Business Administration

Students interested in pursuing a career in the business field have two degree options. If you plan to go to work after earning an associate degree, enroll in the business administration A.A.S. degree. If you wish to earn a bachelor’s degree in business, economics, labor relations, management, marketing, or related business fields, enroll in the business administration A.S. degree. In addition, certificates in Business Management and Executive Office Assistant are offered for those intending to pursue or advance their employment opportunities in a business-related occupation.

Online Degree and Certificate

All course requirements for a degree in business administration or a certificate in business management may be completed online. The programs are offered through the SUNY Learning Network (SLN). Online courses may be combined with traditional classroom-based courses. Consult with the the College's enrollment services center for specific information.

Careers on Career Coach

Graduates of our business programs qualify for positions in production planning, management, communication and support systems coordination, general contracting, retail sales, auditing, microcomputer administration, quality control, retirement and compensation analysis, and customer relations.

Graduates have been placed with many firms, including The CBORD Group, Inc., CFCU Community Credit Union, Cornell University, Ithaca College, Cortland County Sheriff’s Department, Elmira Savings and Loan, Alliance Bank of Cortland, Pall Trinity Micro Corp., Tompkins County Trust Company and other state and local employers.

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Explore more career options: A.S. | A.A.S. | Business Management Certificate | Executive Office Assistant Certificate

Program Chairs

Faculty - Larry Chase

Larry Chase

Professor, Business

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Faculty - Kevin Haverlock

Kevin Haverlock

Professor, Business

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Transfer Options

Recent graduates have continued their education at a four-year college or university. Transfer institutions include:

  • Binghamton University
  • Cornell University
  • SUNY College at Cortland
  • SUNY Delhi
  • Empire State College
  • SUNY College at Fredonia
  • Ithaca College
  • SUNY College at Oswego
  • SUNY College at Oneonta
  • SUNY College at Brockport

 

Highlighted Courses

Not all of the highlighted courses are required in each degree or certificate in this program area. Please be sure to check the degree requirements tab for details about the requirements for each degree or certificate.

Degree Requirements

A.S.
Minimum Credits for Graduation: 63 credits

Fall Term 1

Minimum Total Semester Credits: 17

ACCT101, Principles of Accounting I, 4 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
CAPS111, Introduction to Word Processing, 1 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
CAPS121, Introduction to Spreadsheets, 1 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
CAPS131, Introduction to Databases, 1 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
ENGL100, Academic Writing I, 3 cr.
A minimum grade of C is required in ENGL 100. A student exempted from ENGL 100 must substitute a 3-credit SUNY GEN ED Elective. The course should be selected in consultation with the student's advisor.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
Choose one from the courses listed below:
Minimum credits required: 4
MATH120, College Algebra Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
MATH138, Precalculus Mathematics Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
MATH201, Calculus I Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
Select a minimum of 3 credits from the courses listed below:
For the two SUNY GEN ED Restricted Electives in the degree, students must select coursework from two different areas chosen from the following: 4-American History, 5-Western Civilization, 6-Other World Civilizations, 8-The Arts, and 9-Foreign Language.
American History

HSTY201, American History to 1877, 3 cr.
HSTY202, American History Since 1877, 3 cr.
HSTY225, African American History, 3 cr.
HSTY233, Women in U.S. History, 3 cr.
HSTY255, Labor History, 3 cr.
WGST233, Women in U.S. History, 3 cr.

Western Civilization

ART101, History and Appreciation of Art I, 3 cr.
HSTY101, Development of the Western Tradition I, 3 cr.
HSTY102, Development of the Western Tradition II, 3 cr.

Other World Civilizations

ANTH202, Cultural Anthropology, 3 cr.
ANTH220, Dev Anthropology in a Globalizing World, 3 cr.
ANTH260, Culture Survey for Study Abroad, 3 cr.
HSTY110, World History to 1500, 3 cr.
HSTY111, World History Since 1500, 3 cr.
HSTY245, Topics in Modern Asia, 3 cr.
HSTY252, Native American History: Colonial Policies, 3 cr.
HSTY260, Topics in Modern Latin America, 3 cr.
HUMN232, Introduction to World Religions, 3 cr.
IED260, Culture Survey for Study Abroad, 3 cr.
POSC245, Topics in Modern Asia, 3 cr.
POSC260, Topics in Modern Latin America, 3 cr.
RECR150, Play Across Cultures, 3 cr.
SOCE150, Play Across Cultures, 3 cr.
SOCI220, Dev Anthropology in a Globalizing World, 3 cr.
SOCI225, Globalization & the Contemporary World, 3 cr.

