Business Administration

Associate of Science

Associate of Applied Science


Division: Business, Social and Behavioral Science, and Professional/Public Service

Division Chair: Kristie deRuiter,

Department Chair: George Repic,

Discipline Coordinator: James Tappan,

Department Support Staff: Diane Mena,

Department Office: Academic II, Room 2350, Phone: 845-574-4330

Why Study Business Administration?

Today’s business world is constantly changing, challenged by national and global financial transformations and legislative, social, ethical and environmental changes. People who earn business administration degrees and learn to effectively navigate this changing business world develop great potential for high earning power and lifetime employment opportunities.

Students wanting a baccalaureate degree should pursue the Associate of Science degree at RCC. The Associate of Applied Science degree or Certificate program is for students looking for immediate employment after graduation, or who are already working in the field and want to enhance their skills and promotion opportunities, or for individuals pursuing a career change.

The AAS in Business Administration can be completed on-campus, online or a combination of both.

Related disciplines include Entrepreneurship and International Business.

Degrees Offered:

Occupational Objectives:

Graduates of this program will be prepared for entry-level employment in public and private companies of all sizes, and in virtually all industry sectors. Career paths include marketing, insurance, banking, finance, small business management and human resources.

5 Top Reasons

To Study Business Administration at RCC:

  1. VALUE: Affordable tuition, financial aid, scholarships.
  2. TRANSFER: Agreements with many four-year colleges for seamless transfer to pursue multiple bachelor degree options.
  3. FLEXIBILITY: Balance part-time study with work, family or other time commitments.  On-campus childcare available.
  4. CAREER: A wide range of internships to provide real-world experience.
  5. SUPPORT: Small class sizes, more individual attention, free tutoring.

Opportunities at Rockland Community College:

There are several opportunities to gain practical business skills through extra-curricular activities on campus including: the Entrepreneurial Business Plan Competition, where students compete for a $1,000 cash award; Rotaract, sponsored by the Rotary Club of New City; and Alpha Beta Gamma, the business honor society that recognizes scholarship among two-year college students.

Program Goals:

A degree in Business Administration provides students with a solid, broad-based foundation in business, accounting, marketing and other related areas. The program will instill an appreciation and awareness of the racial, ethnic and gender issues in today’s business world, enhance the student’s personal and professional development, and encourage active informed citizenship and leadership.

Program Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Analyze management theories and their application within the business environment.
  • Examine the role of ethics and social responsibility in decision making.
  • Analyze the management functions and their implementation and integration within the business environment.
  • Utilize information and technology tools to conduct business effectively and efficiently.
  • Apply the steps in the accounting cycle in order to prepare financial statements.