2021-2022 Student Catalog 
    Jun 15, 2024  
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Business: Business Administration, A.S.

Contact Information

Program Requirements

Typical Program

Degree/Certificate:     Associate in Science
HEGIS Code:             5004
SUNY Code:              3822
Major Code:              BA

The NCCC Approach

This associate in science program is for students who:

  • Are planning to transfer to an upper-level school such as Niagara University, SUNY College at Buffalo, the University at Buffalo or the SUNY College at Brockport
  • Are capable of completing courses in mathematics beyond algebra and trigonometry
  • Intend to earn a bachelor’s degree or beyond


Students admitted in fall, spring and summer.

Business Administration is offered as a full-time or part-time day program, part-time evening program or online program. Because of the sequencing of courses, it may take longer than eight semesters to complete the part-time evening program or four semesters to complete the full-time day program if a student begins in a spring semester.

This program requires three years of regents-level mathematics for successful completion in four semesters of full-time study. Admission without the necessary mathematics background will require the student to complete some additional courses. In which case it may take longer than four semesters of full-time study to complete the program.

Students who want to enroll in the associate in science degree program but lack the appropriate background in mathematics may:

  1. Enroll in the AS degree program and complete the additional mathematics courses
  2. Enroll in the AAS degree program and change curriculum when the mathematics courses have been completed
  3. Enroll in, and complete, the AAS degree program

Dual Admissions

Canisius College
Niagara University
SUNY at Buffalo
SUNY College at Brockport
SUNY College at Buffalo
SUNY College at Fredonia
SUNY College/Empire State
SUNY Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome

Articulation Agreements

Niagara University
SUNY at Buffalo
SUNY College at Brockport
SUNY College at Buffalo

Program Goals and Objectives

  • To prepare students for transfer into baccalaureate business-related curricula.

Program Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this program, students will:

  • Communicate with others effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental managerial, organizational and marketing principles, functions and issues
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of major social, economic, historic, global and technological trends on organizations
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental concepts of accounting and business law

Program Requirements (BA)

  1. A total of at least 63-credit hours with a minimum curriculum grade-point average of 2.0. Academic Foundations courses do not count toward the degree.
  2. Business: A minimum of 18-credit hours to include:
  3. Basic Communication - General Education: A minimum of 9-credit hours to include:
    BUS 229 - Business Communications  
  4. Humanities - General Education:  A minimum of 3-credit hours to include:
    ___  ___    Humanities General Education   elective
  5. General Education Elective: A minimum of 3-credit hours selected through advisement.
    ___   ___    General Education  chosen from Language, History, Natural Science or Other World Civilization
  6. Computer Technology: A minimum of 3-credit hours to include:
  7. Mathematics - General Education: A minimum of 7-credit hours as required by the transfer institution and selected from the following:
  8. Arts - General Education: A minimum of 3-credit hours selected from the following:
    ART 137 - Ancient to Gothic Art  OR
    ART 138 - 14th to 19th Century Art  OR
    MUS 100 - Exploring the Arts  OR
    THA100  - Exploring The Arts  OR
    THA 113 - History of the Theatre  
  9. Social Sciences - General Education: A minimum of 6-credit hours to include:
  10. Recommended Electives: A minimum of 9-credit hours selected through advisement to meet transfer requirements in:
    1. Accounting
    2. Business Management
    3. Health Care Management
    4. International Business
  1. Health or Physical Education: A minimum of 2-credit hours.

Typical Program

Total Credit Hours: 15

Total Credit Hours: 15

Total Credit Hours: 16

Fourth Semester

Total Credit Hours: 17


* Dependent upon the fulfillment of Academic Foundations requirements.

** Students must take either CIS 100 or each of the following modules: CIS 105, CIS 111 and CIS 115.

Scholarship Opportunities

There are several scholarships available to NCCC students. Scholarship deadline dates vary each semester.  For more information, please visit the scholarship webpage at www.niagaracc.suny.edu/scholarships. The NCCC Scholarship Office is located within the Financial Aid Complex, A-114 or by phone (716) 614-6205.