Business-Business Administration (A.S.)

Business Administration

The Business-Business Administration A.S. degree program will set you on a path toward an advanced degree in a number of business-related four-year programs.

Students who complete this program receive a solid two-year foundation in the field of business and, in many cases, can transfer with junior status to a four-year college or university. Students transfer into programs such as business, finance, marketing, accounting, economics and management.

This degree is designed to be a transfer program toward a bachelor's degree in one of several business-related areas.

This program is offered by the Business Administration Department.

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Program Highlights

  • The program has longstanding transfer agreements with many colleges and universities in the area and across the Northeast. The majority of program graduates transfer to either University at Albany or Siena College.
  • Coursework is equally balanced between business and the liberal arts and sciences.
  • Students complete a capstone course in their second year of study in the Business Administration program.
  • Degree requirements can be met through either full- or part-time study and through day, evening and online offerings.
  • The program has a longstanding relationship with the Disney World Internship program.
  • The Business - Business Administration Honors Track is designed to prepare academically advanced students for transfer to high-quality baccalaureate programs through focused interdisciplinary coursework linked to a variety of extracurricular activities.

Online Program can be completed by attending online.

Evening Program can be completed by attending entirely in the evening.

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Career and Transfer Opportunities

A wide variety of career opportunities exist for those with a solid foundation in business. Although the majority of graduates from this program continue on to pursue a four-year degree, graduates have found immediate employment as well.

Here's a partial list of employers for recent graduates: MetLife; Monroe County Clerk's Office; NAPUS Federal Credit Union; Northway Church; NYS Department of Labor; NYS Department of Taxation & Finance; NYS United Teachers; Pioneer Bank; Prudential; Research Foundation at SUNY; Revolution Hall; Ronald McDonald House; Schenectady City Schools; Sematech; State Employees Federal Credit Union; Sterling, Kaplan, Hersch Investment Brokerage; Sunmark Federal Credit Union; and Target Corporation.

The majority of program graduates continue their education at The University at Albany or Siena College.

Salaries vary based on position and degree attainment. Many management-level positions require a bachelor's degree or higher. Here are median salaries taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (as of 2015): Bank Loan Officer, $63,430; Insurance Sales Agent, $48,200; Securities, Commodities and Financial Services Sales Agents, $71,550.

The Center for Careers and Transfer offers Career Services and Transfer Services to all students.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the program should be able to:

  1. Analyze issues and recommend possible solutions.
  2. Apply quantitative methods to real life business scenarios.
  3. Demonstrate effective oral communication skills.
  4. Demonstrate effective written communication skills.
  5. Identify essential components of effective teamwork and demonstrate the ability to work in teams.
  6. Identify and analyze ethical obligations and their implications in business.
  7. Demonstrate the ability to use technology in a Business Environment.
  8. Demonstrate functional knowledge in the core areas of business.

For more information regarding this program, please contact:

Karen A. Jones, J.D.
Department Chair
Brahan Hall, Room 205
(518) 629-7225

For more information about admission to this program, please contact:

Admissions Office
Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 223
(518) 629-7309