The Associate in Science degree program in Business Administration provides a strong background in liberal arts and sciences and a broad overview of the business field. It is designed for students intending to transfer to a four-year college to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Business.

The program requires a minimum of 30 credits in liberal arts and sciences and a minimum of 23 credits in professional courses. The credits earned in liberal arts and sciences and business in this program are generally transferable to four-year institutions. Students are advised to meet with a faculty adviser from the Department of Business to discuss their programs, applicable electives, and the transferability of course credits to four-year colleges. Specific requirements for transferring credits vary with each institution

Advisor Notes

Common Core Credits
REQUIRED CORE: I. A: English Composition I, II 6
REQUIRED CORE: I. B: Mathematical & Quantitative Reasoning* (Required: MA 114 or MA 119; see note under Major) 3
REQUIRED CORE: I. C: Life & Physical Sciences* (Select one course from I.C; see note under Major electives.) 3-4
FLEXIBLE CORE: II. A: World Cultures & Global Issues (Select one course from II.A) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: II. B: U.S. Experience in Its Diversity (Select one course from II.B) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: II. C: Creative Expression (Select one course from II.C) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: II. D: Individual & Society (Select one course from II.D) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: II. E: Scientific World (Select one course from II.E) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: II. A, B, C, D or E. (Select one additional course) 3
Subtotal
*The credit range accounts for STEM variant in I.C.
30-31*
Major Requirements
BU 101 Principles of Accounting I 4
BU 102 Principles of Accounting II 4
BU 201 Business Organization and Management 3
BU 203 Principles of Statistics 3
BU 301 Fundamentals of Business Law 3
CIS 205 (formerly BU 512) Introduction to Computer Systems and Technologies 3
MA 128 or MA 260 or MA 440 (students who are exempt from or placed out of MA 119, required under I.B above, will use this course to satisfy I.B in common core) 4
ECON 101 Introduction to Macroeconomics or ECON 102 Introduction to Microeconomics*
*Students who have taken ECON 101 or ECON 102 in the common core are recommended to take BU 401 or BU 701; it is suggested that both BU 401 and BU 701 be taken for transfer to a four-year business program.
3
Subtotal 27
Major Electives
Laboratory science (for students who have not taken STEM variant in I.C): BI-132, BI-171; CH-102, CH-111, CH-121; ET-842; PH-112 0-1
Subtotal 0-1
Elective(s) – free electives 1-2
Subtotal 1-2

Total Credits Required

60

*Students are required to take particular courses in some areas of the Common Core that fulfill both general education and major requirements. If students do not take the required courses in the Common Core, they will have to take additional credits to complete their degree requirements.

All students must complete two (2) Writing Intensive designated classes to fulfill degree requirements.

Recommended Course Sequence

The number of credits you take each year will determine when you graduate. To graduate on time, you are strongly encouraged to enroll in at least 30 credits toward your degree during the calendar year, including fall and spring semesters and winter and summer sessions.

A.S. Degree in Business Administration - Catalog Year 2017-18

Fall Semester #1

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

ENGL-101 English Composition I

(Required Core 1.A.: English Composition)

3

Pre-req.: BE-112/205 and 122/226 or passing score on CUNY placement, or exemption

MA 114 College Algebra and Trigonometry for Technical Students (4) OR MA 119 College Algebra (3) and MA 121 Elementary Trigonometry (1) (Required Core 1.B. Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning)

Note: Students who place out of these courses may take MA 128, 260, or 440. *

4

Pre-req.: MA 10 or passing score on placement test or exemption

One course from Flexible Core 2.D. Individual and Society

3

Check individual courses for pre and co-requisites

BU 201 Business Organization and Management

3

None

CIS 205 Introduction to Computer Systems and Technologies

3

None

Total credits for the term

16


Spring Semester #1

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

ENGL 102 English Composition II - (Required Core 1.A.: English Composition)

3

Pre-req.: ENGL 101 or placement

MA 128 Calculus for Technical and Business Students OR MA 440 Pre-Calculus Mathematics OR MA 260 Pre-calculus and Elements of Calculus for Business Students (Requirement for Major) *

4

Pre-req. for MA 128, MA 260, or MA 440: MA 119 and 121 or MA 114, with C or better, or placement on the CUNY math placement exam

BU 101 Principles of Accounting I

4

None

One course from Flexible Core 2. B. U.S. in its Diversity

3

Pre-req. for SP 211: completion of remedial speech if required

Pre-req. for SS courses: BE 122/226 or passing score on CUNY placement, or exemption; Pre- or co-requisite for HIST courses: ENGL 101

Total credits for the term

14


Fall Semester #2

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

ECON 101 Intro. to Macroeconomics or ECON 102 Intro to Microeconomics (Students who have taken ECON 101 or 102 in the common cores are recommended to take BU 401 Marketing or BU 701 Principles of Finance or the second Economics course)

3

Pre-req.: BE 122/226 or passing score on CUNY placement, or exemption

Required Core 1.C. Life & Physical Sciences: Select one course

3-4

Check individual courses for pre-and co-requisites

Science Laboratory course (Students who take a 4 credit course for 1.C. have met this requirement.)

0-1

Co-requisite: 3-credit Science course in 1.C.

BU 102 Principles of Accounting II

4

Pre-req.: BU 101 with grade of C- or better

BU 203 Principles of Statistics

3

Pre-req.: MA 114 or 119 or 321

Flexible Core 2.C Creative Expression OR BU 301 Business Law

3

Check individual courses for pre-and co-requisites

Pre-req. for BU 301: BE 122/226 or passing score on CUNY placement, or exemption

Total credits for the term

17


Spring Semester #2

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

Flexible Core 2.A. World Cultures & Global Issues

3

Check individual courses for pre-and co-requisites

Flexible Core 2. A, B, C, D, or E

3

Check individual courses for pre-and co-requisites

Flexible Core 2.E. Scientific World

3

Check individual courses for pre-and co-requisites

BU 301 Business Law OR Flexible Core 2.C Creative Expression

3

Check individual courses for pre-and co-requisites

Free elective (see MA 114, or MA 119 + 121 above)

1

Total credits for the term

13

Total credits required for the A.S. in Business Administration

60

Notes:

  1. All students must complete two (2) WI designated classes to fulfill degree requirements.
  2. Students must complete one course from each of the flexible core categories (2.A., B., C., D., and E.) and one additional course from any one of the categories.
  3. Students in degree programs must complete any required remedial speech courses before graduation.
  4. * Students who take MA 260 or MA 440 as Required Core 1.B, will take MA 261 or MA 441 as Requirement for Major. (MA 261 often does not run, students are advised to take MA 440 and MA 441.) Students who take MA 128 or MA 441 as Required Core 1.B, will take BU 401 or BU 701 as requirement for major. Students taking BU 401 or BU 701 may need an additional credit.
  5. INDICATE IF ANY COURSES ARE ONLY OFFERED IN FALL OR SPRING TERMS

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Student Learning Outcomes for Academic Programs

A.S. in Business Administration - Catalog Year 2017-18

General Education Outcomes

  1. Communicate effectively through written and oral forms
  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions
  3. Reason quantitatively as required in various fields of interest and in everyday life
  4. Apply information management and digital technology skills useful for academic research and lifelong learning
  5. Discipline specific outcomes: A robust general education is founded on the knowledge, concepts, methods and perspectives that students gain through study of the social sciences and history, the natural sciences, the arts and the humanities. These disciplinary studies stimulate intellectual inquiry, global awareness, and cultural and artistic appreciation; they equip students to make informed judgments and engage with life beyond the classroom.
    1. Apply concepts and perspectives from history or the social sciences to examine the formation of ideas, human behavior, social institutions, or social processes and to make informed judgments
    2. Apply concepts and methods of the natural and physical sciences to examine natural phenomena and to make informed decisions
    3. Apply aesthetic and intellectual criteria to examine or create works in the humanities and the arts and to make informed judgments

Program Outcomes

  1. Integrate knowledge and skills in business
  2. Make ethical judgements while recognizing multiple perspectives
  3. Work collaboratively to accomplish learning objectives
  4. Use foundational business principles to evaluate and solve problems for accounting, business management, statistics, software applications, and business law.

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