The department offers 13 programs for students desiring immediate employment, wishing to pursue a four-year degree, or looking to continue on with graduate studies. Courses during the first year in virtually all business programs are almost identical. This core block of courses enables students, during freshman year, to easily transfer from one business program to another with no loss of academic credit. Students may enter the programs in either the fall or spring semesters.
Technical accounting knowledge, communication and interpersonal skills, and career-related computer literacy are stressed throughout the programs. Many associate degree graduates go on to pursue bachelor’s degrees in business or business education, while graduates of the BBA programs often go on to pursue master's degrees. Students completing virtually any Business Department two-year degree may easily transfer into one of our own bachelor’s degree programs. Students in technology management, financial planning, or sport management (BBA) programs also have the advantage of participating in a semester-long, 12-credit internship during their last semester.
Our faculty employ their real-world experiences to lead, motivate, and empower students to success in all aspects of business and life, and to positively impact their communities as well as their respective disciplines.
Study Abroad Opportunities
Sant'Anna Institute - In keeping with Alfred State's mission, which is to prepare graduates to live as citizens of a global society, our study abroad program at Sant'Anna Institute (SASL) in Sorrento, Italy, will establish a foundation for lifelong learning, foster an understanding of global culture, and better equip the participant for the working world. Students will be able to customize their curriculum of study by taking online courses and can participate in an internship with a business in Sorrento.
IAE-Lille - Located in Lille, France, this student exchange program offers The Bachelor of Business Administration, a one-year program of courses taught in English focusing on business administration and management. Students who have completed a two-year degree in one of the business curricula would be eligible to apply for this program.