Aug 15, 2018
School: Business and Professional Careers
Academic Dept: Business
Curriculum Chair: Prof. Richard Hyland
Important Note about Program Requirements
The requirements listed below are for students entering into this program in Fall 2018. Students who entered the program during a prior semester will find their specific requirements listed in the Catalog under which they entered. Archived Catalogs are accessible through the dropdown menu above.
Associate of Arts (A.A.) and Associate of Science (A.S.) Degrees Defined
The purpose of the A.A. and A.S. is to build a foundation in a discipline, then continue to higher levels of education by transferring to a four-year institution. The A.A. contains liberal arts credits; including coursework in the arts, humanities and social sciences, and provides flexibility to pursue several careers. Conversely, coursework for the A.S. contains some liberal arts credits and coursework also directly applicable to a clearly defined career path. Click to learn more about the differences among award types.
This degree is designed to prepare business students for transfer to four-year colleges to complete a bachelor’s degree in Global Business. All students in this program will be required to complete the liberal arts core courses which the college requires for all programs. Students in this program will gain an understanding of how the global market affects American business. Studies include cultural differences in management styles; governmental policies on international trade; international economics; global banking; foreign competition; the development and importance of multinational corporations; the role of culture, demographics, geography, and infrastructure; international politics and law; and exploring the role of the individual in the international firm.
The goal of the Global Business program at Westchester Community College is to equip students with the competencies – knowledge, skills, and attitudes – required to transfer to a rigorous Bachelor’s degree program and to successfully pursue a career in a global business context.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, a student will:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the context, impact, and significance of management activities undertaken by managers in a range of multinational contexts.
- Demonstrate an understanding of how social, technological, economic, and political paradigms impact the strategic and ethical options involved in the process of formulating international business strategies.
- Demonstrate the ability to apply business-specific research tools, analysis, decision-making and evaluation to a wide range of scenarios, cases, risks, and problems in international contexts.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the competencies required to work as a part of a diverse multi-cultural team.
General Education Requirements - 32 Credits
Students are required to fulfill a certain number of credits within the specific categories shown below. Where specific courses are not listed within these categories, courses must be selected from the list of SUNY General Education Courses .
Basic Communication (3 credits)
Mathematics (8 credits)
Select from the following options. Two MATH classes are required.
Natural Sciences (3 credits)
Social Sciences (6 credits)
Foreign Language (6 credits - in the same language)
Degree Requirements - 32 Credits
Minimum Total Credits - 64
Educational Plan: The Educational Plan is an advisement tool that provides important information to students about how to complete this degree. Click to download the Global Business A.S. Educational Plan (PDF) .
Career Path Opportunities
Are you wondering what careers you can explore with a degree or certificate? Perhaps you are not sure what people do or how much money they make in certain careers that pique your interest? Would you like to know how many jobs are predicted to be available in a particular industry? Or maybe you are unsure whether receiving a degree or certificate would be right for you? Go to https://sunywcc.emsicareercoach.com to explore career paths, their associated job descriptions, salary trends, and jobs trends. Complete a career assessment for additional guidance. Still not sure? Visit www.sunywcc.edu/career for more career resources and contacts.
Westchester Community College is committed to facilitating a smooth transfer process for its incoming and graduating students. To ensure its graduates enjoy a seamless transfer with junior status to another college in the same discipline at both institutions (transferred from/to) and are able to complete a bachelor’s degree within two years of full-time study upon transfer, Westchester Community College has signed Transfer Articulation Agreements with many colleges that offer bachelor’s degree programs. Visit www.sunywcc.edu/transferarticulation to see a list of Articulation Agreements by institution or search by a specific program of study. Visit www.sunywcc.edu/transfer for additional transfer resources and contacts.
State University of New York (SUNY) Transfer Paths
This program of study is an approved SUNY Transfer Path, which guarantees SUNY two-year associate of arts and associate of science graduates a seamless transfer path from the associate’s degree level of study to the bachelor’s degree level within the SUNY system. This applies to degrees received in the same discipline at both institutions in a designated SUNY Transfer Path. Students will have junior status upon transfer, which allows for the completion of a bachelor’s degree within two additional years of full-time study. Visit SUNY Transfer Paths for more information about how to advance your academic career within the State University of New York.
Transfer Scholarship Opportunities
Many colleges and universities are eager to have Westchester Community College graduates transfer to their institutions. Consider this an incentive to complete your WCC degrees with high honors! Go to www.sunywcc.edu/scholarships to view the many transfer scholarship opportunities to four-year colleges.
Are you a prospective Westchester Community College graduate? We look forward to seeing you soon! Apply today, then see the College’s Admissions and Enrollment Checklist.