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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 pre-calculus 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.

PROGRAM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
Courses Entry Term Special Notes H.S. Average
Algebra and geometry or 2 units of equivalent academic math (80 or above in each course) Fall and Spring 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 or above

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.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS*  

Course No.

Title

Credit Hrs.

FORM 104** College Forum (1)
CORE REQUIREMENTS  
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
OTHER PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS  
MATH 165 Basic Calculus with Analytic Geometry or 4
MATH 160 Pre-Calculus or
MATH 180 Calculus I
PSYC 100 General Psychology 3
SOCL 100 Sociology 3
PROGRAM ELECTIVES  
  (1) Computing and Information Sciences Elective 3
  (2) Restricted General Education History Elective 3
  (3) General Education Math or Science Elective 4
  (4) Restricted General Education Arts Elective 3
  (5) Restricted General Education Electives 6
  Total Credits Required 63

*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) Recommended Courses – CISS 101, CISS 110, CMPT 101.

(2) HIST 100, HIST 101, HIST 110, HIST 111, HIST 115, HIST 130, HIST 137 or by permission of department chair.

(3) Recommend any 4 credit SUNY General Education course in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics.

(4) ENGL 210, ENGL 212, ENGL 220 or by permission of department chair.

(5) Must choose courses from two of the following SUNY General Education Categories: Foreign Language, Other World Cultures or Natural Science. NOTE: Only one Natural Science course may be utilized to satisfy degree requirements.

Honors Advisement Track

Program Overview
The Business - Business Administration Honors Advisement Track is designed to prepare academically advanced students for transfer to high-quality baccalaureate programs through focused interdisciplinary coursework linked to a variety of extracurricular activities. Studying in a rich environment that encourages scholarship, faculty/student relationships, active participation in the community and an emphasis on connecting learning to life, students in the Business - Business Administration Honors Advisement Track will have a challenging and enriching experience that makes the most of what Hudson Valley Community College has to offer.

Prerequisites
Applicants must meet the entrance requirements for the Business-Business Administration program by completing Algebra and Geometry or two units of equivalent math, with an 80 or above in each course. The math entrance requirements may be waived for students who have successfully completed (a grade of C or above) a higher level math. Honors applicants must also demonstrate a strong overall academic record. While particular academic strengths will be taken into consideration during the review process, it is expected that applicants will have a minimum cumulative high school average of 90 and a minimum overall score of 1100 on the math and verbal portions of the SAT. Additional materials may be required and an interview is recommended.

Transfer into the Business - Business Administration Honors Advisement Track
Current Hudson Valley students or transfer students from other colleges who wish to enroll in the Business-Business Administration Honors Advisement Track must have a minimum of 12 college-level credits applicable to the program, with an overall G.P.A. of 3.70. However, extenuating circumstances as well as particular strengths in certain academic areas will be taken into consideration during the review process. Transfer students will only be considered prior to the second semester of the program.

Requirements for Completion of Honors Study
To qualify as an Honors graduate and to receive Completion of Honors Study documentation, students must complete the following honors courses: ACTG 115, ACTG 116, BADM 115, BADM 116, BADM 230 and BADM 234. Required courses are FORM 105, MKTG 125, BADM 226 and BADM 280 or BADM 295. However, course substitutions may be made with department chair approval to meet transfer institution requirements. ENGL 107 Honors Composition I and ENGL 240 Honors Literature are also recommended. Students must also achieve a minimum overall G.P.A. of 3.2. Students whose performance falls below the minimum G.P.A. for an extended period of time may be advised to complete their studies in the non-honors track.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS*  

Course No.

Title

Credit Hrs.

CORE REQUIREMENTS
FORM 105** Honors College Forum (1)
ACTG 115 Honors Financial Accounting 4
ACTG 116 Honors Managerial Accounting 4
BADM 115 Honors Legal & Ethical Environment of Business I 3
BADM 116 Honors Legal & Ethical Environment of Business II 3
BADM 230 Honors Statistics 4
BADM 226**** Honors Quantitative Business Applications 3
BADM 234 Honors Business Capstone 1
BADM 280**** International and Intercultural Business OR 3
BADM 295**** Honors Internship
ECON 100 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 101 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ENGL 107*** Honors Composition I  3
OTHER PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
MATH 160 Precalculus OR 4
MATH 165 Basic Calculus with Analytic Geometry OR
MATH 180 Calculus I
MKTG 125**** Honors Principles of Marketing 3
PSYC 100 General Psychology 3
SOCL 100 Sociology 3
PROGRAM ELECTIVES
ENGL 104 English Composition II: Writing About Literature OR 3
ENGL 240*** Honors Literature
  (1) Computing and Information Sciences Elective 3
  (2) Restricted History Elective 3
  (3) Restricted Science Elective 4
  Foreign Language Elective 3
  Total Credits Required 63

*Or specific course equivalents as approved by the department chair

**Required for all first-time students. Does not count toward degree total.

***This course is recommended for completion of degree program. However, it may be substituted with the equivalent non-honors class by permission of the department chair.

****Course substitutions may be made, with department chair approval, to meet transfer institution requirements

(1) Computing and Information Sciences Elective-Recommended Courses: CISS 101, CISS 110, CMPT 101

(2) HIST 100, HIST 101, HIST 110 or HIST 111

(3) BIOL 150, CHEM 110 or PHYS 140

SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE FOR FULL-TIME HONORS TRACK STUDY
First Term
FORM 105 Honors College Forum (1)
BADM 115 Honors Legal & Ethical Environment of Business I 3
ECON 100 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ENGL 107 Honors Composition I  3
MATH 160 Precalculus OR 4
MATH 165 Basic Calculus with Analytic Geometry OR
MATH 180 Calculus I
  Computing and Information Sciences Elective 3
  Term Total 16
Second Term
BADM 116 Honors Legal & Ethical Environment of Business II 3
BADM 226 Honors Quantitative Business Applications 3
ECON 101 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ENGL 104 English Composition II: Writing About Literature OR 3
ENGL 240 Honors Literature
  Restricted Science Elective 4
  Term Total 16
Third Term
ACTG 115 Honors Financial Accounting 4
BADM 230 Honors Statistics 4
MKTG 125 Honors Principles of Marketing 3
PSYC 100 General Psychology 3
SOCL 100 Sociology 3
  Term Total 17
Fourth Term
ACTG 116 Honors Managerial Accounting 4
BADM 234 Honors Business Capstone 1
BADM 280 International and Intercultural Business OR 3
BADM 295 Honors Internship
  Restricted History Elective 3
  Foreign Language Elective 3
  Term Total 14