Business Administration (AS) - Transfer

Application Code: 
Degree Received: 
Associate in Science (AS)
Academic Department Info: 
Program Coordinator: 
Joseph Damrath
Coordinator Email:

The business administration (transfer) program primarily prepares students to continue their formal education in the business field in a four-year program. The program combines the foundations necessary for business administration with equal emphasis on university parallel courses in liberal arts and sciences.

A laptop computer is recommended, but not required, for students entering the business administration (transfer) program.

Student Learning Outcomes: 
  • Apply effective communication skills in writing, reading, presenting and listening in writing business and other documents.
  • Use decision-making skills, prioritize, analyze and make recommendations using critical thinking.
  • Draw specific conclusions about a business from its financial records, including conducting risk assessment.
  • Use technological resources and skills effectively and appropriately to communicate, collaborate, and retrieve information.
  • Participate in team situations by successfully and effectively communicating, participating, focusing, and completing the assigned task.
  • Distinguish between the different aspects of the marketing mix and discuss how to manage each one.
  • Relate to different business situations through general business knowledge gained, such as organization types, laws and applications, supply demand, global issues, ethics and leadership.
  • Defend final projects through research analysis, conclusions, and recommendations, along with an oral presentation of this information.
  • Apply appropriate job search skills such as resume writing, job interviewing, and writing cover letters and thank you letters.
Entrance Requirements & Recommendations: 

Required: Algebra, Geometry
Recommended: Algebra 2/Trigonometry

Features & Facilities: 
  • Designed for students interested in combining a strong foundation in business management and general education courses.
  • Excellent computer labs and student oriented faculty.
Articulation Agreements: 

Articulation agreements exist with many quality four-year institutions including Alfred University, SUNY Oswego, Hilbert College, Rochester Institute of Technology, Canisius College, Niagara University, SUNY Brockport, and others. Transfer to other colleges and universities that are not under articulation is very common. Approximately 80 percent of graduates of this program transfer to an upper-division program, either at Alfred State or elsewhere.

Graduation Requirements: 

63 semester hours with a 2.0 cumulative index.

Career Opportunities: 

Graduates in this program leave Alfred State with a broad business knowledge which enables them to assume responsibilities as first-line supervisors in business or the public sector. In addition to opportunities in banks, manufacturing concerns, retail organizations, as well as hospitals and other not-for-profit agencies, many graduates choose to continue their education for an advanced degree by seamlessly transferring into our own bachelor of business administration degree program or to another four-year college.

Direct Entry Into Baccalaureate Degree Program: 

Alfred State business administration graduates may enter directly into either the business administration BBA or technology management BBA degree program.

Transfer Opportunities: 

Students may transfer directly into one of our own BBA degree programs or to another college. Although not limited to these schools, common transfer institutions include: Alfred University, St. Bonaventure University, Rochester Institute of Technology, St. John Fisher College, SUNY at Albany, University at Buffalo, SUNY College at Brockport, SUNY College at Fredonia, SUNY College at Geneseo, SUNY College at Oneonta, SUNY College at Oswego, SUNY at Binghamton, Cornell University, Canisius College, Niagara University, and Hilbert College.

Typical Semester Layout: 

Most students are in a classroom setting 15-18 hours per week for formal instruction. Most courses required of business administration (transfer) majors are three credit hours, which equates to three-four hours a week in a classroom/lab and six-eight hours a week of outside reading and project assignments. Students are assigned a faculty adviser specific to their program, who works individually with him/her to set up schedules and choose appropriate electives.

First Semestercredits
ACCT1124Financial Accounting4
COMP1503Freshman Composition3
CISYxxx3Intro to Computers/Info Mgt Elective3
MATHxxx3Stats I Prerequisite
OR Statistics I OR Stats Methods
MKTG2073Principles of Marketing3
HPEDxxx1Physical Education Elective1
Second Semestercredits
ACCT2224Managerial Accounting4
BUAD2033Business Communications3
 xxx3Liberal Arts Science/Gen Ed Elective3
MATHxxx3Statistics I, Statistics II, or Calc I*3
LITRxxx3Literature Elective3
Third Semestercredits
BUAD3153Fundamentals of Management3
BUAD3043Business Law I3
BUAD4203Intro Personal Financial Planning3
 xxx3Liberal Arts Science/Gen Ed Elective3
Fourth Semestercredits
BUAD4053Business Law II**3
 xxx3Business or Computer Elective3
 xxx3Liberal Arts Science/Gen Ed Elective3
 xxx3Liberal Arts Science/Gen Ed Elective3

** Offered in spring semester only

* Calculus I is essential to achieving junior status in business programs at the following SUNY campuses: the University at Buffalo, Binghamton University, and the University at Albany. Therefore, Calculus I is recommended if you are transferring to any one of those universities.

Employment and Transfer Rate: 
Employment and Transfer Survey Details: 
Survey Details201120122013
Receiving Degrees91716
Responding to Survey9 (100%)15 (88%)13 (81%)
Employed--3 (20%)--
Employed in Field--3 (100%)--
Transferred9 (100%)12 (80%)13 (100%)
Unemployed & Seeking Employment------
Unemployed & Not Seeking Employment------
Employment and Transfer Salary Information: 

Not available