Business Degrees & Certificates

“Though the experience of my internship, I quickly became prepared for the business world. The internship program helped me to bridge the gap from the theories and cases I was learning in class to what really happens in the workplace. SUNY Orange hlped me sort out what I want and don't want to do with my future..”

-- Heidi Grodecki

Why Business?

In a global marketplace, knowledge is your strongest asset. SUNY Orange is your resource. Of the leading projected jobs in 2010 for the Hudson Valley region, according to New York State Depatment of Labor statistics, the top four occupations with the largest number of openings were in business and service-related fields. Whether you want to advance your career, start a new career, improve your job skills, or meet that long-held goal of earning a gree, the Business Management department has a program to meet your needs.

Why Business at SUNY Orange?

We prepare students for a dynamic and evolving workplace. Students develop their strategic management and marketing skills. Our faculty members teach students the programs and procedures needed for today's business world. Many have owned and operated their own businesses or worked for a Fortune 100 company. The bring a lifetime of knowledge to the classroom.

Top five reasons to study Business at SUNY Orange:

  • Small classes, credentialed faculty, individual attention and available online coursework.
  • Nationally accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
  • Software applications with QuickBooks Pro and Microsoft Office.
  • Internship experience for those who want to build their resumes.
  • Graduates can transfer to accredited four-year business programs to pursue a bachelor's degree.

We offer three Business program choices:

Business Degree / Certificates Program Description & Career Paths
Associates in Science (A.S.) For students who wish to transfer to a four-year college or university.
Applied Associates in Science (A.A.S.) For students who wish to seek immediate employment in the accounting field after receiving their associates degree.
Business Studies Certificate This jointly-registered certificate program is designed to prepare "Non-Business" baccalaureate holders to enter Master of Science in Business programs at SUNY New Paltz.

We are small enough to give you individual attention and experienced enough to give you individual encouragement. Our dedicated and experienced faculty will provide individual guidance to help you reach your educational and career goals. Please feel free to contact the department Chair, or an Admissions counselor, for more information.