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  Dec 15, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 College Catalog

Business - Business Administration, A.S.


Associate in Science
HEGIS #5004
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.S.) is offered to students whose primary goal is to transfer to a four-year college or university that prefers an associate in science degree. Course work in the program is equally balanced between the areas of business and the liberal arts and sciences, and mathematics through at least pre-calculus is required. Since transfer institutions have unique admission and degree requirements, students are strongly encouraged to contact their college of choice to determine preferred electives. Students seeking a baccalaureate degree in international business should include a foreign language as part of their program of study. As part of the core business major in the School of Business, at least 12 courses also are appropriate for all other programs in the core.

Full-time students who wish to complete this program in exactly four terms of study must successfully complete 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

Courses Entry Term Special Notes H.S. Average
Algebra and geometry or 2 units of equivalent academic math (80 or above in each course) Fall and Spring Transfer students are required to have a 2.75 GPA or higher in 5 courses applicable to the degree. Math courses recommended. Math entrance requirements may be waived if a student has successfully completed (a grade C or above) a higher level math. 80 or above

The estimated cost of books for the student enrolled in the first full-time term in courses ACTG 110 , BADM 110 , BADM 220  or BADM 221 , ECON 100 , ENGL 101  and FORM 104 , would be approximately $770.

Total Credits Required: 63


Major Requirements*


*or specific course equivalents as approved by department chairperson.
**Required of first-time full-time students. May be waived at department chairperson’s discretion.

Other Program Requirements


Program Electives


  • (1) Computing and Information Sciences Elective Credits: 3
  • (2) Restricted General Education History Elective Credits: 3
  • (3) General Education Math OR Science Elective Credits: 4
  • (4) Restricted General Education Arts Elective Credits: 3
  • (5) Restricted General Education Electives Credits: 6

(1) Computing and Information Sciences Elective Credits: 3


Recommended Courses:

(3) General Education Math OR Science Elective Credits: 4


Recommend any 4 credit SUNY General Education course in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics.

(4) Restricted General Education Arts Elective Credits: 3


(5) Restricted General Education Electives Credits: 6


Must choose courses from two of the following SUNY General Education Categories: Foreign Language, Other World Cultures or Natural Science. NOTE: Only one Natural Science course may be utilized to satisfy degree requirements.

Total Credits Required: 63


Honors Track


Program Overview

The Business - Business Administration Honors Track is designed to prepare academically advanced students for transfer to high-quality baccalaureate programs through focused interdisciplinary coursework linked to a variety of extracurricular activities. Studying in a rich environment that encourages scholarship, faculty/student relationships, active participation in the community and an emphasis on connecting learning to life, students in the Business - Business Administration Honors Track will have a challenging and enriching experience that makes the most of what Hudson Valley Community College has to offer.

Prerequisites

Applicants must meet the entrance requirements for the Business-Business Administration program by completing Algebra and Geometry or two units of equivalent math, with an 80 or above in each course. The math entrance requirements may be waived for students who have successfully completed (a grade of C or above) a higher level math. Honors applicants must also demonstrate a strong overall academic record. While particular academic strengths will be taken into consideration during the review process, it is expected that applicants will have a minimum cumulative high school average of 90 and a minimum overall score of 1100 on the math and verbal portions of the SAT. Additional materials may be required and an interview is recommended.

Transfer into the Business - Business Administration Honors Track

Current Hudson Valley students or transfer students from other colleges who wish to enroll in the Business-Business Administration Honors Track must have a minimum of 12 college-level credits applicable to the program, with an overall G.P.A. of 3.70. However, extenuating circumstances as well as particular strengths in certain academic areas will be taken into consideration during the review process. Transfer students will only be considered prior to the second semester of the program.

Requirements for Completion of Honors Study

To qualify as an Honors graduate and to receive Completion of Honors Study documentation, students must complete the following honors courses: ACTG 115 , ACTG 116 , BADM 115 , BADM 116 , BADM 230  and BADM 234 . Required courses are FORM 105 , MKTG 125 , BADM 226  and BADM 280  or BADM 295 . However, course substitutions may be made with department chair approval to meet transfer institution requirements. ENGL 107 Honors Composition I  and ENGL 240 Honors Literature  are also recommended. Students must also achieve a minimum overall G.P.A. of 3.2. Students whose performance falls below the minimum G.P.A. for an extended period of time may be advised to complete their studies in the non-honors track.

Total Credits Required: 63


*Or specific course equivalents as approved by the department chair

**Required for all first-time students. Does not count toward degree total.

***This course is recommended for completion of degree program. However, it may be substituted with the equivalent non-honors class by permission of the department chair.

Major Requirements*


Program Electives


(1) Computing and Information Sciences Elective Credits: 3


Recommended Courses:

(3) Restricted Science Elective Credits: 4


Suggested Course Sequence for Full-Time Honors Track Study


Term Total: 16


Term Total: 16


Term Total: 17


Fourth Term


Term Total: 14