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 Degree Requirements Met
ENG 1530: English Composition II3 BCOM H CENG
ENG 1540: Writing About Literature3 HUMA H CWRT, VEDP
ECO 2610: Macroeconomic Principles3 SOSC S SR
ECO 2620: Microeconomic Principles3 SOSC S SR
MAT 1590: College Algebra and Trigonometry (or higher)4 MATH N CMAT
MAT 1540: Elementary Statistics3 MATH N CMAT
Core Requirements
21 credit hours Degree Requirements Met
BUS 1510: Principles of Financial Accounting4
BUS 1520: Principles of Managerial Accounting4
CSC 1560: Microcomputer Applications I4
Any additional BUS course beyond the Core Requirements

6 BUS credits must be numbered 2500 or higher.

20 credit hours Degree Requirements Met

At least 11 credits must be SUNY General Education-category and Liberal Arts & Sciences specific.

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Important Points
  • Calculus I is essential to achieving junior status in business programs at these SUNY campuses: University at Buffalo, Binghamton University, and the University at Albany.
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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