Associate in Applied Science
Chairperson: Dr. Karen A. Holmes
Brahan Hall, Room 206, (518) 629-7225
The School of Business offers students two different degree programs in Business Administration. The A.S. degree program is often referred to as a university-parallel program since students complete courses equivalent to those taken by first- and second-year students in the four-year colleges. The A.A.S. degree program is known as a flexible options program since it affords each student the opportunity to create a program that meets individual transfer, employment, or promotion needs.
This Business Administration program (A.A.S.) is offered to students whose needs cannot be met through one of our other business programs or who needs to create an academic program required by a specific employer or upper division college. Additionally, this program may assist the student who is unsure of an area of concentration by providing introduction to the several fields within business. However, students who plan on transferring will find their elective choices will be substantially limited by their college of choice, and must include higher mathematics courses. As part of the core business major in the School of Business, not less than nine courses also are appropriate for all other programs in the core.
Depending on the electives a student chooses, this program may be completed with 19 courses. Therefore, full-time students who wish to complete this program in exactly four terms of study must successfully complete four to five courses each term. Degree requirements can be completed via online or through either full-or part-time study and through both day and evening offerings.
All computer courses must have been taken within seven years in order to be applicable toward this degree program.
Program Entrance Requirements
|Algebra or 1 unit of equivalent academic math (70 or above in the course)
||Fall and Spring
||Business and software courses recommended.
||70 or above
The estimated cost of books for the student enrolled in the first full-time term in courses ACTG 110 , BADM 110 , BADM 120 , BADM 220 , ECON 100 or ENGL 101 would be approximately $770