This program is designed for students interested in transferring to a baccalaureate program in accounting, business administration, secondary business education, marketing, or related fields.

Business student studying in the Learning Commons


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
  • Continue your education at a 4-year institution


Upon completion of a baccalaureate or higher degree, a student is typically prepared to enter the fields of accounting, business administration, secondary business education, and marketing.


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.


“I am grateful for the opportunities I have been given during my tenure at Cayuga Community College (CCC). I have had opportunities to apply what I have learned in the classroom to real-life situations. I worked with local businesses on accounting projects while in the business administration degree program at CCC. I created valuable, personal connections with a multitude of dedicated educators; professors have responded to my late-night emails within minutes of receiving them, going above and beyond for their students and me. Students receive a comprehensive, challenging education from informative professors, which prepares them for the future. Before I attended CCC, I did not know what it was about; but now that I have attended, I cannot imagine missing the opportunities the school offers.”

“As a Business Administration major, my classes at Cayuga helped me develop essential skills related to my career field: time management, technical writing, communication, team building, and leadership, Microsoft Office Suite proficiency, enhanced bookkeeping abilities, networking, and other essential skills. ”

“My experience at Cayuga was positive and highly beneficial! I highly recommend attending Cayuga before transferring to a 4-year school or seeking employment. I recommend Cayuga as the professors are friendly and supportive of each student’s success, the environment is positive, Cayuga treats you like a family, and there are free tutor programs for up to a set number of hours. Additionally, starting at a 2-year school will save a lot of money and limit the debt you owe as a student.”

“Cayuga ensured I had the essential tools and skills to further my education or head straight into the workforce after graduation. With the skills I learned from Cayuga, I am prepared for greatness and success in starting my own business.”

“My overall experience at Cayuga Community College was a memorable one. From great professors to advisors, getting experience working as an accounting tutor for the past year and a half, I have been given great opportunities to gain experience and learn throughout my educational journey. I also worked as an embedded tutor in a zoom accounting class where I got to collaborate with the professor and students during their normal class and assist any students afterward who needed a little extra help. Cayuga Community College has given me experiences and an education I will take with me as I continue my studies at SUNY Oswego.”

“My experience at CCC was wonderful. When I made the decision to go back to college, I was not prepared for the hybrid experience with some traditional online classes and others, such as Zoom. But COVID hit, and that is what we had to do. While this was not what I was expecting, it fit into my lifestyle much better than the traditional in-class experience since I am a non-traditional student with a job and children at home. The professors at CCC always made themselves available to the students, even after traditional school hours. They did an amazing job of making the full switch to online learning in such an unprecedented time. My advisor was always available to help answer questions and guild me in the right direction when it came to which classes would fit in my schedule along with fulfilling my requirements for my degree. My experience at CCC made my decision to continue my education an easy one.”


General Education requirements must be met before the AS degree will be granted. The curriculum listed on this page represent the minimum course requirements for the AS degree in Business Administration. Any exceptions must have 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.S. program
ENGL 101 Freshman English I 3
BUS 101 Principles of Accounting I 4
BUS 103 Principles of Business 3
Math * 3
Science 4
ENGL 102 Freshman English II 3
BUS 102 Principles of Accounting II 4
BUS 225 Microcomputer Application Software 3
Math * 3
Physical Education 1
Health 1
ENGL 221
ENGL 270
Effective Speech: Public Address
Technical Writing
BUS 200 Principles of Management 3
BUS 205 Business Law I 3
ECON 201 Introduction to Economics I 3
World History and Global Awareness
the Arts General Education **
Physical Education 1
BUS 204 Marketing 3
ECON 202 Introduction to Economics II 3
MATH 214 Statistics 3
HIST 103
HIST 104
HIST 105
PSCI 102
Pre-History and Early American History
19th Century American History
America in the 20th and 21st Centuries
American Government
Elective 3

* Completion of this degree requires mathematics competency of at least MATH 106. Completion of MATH 108 is recommended.
** Choose a course from the General Education Requirements for Other World Civilizations or The Arts

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.