wishing to acquire a four-year degree in business administration need look no
farther than Alfred State College. The State University of New York
(SUNY) and the State Education Department have approved a bachelor's degree in
business administration (BBA) to begin admitting students in fall 2009.
Dr. Ronald R. Rosati, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Alfred
State College, noted that the addition of this program "not only expands the
college's four-year program offerings, but allows students to acquire the skill
sets they need to be successful in their careers. Alfred State College
truly prepares its graduates to ‘hit the ground running.'"
The BBA in business
administration will provide graduates with the management, administrative, and
technical business skills needed to succeed in positions of leadership and
responsibility in business, industry, governmental, and not-for-profit
organizations, as well as for graduate study.
The BBA in business
administration degree is designed to allow students to enter as freshmen or
transfers into the program after two years of study in an associate degree
business program. This program boasts the flexibility to enable graduates of
AAS business programs to complete the course work and graduation requirements
in two years. The junior and senior years will have an emphasis on upper-level
business courses. The program will also ensure that transfer students
from AAS programs in business complete all SUNY General Education requirements.
In order to fulfill
degree requirements for the BBA in business administration, students
complete 123 credit hours of study. These hours include completing all 10 SUNY
General Education silos, a lower-level business core, an upper-level business
core, a physical education course, and six credits of free electives.
This program has been developed in consultation with regional community
colleges to develop a "transfer friendly" process for those students wishing to
enroll in their junior year.
For additional information about this exciting new
program, contact the Alfred State College Admissions Office at 1-800-4-ALFRED
or (607) 587-4215.