College Catalog

Academic Programs - School of Business

Business Administration (A.A.S.)
Associate in Applied Science
HEGIS #5004
Chairperson: Karen A. Jones, J.D.
Brahan Hall, Room 206, (518) 629-7225

The School of Business offers students two different degree programs in Business Administration. The A.S. degree program is often referred to as a university-parallel program since students complete courses equivalent to those taken by first- and second-year students in the four-year colleges. The A.A.S. degree program is known as a flexible options program since it affords each student the opportunity to create a program that meets individual transfer, employment, or promotion needs.

This Business Administration program (A.A.S.) is offered to students whose needs cannot be met through one of our other business programs or who needs to create an academic program required by a specific employer or upper division college. Additionally, this program may assist the student who is unsure of an area of concentration by providing introduction to the several fields within business. However, students who plan on transferring will find their elective choices will be substantially limited by their college of choice, and must include higher mathematics courses. As part of the core business major in the School of Business, not less than nine courses also are appropriate for all other programs in the core.

Depending on the electives a student chooses, this program may be completed with 19 courses. Therefore, full-time students who wish to complete this program in exactly four terms of study must successfully complete four to five courses each term. Degree requirements can be completed via online or through either full-or part-time study and through both day and evening offerings.

All computer courses must have been taken within seven years in order to be applicable toward this degree program.

Courses Entry Term Special Notes H.S. Average
Algebra or 1 unit of equivalent academic math (70 or above in the course) Fall and Spring Business and software courses recommended. 70 or above

The estimated cost of books for the student enrolled in the first full-time term in courses ACTG 110, BADM 110, BADM 120, BADM 220, ECON 100 or ENGL 101 would be approximately $770

Business Administration

Course No.


Credit Hrs.

FORM 104** College Forum (1)
ACTG 110 Financial Accounting 4
BADM 110 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business I 3
BADM 111 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business II 3
BADM 220 Statistics 4
BADM 299 Business Capstone 1
ECON 100 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ENGL 101 English Composition I 3
  (1) Business Electives 15
  Computer Elective 3
  (2) Liberal Arts Electives 14
  Business or Liberal Arts Electives 9
  Total Credits Required 62

*or specific course equivalents as approved by the department chairperson
**Required of first time, full-time students. May be waived at department chairperson's discretion

(1) Business Electives include any courses beginning with ACTG, AITC, BADM, BAPC, CISS, CMPT, HITC, ISCI, LGLS, or MKTG. Students interested in obtaining a baccalaureate degree should also take ACTG 111, Managerial Accounting.

(2) Students interested in obtaining a baccalaureate degree should include ECON 101 and ENGL 104. A complete list of liberal arts and science courses can be found in the introductory area of the course descriptions section of the catalog.