Business Administration

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Program of Study

Under the guidance of an exceptional faculty, the Business Administration Program prepares students to think critically, work effectively in teams, create and explore new opportunities to innovate while discovering opportunities to grow, get involved, make a difference and achieve dreams. An Associate degree in Business Administration enables graduates to apply critical thinking skills to real-world business problems, develop a global mindset, and think strategically in complex and diverse settings. This positions Business Administration students for admission and successful transfer to highly-competitive Bachelor programs, as well as their future professions and workplaces.

Business Administration students develop knowledge of accounting, economics, business law, and ethical business practices through coursework and experiences exposing them to concepts and principles of finance, marketing, operations, and international business. Students also gain proficiency in upper level mathematics courses. In addition, the National Association of College and Employers (NACE) Career Competencies are embedded within the Program to best prepare students for careers in the field.

Guttman’s emphasis on experiential and applied learning brings the business world into the classroom, allowing students to gain communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills in order to integrate knowledge across the curriculum and to acquire marketable job skills. Through this process, students learn to use technology to solve business problems; make business decisions; and enhance their analytical skills.


The Business Administration program develops intellectually curious students and prepares them for transfer to baccalaureate programs in Business Administration and/or employment in entry-level administrative and managerial positions in public or private enterprise.

To promote career readiness within the curriculum, the Program implements course design and experiences that promote and incorporate the National Association of College and Employers (NACE) Career Competencies:

  • Critical Thinking/Problem Solving
  • Oral/Written Communication
  • Teamwork/Collaboration
  • Digital Technology
  • Leadership
  • Professionalism/Work Ethic
  • Career Management
  • Global/Intercultural Fluency

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Business Administration program, students will be able to:

  • Research, critique and generate ideas using the principles and techniques of business;
  • Explain how social, cultural, technological and regulatory forces affect a business organization;
  • Recognize and classify diverse perspectives and demonstrate critical thinking when evaluating business environments;
  • Identify and deconstruct challenges and opportunities facing businesses in the dynamic and diverse environment of New York City working individually and on teams; and
  • Design practical, sustainable, efficient and ethically-responsible solutions to address business challenges.

Business Administration News

June 19, 2019

Dr. Rodrigo Lobo, Assistant Professor of Business

“Life is good, life is beautiful. Enjoy it. Use it to the full extent. Don’t waste your moments. Create an objective for you and go for it!”

Assistant Professor of Business Dr. Rodrigo Lobo has been all about business for over 30 years. Before taking the daring “180 degrees toward full-time work in academia,” his career spanned the breadth of “corporate life.” For nearly a decade, Dr. Lobo contributed his analytical expertise to a unique public project: the Itaipu Binacional Company, an initiative of the Brazilian and Paraguayan governments that jointly runs one of the most productive hydroelectric power plants in the world.

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May 15, 2019

Guttman Business Professor Publishes on “Eco-Innovation in a Textile Industry”

Dr. Rodrigo Cortopassi Goron Lobo, Assistant Professor of Business, has authored the chapter “Eco-Innovation in a Textile Industry,” which appears in the book Knowledge and Innovation Management, recently published by Poisson Publishing in Brazil. 

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October 26, 2018

Guttman Students Participate in Fed Challenge

On October 23, 2018, four students from Professor Sebastien Buttet’s ECON 201 Macroeconomics class participated in the College Fed Challenge, a competition organized by the Federal Reserve Bank that aims to bring real-world economic analysis into the classroom. As part of the Challenge, students presented a case analysis of macroeconomic indicators for the U.S. economy, […]

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September 27, 2018

Guttman Faculty Scholarship-Spring 2018-Scholarly Publications, Research Grants, and Presentations

In spring 2018, Guttman Community College faculty have published an impressive array of articles, books, and reports, received prestigious grants for their research and scholarship, and delivered important presentations at a variety of local, national, and international academic conferences and scholarly events. PUBLICATIONS Ryan W. Coughlan, Assistant Professor of Sociology, is the co-author of “Progressive […]

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