Business Administration

AACSB Accredited Member

Bachelor of Science Degree

The College of Business is accredited by AACSB International and committed to continuous quality improvement for all our programs. The Bachelor degree program in business is supported by a broad general education program. Students are prepared to become leaders in the business world and hold key management positions in business and industry. Each student is counseled and evaluated in the admissions process as to the most appropriate degree program based upon career objectives, plans for future education, and previously earned college credits if applicable.

Degree Requirements Overview
All degree programs offered through the College of Business require the completion of a minimum of 124 semester hours, which include 30 semester hours of upper division college work. All degree programs offered through theCollege of Business have the following requirements:

  • Minimum of 124 semester credits
  • At least 24 hours of business coursework must be completed at SUNY Poly
  • Minimum of 30 credits completed at SUNY Poly
  • Distribution and general education requirements as outlined in the degree requirements
  • Minimum of C (2.00) in all business core courses taken at SUNY Poly, requirements and electives
  • All business transfer courses must have a grade of “C” or better to apply to the degree program

See separate section for accounting.

B.S. in Business Administration — 124 total credits

The program is designed primarily for the student who has either an Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree, an Associate in Science (A.S.) degree or entering freshmen who meet the college’s admissions criteria.

The B.S. degree will be granted to those students who satisfactorily complete at least 124 semester hours of college-level work (including lower division study) distributed as follows:

Students shall satisfy the requirements listed below.

I. SUNY General Education Requirements (30 credits)

All SUNY students must satisfy the following requirements.

No fewer than 30 credits must be attained from the SUNY approved General Education Course List with the following provisions:

  • Communication (written and oral)
  • Mathematics (and quantitative reasoning)
  • Natural Sciences (and scientific reasoning)
  • Diversity: Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice

At least three (3) out of the following six (6) SUNY General Education categories:

  • The Arts
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences
  • U.S. History and Civic Engagement
  • Other World Civilization
  • World History and Global Awareness
  • World Languages

NOTE: You may take more than one course in a given category to complete this 30-credit hour requirement, but you must also satisfy the appropriate number of categories.

II. Liberal Arts/Sciences Requirements (34 credit minimum) 

The New York State Education Department (SED) requires a student earning a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree to attain no fewer than 60 credits of combined SUNY General Education and Liberal Arts/Sciences courses. There may be overlap between courses meeting both the SUNY General Education Requirements and Liberal Arts/Sciences Requirements, but a student may receive course credits only once even if multiple requirements are satisfied by a single course.  The total number of combined credit hours must be no fewer than  64 credits.

SUNY Poly degree requirements:

  • Natural Sciences—one course which may be a General Education Natural Science course
  • Upper-Division Writing Course (COM 307)

Specific requirements BS in Business Administration majors:

  • MAT 112 Elements of Calculus
  • Behavioral Science (PSY, SOC)
  • Microeconomics (ECO 110 or equivalent) (Satisfies Social Science General Education Requirement)
  • Macroeconomics (ECO 112 or equivalent)
  • STA 100 Statistics
  • Computer Applications (CSC or CS)

Liberals Arts/Sciences Electives (remainder of credits)

III. Business Core Coursework (48 credit minimum)

  • Financial Accounting (ACC 201)
  • Managerial Accounting (ACC 205)
  • Introduction to Business (BUS 101)
  • Business Law I (BUS 105)
  • Finance Principles (FIN 302)
  • Marketing Principles (MKT 301)
  • Organizational Behavior (MGT 307)
  • Human Resource Management (MGT 318)
  • Issues in Business and Society (BUS 451)
  • Management Science (MGS 411)
  • Strategic Management (BUS 485)
  • Business Electives (remainder of credits)

IV. Unrestricted Electives (remainder of credits)