The Arts

ART101, History and Appreciation of Art I, 3 cr.
ART102, History and Appreciation of Art II, 3 cr.
ART109, Graphic Design, 3 cr.
ART110, Design I, 3 cr.
ART111, Photography I, 3 cr.
ART112, Photography II, 3 cr.
ART114, Design II, 3 cr.
ART115, Painting I, 3 cr.
ART120, Drawing I, 3 cr.
ART122, Drawing II, 3 cr.
ART130, Ceramics, 3 cr.
ART180, Typography, 3 cr.
ART200, Illustration, 3 cr.
ART270, Computer Graphics I, 3 cr.
ART271, Computer Graphics II, 3 cr.
ENGL105, Beginning Acting, 3 cr.
ENGL200, Screenwriting, 3 cr.
ENGL212, Fiction Writing, 3 cr.
ENGL255, Writing the Dramatic Television Series, 3 cr.
ENGL256, Playwriting, 3 cr.
ENGL258, Creative Nonfiction Writing, 3 cr.
ENGL262, Poetry Writing, 3 cr.
MUSI101, Music Appreciation, 3 cr.
RECR215, Recreation and the Expressive Arts, 3 cr.
SOCE258, Creative Nonfiction Writing, 3 cr.

Foreign Language

ARAB101, Arabic I, 3 cr.
ARAB102, Arabic II, 3 cr.
CHIN101, Mandarin Chinese I, 3 cr.
CHIN102, Mandarin Chinese II, 3 cr.
FREN101, French I, 3 cr.
FREN102, French II, 3 cr.
FREN201, Intermediate French I, 3 cr.
FREN202, Intermediate French II, 3 cr.
GERM101, Beginning German I, 3 cr.
GERM102, Beginning German II, 3 cr.
ITAL101, Italian I, 3 cr.
ITAL102, Italian II, 3 cr.
RUSN101, Russian I, 3 cr.
RUSN102, Russian II, 3 cr.
SPAN101, Beginning Spanish I, 4 cr.
SPAN102, Beginning Spanish II, 3 cr.
SPAN201, Intermediate Spanish I, 3 cr.
SPAN202, Intermediate Spanish II, 3 cr.
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Spring Term 1

Minimum Total Semester Credits: 16

ACCT102, Principles of Accounting II, 4 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
BUAD111, International Business, 3 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
ENGL101, Academic Writing II, 3 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
Select a minimum of 3 credits from the courses listed below:
For the two SUNY GEN ED Restricted Electives in the degree, students must select coursework from two different areas chosen from the following: 4-American History, 5-Western Civilization, 6-Other World Civilizations, 8-The Arts, and 9-Foreign Language.
American History

HSTY201, American History to 1877, 3 cr.
HSTY202, American History Since 1877, 3 cr.
HSTY225, African American History, 3 cr.
HSTY233, Women in U.S. History, 3 cr.
HSTY255, Labor History, 3 cr.
WGST233, Women in U.S. History, 3 cr.

Western Civilization

ART101, History and Appreciation of Art I, 3 cr.
HSTY101, Development of the Western Tradition I, 3 cr.
HSTY102, Development of the Western Tradition II, 3 cr.

Other World Civilizations

ANTH202, Cultural Anthropology, 3 cr.
ANTH220, Dev Anthropology in a Globalizing World, 3 cr.
ANTH260, Culture Survey for Study Abroad, 3 cr.
HSTY110, World History to 1500, 3 cr.
HSTY111, World History Since 1500, 3 cr.
HSTY245, Topics in Modern Asia, 3 cr.
HSTY252, Native American History: Colonial Policies, 3 cr.
HSTY260, Topics in Modern Latin America, 3 cr.
HUMN232, Introduction to World Religions, 3 cr.
IED260, Culture Survey for Study Abroad, 3 cr.
POSC245, Topics in Modern Asia, 3 cr.
POSC260, Topics in Modern Latin America, 3 cr.
RECR150, Play Across Cultures, 3 cr.
SOCE150, Play Across Cultures, 3 cr.
SOCI220, Dev Anthropology in a Globalizing World, 3 cr.
SOCI225, Globalization & the Contemporary World, 3 cr.

