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Business: Business Administration, A.S.

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Degree: Associate in Science
HEGIS Code: 5004
Curriculum Code: 0671
Campus Location: City, North, South
, Distance
Business & Public Service Division

Pre-Admission Recommendations: Sequential Math I, II, III
Recommended H.S. Courses and/or Experiences: Three (3) years Regents math or four (4) years math
Career Opportunities/Further Education: Transfer to four-year Business Administration programs

Program Description

The Associate in Science in the field of Business: Business Administration is a program which includes core business courses and a significant number of general education courses. This program integrates the unique requirements of both two-year and four-year institutions.

The program’s primary objective is to attract local high school students who are interested in a business career, and who realize that they must ultimately transfer to a four-year institution to complete their course of study. It enables business-oriented high school grads to remain near home and experience small classes in a very personalized academic environment for two years before continuing on to a four-year institution as a junior.

Students who enroll in this program will be fully prepared to transfer to a four-year college upon graduation from ECC. They will have taken all of the prerequisites necessary to make the transfer process an easy one.

This degree is not intended to provide vocational preparation for entry into the labor force upon graduation. Therefore, upon their enrollment at ECC, all students in this program should begin planning on where they intend to transfer after their two years of community college courses. Completion of the SUNY General Education Requirement is required for graduation.

Transfer Agreements

Erie Community College’s Business Administration Department has transfer agreements with most area colleges. The agreements facilitate the transfer of ECC business graduates into the four-year schools. They include Alfred University, Buffalo State College, SUNY at Buffalo, D’Youville College, SUNY College at Fredonia, Canisius College, Daemen College, Hilbert College, Houghton College, Medaille College and Niagara University, as well as Thames Valley University in London, England and European University in Antwerp, Belgium.

Program Competencies

Upon graduating with an Associate in Science degree in Business: Business Administration, the student will be able to:

  • enter employment upon graduation in the business field;
  • transfer to a business or accounting program at a four-year college/university;
  • speak and write clearly and correctly;
  • read critically and think logically;
  • understand the basic concepts of business;
  • build off their mathematics foundation and take additional courses in mathematics, accounting and business;
  • use a computer in academic and business settings;
  • demonstrate a firm grasp on business theory; and 
  • work effectively in a group setting.

Although this program primarily prepares students for transfer to another college, the rigorous preparation will also enable students to work in a business environment while pursuing a four-year degree.


 Total Degree Credits: 64

First Year, Spring Semester

Second Year, Fall Semester

Second Year, Spring Semester


  1. Course must come from the list of SUNY-approved General Education courses in the Natural Science category.
  2. Course must come from the list of SUNY-approved General Education courses in one of the following categories: American History, Other World Civilizations, or Western Civilization.
  3. Course must come from the list of SUNY-approved General Education courses in the Humanities category.

As transfer agreements vary you must consult with your Business Administration faculty adviser prior to registering for courses marked “Per Adviser.”

This is a recommended sequence. Student should consult his/her academic adviser prior to registering.

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