Business Department

Douglas McNamara, class of '13

Doug McNamaraDoug McNamara wants to do a lot of things now that he has graduated with his Alfred State associate degree in electrical construction and maintenance electrician and a BBA in technology management, and he surely will.

“The BBA program seamlessly positioned my technical background into a foundation for higher learning and it has given me a network that has already helped get my foot in the door with an international company,” he said. “I can’t help being excited by all the doors that have opened. This program has been a very, very good choice for me.”

Future Students: 

Jontae Cabassa, class of '12

Jontae CabassaAs Jontae Cabassa was finishing up her AAS degree in veterinary technology, she thought about her aspirations and re-enrolled for a BBA degree in technology management.

Says Jontae, “The Alfred State program puts you further ahead. Year one I was already touching animals. By the time I finished my vet tech degree, I had more hands-on experience than I would at other colleges. Alfred State really prepares you.”

“The Alfred State program puts you further ahead. Year one I was already touching animals. By the time I finished my vet tech degree, I had more hands-on experience than I would at other colleges. Alfred State really prepares you,” says Jontae.

Sport Management (BBA)

Application Code: 
0182
Degree Received: 
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
Academic Department Info: 
Description: 

The sports industry requires a great variety of people with expertise in business. To meet this growing need, the Business Department at Alfred State is offering a sport management program resulting in a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree. A student will enter as a freshman and graduate in four years with a BBA degree, focusing on sport management.

Entrance Requirements & Recommendations: 

Required: Algebra, Geometry, SAT and/or ACT scores with a recommended combined SAT score of 1,000 (critical reading and math) or a composite ACT score of 21
Recommended: Algebra 2/Trigonometry

Graduation Requirements: 
  • 121 credit hours, including one credit hour of physical education
  • 30 credit hours of the 45 upper-level credit hours for this degree must be taken at Alfred State
  • Cumulative overall index of at least 2.0

Court Reporting and Captioning (Cert)

Application Code: 
2152
Degree Received: 
Certificate (Cert)
Academic Department Info: 
Description: 

Also online imageThis program is available on campus and online.

360 Virtual TourThis program, certified by the National Court Reporters Association, prepares students for careers as official, freelance, realtime reporters, and captioners. Jobs are available for competent court reporters to work in all fields of reporting, including realtime and closed captioning for the hearing impaired.

Entrance Requirements & Recommendations: 

Required: Algebra
Recommended: Geometry and Algebra 2/ Trigonometry

Graduation Requirements: 
  • A cumulative overall index of at least 2.0 is required in order to graduate.
  • All CTRP skill writing classes must be taken and passed at Alfred with a passing grade of "C" or better.
  • The internship course is completed off campus.
  • All students are required to take the CTRP 3163 in the summer.
  • Be sure to check for prerequisite requirements.

Business Administration (BBA)

Application Code: 
0280
Degree Received: 
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
Academic Department Info: 
Description: 

The BBA degree in business administration is designed to allow a student to enter as a freshman or transfer into the program after two years of study in an associate degree business program.  Students receiving their AAS or AS business degree will be able to transfer into this program and receive the BBA in a minimum of four more semesters.  

Entrance Requirements & Recommendations: 

Required: Algebra, Geometry, SAT and/or ACT scores with a recommended combined SAT score of 1,000 (critical reading and math) or a composite ACT score of 21

Recommended: Algebra 2/ Trigonometry

Graduation Requirements: 
  • 121 credit hours, including one credit hour of physical education
  • 30 credit hours of the 45 upper-level credit hours for this degree must be taken at Alfred State.
  • Cumulative overall index of at least 2.0
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Technology Management (BBA)

Application Code: 
1318
Degree Received: 
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
Academic Department Info: 
Description: 

Also online imageThis program is available on campus and online.

The technology management degree is designed to allow a student who has earned an associate's degree (AAS, AA, AS, or AOS) in a technical or professional area (or at least 60 credits toward such a degree) to complete a bachelor's degree through this upper-division program. Students seeking entrance into the program will enter at the junior level since they will have already successfully completed at least 60 credits toward an associate-level degree in a technical area. The junior and senior years will have an emphasis in the development of business and management skills with a focus on technology applications. The program includes a significant internship in the final semester of the senior year.

A major feature of the degree is the program design that allows students with a lower-level professional/technical degree to advance into management/administrative positions in their respective professional or technical areas. It is also designed to provide them with the skills necessary to run a small-to-medium size business in their area of study or to manage a department, a division, or even their own business.