The Arts

ART101, History and Appreciation of Art I, 3 cr.
ART102, History and Appreciation of Art II, 3 cr.
ART109, Graphic Design, 3 cr.
ART110, Design I, 3 cr.
ART111, Photography I, 3 cr.
ART112, Photography II, 3 cr.
ART114, Design II, 3 cr.
ART115, Painting I, 3 cr.
ART120, Drawing I, 3 cr.
ART122, Drawing II, 3 cr.
ART130, Ceramics, 3 cr.
ART180, Typography, 3 cr.
ART200, Illustration, 3 cr.
ART270, Computer Graphics I, 3 cr.
ART271, Computer Graphics II, 3 cr.
ENGL105, Beginning Acting, 3 cr.
ENGL200, Screenwriting, 3 cr.
ENGL212, Fiction Writing, 3 cr.
ENGL255, Writing the Dramatic Television Series, 3 cr.
ENGL256, Playwriting, 3 cr.
ENGL258, Creative Nonfiction Writing, 3 cr.
ENGL262, Poetry Writing, 3 cr.
MUSI101, Music Appreciation, 3 cr.
RECR215, Recreation and the Expressive Arts, 3 cr.
SOCE258, Creative Nonfiction Writing, 3 cr.

Foreign Language

ARAB101, Arabic I, 3 cr.
ARAB102, Arabic II, 3 cr.
CHIN101, Mandarin Chinese I, 3 cr.
CHIN102, Mandarin Chinese II, 3 cr.
FREN101, French I, 3 cr.
FREN102, French II, 3 cr.
FREN201, Intermediate French I, 3 cr.
FREN202, Intermediate French II, 3 cr.
GERM101, Beginning German I, 3 cr.
GERM102, Beginning German II, 3 cr.
ITAL101, Italian I, 3 cr.
ITAL102, Italian II, 3 cr.
RUSN101, Russian I, 3 cr.
RUSN102, Russian II, 3 cr.
SPAN101, Beginning Spanish I, 4 cr.
SPAN102, Beginning Spanish II, 3 cr.
SPAN201, Intermediate Spanish I, 3 cr.
SPAN202, Intermediate Spanish II, 3 cr.
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Select a minimum of 3 credits from the courses listed below:
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Fall Term 2

Minimum Total Semester Credits: 15

BUAD201, Business Law I, 3 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
ECON120, Principles of Microeconomics, 3 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
ENGL102, Approaches to Literature, 3 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
MATH200, Statistics, 3 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
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Spring Term 2

Minimum Total Semester Credits: 15

ECON121, Principles of Macroeconomics, 3 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
ENGL201, Fundamentals of Speech, 3 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
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SUNY General Education & Tompkins Cortland Liberal Arts courses

Note: The @ symbol represents any course number or discipline. For example, BIOL @ means any course with a Biology course prefix. An @ alone means one course in any course discipline with any course number.

Degree Requirements

A.A.S.
Minimum Credits for Graduation: 62 credits

Note: SOCE 205 - Organizational Behavior - may be taken for one of the BUAD Electives.

Fall Term 1

Minimum Total Semester Credits: 15

BUAD106, Foundations of Business, 3 cr.
A minimum grade of C is required in BUAD 106.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
CAPS111, Introduction to Word Processing, 1 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
CAPS121, Introduction to Spreadsheets, 1 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
CAPS131, Introduction to Databases, 1 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
ENGL100, Academic Writing I, 3 cr.
A minimum grade of C is required in ENGL 100. A student exempted from ENGL 100 must substitute a 3-credit Liberal Arts Elective. The course should be selected in consultation with the student's advisor.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
Use Schedule Search for electives
Select a minimum of 3 credits from the courses listed below:
MATH@
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Spring Term 1

Minimum Total Semester Credits: 16

ACCT101, Principles of Accounting I, 4 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
BUAD204, Principles of Marketing, 3 cr.
A minimum grade of C is required in BUAD 204.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
BUAD208, Principles of Management, 3 cr.
A minimum grade of C is required in BUAD 208.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
ENGL101, Academic Writing II, 3 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
Select a minimum of 3 credits from the courses listed below:
A minimum grade of C is required for all BUAD Electives.
BUAD@
SOCE205, Organizational Behavior, 3 cr.
Use Schedule Search for electives

Fall Term 2

Minimum Total Semester Credits: 16

ACCT102, Principles of Accounting II, 4 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
BUAD201, Business Law I, 3 cr.
A minimum grade of C is required in BUAD 201.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
BUAD203, Business Communications, 3 cr.
A minimum grade of C is required in BUAD 203.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
ECON120, Principles of Microeconomics, 3 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
Select a minimum of 3 credits from the courses listed below:
A minimum grade of C is required in all BUAD Electives.
BUAD@
SOCE205, Organizational Behavior, 3 cr.
Use Schedule Search for electives

