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College Catalog Fall 2012 - Spring 2013
Business Administration - AAS

The Instructional Program

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 (A.A.S.) 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 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 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. Students in this program will have ample opportunity for exposure to computer applications and uses.

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.

Admissions Requirements

To be eligible for consideration, an applicant must:


SUNY Curriculum Code: 0632

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 - 25 credit hours

Course No. Course Cr. Hrs.
ACCT 115 Financial Accounting 3
ACCT 125 Managerial Accounting 3
BUSI 100 Introduction to Business 3
BUSI 105 Orientation to Business 1
BUSI 110 Mathematics of Finance 3
BUSI 120 Business Communications 3
BUSI 220 Principles of Finance 3
BUSI 245 Principles of Marketing 3
CITA 110 Introduction to Software Applications 

General Education/Liberal Arts Courses Required - 21 credit hours

Course No. Course Cr. Hrs.
ECON 100 Introductory Macroeconomics  
  OR 3
ECON 110 Introductory Microeconomics  
ENGL ___ Freshman Composition or Advanced Composition1 3
MATH 115 Statistics 3
  ENGL/LITR/COMM Elective 3
  General Education Requirements 2  6
  Mathematics/Science Elective 3

Restricted Electives3 - 9 credit hours

Unrestricted Electives - 6 credit hours


English is by placement according to competency.

2 It is recommended that students who plan to transfer take courses that fulfill State University and SUNY Delhi General Education (GE) requirements. For more information, see the "General Education" section of this catalog or consult with an academic advisor.

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

Student Learning Outcomes

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) and be able to compare proprietorship, partnership, and corporation accounting procedures.
  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. Students will: 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.
  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 businesses.
  7. Apply marketing methods and policies with an emphasis on planning, pricing, promoting, and distributing products and services to customers.
  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, database management, and graphics.

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Last Updated: 3/20/13