Business Administration AS
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Business Administration AS

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Program Highlights

  • Program Type: Transfer
  • Delivery: On-campus and online
  • 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

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

Complete your first two years of study in business at Jefferson then transfer to a four-year college to finish your bachelor’s degree. Your Jefferson associate’s degree in business administration will position you for success in whatever bachelor’s program you select. Choose one of our partner schools for a more seamless transition.

Coursework includes classes in economics, accounting, and marketing, as well as a solid foundation in the liberal arts to enhance your problem-solving skills and creativity.

This program offers:

  • Preparation for continued studies in business
  • Ample electives to focus on your specific business interests
  • Savings on your general education and core business classes
  • Instruction from talented faculty and seasoned professionals

Prepare for success in virtually any business field

An A.S. in business administration is a good starting point for any business leader. The program gives you a solid foundation for additional study in virtually all business fields—from accounting or finance to international business or marketing—and prepares you for whatever your future holds.

Jefferson graduates go on to become supervisors, program directors, and upper-level managers in a variety of industries. Others start their own businesses or fill management, leadership, or teaching roles in government, academic, or nonprofit organizations.

Learn to lead and make effective decisions

Complete the Business Administration A.S. degree and you will be able to:

  • Use business technology applications
  • Research, evaluate, and apply information to make effective business decisions
  • Understand the functions of management and how to apply them
  • Transfer to a SUNY bachelor’s degree program with classes in seven of the 10 SUNY General Education Requirement areas


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


Transfer to the bachelor’s program of your choice

Complete a Jefferson Business Administration A.S. and choose from a wide range of transfer options, including SUNY universities and private colleges, to earn a bachelor's degree.

Formal transfer agreements with some institutions make transfer to specific programs especially smooth:

  • SUNY Canton, Finance B.B.A.
  • SUNY Canton, Management B.B.A.
  • SUNY Cortland, Sports Management B.S.
  • SUNY Empire State College, various programs
  • SUNY Oswego, Business Administration B.S.
  • Cazenovia College, Management – Business Management B.P.S.
  • 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
  • Cornell University, Applied Economics & Management B.S.
  • Franklin University, Business Administration B.S.
  • Franklin University, Management B.S.

Students can also enroll in the Business Administration A.S./B.S. program, a joint program between Jefferson and SUNY Potsdam. Courses for the bachelor’s degree are taught by SUNY Potsdam faculty on SUNY Jefferson’s campus through the Higher Education Center and online. 


“I love helping my students achieve their dreams in any way I can, whether it’s securing scholarships for them, helping prepare them for future study, or just seeing their dreams realized when they get that job they’ve applied for; it’s so rewarding to be a part of that.”Kathryn Brownell
Associate professor of business

Degree requirements for Business Administration A.S.

Effective Spring 2018

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 (34 credit hours)
Liberal Arts Requirements (34 credit hours) Credit Hours
ECO 101: Macroeconomics 3
ECO 102: Microeconomics 3
ENG 101: Research and Composition 3
ENG 102: Literature and Composition 3
MTH 144: Elementary Statistics or
MTH 174: Mathematical Probability and Statistics 1
MTH 155: Algebra, Functions and Modeling or
MTH 165: College Algebra and Trigonometry or
MTH 185: Precalculus Mathematics or higher
Humanities Electives1 3
Liberal Arts or
Business Elective2
Science Electives3 (at least one laboratory science is required) 7
Social Science Elective4 3
Free Elective Requirements (6 credit hours)
Free Elective Requirements (6 credit hours) Credit Hours
Free Electives 6
Physical Education Requirements
Physical Education Requirements Credit Hours

Total Credit Hours 62


Advising Notes
Advising Notes:  
1Select from the areas of The Arts or Foreign Language in the SUNY General Education Course List.  
2Business electives include only ACC, BUS, CIS 110, or ECO.  
3Select from the area of Natural Sciences in the SUNY General Education Course List.  
4Select from the areas of American History, Western Civilization or Other World Civilization in the SUNY General Education Course List.  


Program Contacts

Kathryn Brownell

Associate Professor of Business
(315) 786-2344

Dawn Robinson

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