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AS Degree – Code #0671

Dianne Clark, Program Coordinator
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IACBE logoWhether you’re interested in the management, administrative, or technical side of modern business, our degree programs will prepare you with the hands-on courses and real-world skills necessary to succeed in this ever-evolving field. Our business administration AS (transfer) program is designed primarily to provide you with the foundation needed to continue your formal education in the business field in a four-year program.


  • Prepares graduates for the rapid pace of technological advancement and an increasingly global society by emphasizing managerial and technical skills and the ability to stay abreast in the dynamic field of business in today’s economy.
  • Students gain a thorough foundation in written and oral communication, presentation, and decision-making skills, as well as experience working as part of a team.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  • Recognize the primary theories within the principle functional areas of business.
  • Demonstrate professional business communication.
  • Illustrate critical thinking and effective decision-making within the principle functional areas of business.
  • Identify ethical issues within business.

Direct Entry Into Baccalaureate Degree Programs

Alfred State business administration graduates may enter directly into either the business administration BBA, the financial planning BBA, the interdisciplinary studies BTech, or the technology management BBA degree program at Alfred State.

Continuing Education Opportunities

Students may transfer directly into one of our own BBA degree programs or to another college. Although not limited to these schools, common transfer institutions include: Alfred University, St. Bonaventure University, Rochester Institute of Technology, St. John Fisher College, SUNY at Albany, University at Buffalo, SUNY College at Brockport, SUNY College at Fredonia, SUNY College at Geneseo, SUNY College at Oneonta, SUNY College at Oswego, SUNY at Binghamton, Cornell University, Canisius College, Niagara University, and Hilbert College.

Employment Statistics

Employment and continuing education rate of 100 percent – 4 percent are employed; 96 percent continued their education.

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Entrance Requirements/Recommendations

Required: Algebra, Geometry

Recommended: Algebra 2

Business Administration - AS Degree



ACCT 1124 Financial Accounting 4
COMP 1503 Freshman Composition 3
CISY xxx3 Intro to Computers/Info Mgmt Elective 3
MATH xxx3 Stats I Prerequisite OR Statistics I 3
MKTG 2073 Principles of Marketing 3


ACCT 2224 Managerial Accounting 4
BUAD  2033 Business Communications 3
LITR xxx3 Literature Elective 3
MATH xxx3 Stats I, Stats II or Calculus 1* 3
  xxx3 LAS/Gen. Education Elective 3


BUAD 3153 Fundamentals of Management 3
BUAD 3043 Business Law I 3
BUAD 4203 Intro Personal Financial Plan 3
ECON 1013 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
  xxx3 LAS/Gen. Education Elective 3


ECON 2023 Principles of Microeconomics 3
BUAD 4053 Business Law II 3
  xxx3 LAS/Gen. Education Elective 3
  xxx3 Business or Computer Elective 3
  xxx3 LAS/Gen. Education Elective 3

* Calculus I is essential to achieving junior status in business programs at the following SUNY campuses: the University at Buffalo, Binghamton University, and the University at Albany. Therefore, Calculus I is recommended if you are continuing your education at any one of those universities.


62 semester hours with a 2.0 cumulative index.