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A.S. Business Administration

The Degree

Associate in Science (A.S.)

The Outlook

Employment among business managers is expected to grow at a faster rate than the average through 2020. Demand for the workers with business education and experience will grow as organizations continue to seek ways to improve efficiency and control costs.

The Program

The A.S. degree is designed to prepare you to transfer to a four-year college or university such as SUNY Colleges at Geneseo, Brockport, Cortland and Fredonia, Nazareth College of Rochester, St. John Fisher College, Rochester Institute of Technology, Syracuse University, and Canisius College, among others*, to pursue a baccalaureate degree in accounting, business administration, management information systems, or secondary education.

Online Courses: As part of the SUNY Learning Network (SLN), students pursuing the A.S. in Business Administration degree may take all of the curriculum requirements online. Students may take a course at a convenient time and place without the need to travel to campus, thus eliminating any time and location restrictions a student may have.

Honors Courses: The College offers honors courses that provide enhanced educational experiences for students who have demonstrated outstanding academic ability. Enrollment in honors courses is open to qualified students enrolled in this degree program, as well as all other qualified FLCC students. Successful completion of honors courses or an Honors Certificate may increase student transfer options to four-year institutions.

* This is a sampling of some of the four-year colleges and universities to which our students have transferred. Please consult your advisor or the Educational Planning and Career Services office for a complete listing of transfer agreements between Finger Lakes Community College and four-year institutions.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this degree program, students will be able:

  • apply mathematical principles and concepts to solve problems.
  • explore issues, ideas and data to formulate a plan of action.
  • identify the skills and knowledge necessary for businesses to succeed in the global community.
  • show the ability to identify, evaluate, use, and share information from current event resources.
  • apply marketing concepts as they relate to the marketplace and be able to apply this understanding to their entrance into taking upper-level college courses.
  • utilize the four basic financial statements and provide a managerial analysis of these statements in anticipation to their entrance into taking upper-level college courses.
  • demonstrate how a business makes decisions by studying economic trends in anticipation to their entrance into taking upper-level college courses.
  • employ professional values and honesty in preparation to their entrance into a four-year college. 

The Experience

FLCC's A.S. degree in Business Administration prepares you to face the challenges of an ever-changing and diverse business world. The faculty have real-world experience as managers, business owners, and certified public accountants, and they relate that experience to the theories they teach in class.

Internships: For FLCC Business Administration students, internships play a key role. Placement in local businesses and agencies including Ontario County, the City of Geneva, Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce, Canandaigua National Bank, the National Bank of Geneva, Thompson Health, BOCES, and others provides valuable experience and networking opportunities.

The Department of Business is dedicated to preparing students for the world of work through A.A.S. degrees and for transfer to four-year colleges through A.S. degrees. Students enrolled in our programs can expect opportunities to complement their chosen field of study. These opportunities will provide students with a smooth transition to either the actual business world or to a four-year college by ultimately preparing them for a level of competency appropriate for success upon completing their degree.

The Graduates

Graduates from this program have successfully transferred with full junior status to many public and private four-year institutions. Others have become payroll coordinators, receipt and inventory managers, customer service specialists, bank tellers, and managers at large and small companies.

The Scholarships

Business Administration students who meet specific award criteria are eligible for the Finger Lakes Business Education Partnership Scholarship, Finger Lakes Development Center for Business Scholarship, Carol Scharett Memorial Scholarship, and the Martin Schneider Canandaigua Rotary Scholarship. For details, contact a member of the Business Department faculty or the Financial Aid Office.

The Faculty

The Business Administration faculty bring a diverse background of practical experiences to the classroom environment. As a result, faculty are able to enrich the learning experience and assist the students with achieving a level of competency appropriate for success in the workplace and for transfer to four-year colleges. The faculty are dedicated, caring, professionals who are known for their commitment to students and their education. Additionally, the department has faculty who have received the prestigious Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching.