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Academic Programs - School of Business
Business Administration (A.A.S.)
Associate in Applied 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.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.

The Insurance option provides students interested in a career in the insurance industry with a strong business foundation, an understanding of the key principles of the insurance industry, and a skill set which will prepare them for a new career or advancement in their current careers. All aspects of the insurance industry are covered, from personal and commercial insurance to agency management.

In addition to existing Hudson Valley Business Administration courses, the Insurance curriculum offers industry-specific courses, developed collaboratively by Hudson Valley faculty and professionals in the insurance industry. The curriculum has been designed to meet all School of Business and Hudson Valley Community College academic standards.*The Insurance option has been deactivated effective Fall 2013 and as such, applications are no longer being accepted.

The Supermarket Management and Operations option* in the Business Administration program (A.A.S.) will provide Price Chopper associates with a strong business foundation, an understanding of the key principles of the supermarket industry, and a skill set which will prepare them for advancement in their careers. *The Supermarket Management and Operations option has been deactivated effective Fall 2011 and as such, applications are no longer being accepted.

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

PROGRAM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
Courses Notes High School Average
Math I, Algebra or 1 unit of equivalent academic math (70 or above in the course) Transfer students are required to have a 2.0 GPA or higher in 4 courses applicable to the degree. Math entrance requirements may be waived if a student has successfully completed (a grade C or above) a higher level math. 70+

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
MAJOR REQUIREMENTS*
 

Course No.

Title

Credit Hrs.

FORM 104** College Forum (1)
CORE REQUIREMENTS  
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
PROGRAM ELECTIVES  
______ (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.


This option has been deactivated effective Fall 2013 and as such, applications are no longer being accepted.

Insurance option
MAJOR REQUIREMENTS*

 

Course No.

Title

Credit Hrs.

FORM 104** College Forum (1)
CORE REQUIREMENTS  
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
SPECIALIZATION COURSES  
BADM 140 Introduction to Insurance 3
BADM 150 Personal Insurance 3
BADM 225 Commercial Insurance 3
BADM 235 Agency Operations and Sales Management 3
PROGRAM ELECTIVES  
  (1) Business Electives 12
  Computer Elective*** 3
  (2) Liberal Arts Electives 14
  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.

***CMPT 101, Computer Concepts and Applications I preferred.

(1) Business Electives are those courses offered in the departments of Accounting, Administrative Information Technician, Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Health Information Technician, and Marketing. Students interested in obtaining a baccalaureate degree should also take ACTG 111.

(2) Students interested in obtaining a baccalaureate degree should include ECON 101 and ENGL 104.

 


This option has been deactivated effective Fall 2011 and as such, applications are no longer being accepted.

Supermarket Management and Operations option
MAJOR REQUIREMENTS*
 

Course No.

Title

Credit Hrs.

FORM 104**
College Forum (1)
CORE REQUIREMENTS
 
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
ECON 100
Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ENGL 101
English Composition I 3
Computer Elective*** 3
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: 16 credits of Business Coursework
BADM 100 Business Concepts and Applications 4
BADM 200 Business Communications 3
BADM 207 Organization and Management 3
BAPC 101 Supermarket Management 3
  (1) Business Elective 3
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: 15 credits of Liberal Arts Coursework
ENGL 104 English Composition II: Writing about Literature 3
ENGL 125 Public Speaking 3
PSYC 100 General Psychology 3
INDS 100 Career Planning and Decision Making 3
  (2) Liberal Arts Elective 3
ELECTIVE: 9 credits of Business or Liberal Arts
BAPC 100
Intro to the Supermarket Industry 3
BAPC 200
Center Store Operations 3
BAPC 201
Perishables 3
Total Credits Required
63

*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.

*** CMPT 101, Computer Concepts and Applications I preferred.

(1) Business Electives are those courses offered in the departments of Accounting, Administrative Information Management and Technology, Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Health Information Management and Technology, and Marketing. 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.