Program Overview


The Associate of Science in Business with a concentration in Business Administration degree offered by Niagara Community College is a program of study that is available to students in a completely online format. This program is primarily geared toward students who are planning to transfer to an upper-level school’s 4-year Bachelor’s program, such as Niagara University, State University of New York College at Buffalo, the University at Buffalo, or the SUNY College at Brockport. Prospective students must be able to complete courses in Mathematics that are beyond Algebra and Trigonometry. A student may pursue this degree as either full-time or part time. Because there is a specific sequencing of courses, a student who is pursuing this degree part time may need to take longer than eight semesters to complete the requirements. This program is intended specifically for students who wish to matriculate into 4-year Bachelor’s level degree programs. Students who are looking to become equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to pursue careers immediately after graduation from this program should look into Niagara Community College’s Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration.

The objective of this program is to help students attain General Education credit and competencies as well as to help them acquire the basic skills and knowledge related to Business Administration that are required for upper-level programs. By the end of this program, a student should be able to communicate with others effectively in both oral and written formats as well as demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental managerial, organizational, and marketing principles functions and issues. Students should also show competencies related to understanding the impact of social, economic, historical, global, and technological trends on businesses and organizations. Lastly, a student should be able to convey knowledge of the fundamental concepts of accounting and business law.

This program requires its students to take and complete 63 credit hours of courses in order to graduate with the Associate of Science in Business with a major in Business Administration. Students take a minimum of 18 credit hours in Business courses, 3 hours in Computer Technology, 3 hours of Arts, 9 hours of Humanities, 7 credit hours of Mathematics, 6 credit hours of Social Sciences (Macroeconomics and Microeconomics), and 9 credit hours in electives.

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    Degree Level: Associate

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    Middle States Commission on Higher Education

    School Overview

    Niagara County Community College was founded in 1962 and was given its name in honor of the County of Niagara, its local sponsor. Niagara County Community College provides associate's degrees and certificates and is classified as a public, two-year institution.

    Students have a variety of academic options at Niagara County Community College, including associate's degrees and certificates. The represented academic divisions include:

    • Arts, Media, & Technology
    • Business and Hospitality
    • Humanities and Social Sciences
    • Science, Health, and Mathematics

    Niagara County Community College offers online options for students, including fully online degree and certificate programs. 

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