Business Administration (BBA)

Application Code: 
Degree Received: 
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
Academic Department Info: 
Program Coordinator: 
Francine Staba
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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.  

The BBA in business administration is designed to provide graduates with the management, administrative, and technical business skills needed to succeed in positions of leadership and responsibility in business and industry as well as governmental and not-for-profit organizations, and graduate study. 

As a college of technology, Alfred State's mission is to prepare people to succeed in technical careers.  An emphasis is placed on lifelong learning as an essential skill for any graduate due to the rapid pace of technological advancement and an increasingly global society.  The business administration program reflects both concepts very well by developing graduates with managerial and technical skills and the ability to stay abreast in the dynamic field of business in today's economy.

A laptop computer is required for students entering the business administration program. See laptop specifications. 

Student Learning Outcomes: 
  • Demonstrate technical competence in domestic and global business through the study of major disciplines within the field of business.
  • Analyze and devise solutions for business problems and issues by using critical thinking and decision making for evaluating data, information, and materials.
  • Develop the critical skills of creating and managing innovation and new business development for high growth potential entities by working effectively in teams.
  • Apply software, technology, and information systems in modern business operations.
  • Analyze complex business issues and communicate findings through a coherent written statement and oral presentation.
  • Analyze the strategic management process in relation to the current environment and identify specific trends and strategies.
  • Distinguish the use of ethics, government regulations and the legal system and how they apply to the business environment.
  • Critical Thinking (problem solving, reasoning skills)
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

Features & Facilities: 

Provides flexibility by offering a variety of courses in both lower and upper-division directed electives, allowing students to shape the degree to their needs and enhances transferability from AAS and AS degree programs.

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
Career Opportunities: 
  • Administrative Services Manager
  • Business Managers of Artists/Athletes
  • Business Operations Specialist
  • Financial Analysts/Managers/Specialists
  • General and Operations Managers
  • Human Resource Specialist
  • Loan Counselors/Officers
  • Management Analysts
  • Marketing Managers
  • Sales Managers
Typical Semester Layout: 
First Semestercredits
ACCT1124Financial Accounting4
CISYxxx3Intro to Computers/Info Mgt Elective3
MKTG2073Principles of Marketing3
MATHxxx3Stats Prereq or Stats I or Stats Methods3
COMP1503Freshman Composition3
HPEDxxx1Physical Education Elective1
Second Semestercredits
ACCT2224Managerial Accounting4
ECON1013Principles of Economics I3
LITR xxx3Literature Elective3
MATHxxx3Math Elective3
 xxx3Free Elective3
Third Semestercredits
BUAD3153Fund of Management3
ECON2023Principles of Economics II3
SPCH1083Effective Speaking3
 xxx3General Education Elective3
 xxx3Free Elective3
Fourth Semestercredits
BUAD2033Business Communications3
 xxx3General Education Elective3
 xxx3General Education Elective3
 xxx3Business Elective3
Fifth Semestercredits
BUAD 3043Business Law I3
BUAD5003Management Communications3
BUAD6003Managerial Finance3
 xxx3Business Elective3
 xxx3Gen Ed OR Business Elective3
TMGT5001Professional Business Seminar1
Sixth Semestercredits
BUAD7273Organizational Behavior3
BUAD5013Principles of Leadership3
BUAD6113Strategic & Creative Prob Solving3
 xxx3Business Elective3
BUAD5023Human Resource Management3
Seventh Semestercredits
BUAD7023Legal Environment of Business3
BUADxxx3Business Elective - Upper3
BUAD7033Operations Management3
BUADxxx3Business Elective - Upper3
 xxx3Gen Ed OR Business Elective3
Eighth Semestercredits
BUAD8003Management Information Syst.3
BUAD 8013 International Business3
BUAD 5043 Business Ethics3
BUAD 8023Strategic Management3
BUAD xxx3Business Elective - Upper3

Semester Abroad Option

Alfred State has an agreement with Sorrento Lingue International Language Institute in Sorrento, Italy, to offer an optional semester abroad to its students. Learn more about our study abroad program.

Employment and Transfer Rate: 
Employment and Transfer Survey Details: 
Survey Details201020112012
Receiving Degrees--1419
Responding to Survey--8 (57%)10 (53%)
Employed--5 (62%)5 (50%)
Employed in Field--5 (100%)4 (80%)
Transferred--3 (38%)5 (50%)
Unemployed & Seeking Employment------
Unemployed & Not Seeking Employment------
Employment and Transfer Salary Information: 

$30,000 - $39,999 (1)
Prefer not to disclose (4)