Business Management

AAS Degree – Code #1306

Dianne Tuzzolino, Program Coordinator

Email address: tuzzoldc@alfredstate.edu

This program attracts students who are ultimately interested in a business management position. In addition, entry-level students unsure of which business career program to select may enroll in this program. Due to the program’s broad business foundation, students can transfer to other business programs after the first semester and still graduate in four semesters.

A laptop computer is recommended, but not required, for students entering the business management (career) program. The college will provide a list of appropriate laptops to all students who have been accepted to attend Alfred State.

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 a resume writing, job interviewing, and writing cover letters and thank you letters.

DIRECT ENTRY INTO BACCALAUREATE DEGREE PROGRAM

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

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, Canisius College, Niagara University, and Hilbert College.

OCCUPATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Office supervisor

Administrative assistant

Office manager

Leasing agent

Property manager

EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS

Employment and transfer rate of 100 percent –33 percent are employed; 67 percent transferred to continue their education.

RELATED PROGRAMS

Agricultural Business

Accounting

Business Administration

Financial Services

Marketing

Computer Information Systems

Financial Planning

Sport Management

Technology Management

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS/RECOMMENDATIONS

Required: Algebra

Recommended: Geometry, Algebra 2/Trigonometry

Business Management - AAS Degree

TYPICAL FOUR-SEMESTER PROGRAM

First

ACCT

1124

Financial Accounting

4

COMP

1503

Freshman Composition

3

CISY

xxx3

Intro to Computers/Info Mgt. Elective

3

MKTG

2073

Principles of Marketing

3

MATH

xxx3

Math Elective

3

HPED

xxx1

Physical Education Elective

1

17

Second

ACCT

2224

Managerial Accounting

4

BUAD

2033

Business Communications

3

LITR

xxx3

Literature Elective

3

MATH

xxx3

Math Elective

3

xxx3

Gen. Education Elective

3

16

Third

BUAD

3153

Fundamentals of Mgt.

3

BUAD

3043

Business Law I

3

BUAD

4203

Personal Financial Planning

3

ECON

1013

Macroeconomics

3

xxx3

Business Elective

3

15

Fourth

BUAD

4053

Business Law II

3

ECON

2023

Microeconomics

3

MKTG

3153

Web Design and Marketing

3

BUAD

xxx3

Business Elective

3

xxx3

Business or Computer Elective

3

15

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

63 semester hours with a 2.0 cumulative index as well as six hours of math.