Students majoring in Business Administration at Guttman Community College will graduate with enhanced analytical skills and knowledge of accounting, economics, business law, and ethical business behavior.

In the Introduction to Business course, you will explore the different functional areas of business, including finance, marketing, operations and international business. In Introduction to Management Information Systems, you will learn how use technology to solve business problems and make business decisions.

Our math requirements are designed to make sure that you graduate with proficiency in precalculus. If you are continuing for a bachelor’s degree, especially at a competitive school, such as Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business, we would strongly recommend that you take a calculus course at Guttman.

The Liberal Arts and Science and Business courses lead up to a course called Contemporary Economic Issues in which you will apply your critical thinking, writing and numeracy skills to analyze a real-world business and recommend a course of action for it; you will also reflect on your learning over the course of your program and relate it to your academic and career plans.

You will need 60 credits to complete your associate’s degree in Business Administration from Guttman Community College. Here are the classes you will be taking:

  • BIOL 122: Introduction to Biology: Life in New York City (3 credits)
  • CHEM 110: Introduction to Chemistry or CHEM 110: Introduction to Chemistry (3 credits)
  • ENGL 103: Composition I (3 credits)
  • ENGL 203: Composition II (3 credits)
  • LASC 101: City Seminar I (3 credits)
  • LASC 102: City Seminar II (3 credits)
  • LASC 200: The Arts in New York City (3 credits)
  • MATH 103: Statistics (3 credits)
  • SOSC 111: Ethnographies of Work I (3 credits)
  • SOSC 113: Ethnographies of Work II (3 credits)

CUNY Gateway Courses for Business Majors 

  • BUSI 201: Business Law and Ethics (3 credits)
  • ECON 201: Macroeconomics or ECON 203 Microeconomics (3 credits)
  • INFT 203: Introduction to Management Information Systems (3 credits)
  • ACCT 121: Principles of Accounting I (3 credits)
  • ACCT 223: Principles of Accounting II (3 credits)
  • BUSI 102: Introduction to Business (3 credits)
  • ECON 203: Microeconomics or ECON 201 Macroeconomics (3 credits)
  • ECON 204: Contemporary Economic Issues (3 credits)
  • MATH 120: College Algebra & Trigonometry or MATH 201 Precalculus (3 credits)
  • MATH 201: Precalculus or LAS Elective* (3 credits)

*Depending on proficiency in mathematics, students may take one elective from among:

  • GOVT 201: Urban Politics: New York City Government (3 credits)
  • GOVT 202: American Government & Politics (3 credits)
  • MATH 210: Calculus (3 credits)
  • SOCI 102: Introduction to Sociology (3 credits)

Whether you take an elective course, and the number of electives you take, will depend on your level of mathematical proficiency. If you have not completed College Algebra (or the equivalent) prior to entering Guttman Community College, you will take College Algebra and Trigonometry (MATH 120), followed by Precalculus (MATH 201).

If you have proficiency in College Algebra (or its equivalent) upon entering the College, you will need to take Precalculus followed by a Liberal Arts and Sciences Elective from among those listed above.

If you enter Guttman with proficiency in Precalculus, you will need to take two electives out of those listed above.