Business Administration - A.S.

Associate Dean, Division of Professional Studies
Department Chair

Associate in Science Degree, Transfer Program

For students who want to earn a bachelor’s degree in business, economics, accounting, marketing, finance or management, this program is designed to match the courses they would be taking as a freshman and sophomore at a four-year college. A faculty advisor and Advising & Counseling Services will help in selecting electives and making the transfer to a four-year college at the end of the sophomore year. Many students also take jobs after earning this degree and finish their bachelor’s degree on a part-time basis.

Graduates are prepared to transfer to a business or accounting program leading toward a baccalaureate degree; apply the fundamentals of their chosen specialization; show an understanding of the ethical, social responsibility and legal foundations of business; use basic computer software packages; communicate effectively; demonstrate good reasoning, critical thinking and analytical skills; work effectively in a group setting; and apply a broad-based liberal arts education to multiple applications and transfer programs.

The State University of New York (SUNY) requires students who intend to receive a bachelor’s degree from a SUNY college to complete at least 30 credit hours in specific general education areas. Students in this program who plan to transfer to a SUNY college can meet 21 credits of the general education requirement. For more specific information about this requirement, refer to SUNY General Education Requirement and see an advisor.

High school or equivalent preparation required: Two years of college preparatory mathematics including algebra and either geometry or intermediate algebra. Students who don’t have this preparation will be able to get it here, but it may take longer to complete the program.