Business Administration AS/BS
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Business Administration AS/BS

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Program Highlights

  • Program Type: Transfer, jointly registered to bachelor's degree with SUNY Potsdam
  • Delivery: On-campus (associate's and bachelor's degree)
  • Personal Interests: Business, entrepreneurship, management
  • Skill Building: Leadership, problem-solving, technology, marketing
  • Career Options: Management, marketing, finance, human resources
  • Program Code: HEGIS 5004

An associate's degree directly to a bachelor's - all on Jefferson's campus

It has never been easier to earn an associate's degree and bachelor's degree right in Watertown.  This jointly registered program makes it seamless for you.  You will earn a Business Administration A.S. from Jefferson and then proceed directly to SUNY Potsdam Business Administration B.S. degree - and if you don't want to travel to Potsdam, all courses can be completed on Jefferson's campus and online. 

This program offers:

  • Joint advisement from Jefferson and Potsdam staff to ensure your success
  • Real-world applications and skills in the business industry
  • Cross registration of classes between both colleges to get the classes you need, when you need them
  • Savings on general education and core business classes at Jefferson, plus savings on travel to complete your bachelor's degree
  • Preparation for success in your business career
  • Networking opportunities with local business professionals
  • No transfer application needed to SUNY Potsdam
  • Early registration for Potsdam classes

Want to know more? Contact Jefferson's admissions or Potsdam's admissions teams.


Learn to lead and make effective decisions

Graduating with a Business Administration A.S. degree you will:

  • Effectively utilize the technology essential for business applications
  • Locate, evaluate, analyze and apply information to make effective business decisions
  • Understand the four functions of management
  • Successfully meet 7 of the 10 SUNY General Education Requirement categories

Working in business is rewarding and dynamic

Are you ready to manage a variety of functions in small or large businesses?  A Business Administration degree is the right path.

Typical positions for graduates from this program include: marketing manager, human resource specialist, operations manager, business analyst, or general professional manager/supervisor. The program is also excellent preparation for pursuing a career as a stock/bond broker or financial manager.


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. - 4:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Friday


"My experience transferring from JCC to SUNY Potsdam was amazing. At first I thought it was going to take a long time and be difficult, but it actually happened to be a really smooth process."Rachael M., Alumna
Business Administration


Degree requirements for Business Administration A.S./B.S.

Effective Fall 2016

Accounting and Business Requirements (20 credit hours)
Accounting and Business Requirements (20 credit hours) Credit Hours
ACC 101: Accounting Principles 1 4
ACC 102: Accounting Principles 2 4
BUS 112: Introduction to Business 3
BUS 124: Marketing 3
BUS 131: Principles of Management 3
BUS 211: Business Law 1 3
Liberal Arts Requirements (40 credit hours)
Liberal Arts Requirements (40 credit hours) Credit Hours
ECO 101: Macroeconomics 3
ECO 102: Microeconomics 3
ENG 101: Research and Composition 3
ENG 102: Composition and Literature 3
MTH 144: Elementary Statistics or
MTH 174: Mathematical Probability and Statistics 1
MTH 155: Algebra, Functions, & Modeling or
MTH 165: College Algebra and Trigonometry or
MTH 185: Precalculus or higher
Business or
Liberal Arts Electives1,5
History Elective2 3
Humanities Elective3,4,5 6
Lab Science Elective 4
Science Elective 3
Free Elective Requirement (2 credit hours)
Free Elective Requirement (2 credit hours) Credit Hours
Free Elective 2
Physical Education Requirements
Physical Education Requirements Credit Hours

Total Credit Hours 64


Advising Notes
Advising Notes:  
1Students should take a  course in the areas of The Arts or Foreign Language or Music in the SUNY General Education Requirements Course List.  
2Any course in the areas of American History or Western Civilization in the SUNY General Education Requirements Course List. (Note: Currently, Potsdam will not accept any Jefferson course listed under Other World Civilizations to fill the General Education requirements.)  
3Recommended as STA 101 or STA 151.  
4Any course that fulfills the areas of The Arts or Foreign Language in the SUNY General Education Requirements Course List.  
5If you have zero (0) to two (2) years of foreign language background, you should delay taking foreign language courses until matriculated at SUNY Potsdam. If  you enter the program with three (3) high school foreign language classes you will enter into the 122 level course and will continue onto 200 level. If you have completed four (4) years of high school foreign language you have fulfilled this requirement.   


Program Contacts

Dawn Robinson

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