Business Administration

SUNY Adirondack offers a two-year Associate in Science (AS) degree in Business Administration that parallels the first half of a bachelor’s degree and is specifically designed for transfer to a 4-year institution.

This field of study prepares students for further education in concentrations such as accounting, finance, marketing, economics, human resources, and other business related programs. SUNY Adirondack offers a wealth of established transfer opportunities for its Business Administration students.

Graduates of the program have the option of applying to SUNY Plattsburgh in order to complete their bachelor’s degree on-campus at the SUNY Adirondack Regional Higher Education Center or at other top colleges, including:

  • The University at Albany
  • Empire State College
  • Siena College
  • The College of St. Rose
  • Paul Smith's College







          Gabe MicGlire graduated in 2014 with an AS in Business Administration and went on to receive his BS from SUNY Plattsburgh at Queensbury. He lived on campus for all four years, and was instrumental in bringing the Color Run to the college. Read his story here.


          Business Administration focuses on the management of all business operations and the critical decision making required for success in today’s fast-paced work environment. Students will learn the fundamentals of business planning, technology, interpersonal skills/communication, critical thinking and execution with a strong foundation in liberal arts. SUNY Adirondack blends practical business experiences with theory and teaches students how to apply these concepts in actual business situations through case studies, interactive sessions and internships.

          Students will also take specialized courses in economics, law, ethics, and financial/managerial accounting. Please note: Those students not intending to transfer should consider either the Accounting or Management, Marketing & Entrepreneurship degree programs.


          SUNY Adirondack offers small class sizes and access to dedicated faculty who have years of real-world business experience with Fortune 500 companies, CPA firms, and area businesses. Students will also have the opportunity to network with local business professionals at the annual business alumni dinner and career forums.

          Other features of the Business Administration program include:

          • Access to the on-campus Business Resource Center
          • Membership in the Adirondack Business Club
          • One-to-one transfer counseling for selecting a 4-year school

          For more information, download the degree requirements or visit Career Coach.