College Catalog Fall 2016 - Spring 2017

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's in Applied Science program (AAS) 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.

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.

The Business Administration program is designed so that in addition to taking required courses, students may concentrate on a chosen topical area. These electives broaden graduates' employment opportunities in business, retailing, wholesaling, and service industries.

Minimum Requirements to be Considered for Admission


  • high school graduate with 75 high school GPA or 2500 GED test score
  • Algebra Regents: 73
  • English Regents: 73

Transfer Student:

  • Transfer GPA: 2.0


SUNY Curriculum Code: 0632

SUNY General Education Requirements: Students who intend to receive AA, AS, 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.

AAS and AOS 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 - 22 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 220 Principles of Finance 3
BUSI 245 Principles of Marketing 3
CITA 110 Introduction to Software Applications 3

General Education/Liberal Arts Courses Required - 21 credit hours

Course No. Course Cr. Hrs.
BUSI 120 Business Communications 3
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 3
  Mathematics/Science Elective 3

Restricted Electives3 - 12 credit hours

Unrestricted Electives - 6 credit hours


1English 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) AND MUST include ONE of the following:

  • BUSI 200 Management I
  • BUSI 205 Small Business Management
  • BUSI 237 Human Resource Management

Student Learning Outcomes

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

  • Prepare financial statements and maintain accounting records.
  • 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.
  • Generalize and discriminate among current American business practices, including production marketing, finance, and human resource management.
  • Demonstrate fundamental problem solving skills related to finance and business.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Apply marketing methods and policies with an emphasis on planning, pricing, promoting, and distributing products and services to customers.
  • 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.
  • Discuss corporate power, labor unions, poverty and wealth, government taxation, and public policy.
  • 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.