The Business Administration degree is a university-parallel program equivalent to the first two years of a bachelor degree program. This program prepares students for majors in such areas as accounting, finance, management, marketing, human resources, economics, entrepreneurship, E-Business, small business management, and
other business-related fields.
The Business Administration Program includes business and general education courses to provide a sound background for further study and a career in business.
Please note that this program includes nine credit hours of business electives and general electives. This permits the student to pursue either of two alternate courses of action:
(1) Build a concentration in a specific business area by taking courses with the
following prefixes: ACC, BUS, ECO, MAR
(2) Acquire up to nine credits of business and/or liberal arts course work with a view toward imparting the greatest measure of transfer potential for upper-level programs elsewhere.
(Housed in Business Administration and Economics Department.)
Program Learning Outcomes
1) Utilize identified accounting concepts to make informed decisions about the operating performance and financial position of an organization.
2) Explain the major concepts of management theory and organizational behavior which could include motivation, leadership, team processes, communication, decision making, organizational structure, organizational culture, or organizational change.
3) Describe core marketing concepts used to successfully market an organization.
4) Identify and explain laws that are relevant to the operation of a modern business organization.
Requirements for Program Entrance
Intermediate Algebra with Trigonometry (or Math 104 at MCC).
FIRST SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
MTH 165 College Algebra or higher*
BUS 104 Introduction to Business
ACC 101 Accounting Principles I**
PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION ELECTIVE
SECOND SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION HUMANITIES ELECTIVE*
MTH 160 Statistics I
MAR 200 Principles of Marketing
ACC 102 Accounting Principles II
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - AMERICAN HISTORY*** OR
WESTERN CIVILIZATION OR
OTHER WORLD CIVILIZATIONS ELECTIVE*
THIRD SEMESTER: 18 Credit Hours
ECO 111 Principles of Microeconomics
BUS 201 Business Law I
BUS 204 Management Theory and Practice OR
BUS 208 Organizational Behavior*
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION THE ARTS OR FOREIGN LANGUAGE ELECTIVE*
FOURTH SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
ECO 112 Principles of Macroeconomics
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE*
3 or higher
MTH 161 Statistics II (or higher)*
BUS 220 Applied Business Applications
* The student should first consult with his/her advisor to ensure the appropriate selection of electives to meet the student's transfer and career goals. Refer to existing 2+2 Dual Admission Programs (available on the MCC website) OR Articulation Agreements (available in the MCC Career and Transfer Center), OR contact the receiving institution for guidance. The department recommends the student consider the following electives:
-Mathematics: MTH 161 and MTH 200
-Elective: Any course with the prefix: ACC, BUS, MAR or any Liberal Arts course (Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences or Mathematics)
** May take ACC 110 and ACC 111
*** If below 85 on U.S. History Regents Exam, choose from HIS 111, HIS 112. If 85 or above on U.S. History Regents Exam, choose from: HIS 103, HIS 104, HIS 111, HIS 112, HIS 200, HIS 211, HIS 240, HSM 103, POS 102.