BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION A.S.

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 Center for Academic Success

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • 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
The PBL students attended the State Leadership Conference in 2017

The PBL students attended the State Leadership Conference held at LeMoyne College. We are the only community college from New York State in PBL, and we competed in events at the conference against students from colleges such as Stony Brook, Morrisville, SUNY Oswego, LeMoyne, and Binghamton University.

CAREER POSSIBILITIES

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.

TRANSFER INFORMATION

Students should contact their advisor and/or the Coordinator for Transfer and Articulation in the Centers for Student Engagement and Academic Advisement for information on transfer planning. Early consultation to plan the most appropriate course sequence will optimize transferability.

ONLINE LEARNING

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

STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

“My degree in Business Administration from Cayuga was a great jumpstart for my education and career. Through PBL, I was able to find unique leadership opportunities. Both my local and state treasury positions were incredibly rewarding. Cayuga and PBL gave my resume a strong foundation. I really enjoyed my educational experiences at Cayuga.”

“During my time as a student in the Business Administration, A.S. degree program at Cayuga Community College, several of my experiences directly impacted my level of success achieved upon graduation with the class of 2015. My roles as a member, Secretary, and Vice-President of Cayuga’s Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL Business) chapter prepared me for many of the skills that I use on a daily basis in my career as the Administrative and Project Coordinator for the Cayuga County Office of Tourism.”

“Through PBL and my classes at Cayuga, I gained skills through experiential learning such as time management, meeting minutes documentation, team building and leadership, Microsoft Office Suite proficiency, enhanced bookkeeping abilities, and other necessary capabilities that far exceed what I would have been able to grasp without the experiences I encountered and the mentorship of my professors. These abilities elevated me to achieving the accolade of Tutor of the Year 2015 and made me a highly qualified candidate able to acquire a position in my field before graduation. In all, my tenure at Cayuga prepared me for greatness.”

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

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: 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
COURSES CREDIT HOURS
FIRST SEMESTER
ENGL 101 Freshman English I 3
BUS 101 Principles of Accounting I 4
BUS 103 Principles of Business 3
Math * 3
Science ** 4
17
SECOND SEMESTER
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
15
THIRD SEMESTER
ENGL 221
OR
ENGL 270
Effective Speech: Public Address
OR
Technical Writing
3
BUS 200 Principles of Management 3
BUS 205 Business Law I 3
ECON 201 Intro to Economics I 3
Other World Civilizations
OR
the Arts General Education **
3
Physical Education 1
16
FOURTH SEMESTER
BUS 204 Marketing 3
ECON 202 Introduction to Economics II 3
MATH 214 Statistics 3
HIST 101
OR
HIST 102
OR
HIST 103
OR
HIST 104
OR
HIST 105
Western Civilization I
OR
Western Civilization II
OR
Pre-History and Early American History
OR
19th Century American History
OR
America in the 20th and 21st Centuries
3
Elective 3
15
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 63

* 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