What will I learn?

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 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.

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.

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 USD $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.

Student 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.

Which department am I in?

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

Study options

Full Time (4 semesters)

Tuition fees
US$10,500.00 per year
The given fee is for 2018/19 and is subject to change
Start date

Expected January, September 2022


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

Academic II, Room 2250,

145 College Road,


New York,

10901, United States

Online/Distance (4 semesters)

Start date

Expected January, September 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have the equivalent of a U.S. high school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED). The TOEFL/IELTS exam is NOT required. All students must take an English and Math placement exam upon arrival before they can register for classes. Students will be placed into ESL courses if needed based on the exam results. Students will still be enrolled in their Associates degree while taking ESL courses and will be able to take certain degree courses.

For international students

Admission to Rockland Community College is open to applicants whose academic record and qualifications suggest that they have the ability to benefit from the educational experience.

Matriculated students must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Possess a local or Regent’s High School Diploma (the I.E.P. and S.A.C.C. are not a recognized diplomas);
  • Possess a high school equivalency diploma (GED) or TASC;
  • Be admitted as an Early Admit Student;
  • Be admitted as a GED Candidate;
  • Possess an associate’s degree or higher from a nationally accredited college or university;
  • Score appropriately on tests approved by the U.S. Department of Education.

For those applicants applying from a country that is not exempt, you are required to meet our English proficiency with at least ONE of the following:

  • TOEFL - Internet Based 45 or Paper Based 450
  • IELTS - 5.0
  • SAT - 420 Verbal
  • ACT - 15 Writing
  • PTE (Pearsons Test for English) Academic - 41


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