Spring Term 2

Minimum Total Semester Credits: 15

BUAD290, Applied Management Seminar, 3 cr.
A minimum grade of C is required in BUAD 290.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
Choose one from the courses listed below:
Minimum credits required: 3
ENGL201, Fundamentals of Speech Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
ENGL204, Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
Select a minimum of 3 credits from the courses listed below:
A minimum grade of C is required in all BUAD Electives.
BUAD@
SOCE205, Organizational Behavior, 3 cr.
Use Schedule Search for electives
Select a minimum of 3 credits from the courses listed below:
A minimum grade of C is required in all BUAD Electives.
BUAD@
SOCE205, Organizational Behavior, 3 cr.
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Select a minimum of 3 credits from the courses listed below:
ASTR@
BIOL@
CHEM@
CSCI160, Computer Science I, 3 cr.
CSCI165, Computer Science II, 3 cr.
CSCI205, Computer Science III-Data Structures, 3 cr.
ENVS101, Introduction to Environmental Science, 3 cr.
ENVS102, Technology and the Environment, 3 cr.
ENVS116, Soil Science, 3 cr.
ENVS141, Agroecology, 3 cr.
ENVS202, Integrated Pest Management, 3 cr.
GEOL@
METR@
PHSC@
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SUNY General Education & Tompkins Cortland Liberal Arts courses

Note: The @ symbol represents any course number or discipline. For example, BIOL @ means any course with a Biology course prefix. An @ alone means one course in any course discipline with any course number.

Degree Requirements

Certificate: Business Management
Minimum Credits for Graduation: 35 credits
ACCT101, Principles of Accounting I, 4 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
ACCT102, Principles of Accounting II, 4 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
BUAD103, Entrepreneurship I, 3 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
Choose one course from the courses listed below:
BUAD104, Business Mathematics, 3 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
BUAD109, Personal Money Management, 3 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
BUAD106, Foundations of Business, 3 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
BUAD201, Business Law I, 3 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
BUAD203, Business Communications, 3 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
BUAD204, Principles of Marketing, 3 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
BUAD208, Principles of Management, 3 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
CAPS111, Introduction to Word Processing, 1 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
CAPS121, Introduction to Spreadsheets, 1 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
CAPS131, Introduction to Databases, 1 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
Choose one course from the courses listed below:
ECON101, Introduction to Economics, 3 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
ECON120, Principles of Microeconomics, 3 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi


SUNY General Education & Tompkins Cortland Liberal Arts courses

Note: The @ symbol represents any course number or discipline. For example, BIOL @ means any course with a Biology course prefix. An @ alone means one course in any course discipline with any course number.

Degree Requirements

Certificate: Executive Office Assistant
Minimum Credits for Graduation: 29 credits

Note: If students enter in the Spring semester, they will be able to graduate in two semesters provided they enter with competency in basic typing and do not need to take ENGL 100. Otherwise, it may take three semesters to complete the certificate.

Note: If required per placement testing, a minimum grade of C is required in ENGL 100. However, ENGL 100 is not a requirement for the Certificate; it is a pre-requisite for ENGL 101 and other required courses.

Fall Term 1

Minimum Total Semester Credits: 13

CAPS152, Web Page Design, 1 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
ENGL101, Academic Writing II, 3 cr.
A minimum grade of C is required in ENGL 101.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
OFFC101, College Keyboarding and Document Processing, 3 cr.
A minimum grade of C is required in OFFC 101. OFFC 101 is only offered in the Fall semester.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
OFFC203, Administrative/Automated Office Procedures, 3 cr.
A minimum grade of C is required in OFFC 203. OFFC 203 is only offered in the Fall semester.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
Choose one from the courses listed below:
Minimum credits required: 3
BUAD104, Business Mathematics Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
BUAD109, Personal Money Management Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi

Spring Term 1

Minimum Total Semester Credits: 16

BUAD203, Business Communications, 3 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
BUAD212, Quality Customer Service, 3 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
CAPS121, Introduction to Spreadsheets, 1 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
CAPS131, Introduction to Databases, 1 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
CAPS141, Presentation Software, 1 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
OFFC110, Word Processing for Computers Using Microsoft Word, 4 cr.
A minimum grade of C is required in OFFC 110.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
Choose one from the courses listed below:
Minimum credits required: 3
ENGL201, Fundamentals of Speech Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
ENGL204, Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi


SUNY General Education & Tompkins Cortland Liberal Arts courses

Note: The @ symbol represents any course number or discipline. For example, BIOL @ means any course with a Biology course prefix. An @ alone means one course in any course discipline with any course number.