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Business Administration

The diversity of occupations held by Business Administration graduates accounts for the popularity of this degree program. Among two-year colleges, both public and private, Business Administration is one of the most widely held degrees, second only to Liberal Arts and Sciences. Our traditional Associate in Science (A.S.), accelerated Associate in Science (A.S.) and Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees at Finger Lakes will prepare you for the ever-changing business world, allowing you to enter the job market in any number of positions: service sales representative, management analyst and consultant, management trainee, appraisers, recruiter, training specialist, benefits specialists, compensation specialists, business strategists, production planner, inventory control specialist, store manager, office manager, bank teller, warehouse manager, and more.

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 Programs

The Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in Business Administration (traditional and accelerated) and the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Business Administration at Finger Lakes Community College differ in focus.

Associate of Science (A.S.)

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.

Associate of Science (A.S.) Accelerated

With FLCC's innovative accelerated program in Business Administration, you'll take advantage of a schedule and course load that is designed for busy but motivated adults seeking to earn a versatile and in-demand college degree. Using hybrid learning-a combination of in-class and online learning-you can earn your degree in as little as two years by attending class just once a week. All face-to-face sessions take place at the conveniently-located FLCC Victor Campus Center, and the remainder of instruction is online.

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

The A.A.S. degree is designed to prepare you for employment upon graduation in a variety of positions in the business community, with a broad-based business foundation in accounting and economics as well as intense study in the fields of marketing, management, or business administration. A.A.S. students are also accepted at St. John Fisher College, Rochester Institute of Technology, and Nazareth College of Rochester.*

* 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.