This degree program prepares students for transfer into bachelor level programs in business and many business-related majors. This degree allows for flexibility in selecting major and elective courses, enabling students to match the requirements set by transfer institutions. Students who successfully complete this degree can transfer into programs that lead to professional careers including accounting (CPA or CMA), business administration, financial management, human resource management, industrial relations, international business, management science, marketing, production control, and others. Working with their faculty advisor, JCC students can create a program that will help them achieve full junior status upon completion and transfer.

Program is available online.


Minimum program credit hours: 60

Program Codes
Degree Option
Associate in Science Degree
Hegis Code
Curriculum Code
General Requirements
19 credit hours
ENG 1530: English Composition II3
ENG 1540: Writing About Literature3
ECO 2610: Macroeconomic Principles3
ECO 2620: Microeconomic Principles3
MAT 1540: Elementary Statistics3

Course must be MAT 1590 or higher.

MAT 1590: College Algebra/Trigonometry4
Core Requirements
21 credit hours
BUS 1510: Principles of Financial Accounting4
BUS 1520: Principles of Managerial Accounting4
CSC 1560: Microcomputer Applications I4

6 of 9 credits must be numbered 2500 or higher.

Electives 20 credit hours
Important Points
  • Most bachelor's degree programs in business administration require calculus. Students are strongly encouraged to begin a math sequence which will enable them to include calculus as a mathematics elective in their associate degree programs. 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.
  • For optimal sophomore year course selection, you are encouraged to select your transfer college by the second semester of your freshman year.
  • 11 out of the 20 credits for the liberal arts & sciences and/or career electives are SUNY GER specific.
Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Acquire and demonstrate knowledge of business concepts.
  2. Identify business problems and make appropriate recommendations using business applications.
  3. Compile, report, and interpret accounting information.
  4. Demonstrate a fundamental understanding of market forms, have a global perspective, and interpret basic economic data.
  5. Demonstrate the use of computer resources to acquire, manage, and present information.
  6. Use mathematical tools to describe, present, and interpret data and solve problems.

Transfer Agreements

Our courses and programs are designed to give you a strong foundation in your area of study. But we know that for many of you, your time at JCC is just the first step in your educational journey. And when it's time for you to take your next step, that strong foundation, coupled with the wide variety of transfer agreements we maintain with several top colleges and universities, will help make your transfer process as smooth as possible. Learn More
It is important when planning your transfer to talk with your advisor about the specifics of each four-year college or university. 

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