College Catalog Fall 2009 - Spring 2010
Business Administration - AAS

The Field

SUNY Delhi's Business Administration program is designed to prepare students for successful business careers or continued management education. 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 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: 0632

First Semester

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

 BUSI 105

Orientation to Business

 1

 BUSI 100

Introduction to Business

 3

 BUSI 110

Mathematics of Finance

 3

 CITA 110

Introduction to Software Applications 

  3 

 ENGL 100

Freshman Composition

 3

 ____ ___

Mathematics/Science Elective

 3-4 

 

Total

16-17

Second Semester

Course No.

Course                                           

Cr. Hrs.

 ACCT 115

Financial Accounting

 3

 BUSI 245

Principles of Marketing

 3

 ECON 100

Introductory Macroeconomics

 

 

or

 3

 ECON 110

Introductory Microeconomics

 

 ____ ___

ENGL/LITR/COMM Elective

 3

 ____ ___

General Education Requirement 

 3

 

Total

 15

Third Semester

Course No.

Course                                        

Cr. Hrs.

 ACCT 125

Managerial Accounting

3

 BUSI 120

Business Communications

3

 MATH 115

Statistics

4

 ____ ___

Unrestricted Elective

3

 ____ ___

Technical Elective

3

 

Total

16

Fourth Semester

Course No.

Course                                        

Cr. Hrs.

 BUSI 220

Principles of Finance

3

 ____ ___

Unrestricted Elective

3

 ____ ___

Technical Electives

6

 ____ ___

General Education Requirement 

 

Total

15

Degree Requirement: 62 credit hours and minimum mathematics competency

Admissions Requirements

Satisfactory completion of a high school curriculum and interest in a business administration and/or marketing career are the key admission requirements. It is suggested that applicants should also have completed high school Mathematics Course A.

Program Objectives

A graduate of the Business Administration A.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.
  3. Generalize and discriminate among current American business practices, including production marketing, finance, and human resource management.
  4. Demonstrate fundamental problem-solving skills related to finance and business.
  5. Communicate effectively both orally and in written formats.
  6. 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.
  7. Apply marketing methods and policies with an emphasis on planning, pricing, promoting, and distributing products and services to consumers.
  8. 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.
  9. Discuss corporate power, labor unions, poverty and wealth, government taxation, and public policy.
  10. Display a fundamental understanding of computers and computer information systems and be familiar with common computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software.

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Last Updated: 1/4/09