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.
- 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.
Required: Algebra, Geometry
Recommended: Algebra 2/Trigonometry
- Designed for students interested in combining a strong foundation in business management and general education courses.
- Excellent computer labs and student oriented faculty.
Articulation agreements exist with many quality four-year institutions including Alfred University, SUNY Oswego, Hilbert College, Rochester Institute of Technology, Canisius College, Niagara University, SUNY Brockport, and others. Transfer to other colleges and universities that are not under articulation is very common. Approximately 80 percent of graduates of this program transfer to an upper-division program, either at Alfred State or elsewhere.
66 semester hours with a 2.0 cumulative index.
Graduates in this program leave Alfred State with a broad business knowledge which enables them to assume responsibilities as first-line supervisors in business or the public sector. In addition to opportunities in banks, manufacturing concerns, retail organizations, as well as hospitals and other not-for-profit agencies, many graduates choose to continue their education for an advanced degree by seamlessly transferring into our own bachelor of business administration degree program  or to another four-year college.
Alfred State business administration graduates may enter directly into either the business administration BBA or technology management BBA degree program.
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.
Most students are in a classroom setting 15-18 hours per week for formal instruction. Most courses required of business administration (transfer) majors are three credit hours, which equates to three-four hours a week in a classroom/lab and six-eight hours a week of outside reading and project assignments. Students are assigned a faculty adviser specific to their program, who works individually with him/her to set up schedules and choose appropriate electives.
|ACCT ||1124 ||Financial Accounting||4|
|COMP ||1503 ||Freshman Composition||3|
|CISY ||1103 ||Information Technology Mgmt.||3|
|MATH ||xxx3||Stats I Prerequisite|
OR Statistics I
|MKTG ||2073 ||Principles of Marketing||3|
|HPED ||Physical Education Elective||1|
|ACCT ||2224 ||Managerial Accounting||4|
|BUAD ||2033 ||Bus Communications||3|
|xxx3||Humanities Gen Ed Elective||3|
|CISY ||xxx3||Computer Elective||3|
|MATH ||xxx3||Statistics I OR Statistics II||3|
|xxx3||Gen Education Elective||3|
|BUAD ||3153 ||Fundamentals of Mgt||3|
|BUAD ||3043 ||Business Law I||3|
|BUAD ||4203 ||Intro Personal Fin Plan’g||3|
|ECON ||1013 ||Macroeconomics||3|
|xxx3||Natural Science Elective||3|
|ECON ||2023 ||Macroeconomics||3|
|PLSC ||1053 ||International Relations||3|
|BUAD ||4053 ||Business Law II||3|
|xxx3||Liberal Arts Elective||3|
|Responding to Survey||9 (69%)||12 (86%)||9 (100%)|
|Employed in Field||--||1 (100%)||--|
|Transferred||9 (100%)||11 (92%)||9 (100%)|
|Unemployed & Seeking Employment||--||--||--|
|Unemployed & Not Seeking Employment||--||--||--|