February 1, 2022

SUNY Empire to Launch Bachelor of Business Administration Degree

SUNY Empire State College’s new business program will begin in Fall 2022

(SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY – February 1, 2022) SUNY Empire State College’s School of Business has been approved by the New York State Education Department to offer a new Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree. The program will launch in the Fall 2022 Term, with the option for students to be enrolled fully online.
The BBA is a comprehensive business degree designed to serve adult learners working in business-related fields who want to advance their career by pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business or prepare for a MBA. Students emerge from the program with a solid business foundation, enabling them to succeed in a rapidly evolving world. 
The BBA program will require fewer liberal arts credits, making the new degree program an attractive option for students who want a strong knowledge base in all facets of business and community college graduates with an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree.
SUNY Empire State College Officer in Charge Nathan Gonyea, Ph.D., said, “The launch of our new BBA degree program reflects SUNY Empire’s ongoing commitment to helping students fulfill their academic dreams and professional ambitions, while also addressing the employment needs of the economy. The BBA will fit around the busy lives of adult learners and enable them to shift their careers in exciting new directions.”
SUNY Empire State College Dean of the School of Business Julie Gedro, MBA, Ed.D., said, “The time is perfect for SUNY Empire’s School of Business to offer a business degree program that contains all the subject areas that equip learners for successful business careers, with a design that is transfer friendly. Whether a student has an associate of applied science, an associate of science, or a trove of college-equivalent knowledge that we can help translate and acknowledge as credit applied toward the degree, our BBA provides an excellent degree for them to succeed in business.”
SUNY Empire State College Chair of the Department of Business, International Business, and Marketing, Dongho Kim, Ph.D., said, “The BBA will allow working adults to make positive career changes with a flexible and quality education in business.”