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.)
1. Explain fundamental business concepts and theories within core business disciplines.
2. Discuss current issues that impact business, which may include ethics, social responsibility, globalization, diversity, or sustainability.
3. Prepare financial statements and reports used by stakeholders in decision-making.
4. Analyze financial statements and reports used by stakeholders in decision-making.
5. Apply information technology to support business tasks or inform decision-making.
6. Evaluate various environmental impacts on business, which may include legal, social, or economic contexts.
7. Use critical thinking skills to analyze situations or solve problems in business settings.
8. Apply legal principles to practical business situations.
9. Demonstrate effective communication skills using a variety of methods.
Requirements for Program Entrance
Intermediate Algebra with Trigonometry (or Math 104 at MCC).
FIRST SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
ENG 101 College Composition
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***
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
BUS 208 Organizational Behavior*
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - THE ARTS
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.