- CAREER DEGREE
- MIDDLETOWN CAMPUS
- NEWBURGH CAMPUS
- DISTANCE LEARNING
The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
7007 College Boulevard, Suite 420
Overland Park, KS 66211
The Associate in Applied Science degree program in Business Management prepares graduates to begin their careers as management trainees, first line supervisors, and higher level management positions in either profit or non-profit organizations. Students develop interpersonal and conceptual skills such as motivation, communication, performance appraisal, decision making and problem solving. Various business tools including accounting, computer information systems and law, as well as liberal arts courses, are integrated into the program.
The primary focus of the curriculum is on entrepreneurship for those interested in operating their own business or applying this managerial approach in a medium to large organization in the public or private sector. The program’s concentration of business courses provides a strong background for employment. The Business Internship is a popular feature of this degree. Students work for regional companies for academic credit and real-world experience.
Business Department faculty are well-trained and experienced in their areas of expertise, and highly motivated to work with students, helping them to succeed in their quest for a job. Many students complete this degree and transfer to four-year colleges to earn a bachelor’s degree; however, students who have this objective are advised that they may experience transfer credit losses due to the concentration of business courses.
This degree has been approved by ACBSP and SUNY NYS Education Department for online distance learning delivery. This does not mean that SUNY Orange offers every course in the program online; however, many are offered in this format. Please check the current credit course schedule for online DL virtual course listings offered each semester.
A Day in the Life ...
The Associate in Applied Science degree program in Business Management prepares graduates to begin their career as management trainees, supervisors, and higher-level management positions in both profit and non-profit organizations. Students develop interpersonal and conceptual skills such as motivation, communication, performance appraisal, decision making, and problem-solving Business tools such as accounting, computer information systems, law and entrepreneurship are integrated into the program.
Three Reasons to Consider Business Management
- The programs concentration of business courses provides a strong background for employment.
- Internship experience for those who want to build their resumes working for regional companies.
- Nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
- integrate management theories and tools in a variety of functional areas within an organization
- demonstrate the ability to use a variety of analytical tools in the functional areas of business
- express business ideas and information effectively in both oral and in written forms
Keep This in Mind
A focus of the program is entrepreneurship for those interested in operating their own business or applying managerial skills to a public or private organization.
Admission to this program requires that students be high school graduates or have high school equivalency diplomas (HSEs). If students are not high school graduates, they may be eligible for admission to the College’s 24 Credit Hour Program. If students are home schooled, they may be eligible for admission.
While the A.A.S. degree prepares you for employment, SUNY Orange students have successfully transferred to:
- Franklin University
- Mount St. Mary College
- Ramapo College
- SUNY Empire State College
Your Career Coach
Career opportunities exist in the following areas:
- management trainee
- business owner/entrepreneur
- financial insurance planning and sales
- human resource specialist trainee
Program Availability Status
The Business Management degree is available as a day program on both the Middleotwn and Newburgh campuses. All coursework can be completed entirely on either the Middletown or Newburgh campuses. Some coursework available online