College Catalog Fall 2011 - Spring 2012
Business Administration - AS

The Field

SUNY Delhi's Business Administration program is designed to prepare students for successful business careers or continued management education. The Associate in Science (A.S.) 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.  There is also a one-year advisement track for students who seek professional improvement or to re-enter the job market with a Business Management Certificate.

The Instructional Program

The Business Administration A.S. 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.

While enrolled in the A.S. Business Administration program, a student may choose, rather, to earn a one-year certificate in Business Management.  This certificate would be primarily for full- or part-time students who, through selected business coursework, seek professional improvement or who wish to re-enter the workforce.  Students interested in this advisement track should discuss this with their advisor as soon as they are accepted.

Students may participate in the Bronco Investment Group (BIG). The purposes of BIG are to learn and evaluate investment opportunities; acquire knowledge about money; use money to make money; learn to make wise decisions regarding money; and avoid major financial mistakes. BIG uses an online simulator to buy and sell stocks each week at club meetings.

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  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 through their educational experience.

Curriculum

SUNY Curriculum Code: 0671

SUNY General Education Requirements: Students who intend to receive A.A., A.S., or baccalaureate degrees must satisfy SUNY and campus General Education (GE) requirements to graduate. Students should be aware that GE requirements may vary by academic program. Consult with your academic advisor. For general information, see the "General Education" section of this catalog.

A.A.S. and A.O.S. degree students may not be required to fulfill General Education (GE) requirements; however, any student who may wish to transfer should complete as many GE courses as possible. Consult with your academic advisor.

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 ___

Freshman Composition or Advanced Composition 1

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 by advisement 2 

3

____ ___

Restricted Elective by advisement 3

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 by advisement 2

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

____ ___

Restricted Electives by advisement 3

6

 

Total 

15

Degree Requirement: 62 credit hours and minimum math competency

Notes

1 English is by placement according to competency.

2 Mathematics is by placement according to competency.

3 Restricted Electives are courses with an ACCT, BUSI, or CITA prefix (by advisement).

Technical Standards: In addition to academic requirements, all applicants must also be able to meet the minimum Technical Standards for the program, with or without reasonable accommodation.


Admissions Requirements

To be eligible for consideration, an applicant must:


Student Learning Outcomes

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.
  3. Communicate effectively both orally and in written formats.
  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 presentation software.

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