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SPC graduate becomes a successful business entrepreneur

St. Petersburg College alumni Sheree Clark took the skills she learned in her Bachelors of Applied Science degree in Management and Organizational Leadership and became a successful business entrepreneur. SPC College of Business professors and curriculum gave her confidence to launch her successful startup, Words by Design LLC. Watch her success story.

One of the most profound skills Sheree gained, is the ability to think creatively and independently and to be leader in her community and life as a business entrepreneur.

Become a business entrepreneur at SPC

SPC’s professors are skilled industry leaders who are determined to advance their students in the business world. They combine applied-learning techniques with academic rigor to give a well-rounded and needed perspective for solving everyday management problems.

SPC’s management and organizational leadership programs gives you the fundamentals to be a business entrepreneur or work your way up in your career. You can specialize in the following sub-plans:

  • General management and organizational leadership
  • Business entrepreneurship
  • Project management
  • Sustainability and green management

Business knowledge to tackle the real-world

SPC College of Business is tailored-made for tomorrow’s business leaders. From certifications,  Associates of Science and Bachelors of Science, the program offers a variety of area of study specialties designed to master the skills and knowledge needed.  Some of the degrees include:

The college of business gives a global perspective, real world experience and hands-on learning online and in the classroom.

To tackle the business world, explore SPC’s College of Business.

SPC professors ignite awareness to social media risk

social media risk articleSt. Petersburg College business professors Dr. Rina S. Coronel, Dr. Thomas W. Philippe and Dr. Marilyn D. Schultz were published recently for collaboration on an article titled Managing the Effects of Social Media in Organizations.

Published recently in the Advanced Management Journal by the Society for Advancement of Management (SAM), the article highlighted the development of strategic policies to effectively manage the possible risk of social media.

Social Media Marketing in academics

SPC College of Business provides support to the global changing environment in business through its diverse programs in management and marketing. For example, Social Media Marketing, a popular course offered through the College of Business, addresses the changes in marketing as a result of the social web. Students get an in-depth look at the role of social media in marketing and learn to develop an effective marketing plan utilizing social media. An emphasis is placed on the importance of building an online customer community and earning customer trust.

With social media being a platform to reach consumers and employers globally, the College of Business programs include educational advancement from certifications, associate and bachelor’s degrees. Explore our College of Business offerings.

Social media risk in business management

In the article, the authors bring awareness to the risk of social media in organizations as it relates to the reputation of the employee or employer.  With the global accessibility of social media, organizations are utilizing this tool to pre-screen and maintain knowledge of their employees.  Some of the risks include:

  • Possible disciplinary action and termination of employees
  • Liability from third parties
  • Possible legal action
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SPC partners with global manufacturer Monin

St Petersburg College is making a global impact by partnering with international manufacturer Monin, the world’s largest producer of gourmet sauces, syrups and purees. This family-oriented company started 100 years ago and now manufactures more than 140 products in facilities in Malaysia, Europe and now in Tampa. Watch this video of Monin’s VP of Supply Chain Management, Johnathon Jones.

Advancing supply chain employees through SPC

Jones believes it’s not just about the growth in the product but the advancement of the employees.  Monin’s partnership with St. Petersburg College LINCS Supply Chain Management program helps them find employees with advanced industry training.

Between 2010 and 2020 jobs in logistics are estimated to grow by 26 percent according to the  U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The LINCS (Leveraging, Integrating, Networking, Coordinating Supplies) program is funded with $24.5 million from the U.S. Department of Labor TAACCCT grant to support national supply chain management education and training needs. Learn more about the grant here.

SPC’s entry to mid-level certifications include:

  • Supply Chain Management principles
  • Customer Service Operations
  • Transportation Operations
  • Warehousing Operations
  • Demand planning
  • Inventory Management
  • Manufacturing and Service Operations
  • Supply Management and Procurement

For more information about the program attend the information session on August 25 from 6-7 pm at the St. Petersburg College Downtown Campus.