Entrance Requirements & Recommendations: 
  • Required: Successful completion of an associate's degree (AAS, AA, AS, or AOS) with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.
  • Students must either possess an AAS, AA, AS, or AOS degree or have amassed at least 60 credit hours toward a degree, including courses that fulfill five different general education fields.
  • Students entering the program should have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.
  • A laptop computer will be required of all technology management majors.
Graduation Requirements: 
  • Total minimum credit hours for graduation is 122, including one credit hour of physical education.
  • A cumulative overall index of at least 2.0 is required in order to graduate.
  • General education electives should come from any of the 10 general education silos not already fulfilled.
  • 12 credit hours may be transferred back within a seven-year period if you leave Alfred prior to completing your degree.
  • 30 credit hours of the 45 upper-level credit hours for this degree must be taken at Alfred.
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Entrepreneurship (AAS)

Application Code: 
1362
Degree Received: 
Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
Academic Department Info: 
Description: 

This program of study is designed to prepare the recent high school graduate, vocational student, displaced worker, or individual who is re-entering the work force for a career as a small business owner. Over the next decade, much of the growth in the American economy will come from the start-up and growth of small business. Many ask whether entrepreneurship can truly be taught or whether it is an innate characteristic. Research has shown that entrepreneurship is a process and many aspects of entrepreneurship are learned behaviors.

Entrance Requirements & Recommendations: 

Required: Algebra
Recommended: Geometry, Algebra 2/Trigonometry

Graduation Requirements: 

67 semester hours with a 2.0 cumulative index.

Court and Realtime Reporting (AAS)

Application Code: 
0647
Degree Received: 
Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
Academic Department Info: 
Description: 

Also online imageThis program is available on campus and online.

360 Virtual TourThis program, certified by the National Court Reporters Association, prepares students for careers as official, freelance, realtime reporters, and captioners. Jobs are available for competent court reporters to work in all fields of reporting, including realtime and closed captioning for the hearing impaired.

Entrance Requirements & Recommendations: 

Required: Algebra
Recommended: Geometry and Algebra 2/ Trigonometry

Graduation Requirements: 

In addition to the Associate of Applied Science degree requirements, the Business department requires a 2.0 grade point average in required court reporting subjects. All courses listed must be satisfactorily completed and a minimum of 70 credit hours earned. Court reporting students must also meet all the NCRA requirements as stated in the course objectives, including the passing of three, five-minute tests on unfamiliar matter with 95 percent accuracy on two-voice material at 225 wpm, jury charge material at 200 wpm, and literary material at 180 wpm; two five-minute timed writings in keyboarding from unfamiliar material at a minimum of 60 gross wpm with a maximum of five errors; the completion of 40 verified hours of internship experience, including the production of a 40-page transcript; the transcription of a simulated RPR skills test at RPR speed levels in three hours; and the production of accurate transcripts using computer-aided technology as stated in the course outlines. Captioning students must write three (3) five-minute, 180-wpm literary tapes with 1.4 syllabic density at 96 percent accuracy; prepare a captioned translation evaluation taken from the internship experience; and complete at least 25 verified hours of actual writing time and 15 hours of research and dictionary preparation during the internship.

Marketing (AAS)

Application Code: 
0633
Degree Received: 
Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
Academic Department Info: 
Description: 

The American Marketing Association defines marketing as “the process of planning and executing the conception, promotion, and distribution of ideas, goods, and services to create exchanges that satisfy individual and organizational objectives.” Marketing includes the numerous business activities required to satisfy the needs of the consumer and industrial buyer. The marketing program at Alfred State focuses on the consumer and industry. Communication skills are emphasized in basic courses in management, accounting, advertising, consumer behavior, industrial marketing, and salesmanship. The program’s liberal arts foundation provides a basis for the human relations elements in the study of marketing.

Entrance Requirements & Recommendations: 

Required: Algebra
Recommended: Geometry, Algebra 2/Trigonometry

Graduation Requirements: 

63 semester hours with a 2.0 cumulative index

Program Activity Tags: 

Business Administration (AS) - Transfer

Application Code: 
0671
Degree Received: 
Associate in Science (AS)
Academic Department Info: 
Description: 

The business administration (transfer) program primarily prepares students to continue their formal education in the business field in a four-year program. The program combines the foundations necessary for business administration with equal emphasis on university parallel courses in liberal arts and sciences.

A laptop computer is recommended, but not required, for students entering the business administration (transfer) program.

Entrance Requirements & Recommendations: 

Required: Algebra, Geometry
Recommended: Algebra 2/Trigonometry

Graduation Requirements: 

63 semester hours with a 2.0 cumulative index.

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