Business Administration A.S.

This Business Administration curriculum is designed for students planning to transfer to upper division colleges in preparation for careers in marketing, sales, finance, and related business fields. Students may also choose electives to qualify for immediate entry into training programs in government, business, and industry. The curriculum is sufficiently broad to provide the student with adequate studies in humanities and social science.

The mission of the Business Administration program is to provide students with the preparation needed to obtain positions as entry-level business personnel or become successful transfer students.

The Business Administration A.S. program will:

  • Prepare students to apply the core functional areas of business, including accounting, marketing, management, and law, to make sound business decisions. 
  • Prepare students to apply the basic quantitative skills required in business. 
  • Prepare students to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Prepare students to demonstrate proficiency in using computer software.
  • Prepare students to transfer to a four-year program.

Discipline Category Descriptions

Minimum Degree Requirements (61 credits)
Effective Fall 2023
English (6 credits)
ENG 101 English Composition
ENG 102 Literature & Composition
Humanities (3 Credits)
COM 101 Public Speaking
Humanities or History (3 Credits)
--------> The Arts or World History or World Languages
Gen. Ed. Course
Business (18 Credits)
BUS 101 Introduction to Business
BUS 210 Principles of Marketing
BUS 250 Principles of Management
BUS 260 Business Law I
BUS 261 Business Law II
 --------> Business Elective (Any ACC, BUS, CSC Course)


Computer Science (3 Credits) 
CSC 102 Introduction to Microcomputer Applications


Accounting (8 Credits) 
ACC 120 Financial Accounting
ACC 125 Managerial Accounting
Social Science (6 Credits)
ECO 101 Principles of Microeconomics
ECO 102 Principles of Macroeconomics
History (3 Credits)
--------> US History or World History Gen. Ed. Course
Math (7 Credits)
MAT 161 Elementary Statistics
MAT 215
MAT 224
Calculus for Business Students   or
Calculus I
Science (4 Credits) 
--------> Natural Sciences Gen. Ed. Course

Degree Requirements Worksheets

Students who earn a Business Administration A.S. degree are prepared to transfer into a bachelor's degree program in a variety of business fields including:

  • Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • Hotel, Restaurant, & Tourism Management
  • Marketing 

Our graduates have gone on to complete their education at Clarkson University, College of St. Rose, SUNY Cortland, SUNY Plattsburgh, and other institutions.


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Phone: 518-562-4193

Dr. Denise Coughlin
Division Coordinator - Business, Criminal Justice, Human Services, Social & Behavioral Sciences