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Business Administration A.S.
The Program (HEGIS Code 5004)
The Business Administration A.S. is a generalist business/liberal arts program. Coursework includes economics and accounting as well as a solid grounding in various areas of general education/liberal arts. There are also enough electives for students to pursue a special interest. The Business Administration AS program is a transfer degree, designed to be the first two years of a 4+ year business education. This program is intended for students who plan to transfer to another college or university, perhaps continuing through a graduate degree or higher. The curriculum is designed to let graduates be successful in any business or business-related transfer program, regardless of the transfer school chosen.
This program positions students who plan to become supervisors, program directors or ultimately upper level managers or business owners and to also fill management, leadership, or teaching roles in government, academia, or not-for-profit organizations. It also positions students to enter fields such as:
- Banking/Financial Services/Investments
- Consulting/Strategic Planning
- International Business
- Health Care
- Not-for-Profit Business
- Human Resource Management
Students graduating from the Business Administration program with an A.S. degree will:
- Demonstrate an understanding of, and be able to effectively utilize, the technology essential for business applications.
- Demonstrate the ability to locate, evaluate, analyze, and apply information to make effective business decisions.
- Demonstrate understanding of the four functions of management.
- Successfully meet the SLOs for 7 of the 10 SUNY General Education categories.
Graduates from this program, who continue with their business/leadership education, could be well-positioned to be successful entrepreneurs as well as employees/supervisors or managers. This usually involves working with businesses, banks, insurance companies, retail establishments, or other financial institutions, including government and non-profit entities who see an advanced business degree as an indicator of likely business success.
As a leader in a business, government, academic, or other organization, graduates should expect to play a major role in decision-making and shaping the future of their organization.
As a graduate of Jefferson, you will have many transfer opportunities to consider and will be able to choose from a wide variety of colleges and universities to pursue your baccalaureate degree. Jefferson has partnered with many academic institutions and developed agreements that help students transfer smoothly to specific baccalaureate programs. Currently, formal agreements exist with:
Cazenovia College, Management – Sports Management, B.P.S.
Clarkson University, Financial Information & Analysis, B.S.
Clarkson University, Information Systems & Business Processes, B.S.
Columbia College, Various Programs
Franklin University, Business Administration, B.S.
Franklin University, Management, B.S.
SUNY Canton, Finance, B.B.A.
SUNY Canton, Management, B.B.A.
SUNY Canton, Management, B.B.A.
SUNY Cortland, Sports Management, B.S.
SUNY Oswego, Business Administration, B.S.
Additionally, students can be jointly enrolled in the Business Administration A.S./B.S. program with SUNY Potsdam. SUNY Potsdam courses for the B.S. degree are taught Jefferson's Extended Learning Center or online. All but 1 course can be taken at the Watertown JCC campus, allowing graduates to move seamlessly through their entire undergraduate education while staying in Jefferson County.
*Select from the Arts (A) or Foreign Language (FL) General Education Course List
**Select from American History (AH), Western Civilization (WC) or Other World Civilization (OWC) General Education Course List
***Select from the Natural Sciences General Education Course List
Kathryn Brownell, Associate Professor of Business
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