Business Administration AAS
- Program Type: Career
- Delivery: On-campus
- Personal Interests: Business, entrepreneurship
- Skill Building: 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.
Contact Enrollment Services for Application and Admissions Information
(315) 786-2437, fax (315) 786-2349 or toll free (888) 435-6522
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Extended hours on Tuesday evenings until 7:00 p.m
8:00 a.m.— 4:00 p.m. Friday
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:
- SUNY Canton, Finance, B.B.A.
- SUNY Canton, Management, B.B.A.
- SUNY Empire State College
- SUNY Potsdam, B.S.
- Franklin University, Business Administration, B.S.
- Franklin University, Management, B.S.
Degree requirements for Business Administration A.A.S.
Effective Fall 2014
|Accounting and Business Requirements (38 credit hours)||Credit Hours|
|ACC 101: Accounting Principles 1||4|
|ACC 102: Accounting Principles 2||4|
|BUS 112: Introduction to Business||3|
|BUS 116: Applied Business Mathematics or
Appropriate Mathematics Course
|BUS 124: Marketing||3|
|BUS 127: Management Communications or
BUS 275: Business Internship
|BUS 131: Principles of Management||3|
|BUS 150: Introduction to Entrepreneurship||3|
|BUS 211: Business Law 1||3|
|Computer Science Requirement (3 credit hours)||Credit Hours|
|CIS 110: Introduction to Computing and Applications||3|
|Liberal Arts Requirements (21 credit hours)||Credit Hours|
|ENG 101: Research and Composition||3|
|STA 151: Public Speaking||3|
|Liberal Arts Electives3||6|
Total Credit Hours 62
|1In choosing 9 credit hours of 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.|
|2Students who plan to transfer to a SUNY school should use the economics, mathematics and science or mathematics electives to fulfill the areas of Social Science, Mathematics, and Natural Science in the SUNY General Education Requirements Course List.|
|3Students 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.|