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Business Administration (jointly registered with SUNY Potsdam) A.S./B.S.

The Program (HEGIS Code 5005/0517)

Students enrolled in this program are simultaneously admitted to both Jefferson Community College and SUNY Potsdam. They will earn the A.S. in Business Administration from JCC and then proceed without interruption to Potsdam where they will complete the degree requirements for the B.S. in Business Administration. The program is structured to allow students to complete virtually all coursework on the JCC campus.

This program is designed to assure the timely completion of degree requirements and a smooth transition between institutions. No transfer application is necessary. Joint advising is provided by Program Coordinators from both JCC and Potsdam. Students ready to begin the course of study at Potsdam are allowed to register early—at the same time as other Potsdam students.

Further information about this jointly registered program may be received by contacting the admissions offices at either Jefferson Community College or SUNY Potsdam.

Learning Outcomes
Students graduating from the Business Administration program with an A.S. degree will:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of, and be able to effectively utilize, the technology essential for business applications.     
  • Demonstrate the ability to locate, evaluate, analyze, and apply information to make effective business decisions.       
  • Demonstrate understanding of the four functions of management.   
  • Successfully meet the SLOs for 7 of the 10 SUNY General Education categories.  

Career Opportunities

This program prepares students to manage a variety of functions in small or large businesses. Typical positions for graduates from this program include: marketing manager, human resource specialist, operations manager, business analyst, or general professional manager/supervisor. The program is also excellent preparation for pursuing a career as a stock/bond broker or financial manager.

Degree Requirements (Effective Fall 2016) Credit Hours
Business/Liberal Arts Requirements (18 Credit Hours)  
BUS 112: Introduction to Business 3
BUS 124: Marketing 3
BUS 131: Principles of Management 3
BUS 211: Business Law 1 3
Business or Liberal Arts Elective1 3
Business or Liberal Arts Elective1 3
Accounting Requirements (8 Credit Hours)  
ACC 101: Accounting Principles 1 4
ACC 102: Accounting Principles 2 4
Economics Requirements (6 Credit Hours)  
ECO 101: Macroeconomics 3
ECO 102: Microeconomics 3
Math and Science Requirements (13 Credit Hours)  
MTH 144: Elementary Statistics
     or MTH 174: Mathematical Probability and Statistics 1
MTH 155: Algebra, Functions, & Modeling
     or MTH 165: College Algebra and Trigonometry
     or MTH 185: Precalculus or higher
Lab Science Elective 4
Science Elective 3
English Requirements (6 Credit Hours)  
ENG 101: Research and Composition 3
ENG 102: Composition and Literature 3
Humanities Requirements (6 Credit Hours)  
Humanities Elective2 3
Humanities Elective3 3
History Requirements (3 Credit Hours)  
History Elective4 3
Free Elective 2
Physical Education Requirements (2 Credit Hours)  
Physical Education Elective 2
Total 64
  1. BUS 221 (Human Resource Management) is a recommended Business Elective. Students can also take BUS 226 (Introduction to Finance) if they plan to continue their bachelor’s degree for Potsdam at Jefferson’s campus.
  2. Recommended as STA 101 or STA 151.
  3. Any course that fulfills The Arts or Foreign Language General Education requirements.
  4. Any course that fulfills the American History or Western Civilization General Education requirements. (Note: Currently, Potsdam will not accept any Jefferson course listed under Other World Civilizations to fill the General Education requirements.)

NOTE: If the student has zero (0) to two (2) years of foreign language background, he/she should delay taking foreign language courses until matriculated at SUNY Potsdam. Students who enter the program with three (3) high school foreign language classes will enter into the 122 level course and will continue onto 200 level. Students who have completed four (4) years of high school foreign language have fulfilled this requirement.


For More Information

Dawn Robinson, Assistant Professor of Business

Application and Admissions Information
Office of Admissions
315-786-2277 or Toll Free 1-888-435-6522