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  • A.A.S. in Business Administration

    A great start to your career in business
    Earn real-world experience and essential skills that you can use your first day on the job.
    Degree:
    A.A.S.
    School:
    School of Business
    Location:
    Dobbs Ferry, Bronx, Manhattan, Yorktown Heights & Online
    Credits:
    60

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Business Administration A.A.S. Curriculum

General Education Requirements 24 Credits
Business Core Courses ** 27 Credits
Business / General Education Electives 9 Credits
Total 60 Credits

Students who choose the Associate in Applied Science in Business must complete:

General Education Requirements

  • ECON 220 Macro-Economics
  • ECON 221 Micro-Economics
  • ECON 230 Ethics: Corp Comm in Society
  • ENGL 109 Fundamentals of Exposition
  • ENGL 110 Elements of Exposition
  • MATH 116 College Algebra
  • MATH 120 Intro Computers/App Software
  • SPCM 110 Oral Communications

Business Core

  • ACCT 120 Intro to Financial Accounting
  • ACCT 121 Intro to Management Accounting
  • FINC 235 Financial Management
  • BLAW 240 Business Law I
  • MGMT 225 Principles of Management
  • MGMT 255 Info Systems for Mgmnt
  • MGMT 340 Organizational Behavior
  • MKTG 220 Principles of Marketing

Business / General Education Electives

Students choose any three courses for which they have prerequisites. Students who anticipate continuing toward a four-year degree will be advised to use their electives to fulfill General Education Requirements.

NOTE:

A minimum of at least 30 credits must be taken in residence at Mercy College for the Associate in Applied Science in Business Degree.

* To enter the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Business Program a student must place into ENGL 109. If the student places into ENGL 111 then he/she may take ENGL 111 & ENGL 112 for the General Education requirement instead of ENGL 109 & ENGL 110.

** At least 15 credits in the business core must be taken in residence at Mercy College. 

How long does earning a degree take?
Full-time students can complete the 60-credit degree program in two years.
How do I know what to major in?
All Business majors must complete a set of core business courses. Students will be exposed to all the business disciplines and with the help of their mentor, students can select the major that suits their interest and skills.
Where and when are classes offered?
Classes are offered in the day at the Dobbs Ferry Campus. For working students night classes are conveniently offered at the Manhattan, Bronx campuses, and Online.
How long does earning a degree take?
Full-time students can complete the 60-credit degree program in two years.
Is Mercy College a nonsectarian institution?
Yes. Qualified applicants are admitted without regard to race, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age or physical disability.
How many credits can be transferred from another institution?
Up to 75 credits from a two-year institution. Up to 90 from a four-year institution. Up to 90 credits combined however the credits may not exceed 75 credits from any combination of two-year institutions as they apply to your chosen degree. In addition you may only transfer in two courses of upper-level business credit (six credits) to apply to the major / specialization.
Thomas Milton Professor, Undergraduate Business
Charles Garcia Instructor, Undergraduate Business
Christopher Salute Instructor, Undergraduate Business
Mahmud Wazihullah Instructor, Undergraduate Business
Curtis Abel Associate Professor, Business
Dermott Whalen Assistant Professor, Human Resource Management

Business Administration Overview

With an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Business, you’ll have essential technical skills and fundamentals of business, and technology to enable them to obtain an entry level position in business. The program offers a seamless articulation to the Bachelor of Science Degree in Business to graduates of the Associate program who wish to continue their education.

Business Administration Fast Facts

  • Strategic Consulting Institute - Real projects for real companies
  • Innovative, active-learning model
  • Faculty and leadership team with real experience from Fortune 500 companies
  • Flexible scheduling: Nights, weekends and online

Business Administration FAQS

How many credits can be transferred from another institution?
Up to 75 credits from a two-year institution. Up to 90 from a four-year institution. Up to 90 credits combined however the credits may not exceed 75 credits from any combination of two-year institutions as they apply to your chosen degree. In addition you may only transfer in two courses of upper-level business credit (six credits) to apply to the major / specialization.
How do I know what to major in?
All Business majors must complete a set of core business courses. Students will be exposed to all the business disciplines and with the help of their mentor, students can select the major that suits their interest and skills.
Future Business Leaders Academy

This year's Future Business Leaders Academy was our most successful yet. The highly select group chosen to join us at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY learned about personal branding, matching their personalities to career paths, and visited some of the top global corporations in New York.

Career Opportunities

Business graduates may seek entry level positions such as supervisor, assistant director and analyst. Additionally graduates may go on to earn their Bachelor’s degree and seek positions such as Directors and Senior managers.