BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION / A.S. DEGREE

Ammerman - Eastern - Grant
Hegis Code - 5004, CIP Code - 52.0201

Program Learning OutcomesCurriculum Code: BUAS-AS
 

     This two-year program is designed for students interested in business careers who plan to continue their studies toward a baccalaureate degree in business at a four-year college or university after completing their associate degree. The program offers a challenging and well-balanced distribution of business and liberal arts courses, specifically selected to meet the requirements of transfer institutions.

     Students who plan to enter employment immediately after graduation (rather than transfer) are advised to select the A.A.S. program in Business Administration, which allows a greater range of courses in applied business areas.

Admission Procedures and Requirements

     Admission to the A.S. curriculum in Business Administration for entering students requires a minimum 80 average in high school and three years of mathematics through Algebra2/Trig or equivalent.

     Continuing college students must have completed MAT111. Applications are processed on a rolling basis fall and spring, with most students meeting minimum standards being admitted.

FIRST SEMESTER: 16 Credits Credits
ACC101: Financial Accounting I 3
*♦ Business Elective 3
BUS115: College/Workplace Skills Seminar 1
  COM101: Introduction to Human Communication
or COM105: Public Speaking
3
  ECO111: Macroeconomics: The National Economy 3
  ENG101: Standard Freshman Composition 3
     
SECOND SEMESTER: 15-16 Credits Credits
ACC115: Managerial Accounting 3
*♦ Business Elective 3
  ECO112: Microeconomics: Prices and Markets 3
  ENG102: Introduction to Literature 3
** MAT103: Statistics I  
  or MAT124: Precalculus or higher 3-4
     
THIRD SEMESTER: 17 Credits Credits
BUS112: Computing for Business  
  or CST101: Introduction to Computing 4
BUS201: Management Principles and Practices 3
LAW111: Business Law I 3
MKT101: Marketing 3
Humanities Elective 3
  Physical Education 1
     
FOURTH SEMESTER: 15-16 Credits Credits
*♦ Business Elective  
** or Mathematics Elective (MAT131 recommended) 3-4
BUS208: Case Studies in Business Administration 1
*♦ History Elective (HIS101, HIS102, HIS103 or HIS104) 3
Humanities Elective 3
  Laboratory Science Elective 4
  Physical Education 1
     
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED 63-65

*To be selected from BUS101, BUS107, BUS109, BUS117, BUS127, BUS129, BUS141, LAW212, LAW251, or appropriate Marketing or Accounting electives.
**See transfer institution regarding Calculus requirement. SUNY transfer path note: Calculus I is essential to achieving junior status in business programs at the following SUNY campuses: University of Buffalo, Binghamton University, and University at Albany. In addition, MAT103 is strongly recommended for transfer to AACSB accredited programs. Please consult with your department chair with regard to the mathematics requirement.
To be selected from SUNY General Education courses approved for Foreign Language or The Arts.
To be selected from SUNY General Education courses approved for the Humanities.
These courses constitute the major courses in this curriculum.
 NOTES: 1) Students planning to transfer to a SUNY four-year institution should check the SUNY General Education Requirements for selecting courses.
2) See Transfer Agreements for articulation agreements with four-year colleges and universities.

REQUIRED CREDIT DISTRIBUTION  
Business and Accounting 26-30 credits
Humanities 15 credits
Social Sciences 9 credits
Mathematics/Laboratory Science 7-11 credits
Physical Education 2 credits