Business Administration

Associate in Science Degree Program (Transfer-Oriented)


Hegis Code: 5004 Admissions: 1-800-724-0833
ext. 5018 or 5022
NYSED Code: 76203


Program Description
This two‐year Business Administration Program leads to an Associate in Science degree and is recommended for students who have definite transfer plans and career aspirations that necessitate further study at four‐year colleges and universities to attain the B.S. degree in one of the business‐related fields, such as accounting or marketing.

Program Outcomes
At the completion of the AS in Business Administration Degree program, a student will be able to

  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing to employees, customers, supervisors, co‐workers, and others in the course of a business career;
  • Use business computer applications to analyze data, make business decisions, and effectively convey information to others;
  • Understand micro‐ and macroeconomic theories and apply them to explain and predict events in the environment in which business operates;
  • Read and understand a legal contract;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of financial statements and make managerial decisions based on financial data;
  • Understand and apply the functions of management in business situations;
  • Develop techniques of working productively with others.

Employment Potential
Upon completion of a baccalaureate degree in a related business field, students will be qualified for jobs such as accountant, auditor, financial analyst, management consultant, or marketing consultant.

Requirements for Program Entry

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Satisfactory placement in Entering Student Assessment

Developmental Assistance Available
For students who do not meet basic reading and math requirements, or who have other learning issues, extra assistance is readily available through SUNY Ulster's Learning Center, Patrik Math Center, the Writing Center, the Peer and Friend Tutor Program, and English as a Second Language (ESL) tutors.

For More Information

For more information contact Admissions here or the Department here.

To print a copy of the Program Planning Sheet, click here

Click on the Course Number for the course description.
First Semester
Course Number Description Credits
BUS 161 Principles of Management 3
BUS 171 * Computer Applications for Business 3
ENG 101 College English I 3
MAT 115 ** College Algebra and Trigonometry 4
Elective Natural Science Elective (1) 3-4
Semester Credits 16-17
Second Semester
BUS 205 Marketing Principles and Practices 3
ECO 102 Introduction to Microeconomics 3
ENG 102 College English II 3
LIB 111 Information Literacy


MAT 160 ** Precalculus 4
Semester Credits 14
Third Semester
ACC 200 *** Financial Accounting 4
BUS 201 Business Law I 3
BUS 203 or
BUS 249
Human Resources Management or
Business Ethics (2)
COM 103 or 
COM 105
Oral Communication or Public Speaking 3
ECO 101 Introduction to Macroeconomics 3
Semester Credits 16
Fourth Semester
ACC 204 Managerial Accounting 4
BUS 202 Business Law II 3
Elective General Education Elective (Art, Music, Theatre, Foreign Language, or History) (4) 3
Elective History Elective (1) 3
Elective Liberal Arts Elective (3) 3
Semester Credits 16
Total Credits 62-63
NOTE: Through advisement, students will also fulfill General Education Requirements.

  * Keyboarding skills are required.
  ** Competency in mathematics through Precalculus (MAT 160) is required. Calculus (MAT 170) and Statistics (MAT 211) are strongly recommended.
  *** ACC 101 and ACC 102 may be substituted by advisement.
  (1) Choose from Western Civilization, American History or Other World Civilizations.
  (2) New Paltz transfers are advised to take BUS 249 since New Paltz will no longer accept BUS 203.
  (3) Recommended choices are Calculus (MAT 170), Statistics (MAT 211), Psychology (PSY 101), or Sociology (SOC 101).
  (4) If a History course is chosen, it must be from a different category than the History elective chosen above.






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