This program is designed for students who wish to obtain a degree in business and who intend to enter the business community upon completion of degree requirements.


We invite all students majoring in Business disciplines at Cayuga to check out our Scholarship Awards and Grants and Commencement Awards pages.

Scholarship Awards and Grants available to Cayuga Business students


  • Apply knowledge of the activities of business and government and of the environments in which they operate
  • Utilize basic principles of accounting
  • Apply basic knowledge of Macro and Micro Economics Theory
  • Demonstrate an understanding of applied and/or theoretical mathematics and their applications in a business environment
  • Display an understanding of one or more other specific business subjects
  • Effectively compose written and oral business communications
  • Possess an awareness of career options


Career possibilities are plentiful with the ability to perform administrative and management tasks, accounts payable and accounts receivable, scheduling and planning, marketing, advertising and sales, insurance claims processing, retail management, property management, and business ownership.


Students planning on transferring to a four-year institution to further their education should contact their academic advisor or transfer counselor in the Centers for Student Engagement and Academic Advisement for information well in advance. Early consultation to develop a transfer plan is in the student’s best interest in optimum transferability.

The business department offers several articulation (transfer) agreements with four-year institutions that include:


Cayuga’s Business Administration programs offer a flexible and convenient way to earn your A.A.S. & A.S. degree. The student can combine their coursework to include both campus and online instruction.

100% of our Business Administration programs can be completed online

Professor Matijas-Czolowski and Transfer Counselor Vita Marie Racko accompanied Business students Alex Patti, Julia Wilson and Sydney Reyer to LeMoyne College. While at LeMoyne College the students toured the campus, Madden School of Business & Economics and Keenan Center for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Creativity.


Samantha Miller

Samantha is a December 2022 Business Administration A.S. graduate (Magna Cum Laude and PTK) who transferred to SUNY Oswego to obtain a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Resource Management.

Samantha is currently employed in the Human Resource department at D&W Diesel, Inc. in Auburn as a Human Resources Coordinator.

In her role, Samantha is responsible for:

  • Administering leave programs – FLMA, PFL and Worker’s Compensation
  • Recruiting and onboarding
  • Assembling & distributing offer packets
  • Scheduling interviews
  • Daily function of the Human Resources Department
  • Recognize anniversaries
Samantha is a December 2022 Business Administration A.S. graduate


Megan is a May 2022 Business Administration A.S. graduate (Summa Cum Laude, PTK and SGO Treasurer) who transferred to SUNY Plattsburgh to obtain a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting.

Megan is currently employed in the Accounts Payable department at Nucor Steel in Auburn.

In her role, Megan is responsible for:

  • Processing invoices from vendors
  • Running weekly reports
  • Running monthly cash reconciliation and unreconciled reports
  • Scanning, filing, and keeping good records overall
  • Calling vendors with questions about billings or statements
  • Preparing monthly sales and use tax statements
  • Processing month employee P-card purchasing and paying the bank statement
  • Running a weekly CHECK and ACH payment run
  • Running and creating a month end Accrual report to be entered into the GL
Megan is a May 2022 Business Administration A.S. graduate

Comments from the Accounting Department at Nucor regarding Megan’s performance:

“Megan continues to do great things here. She is undoubtedly a great hire; it seems like she is also enjoying it. We are proud to have Megan as a teammate. While she is still fairly new, she has done a fantastic job. Megan has been a perfect addition to our accounting team.”


David Pittard, co-owner of Buttonwood Grove Winery, met with Cayuga business students on October 19, 2018, to share the journey of purchasing the winery with his wife in 2014 and the ongoing operations of running a winery. He explained the history of the winery, the agricultural and production side of the business, in addition to marketing, distribution, and sales. The students were given a tour of the entire facility including an up-close look at the grape vines. It was a great experience for our students to see a successful locally owned winery first hand.


Students who plan to transfer into upper-level programs at other institutions should pursue the AS Business Administration degree.

The curriculum listed on this page represents the minimum coursework required for the AAS Business Administration degree. Any exception must be with the written consent of the chair of the Division of Behavioral/Social Sciences, Business, Criminal Justice, Teacher Education, and Physical Education/Health.

Degree requirements for the Business Administration A.A.S. program
ENGL 101 Freshman English I 3
BUS 101 Principles of Accounting I 4
BUS 103 Principles of Business 3
BUS 225 Microcomputer Application Software 3
Math * 3
Health or Physical Education 1
ENGL 102 Freshman English II 3
BUS 102 Principles of Accounting II 4
BUS 205 Business Law I 3
BUS 150 Business Communications 3
Math/Science 3
Health or Physical Education 1
BUS 200 Principles of Management 3
BUS 204 Marketing 3
ECON 201 Introduction to Economics I 3
Behavioral/Social Sciences 3
Business ** 3
ENGL 221
ENGL 270
Effective Speech: Public Address
Technical Writing
ECON 202 Introduction to Economics II 3
Behavioral/Social Sciences 3
Business ** 3
Elective 3

* Students may elect to take BUS 105 and 106 to fulfill the 3-credit-hour math elective. If this sequence is elected, the business math courses will not fulfill any other degree requirement.
** Business electives include any BUS, ECON, ENTR, WS or CS course. In addition, PE 170 and PE 270 can be taken as business electives.

A prior felony conviction may hinder a student’s ability to enroll in a course or complete the requirements of certain academic programs and/or meet the criteria for licensure required by certain professions.