Business Management (AAS) - Career

Application Code: 
Degree Received: 
Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
Academic Department Info: 
Program Coordinator: 
Dianne Tuzzolino
Coordinator Email:

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. 

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.
Entrance Requirements & Recommendations: 

Required: Algebra
Recommended: Geometry, Algebra 2/Trigonometry

Features & Facilities: 
  • Designed for students interested in acquiring knowledge, skills, and insight to become first-line supervisors in various organizations.
  • Students obtain a wide range of basic business knowledge that can be applied to supervisory positions in many different organizations.
Articulation Agreements: 

Current articulation agreements exist with Alfred University, SUNY Oswego, Hilbert College, Rochester Institute of Technology, Canisius College, Niagara University, and SUNY Brockport. Transfer to other colleges and universities that are not under articulation is very common. Approximately 60 percent of the business majors transfer to an upper-division program, either at Alfred State or elsewhere.

Graduation Requirements: 

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

Career Opportunities: 
  • Office Supervisor
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Office Manager
  • Leasing Agent
  • Property Manager
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.

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.

Typical Semester Layout: 

Most students are in a classroom setting 15-18 hours per week for formal instruction. All courses required of business administration majors are three credit hours, which equates to three-four hours per week in a classroom/lab and six-eight hours per 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
MATHxxx3Math Elective3
MKTG2073 Principles of Marketing3
HPEDxxx1Physical Education Elective1
Second Semestercredits
ACCT2224Managerial Accounting4
BUAD2033Bus Communications3
LITRxxx3Literature Elective3
MATHxxx3Math Elective3
 xxx3Gen Education Elective3
Third Semestercredits
BUAD3153Fundamentals of Mgt3
BUAD3043Business Law I3
BUAD4203Intro Personal Fin Planing3
 xxx3Business Elective3
Fourth Semestercredits
BUAD4053Business Law II3
MKTG3153Web Design and Marketing3
BUAD xxx3Business Elective3
 xxx3Business or Computer Elective3
Employment and Transfer Rate: 
Employment and Transfer Survey Details: 
Survey Details201120122013
Receiving Degrees11196
Responding to Survey9 (82%)15 (79%)5 (83%)
Employed3 (33%)8 (53%)2 (40%)
Employed in Field3 (100%)4 (50%)2 (100%)
Transferred6 (67%)7 (47%)3 (60%)
Unemployed & Seeking Employment------
Unemployed & Not Seeking Employment------
Employment and Transfer Salary Information: 

Less than $20,000 (1)
Prefer not to disclose (1)