Business Administration AAS
SUNY Jefferson
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Business Administration AAS

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Program Highlights

  • Program Type: Career
  • Delivery: On-campus
  • Personal Interests: Business, entrepreneurship
  • Skill Building: Leadership, problem-solving, research and analysis
  • Career Options: Management, marketing, finance, government, health care, nonprofits
  • Program Code: HEGIS 5004

The Business Administration A.A.S. covers all the basics of business, offering you opportunities to learn specialized skills. Specialize in finance and accounting, entrepreneurship, marketing, law, and general management.

This program offers:

  • 18 month pathway to completion
  • Real-world applications and skills
  • Preparation for success in your business career
  • Savings on general education and core business classes
  • Entry-level preparation for accounting jobs
  • Access to ample job opportunities

Prepare for your future in business—starting with an associate’s degree

As a graduate with a Business Administration A.A.S. degree you will:

  • Utilize the technology essential for business applications
  • Locate, evaluate, analyze and apply information to make effective business decisions
  • Understand the four functions of management
  • Acquire the skills necessary to pursue a career search

Working in business is rewarding and dynamic

From entrepreneurial start-ups to working in a large corporate office, an associate degree in business can be applied to any industry.  The possibilities are endless.

Work in business, while demanding, can offer excellent financial rewards and a chance to work with advanced technologies and interesting people. The most significant trends facing today’s business graduate are the globalizing of business, the explosive growth of Internet business, and the volatile shifts of the economy and the stock and bond markets.

Contact Enrollment Services for Application and Admissions Information

Jules Center 6-010 (ground level)
(315) 786-2437, fax (315) 786-2349 or toll free (888) 435-6522

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Friday


Go beyond your associate's

Although the program is designed to prepare you to enter the workforce, you can choose to continue on. If you know you want to transfer, you might want to consider the Business Administration A.S. degree or even the jointly registered Business Administration bachelor's degree with SUNY Potsdam that can be earned on Jefferson's campus.  Talk to your advisor to create the right path.

Jefferson has partnered with some select academic institutions and developed agreements that can help you transfer smoothly. Currently, formal transfer agreements exist with:

  • SUNY Canton, Finance, B.B.A.
  • SUNY Canton, Management, B.B.A.
  • SUNY Empire State College
  • SUNY Potsdam, B.S.
  • Franklin University, Business Administration, B.S.
  • Franklin University, Management, B.S.


Degree requirements for Business Administration A.A.S.

Effective Fall 2014

Accounting and Business Requirements (38 credit hours)
Accounting and Business Requirements (38 credit hours) Credit Hours
ACC 101: Accounting Principles 1  4
ACC 102: Accounting Principles 2  4
BUS 112: Introduction to Business 3
BUS 116: Applied Business Mathematics or
Appropriate Mathematics Course 
BUS 124: Marketing  3
BUS 127: Management Communications or
BUS 275: Business Internship 
BUS 131: Principles of Management 3
BUS 150: Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3
BUS 211: Business Law 1 3
Business Electives1 9
Computer Science Requirement (3 credit hours)
Computer Science Requirement (3 credit hours) Credit Hours
CIS 110: Introduction to Computing and Applications 3
Liberal Arts Requirements (21 credit hours)
Liberal Arts Requirements (21 credit hours) Credit Hours
ENG 101: Research and Composition 3
STA 151: Public Speaking 3
Economics Elective2 3
Liberal Arts Electives3 6
Science Elective2 3
Science or
Mathematics Elective2

Total Credit Hours 62


Advising Notes
Advising Notes:  
1In choosing 9 credit hours of business electives, students should select courses in consultation with their advisors to provide a depth of study in an academic area related to their career goals. The courses should be selected from the following areas: ACC, BUS, CUL, ECO, HOS, HRM, OFC.  
2Students who plan to transfer to a SUNY school should use the economics, mathematics and science or mathematics electives to fulfill the areas of Social Science, Mathematics, and Natural Science in the SUNY General Education Requirements Course List.  
3Students should use the liberal arts elective to fulfill one of the following SUNY General Education requirements: American History, Western Civilization, Other World Civilizations, Arts or Foreign Language.  
It is recommended that students consult with their assigned advisor when selecting SUNY General Education courses, since some 4-year institutions are specific about their required General Education courses.   


Program Contacts

Shaunna Arnold

Associate Professor of Business
(315) 786-2345

Dawn Robinson

Assistant Professor of Business and Business Department Chair
(315) 786-2486