Business Administration A.A.S.

The business career program in business administration has been developed for students contemplating careers in the expanding field of marketing, sales, retailing, advertising, personnel, office management and other related fields. The curriculum provides specialized training in management, as well as a comprehensive general education.

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

The Business Administration A.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 for employment.

Discipline Category Descriptions

Minimum Degree Requirements (60 credit)
Effective Fall 2023

English (6 credits)
ENG 101 English Composition
ENG 102 Literature & Composition 
Humanities (3 Credits)
COM 101 Public Speaking
Business (24 Credits)
BUS 101 Introduction to Business
BUS 110 Personal Finance
BUS 210 Principles of Marketing
BUS 213 Business Communications
BUS 260 Business Law I
BUS 261 Business Law II
BUS 285 Business Internship  or
Business Elective (Any ACC, BUS, CSC Course)
--------> 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
History or Social Science (6 Credits)
ECO 101
ECO 102
Principles of Microeconomics   or
Principles of Macroeconomics
--------> US History or World History or Social Sciences
Gen. Ed. Course
Math (3 Credits)
 --------> Math Gen. Ed. Course
Science (4 Credits) 
 --------> Natural Sciences Gen. Ed. Course
Free Electives (3 Credits) 
--------> Any course that receives college credit

Degree Requirements Worksheets

Students who earn a Business Administration A.A.S. degree are prepared for entry-level work in a variety of business fields.

Some popular career options are:

  • Account Clerk
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Assistant Manager/Store Manager
  • Bookkeeper

Graduates of this program have gone on to own and operate businesses in the tourism and transportation fields. Other graduates hold private and public sector jobs, such as positions with the IRS and local government agencies.


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Room 533M
Phone: 518-562-4193

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