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College Catalog Fall 2012 - Spring 2013

Business Administration - AS

The Instructional Program

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. 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 course work, 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, including 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.  Students will also have ample opportunity for exposure to computer applications and uses.

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.

Admissions Requirements

To be eligible for consideration, an applicant must:



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.

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.

Academic Requirements:

Minimum Total Credit Hours = 61

Major Courses Required - 19 credit hours

Course No. Course Cr. Hrs.

ACCT 115

Financial Accounting 


ACCT 125

Managerial Accounting 


BUSI 105

Orientation to Business


BUSI 120

Business Communications 


BUSI 220

Principles of Finance 


BUSI 245

Principles of Marketing


CITA 110

Introduction to Software Applications


 General Education/Liberal Arts Courses Required - 33 credit hours

Course No. Course Cr. Hrs.

ECON 100

Introductory Macroeconomics 


ECON 110

Introductory Microeconomics 


ENGL ___

Freshman Composition or Advanced Composition1


LITR ___

Literature Elective 


MATH 115



MATH ___

College Algebra or Pre-Calculus by advisement 2 


MATH ___

Pre-Calculus or Calculus I by advisement 2



General Education course from GE4


General Education course from GE 6 or GE 9



General Education Elective



Science Elective 


Restricted Electives3 - 9 credit hours


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).

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. Produce coherent texts within common college-level written forms; demonstrate the ability to revise and improve such texts; research a topic, develop an argument, and organize supporting details; develop proficiency in oral discourse; evaluate an oral presentation according to established criteria.
  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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Last Updated: 3/20/13