SUNY Jefferson

Business Administration AS

Program Type: Transfer
Delivery Method: On-campus and online
Personal Interests: Business, entrepreneurship
Skill Development: 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

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:

  • 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.
  • 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 Empire State College, various programs
  • SUNY Oswego, Business Administration 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 B.S. degree are taught at Jefferson's Extended Learning Center or 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.

Business Requirements (26 credit hours)

ACC 101: Accounting Principles 1 
ACC 102: Accounting Principles 2 
ECO 101: Macroeconomics 
ECO 102: Microeconomics 
BUS 112: Introduction to Business 
BUS 124: Marketing 
BUS 131: Principles of Management 
BUS 211: Business Law 1 

Liberal Arts Requirements (25 credit hours)

ENG 101: Research and Composition 
ENG 102: Literature and Composition 
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 
Social Science Elective2 
Science Electives3 (at least one laboratory science is required) 

Liberal Arts or Business Elective (3 credit hours)

(Business electives include only ACC, BUS, CIS 110, or ECO)

Free Electives (6 credit hours)

Physical Education (2 credit hours)


TOTAL 62 credit hours

1Select from the Knowledge Area of the Arts (A) or Foreign Language (FL) in the SUNY General Education Course List.
2Select from the Knowledge Area of American History (AH), Western Civilization (WC) or Other World Civilization (OWC) in the SUNY General Education Course List.
3Select from the the Knowledge Area of Natural Sciences in the SUNY General Education Course List.

Program contact

Kathryn Brownell
Associate Professor of Business
(315) 786-2344

Application and Admissions Information
Enrollment Services
Jules Center, building 6, suite 6-010
(315) 786-2437 or toll free 1-888-435-6522