SUNY Jefferson

Business Administration AAS

Program Type: Career
Delivery Method: On-campus
Personal Interests: Business, entrepreneurship
Skill Development: Leadership, problem-solving, research and analysis
Career Options: Management, marketing, finance, government, health care, nonprofits
Program Code: HEGIS 5004

The Business Administration A.A.S. covers all the basics of business, offering you opportunities to learn specialized skills. Specialize in finance and accounting, entrepreneurship, marketing, law, and general management.

This program offers:

  • Real-world applications and skills
  • Preparation for success in your business career
  • Savings on general education and core business classes
  • Entry-level preparation for accounting jobs
  • Access to ample job opportunities

Prepare for your future in business—starting with an associate’s degree 

As a graduate with a Business Administration A.A.S. degree you will:

  • Utilize the technology essential for business applications
  • Locate, evaluate, analyze and apply information to make effective business decisions
  • Understand the four functions of management
  • Acquire the skills necessary to pursue a career search

Working in business is rewarding and dynamic

From entrepreneurial start-ups to working in a large corporate office, an associate degree in business can be applied to any industry.  The possibilities are endless.

Work in business, while demanding, can offer excellent financial rewards and a chance to work with advanced technologies and interesting people. The most significant trends facing today’s business graduate are the globalizing of business, the explosive growth of Internet business, and the volatile shifts of the economy and the stock and bond markets.

Go beyond your associate's

Although the program is designed to prepare you to enter the workforce, you can choose to continue on. If you know you want to transfer, you might want to consider the Business Administration A.S. degree or even the jointly registered Business Administration bachelor's degree with SUNY Potsdam that can be earned on Jefferson's campus.  Talk to your advisor to create the right path.

Jefferson has partnered with some select academic institutions and developed agreements that can help you transfer smoothly. Currently, formal transfer agreements exist with:

  • Franklin University, Business Administration, B.S.
  • Franklin University, Management, B.S.
  • SUNY Canton, Finance, B.B.A.
  • SUNY Canton, Management, B.B.A.
  • SUNY Empire State College

Degree requirements for Business Administration A.A.S.

Core Requirements (41 credit hours)

ACC 101: Accounting Principles 1 
ACC 102: Accounting Principles 2 
BUS 112: Introduction to Business 
BUS 116: Applied Business Mathematics or Appropriate Mathematics Course 
BUS 124: Marketing 
BUS 127: Management Communications or BUS 275: Business Internship 
BUS 131: Principles of Management 
BUS 150: Introduction to Entrepreneurship 
BUS 211: Business Law 1 
CIS 110: Introduction to Computing with Microcomputers 
Economics Elective 
ENG 101: Research and Composition 
STA 151: Public Speaking 

Electives (21 credit hours) 

Business Electives 
Liberal Arts Electives 
Science Elective 
Science or Mathematics Elective 

Total 62 credit hours


Advising Notes:
In choosing 9 credit hour business electives, students should select courses in consultation with their advisors to provide a depth of study in an academic area related to their career goals. The courses should be selected from the following areas: ACC, BUS, CUL, ECO, HOS, HRM, OFC.

Students who plan to transfer to a SUNY school should use the economics, mathematics and science or mathematics electives to fulfill the Knowledge Areas of Social Science, Mathematics, and Natural Science in the SUNY General Education Requirements Course List. They should use the liberal arts elective to fulfill one of the following SUNY General Education requirements: American History, Western Civilization, Other World Civilizations, Arts or Foreign Language.

It is recommended that students consult with their assigned advisor when selecting SUNY General Education courses, since some 4-year institutions are specific about their required General Education courses. 

Program contact

Cheryl Ditch
Associate Professor of Business
cditch@sunyjefferson.edu
(315) 786-2365

Application and Admissions Information
Enrollment Services
Jules Center, building 6, suite 6-010
admissions@sunyjefferson.edu
(315) 786-2437 or toll free 1-888-435-6522