national average with some 911,400 job openings expected annually. In addition to Walt Disney World Resort® and other major theme parks based here, the area’s major employers with industries supported by the School of Business include ADP, Deloitte, Chase, KPMG, Truist and Wells Fargo.


Graduates of the School of Business find employment in every industry and build careers as entrepreneurs or in businesses ranging from small companies to global conglomerates.

  • Accounting Specialist
  • Advertising Manager
  • Business Manager
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Customer Service Specialist
  • Executive Director
  • Finance Specialist
  • Human Resources Director
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Marketing Manager
  • Operations Director
  • Sales Agent


As a School of Business student, you can take many of your classes on any Valencia College campus or online.

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