Business Administration (A.A.S.)
Business Administration

The Business Administration A.A.S. degree program is designed to accommodate students who want to pursue a more general course of study in business. Core coursework covers accounting, economics, business law and statistics, and students can choose from a variety of electives based on their area of interest.

This academic program currently has several transfer articulation agreements for those who wish to continue on to complete a four-year degree. Some graduates also choose to enter the workforce immediately following graduation.

This program is offered by the Business Administration Department.

  • General Information
    Includes: Program Description, Entrance Requirements, Course Requirements

Program Highlights

  • The flexibility of the A.A.S. program allows students to create an academic program required by a specific employer or or prospective transfer college.
  • Degree requirements can be met through either full- or part-time study and through day, evening and online offerings.
  • Several courses related to the insurance industry are available as electives.
  • Several elective courses related to sports management are also offered on a regular basis and students have travelled to Italy during the summer on a college-related exchange trip.
  • The program has a longstanding relationship with the Disney World Internship program.
  • Students complete a capstone course in their second year of study in the Business Administration program.


A wide variety of career opportunities exist for those with a solid foundation in business. Graduates can pursue careers in retail management, finance, small business management, insurance or banking, to name just a few.

Most graduates seeking to continue their education transfer to University at Albany, Sage Colleges and Siena College.

Recent employers have included: Albany College of Pharmacy; Albany Medical Center; All Star Chevrolet; Amberjack Construction Company; ATCO Structures and Logistics; Bennington School Inc.; Blue Shield of Northeastern NY; Brown's Brewing Company; Caldwell Banker Prime Properties; Clifton Park Premier Homes; DeCrescente Distributing; Dwight Plumbing and Heating; Empire Blue Cross Ins; Excelsior Printing Company; Expert Collision Center; Farm Family Insurance Company; Fuccillo Kia; General Electric; Global Foundries; Redneck Trailers.

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 2012): Insurance Underwriters, $59,290; Retail Manager, $40,0910.

For more information regarding this program, please contact:

Karen Holmes
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