Business Administration (AS)

AS Degree – Code #0671

Joseph Damrath, Program Coordinator

Email address: damratj@alfredstate.edu

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. The college will provide a list of appropriate laptops to all students who have been accepted to attend Alfred State.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

Apply effective communication skills in writing, reading, presenting and listening in writing business and other documents.

Use decision-making skills, prioritize, analyze and make recommendations using critical thinking.

Draw specific conclusions about a business from its financial records, including conducting risk assessment.

Use technological resources and skills effectively and appropriately to communicate, collaborate, and retrieve information.

Participate in team situations by successfully and effectively communicating, participating, focusing, and completing the assigned task.

Distinguish between the different aspects of the marketing mix and discuss how to manage each one.

Relate to different business situations through general business knowledge gained, such as organization types, laws and applications, supply demand, global issues, ethics and leadership.

Defend final projects through research analysis, conclusions, and recommendations, along with an oral presentation of this information.

Apply appropriate job search skills such as resume writing, job interviewing, and writing cover letters and thank you letters.

DIRECT ENTRY INTO BACCALAUREATE DEGREE PROGRAM

Alfred State Business Administration graduates may enter directly into either the business administration BBA or technology management BBA degree program at Alfred State.

TRANSFER 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 transfer rate of 100 percent -- 100 percent transferred to continue their education.

RELATED PROGRAMS

Accounting

Business Administration

Financial Services

Marketing

Financial Planning

Sport Management

Technology Management

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS/RECOMMENDATIONS

Required: Algebra, Geometry

Recommended: Algebra 2/Trigonometry

Business Administration - AS Degree

TYPICAL FOUR-SEMESTER PROGRAM

First

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

HPED

Physical Education Elective

1

17

Second

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

16

Third

BUAD

3153

Fundamentals of Mgt.

3

BUAD

3043

Business Law I

3

BUAD

4203

Personal Fin. Plan’g.

3

ECON

1013

Macroeconomics

3

xxx3

LAS/Gen. Education Elective

3

15

Fourth

ECON

2023

Microeconomics

3

BUAD

4053

Business Law II

3

XXXX

xxx3

LAS/Gen. Education Elective

3

XXXX

xxx3

Business or Computer Elective

3

XXXX

xxx3

LAS/Gen. Education Elective

3

15

* 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 transferring to any one of those universities.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

63 semester hours with a 2.0 cumulative index.