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.

Entrance and 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.

Online Program can be completed by attending online.

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

Scholarships Available Scholarships available.


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.

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

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