The A.A.S. degree program in business administration offers students the opportunity to obtain a broad business foundation and the knowledge, skills, and values necessary for a variety of entry level positions in business. This career program is designed to provide the student with the skills necessary to function in a professional, competent manner in business organizations. Students will take courses in accounting, management, law, computer applications, and courses that are related to business. Decision-making skills are stressed throughout the program as well as consensus-building skills that support working in team situations.

This program may be completed online.


Minimum program credit hours: 60

Program Codes
Degree Option
Associate in Applied Science Degree
Hegis Code
Curriculum Code
General Requirements
18 credit hours Degree Requirements Met
ENG 1530: English Composition II3 BCOM H CENG
English Electives (college level)3 H CWRT
Social Sciences Electives6 S SR, VEDP
Mathematics Electives (college level)3 N CMAT
Mathematics and Sciences Electives3 N SR, VEDP
Core Requirements
30 credit hours Degree Requirements Met
BUS 1510: Principles of Financial Accounting4
BUS 1520: Principles of Managerial Accounting4
BUS 2530: Business Law I or BUS 2540: Business Law II3
BUS 2580: Management & Organizational Behavior3
CSC 1560: Microcomputer Applications I4

3 credits must be numbered 2500 or higher.

BUS 1430: Entrepreneurship I3
BUS 1500: Introduction to Business3
BUS 1610: Personal Finance3
BUS 1650: Global Business3
HUM 1650: Leadership Development3
BUS 2010: Business Internship3
BUS 2510: Corporate Finance3
BUS 2550: Marketing3
BUS 2570: Principles of Management3
BUS 2630: Human Resource Management3
CMM 1610: Public Speaking3
ECO 1530: Contemporary Economic Problems3
12 credit hours Degree Requirements Met

Up to 2 credits may need to be Liberal Arts and 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 the use of computer resources to acquire, manage, and present information.
  5. Explain, describe, and evaluate basics of the American legal system in general and to business law in particular.
  6. Perform calculations to analyze the importance of and impact of the time value of money.
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of human behavior in organizations as it relates to topics such as productivity, tardiness, absenteeism, organizational citizenship behavior, turnover, and attitudes such as job satisfaction and job involvement.

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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