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Business Administration

Why Study Business Administration?

Business administration serves as the backbone in every industry, laying the structure upon which each organization develops, grows and changes. Earning a business administration degree provides the skills and knowledge needed to navigate in our ever-changing personal and professional worlds ethically and well.

Business administration is a generalist degree, and students leave with a core foundation across the business disciplines. The career path depends on student interests and background. We currently have students in fields including retail, landscaping, construction, state and county government, and many more.

A.S. students often move on to 4-year programs, and can specialize in areas such as marketing, human resources, finance, and management, among others.

A.A.S. students can move directly into entry-level positions in a variety of industries including government, non-profit, or private industry

Program Options

Credits: 62 | Time to Completion: 2 years

Course Code: 0630 | Liberal Arts credits: 41 Credits | Program Credits: 44

The A.A.S. degree provides a basic introduction to all aspects of business. Take classes in subjects including accounting, communications, law, management and marketing. When you graduate, you’ll be prepared for entry-level work in a wide range of organizations.

Course CodeCourseCredits
EN 101Composition 3
EN 102
EN 105
Composition and Literature OR
Technical Writing
EN 105Technical Writing 3
HU ELEHumanities Elective 3
MA ELEMathematics Elective 3*
SC ELEScience Elective 3
SL ELESocial Science Electives 6**
Liberal Arts Credits:21
AC 101Financial Accounting 3
AC 102Managerial Accounting 3
BU 103Foundations of Business 3
BU 105Business Communications 3
BU 107Business Law I 3
BU 209
BU 211
Business Professional Development OR
Business Experience Internship
BU 220Business Ethics 3
BU 230Management 3
CE 101College Experience 1
CI 105Computer Applications 3
GN ELEGeneral Electives 9
MK 101Principles of Marketing 3
Program Credits:40
Minimum Credits:61

*Recommend MA 102 Statistics or MA 103 Business Mathematics
**Recommend EC 101 Macroeconomics or EC 102 Microeconomics and PY or SO elective

Credits: 61 | Time to Completion: 2 years

Curriculum Code: 0671 | Liberal Arts Credits: 30 | Program Credits: 31

A launch pad for completing a bachelor’s degree in business administration or accounting, the A.S. program focuses on the humanities, math, and sciences, as well as accounting, law, and marketing.

This program prepares students for transfer to complete work for a bachelor’s degree with specialization in business administration or accounting. The College’s numerous transfer agreements enable students to continue their education seamlessly at partners including Central Connecticut State University, Johnson and Wales University, Pace University, St. John Fisher, SUNY Binghamton, SUNY Brockport, SUNY College of Technology at Utica/Rome, SUNY Empire State, SUNY New Paltz, SUNY Oswego, SUNY Plattsburgh, the University at Albany, the University of Arizona, The College of St. Rose, Dominican College, LeMoyne College, Marist College, and Siena College.

Course CodeCourseCredits
EC 101Macroeconomics 3
EN 101Composition 3
EN 102Composition and Literature 3
HU ELEHumanities Electives 6
MA ELEMathematics Electives 6
SC ELELab Science Elective 3
SL ELESocial Science Electives 6
Liberal Arts Credits:30
AC 101Financial Accounting 3
AC 102Managerial Accounting 3
BU 103Foundations of Business 3
BU 107Business Law I 3
Computer Elective Science OR
Computer Information Elective
EC 102Microeconomics 3
GN ELEGeneral Electives 9
MK 101Principles of Marketing 3
Program Credits:31
Minimum Credits:60

Career Outcomes