Associate of Arts in
Business Administration Program, A.A. Guttman Community College
Under the guidance of an exceptional faculty, the Business Administration Program prepares students to think critically, work effectively in teams, create and explore new opportunities to innovate while discovering opportunities to grow, get involved, make a difference and achieve dreams. An Associate degree in Business Administration enables graduates to apply critical thinking skills to real-world business problems, develop a global mindset, and think strategically in complex and diverse settings. This positions Business Administration students for admission and successful transfer to highly-competitive Bachelor programs and their future professions and workplaces.
Business Administration students study accounting, economics, business law, and ethical business practices through coursework and experiences, exposing them to concepts and principles of finance, marketing, operations, and international business. Students also gain proficiency in upper-level mathematics courses. In addition, the National Association of College and Employers (NACE) Career Competencies are embedded within the Program to best prepare students for careers in the field.
Guttman’s emphasis on experiential and applied learning brings the business world into the classroom, allowing students to gain communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills to integrate knowledge across the curriculum and acquire marketable job skills. Through this process, students learn to use technology to solve business problems; make business decisions, and enhance their analytical skills.
Upon successful completion of the Business Administration program, students will be able to:
Research, critique and generate ideas using the principles and techniques of business;
Explain how social, cultural, technological, and regulatory forces affect a business organization;
Recognize and classify diverse perspectives and demonstrate critical thinking when evaluating business environments;
Identify and deconstruct challenges and opportunities facing businesses in the dynamic and diverse environment of New York City working individually and on teams; and
Design practical, sustainable, efficient, and ethically-responsible solutions to address business challenges.