College Catalog Fall 2007 - Spring 2008
Business Administration - AS

The Field

SUNY Delhi's Business Administration program is designed to prepare students for successful business careers or continued management education. Several programs are available:

The Associate in Applied Science program in Business Administration is primarily for students who, after obtaining their degree at Delhi, plan either to pursue a career in business or transfer to a four-year college or university. The Associate in Science program in Business Administration is available for students majoring in Business Administration who wish to transfer the maximum number of credits to a four-year college or university after graduating from Delhi. In order to gain admission to the A.S. program, students must have successfully completed Regents Mathematics Course A in high school. The one-year certificate program in Business Management is primarily for full- or part-time students who, through selected business coursework, seek professional improvement or who wish to re-enter the workforce.

The Instructional Program

The Business Administration curriculum keeps pace with industry practices and incorporates innovations in management techniques as well as teaching/learning methods. Frequent contact between instructors, faculty advisors, and students is actively encouraged.

Students may participate in SIFE, Students in Free Enterprise. SIFE is a not-for-profit organization sponsored by major corporations whose mission is to work in partnership with higher education and business to provide college students the leadership experience of teaching others how market economics and businesses operate, and how to use this knowledge to better themselves, their communities, and their countries.

Required courses for the Business Administration program cover a broad range of activities involved in the management of an organization. These include courses in accounting, marketing, finance, computer processing, communication, business law, and human relations. Special emphasis is given to developing the analytical and interpersonal skills needed for successful management careers.

The Business Administration program is designed so that students, in addition to taking required courses, may concentrate on a chosen topical area. These electives broaden graduates' employment opportunities in business, retailing, wholesaling, and service industries. Even greater flexibility is achieved by allowing students to take six credit hours of unrestricted electives.

Students in this program will have ample opportunity for exposure to computer applications and uses. Each student is also assigned a faculty advisor who will assist and guide them.

Curriculum

SUNY Curriculum Code: 0671

First Semester

Course No.

Course 

Cr. Hrs.

 ACCT 115

Financial Accounting 

3

 BUSI 105

Orientation to Business

1

 BUSI 245

Principles of Marketing

3

 CITA 110

Introduction to Software Applications

3

 ENGL 100

Freshman Composition

3

 MATH 115

Statistics

4

 

Total

17

Second Semester

Course No.

Course 

Cr. Hrs.

 ACCT 125

Managerial Accounting 

3

 ECON 100

Introductory Macroeconomics 

3

 LITR ___

Literature Elective 

3

 MATH ___

College Algebra or Pre-Calculus      

3

 ____ ___

Technical Elective 

3

 

Total

15

Third Semester

 Course No.

Course 

Cr. Hrs.

 BUSI 120

Business Communications 

3

 ECON 110

Introductory Microeconomics 

3

 MATH ___

Pre-Calculus or Calculus I 

3-4

 ____ ___

General Education Requirement*   

3

 ____ ___

Science Elective 

3-4

 

Total

15-16

Fourth Semester

 Course No.

Course 

Cr. Hrs.

 BUSI 220

Principles of Finance 

3

 ____ ___

General Education Requirements*  

6

 ____ ___

Technical Electives

6

 

Total 

15

Degree Requirement: 62 credit hours and minimum mathematics competency

Notes

*Students must complete a total of seven General Education subject areas required by the SUNY Board of Trustees.

Admissions Requirements

Satisfactory completion of a high school curriculum, successful completion of Regents Mathematics A, and interest in a business administration and/or marketing career are the key admission requirements.

Program Objectives

A graduate of the Business Administration A.S. program should be able to:

  1. Prepare financial statements and maintain accounting records.
  2. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the different types of accounts (assets, liabilities, equities, revenues, and expenses) and be able to compare proprietorship, partnership, and corporation accounting procedures.
  3. Express him/herself effectively through written and oral business communications.
  4. Demonstrate familiarity with the organization and operation of American banking and financial institutions, sources of funds, the practical aspects of money, and short- and long-term credit for business.
  5. Apply marketing methods and policies with an emphasis on planning, pricing, promoting, and distributing products and services to consumers.
  6. Demonstrate understanding of the impact of individual economic decisions and the major arguments and considerations that influence government as it attempts to intervene in the market system.
  7. Demonstrate understanding of the effects of corporate power, labor unions, poverty and wealth, government taxation, and public policy on the economic environment.
  8. Display a fundamental understanding of computers and computer information systems and be familiar with common computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and graphics.

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Last Updated: 8/3/08