Applied Business Studies AOS
- Program Type: Career
- Delivery: On-campus
- Personal Interests: Business and entrepreneurship
- Skill Building: Business and management skills, communication, and problem solving
- Career Options: Business ownership, technical skills and trades
- Program Code: HEGIS 5001
The Business Studies Associate in Occupational Studies (A.O.S.) degree program is designed to allow students with pre-existing skills and/or credit to supplement those skills and prepare them for a variety of positions in business, management or entrepreneurship. The program is unique in that a student can transfer up to 20 credits hours of prior learning experience including professional elective credits earned during military service and beyond. The remainder of the program includes a variety of liberal arts and science courses, technology and business course to provide a solid business foundation. This degree is appropriate for students who are exiting the military, technical trade schools, information technology or vocational education who already possess the hard skills to start a business yet, need a business foundation to make their business successful.
Prepare for your future in business
As a graduate with an Applied Business Studies A.O.S. degree you will:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the variety of businesses and the kind of opportunities currently available to you.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the marketing techniques that can be used to promote your business.
- Demonstrate an understanding of managing business finances along with the tools of business financial operations.
- Demonstrate the four functions of management and the importance within the context of the business.
- Demonstrate an understanding of basic accounting procedures as they pertain to the business.
Contact Enrollment Services for Application and Admissions Information
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Go beyond your associate's
This degree is intended to be a terminal degree program; however, transfer is possible to trade-oriented universities such as a B.B.A. in Business at Alfred State University or B.B.A. in Management at SUNY Canton.
Degree requirements for Applied Business Studies A.O.S.
Effective Fall 2020
|Accounting and Business Requirements (33 credit hours)||Credit Hours|
|ACC 100: Office Accounting or
ACC 101: Accounting Principles 1
|BUS 104: Personal Finance||3|
|BUS 112: Introduction to Business||3|
|BUS 121: Business Financial Operations||3|
|BUS 124: Marketing||3|
|BUS 127: Management Communications||3|
|BUS 131: Principles of Management||3|
|BUS 150: Introduction to Entrepreneurship||3|
|BUS 152: Legal Issues for Small Businesses||3|
|BUS 230: Customer Service Relations||3|
|BUS 241: Principles of Selling||3|
|Liberal Arts Requirements (9 credit hours)||Credit Hours|
|BUS 116: Applied Business Math or
MTH 125: Intermediate Algebra or higher
|ENG 100: College Composition or
ENG 101: Research and Composition or Higher
|STA 151: Public Speaking or
STA 161: Interpersonal Communications
|Elective Requirements (20 credit hours)||Credit Hours|
|Business or PLC/PRO/PLA (Prior Learning Assessment) Electives1||20|
Total Credit Hours 62
|1Students can either transfer credits in or have the option of choosing the following
Business or related electives: PLA (Prior Learning Assessment), PLC (Prior Learning
Credit), PRO 000 (Professional Elective Credit), ACC, BUS, CUL, ECO, HOS, HRM, OFC,