Business Administration (Transfer Option)

Business Administration (Transfer Option)

The Associate in Science in the field of Business: Business Administration is a program which includes core business courses and a significant number of general education courses. This program integrates the unique requirements of both two-year and four-year institutions.

The program's primary objective is to attract local high school students who are interested in a business career, and who realize that they must ultimately transfer to a four-year institution to complete their course of study. It enables business-oriented high school grads to remain near home and experience small classes in a very personalized academic environment for two years before continuing on to a four-year institution as a junior.

Students who enroll in this program will be fully prepared to transfer to a four-year college upon graduation from ECC. They will have taken all of the prerequisites necessary to make the transfer process an easy one.

This degree is not intended to provide vocational preparation for entry into the labor force upon graduation. Therefore, upon their enrollment at ECC, all students in this program should begin planning on where they intend to transfer after their two years of community college courses. Completion of the SUNY General Education Requirement is required for graduation.

Program Competencies

Upon graduating with an Associate in Science degree in Business: Business Administration, the student will be able to:

  • enter employment upon graduation in the business field;
  • transfer to a business or accounting program at a four-year college/university;
  • speak and write clearly and correctly;
  • read critically and think logically;
  • understand the basic concepts of business;
  • build off their mathematics foundation and take additional courses in mathematics, accounting and business;
  • use a computer in academic and business settings;
  • demonstrate a firm grasp on business theory; and 
  • work effectively in a group setting.

Although this program primarily prepares students for transfer to another college, the rigorous preparation will also enable students to work in a business environment while pursuing a four-year degree.

Admission/Academic Advisement

Students matriculating in this program are required to fulfill the SUNY Transfer Path Requirement that most closely aligns with the program. Speak to your advisor for details.

Articulation Agreements/Transfer Agreements

Erie Community College's Business Administration Department has transfer agreements with most area colleges. The agreements facilitate the transfer of ECC business graduates into the four-year schools. They include Alfred University, Buffalo State College, SUNY at Buffalo, D'Youville College, SUNY College at Fredonia, Canisius College, Daemen College, Hilbert College, Houghton College, Medaille College and Niagara University, as well as Thames Valley University in London, England and European University in Antwerp, Belgium.


Total Degree Credits: 64.0

First Year, Fall Semester
BU 121 - Accounting Principles I Credit Hours: 4
BU 131 - Computer Applications in Business Credit Hours: 3
EC 102 - Macroeconomics Credit Hours: 3
EN 110 - College Composition Credit Hours: 3
BU 240 - Principles of Management Credit Hours: 3

First Year, Spring Semester
BU 122 - Accounting Principles II Credit Hours: 4
BU 151 - Marketing I Credit Hours: 3
EC 103 - Microeconomics Credit Hours: 3
EN 111 - Composition and Interpretation of Literature Credit Hours: 3
BU 231 - Business Systems Credit Hours: 3

Second Year, Fall Semester
Marketing Elective -- BU250 or Higher Credit Hours: 3
BU 261 - Business Law I Credit Hours: 3
MT 143 - Introductory Statistics I Credit Hours: 4
PS 100 - General Psychology Credit Hours: 3
SUNY General Education: Natural Science Elective (Per Adviser) Credit Hours: 3*

Second Year, Spring Semester
Business Elective (Per Adviser) Credit Hours: 3
BU 262 - Business Law II Credit Hours: 3
MT 175 - Survey of Calculus I Credit Hours: 4 or
MT 177 - Mathematical Analysis for Management Credit Hours: 4
SUNY General Education: American History, Other World Civilizations, or Western Civilization Elective Credit Hours: 3**
SUNY General Education: Humanities Elective (Per Adviser) Credit Hours: 3***

* Course must come from the list of SUNY-approved General Education courses in the Natural Science category.
** Course must come from the list of SUNY-approved General Education courses in one of the following categories: American History, Other World Civilizations, or Western Civilization.
*** Course must come from the list of SUNY-approved General Education courses in the Humanities category.

As transfer agreements vary you must consult with your Business Administration faculty adviser prior to registering for courses marked "Per Adviser". This is a recommended sequence. Student should consult his/her academic adviser prior to registering.

Available At:

City Campus
North Campus
South Campus

Recommended H.S. Courses and/or Experiences:

Three years of Regents Math or four years of Math

Pre-Admission Recommendations:

Sequential Math I, II, III

Career Opportunities/Further Education:

Transfer to four-year Business Administration Programs

Hegis Code:


Curriculum Code:



Business & Public Service
Business Administration AS

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Business Administration (Transfer Option)

John Eagan
City Campus
Room 575
121 Ellicott Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
P: (716) 851-1081
Robert Zaffram
North Campus
Room B302A
6205 Main Street
Williamsville, NY 14221
P: (716) 851-1524
Jason Januszkiewicz
South Campus
Room 4221A
4041 Southwestern Blvd.
Orchard Park, NY 14127
P: (716) 851-1721