College Catalog
Academic Programs - School of Business

Business - Business Administration (A.S.)
Associate in Science
HEGIS #5004
Chairperson: Dr. Karen A. Holmes
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.S.) is offered to students whose primary goal is to transfer to a four-year college or university that prefers an associate in science degree. Course work in the program is equally balanced between the areas of business and the liberal arts and sciences, and mathematics through at least precalculus is required. Since transfer institutions have unique admission and degree requirements, students are strongly encouraged to contact their college of choice to determine preferred electives. Students seeking a baccalaureate degree in international business should include a foreign language as part of their program of study. As part of the core business major in the School of Business, at least 12 courses also are appropriate for all other programs in the core.

Full-time students who wish to complete this program in exactly four terms of study must successfully complete 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 Notes High School Average
Math I & II or 2 units of equivalent academic math (80 or above in each course) Transfer students are required to have a 2.75 GPA or higher in 5 courses applicable to the degree. Math courses recommended. Math entrance requirements may be waived if a student has successfully completed (a grade C or above) a higher level math. 80+

The estimated cost of books for the student enrolled in the first full-time term in courses ACTG 110, BADM 110, BADM 220 or BADM 221, ECON 100, ENGL 101 and FORM 104, would be approximately $770.


Course No.


Credit Hrs.

FORM 104** College Forum (1)
ACTG 110 Financial Accounting 4
ACTG 111 Managerial Accounting 4
BADM 110 Legal & Ethical Environment of Business I 3
BADM 111 Legal & Ethical Environment of Business II 3
BADM 220 Statistics 4
BADM 221*** Quantitative Business Applications 3
BADM 299 Business Capstone 1
ECON 100 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 101 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ENGL 101 English Composition I 3
______ ENGL 102 English Comp. II or 3
ENGL 104 English Comp. II, Writing About Literature
______ MATH 165 Basic Calculus with Analytic Geometry or 4
MATH 160 Pre-Calculus or
MATH 180 Calculus I
MKTG 120*** Principles of Marketing 3
PSYC 100 General Psychology 3
SOCL 100 Sociology 3
______ (1) Computer Elective 3–4
______ (2) History Elective 3
______ (3) Math or Science Elective 4
______ (4) Restricted English Elective 3
______ (5) Restricted Electives 6
  Total Credits Required 66–67

*or specific course equivalents as approved by department chairperson.
**Required of first-time full-time students. May be waived at department chairperson's discretion.
***Course substitution may be made, with department chairperson approval, to meet transfer institution requirements.

(1) Computer Elective – Recommended Courses– CISS 101, CISS 110, CMPT 101.

(2) History Elective – Recommended Courses– HIST 100, HIST 101, HIST 110, HIST 111.

(3)Mathematics or Science Elective – Recommend any 4 credit course in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics.

(4) Restricted English Elective – Recommended Courses-ENGL 125, ENGL 200, ENGL 236.

(5)Restricted Elective – Recommend MATH 180, any foreign language, history or literature course.