Business Administration, A.A.S., Major #0632

Business Administration is a ThinkPad University curriculum using laptop computers integrated into courses. This program is also offered at the Norwich Campus.

Graduates earning the associate in applied science degree in Business Administration are equally divided into two groups. Half transfer to bachelor degree programs and half go directly into the work force. Those going into the work force find jobs  in marketing, finance, human resource management, or management training. They work with retailers, banks, food processors, publishers and other business or government organizations.

This program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

The program is designed to develop the broad understanding and attitudes needed by  men and women  to qualify for  a wide range of  positions.   Building  upon management skills acquired from the program, students should be capable of taking on the additional responsibilities of middle management as they acquire experience.

The course work consists of one-third liberal arts, sciences, and two-thirds business courses. The case study approach is used extensively and several courses incorporate computer applications and simulations. The specific courses offered give the student a well-rounded foundation from which to branch out in many directions.

Career Opportunities: Employment preparation for management training in human resources, corporate communications, marketing, public service and the service industry, self-employment or family business. 

Although not designed with transfer in mind, students typically transfer to other business or technology-related bachelor degree program.

Graduation Requirement: Graduates must have 60 credits, including 20 credit hours in the Liberal Arts and Sciences. In addition, students must achieve a minimum grade point average of 2.0 overall and in core course requirements   for graduation. Demonstrated proficiency through MATH 102 - Intermediate Algebra with Trigonometry is required for this program.

 Student Learning Outcomes

Upon Successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Communicate effectively and purposefully, integrating technology into writing and presentations.

  • Identify problems, analyze information, and form conclusions within the business context.

  • Possess analytical/quantitative skills appropriate to the business community.

Curriculum Requirements - 60 Credits

*Student must earn a minimum 2.0 GPA in all major field requirement courses

Course

Credits

*ACCT 101 - Principles of Accounting I

3

*ACCT 102 - Principles of Accounting II

3

*BSAD 100 - Business in the 21st Century

3

OR

*BSAD 117 - Intro to Entrepreneurship

3

*BSAD 102 - Business Mathematics

3

*BSAD 108 - Business Law I

3

*BSAD 112 - Marketing

3

*BSAD 116 - Business Organization & Mgt

3

*BSAD 140 - Business Communications

3

*BSAD 221 - Business Statistics

3

*BSAD 295 - Business Management & Decision Making

3

*CITA 101 - Principles of Computer Applications

3

*BSAD as Advised

3

COMP 102 - Composition and Research

3

COMP 102 - Writing About Literature

3

MATH 102 - Intermediate Algebra with Trig

3

ECON 100 - Introduction to Macroeconomics

3

Additional SUNY General Education Credits as Advised

4

General Elective Credits as Advised

8

Suggested Course Sequencing

Course

Credits

Year 1/Fall - 15 credits

ACCT 101 - Principles of Accounting I

3

BSAD 100/ BSAD 117 - Business in the 21st Century/ Introduction to Entrepreneurship

3

BSAD 102 - Business Mathematics

3

CITA 101 - Principles of Computer Applications

3

COMP 101 - Composition and Research

3

Year 1/Spring - 15 credits

ACCT 102 - Principles of Accounting II

3

BSAD 116 - Business Organization & Management

3

COMP 102 - Writing About Literature

3

MATH 102 - Intermediate Algebra with Trig

3

SUNY General Education as Advised

3

Year 2/Fall - 15 credits

BSAD 108 - Business Law I

3

BSAD 112 - Marketing

3

BSAD 140 - Business Communications

3

ECON 100 - Principles of Macroeconomics

3

SUNY General Education as Advised

3

Year 2/Spring - 15 credits

BSAD - Business Elective

3

BSAD 221 - Business Statistics

3

BSAD 295. Business Mgmt & Decision Making

3

SUNY General Education as Advised

3

Elective as Advised

3